1. Take Our Survey for a Chance to Win an iPad
2. Columbus Bar Directory 2012 - Finalize Your Listings
3. Supreme Court Survey on Continuing Legal Education
4. LRS Partners with "6 on Your Side"
5. Clerk of Courts' Office of Fiscal Services Moving
6. Local Rule 66 on Procedure in Receiverships Adopted
7. Nominations Needed for McCormac Award
8. Meet the Candidates Forum Schedule Released
9. Elizabeth Watters Receives Honor from OSU
10. Where's Alex?
11. Et Cetera
Take the Columbus Bar Membership Survey for a Chance to Win an iPad 2!
The CBA is engaged in long-range planning and recently sent a survey via email to all members. Complete the survey by Friday for a chance to win an iPad 2! Can't find the email? Click the link below to get to the survey (please note: you may only take the survey once).
Columbus Bar membership survey
Columbus Bar Directory 2012:
Reserve Your Fields of Practice and Law Firm Listings by September 30
Make it easy for potential clients (and fellow attorneys) to find you: reserve your fields of practice and/or law firm listings for the 2012 Columbus Directory. Your listings are searchable in the online directory and the printed book.
Get an order form / reserve listings online
Survey Seeks Feedback on CLE
In an effort to improve the continuing legal education system in Ohio, the Supreme Courtís Commission on Continuing Legal Education began distributing last week a survey to all judges and attorneys in the state. The brief survey, which will only take a few minutes to complete, seeks input on a voluntary and anonymous basis.
Read more from the Supreme Court of Ohio
Read CBA Pres. Bloomfield's blog on the topic
Columbus Bar Lawyer Referral Service Partners with "6 on Your Side"
The Columbus Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service is partnering with "6 on Your Side" to answer legal questions on Wednesday night's "Ask the Attorney" program. The typical calls involve family law, traffic and consumer law. Pictured: Volunteers Frederick Berkemer, Jocelyn Armstrong and LRS Committee Chair Gary Price.
If you would like to volunteer for this pro bono activity, please contact Marion at email@example.com.
Clerk of Courts' Office of Fiscal Services Moving Later This Month
There is an air of excitement in the Clerk of Courts' Office of Fiscal Services (OFS). OFS is scheduled to relocate to the 23rd floor of 373 S. High Street later in September. With at total of 19 employees and more than 238 collective years of service in the Franklin County Clerk of Courts, all but two OFS personnel will be centrally located "on 23."
Local Rule 66 on Procedure in Receiverships Adopted by Common Pleas Court
On September 20, Franklin County Common Pleas Court adopted a new Local Rule 66 on procedure in Receiverships. The full text of the Rule will be available soon on the Court's website, or you can download the text in PDF format.
Local Rule 66 - Receiverships (PDF)
Nominations Sought for McCormac Award
Capital University Law School Paralegal Programs, the Columbus Bar, and Project Lawyers established an award honoring Judge John W. McCormac for his years of dedicated public service and significant contributions to the paralegal profession. It was his keen insight into the delivery of legal services that led to the founding of Capitalís Paralegal Program in 1972.
We are now seeking nominations for our 2011 recipient who will be honored December 14 at the Ninth Annual McCormac Award Reception at the Columbus Bar.
Award criteria and nomination information
Meet the Candidates Forum Schedule Released by Franklin County Consortium for Good Government
The Franklin County Consortium for Good Government, a coalition of non-partisan organizations in Central Ohio, is again organizing "Meet the Candidates" Forums in Franklin County and nearby communities. At a "Meet the Candidates" Forum, members of the public can meet and question the candidates who are running for public offices. The Consortium invites all candidates who are running in a contested race to at least one candidates' forum.
View the Forum schedule for 2011
Download the schedule in PDF format
Elizabeth Watters Honored for Dedication to The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University and Sloopy's Diner recently unveiled the "Elizabeth Watters Classic Grilled Cheese" as part of its 2nd Annual Sandwich Club Awards. The awards honor individuals and groups who give of their time, talent and energy to make a difference on the OSU campus. Ms. Watters is a CBA Past President (2009-10).
Learn more about the Sandwich Club Awards
Wondering how Alex Lagusch has been spending his time, since his retirement as Executive Director of the Columbus Bar Association?
Last month, Alex was found enjoying Put-in-Bay and a visit with Judge George C. Smith.
Check back next month for another installment of "Where's Alex?"
Chief Justice Delivers first State of Judiciary Address
(Supreme Court of Ohio)
Web Search Will Cost Juror
(The Columbus Dispatch)
18 Law Firm Marketing Ideas
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Win an iPad 2
CLE: ONA & CBA Present: Notarizing Auto Titles
Special Events: Race Judicata 5K
CBA@noon: A Look on the Inside - A Veteran Investigator Offers Trade Secrets
CLE: Going Solo Boot Camp Series, Part 2 of 3
CLE: E-Filing at Franklin County Courts (Video)
Committees: Small Firm/Solo After Hours
Committees: Professionalism Committee Fall Reception
CLE: Masters Series: Business Law and Foreclosure
CLE: Litigation Cost Management
CLE: Bankruptcy Boot Camp, Part 1
CBA@noon: Your Ohio BMV - Serving Others, Creating Jobs
CLE: Stuart Teicher: Threats of 21st Century Lawyering (Live Annual Requirements Seminar)
CLE: Taxing Matters Series: Small Business Tax Planning with Benefits Plans
CLE: Being Awesome
CLE: White Collar Crime: Elder Fraud
CLE: 2011 Legal Practice Development Institute
Peoples Law School: Social Media / Internet / Privacy
CLE: Trial Skills Institute
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