1. Meet Our New Executive Director
2. CBA Names Courtroom After Chief Justice Moyer
3. Join the Movement: 2 by 2012
4. Supreme Court Update CLE, April 8
5. March is Women's History Month
6. Spring 2011 CBA@noon Series in Full Swing
7. Virtual Committee on the Future of the Profession
8. Gala 2011 Photos are Available
9. Big Changes Coming at 175 S. Third St.
10. Et Cetera
Meet Our New Executive Director
Please join the Columbus Bar Association Board of Governors and Staff for an open house reception to welcome Executive Director Jill Snitcher McQuain.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus Bar Association offices
175 S. Third Street, Suite 1100
Please RSVP to Kathy Wiesman at 614/340.2063 or email@example.com by April 1st.
Columbus Bar Association Names Courtroom After Chief Justice Moyer
Columbus Bar president, Hon. Stephen L. McIntosh, formally dedicated a tribute to the late Chief Justice Moyer at the Columbus Bar Foundation and Association Gala. Thirty years after he served as president of the Columbus Bar, the courtroom at the bar offices has been renamed in his honor.
Pictured: Columbus Bar President Stephen L. McIntosh, Mary Moyer, widow of the late Chief Justice, and CBA Executive Director, Jill Snitcher McQuain
Join the Movement: 2 by 2012
The Columbus Bar has partnered with 2 by 2012, a movement and challenge to get citizens of Central Ohio to bike to work or school two times a month by the Columbus bicentennial in 2012.
You can get involved by becoming a member of the Columbus Bar team on Ridenet - an interactive website that allows you to track your rides and progress, keep up-to-date with Columbus Bar 2 by 2012 events, find rides sponsored by other teams and organizations, and more. To get started on Ridenet, send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about 2 by 2012
Visit the Columbus Bar Ridenet website
Supreme Court Update CLE, April 8
Chief Justice John Roberts has been at the helm of the U. S Supreme Court for five years. During that time, three new Associate Justices have joined him on the Bench. This followed a period when the Court had the same nine Justices for eleven years – 1994 to 2005.
Major General William K. Suter, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr., United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, are the presenters on April 8 for a 2.0 CLE hour seminar: U.S. Supreme Court: Roberts Court After 5 Years.
They will review Supreme Court decisions in the areas of free speech (Morse v. Frederick and Citizens United v. FEC), criminal law (Illinois v. Caballes, Maryland v. Shatzer and Herring v. U.S.), second amendment (D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago), and the commerce clause (Wickard v. Filburn, U.S. v. Lopez, U.S. v. Morrison and Virginia v. Sebelius).
Download course brochure
March is Women's History Month
"Women in America" Report Released
The White House kicked off Women’s History month with a report on the status of women in America. Download the full report from the White House (PDF).
Current Ohio Supreme Court Bench Represents Third Female Majority
There’s no denying that 2011 ushered in a historic period for women on the Supreme Court of Ohio.
The New Year saw Maureen O’Connor become the first woman Chief Justice in the 208-year history of the Supreme Court and Yvette McGee Brown become the first African-American woman Justice.
But those facts only tell part of the story.
The Spring 2011 CBA@noon Luncheon Series is in Full Swing
Designed to bring members of the legal profession together in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, CBA@noon offers networking, socializing, and the chance to hear about timely personal and professional development topics. Upcoming sessions include Impact Your Image, Blogging for Lawyers, and more.
View the full CBA@noon schedule
Virtual Committee Forming on the Future of the Legal Profession
The Columbus Bar is seeking a group of attorneys who are interested in collaborating virtually to discuss the future of the legal profession. We anticipate this group will "meet" (via Twitter hashtag conversations) approximately once per month and will discuss topics such as alternative billing practices, virtual law practices, social media, and more.
If you are interested in participating in the committee, or know someone who might be, please contact Donna Sweet at 614/340.2062 or email@example.com.
Gala 2011 Photos Available
The 2011 Columbus Bar Foundation and Association Gala took place on March 12, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event was a huge success - thank you to all who joined us for this fantastic evening! Photos are now available on the CBA Facebook page.
View all photos from the 2011 Gala
Big Changes Coming at 175 S. Third St.
The Columbus Bar is very excited about planned improvements to our building at 175 S. Third St., including the installation of a coffee shop and cafe on the first floor, and a renovated lobby area. Work will begin on the Park side of the building in the next 30 days, and to give you a vision of what is planned, click the link below to view renderings. The construction should be completed sometime during June/July.
Read more about plans for the building and our neighboring park, Columbus Commons
Change to One-Week, One-Trial Jury Service Gets Thumbs-Up
(The Columbus Dispatch, February 27)
What America's Lawyers Earn
(ABA Journal, March 2011)
Supreme Court Launches LinkedIn Group for Mentoring Program
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2011 Bankruptcy Law Institute
May 12-13, 2011
Save the Date
Probate Law Institute
May 5, 2011
in the coming days for more information.
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Impact Your Image
CLE: New Lawyer Training: Crime Victims Compensation (Video)
CLE: OVI Part 1 (Video)
CLE: OVI Part 2 (Video)
PACO: Reception for
CBA@noon: Setting Up an Exercise Program
Special Events: Meet Our New Executive Director
New Lawyers: Happy Hour
CLE: U.S. Supreme Court Update: Roberts Court After 5 Years
CLE: Taxing Matters Series: Ohio State and Local Tax Update
CLE: New Lawyer Training: Selected Topics in Government Law (Video)
Blogging for Lawyers
Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse (Video)
Advising the Advisor
Preparing for Retirement
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CBA event calendar