Thanksgiving Day is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have. Veterans Day is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people who fought for the things we have. To all our troops - past, present and future - thank you.
2011 Franklin County Municipal Court Judicial Election Results
Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Eric S. Brown was defeated by James P. O’Grady. Franklin County Municipal Court Judge W. Dwayne Maynard was defeated by David C. Young. A margin of 156 votes separates Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Andrea Peeples who received 122,293 votes to 122,137 votes for Barbara Pfeiffer. Voters also re-elected Judge Michael T. Brandt, who was unopposed.
In addition, Ohio voters rejected Issue 1, which would have raised the maximum age at which a judge could be elected to office to 75.
Underwriting Day on November 15 Offers Exclusive Health Insurance Rates
Willis and UHC will hold an Underwriting Day on November 15, open to firms of 2-99 employees. Underwriting Day provides an exclusive opportunity for Columbus Bar members to access relaxed underwriting standards and determine eligibility for discounted health insurance plans available through the CBA. You may be eligible for up to a 14-month rate guarantee. In addition, those who attend Underwriting Day will also be entered into a drawing to win valuable prizes.
The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Clerk’s office is gradually phasing in its new E-Filing system. Several case types are already mandatory for E-Filing (for new and existing cases) and additional case types will soon follow. Don’t be overwhelmed: Take advantage of training opportunities offered by the CBA and the Franklin County Clerk of Courts to help you navigate the new E-Filing system.
Ohio Judicial Center to be Named in Honor of Late Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer
On Friday, December 2, the Ohio Judicial Center will be dedicated in the name of the late Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer. The ceremony – which will also include unveiling Chief Justice Moyer’s official portrait – will be conducted during a session of the Supreme Court.
More than 950 Applicants Pass July 2011 Ohio Bar Exam
The Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Bar Admissions released the results of the July 2011 Ohio Bar Exam, which was administered in Columbus July 26 through July 28. Out of the 1,176 applicants who sat for the exam, 959 (81.6 percent) received passing scores; out of 1,080 first-time applicants, 86.1 percent received passing scores.
And the Winner Is... Scioto Mile!
The votes have been tallied, and the 2012 Columbus Bar Directory cover will feature Scioto Mile, Columbus’s new riverfront park. The image of Scioto Mile beat out cover designs featuring Columbus Commons and the new Franklin County Common Pleas Courthouse. Thanks to all who voted!
Check your email tomorrow for a special BLACK FRIDAY deal on your 2012 Directory order!
Pro Bono Celebration 2011
The Columbus Bar Association and Foundation's Annual Pro Bono Celebration took place on Thursday, October 27, 5:00pm at the Columbus Bar offices. The Foundation and the Columbus Bar Association have jointly funded the administration of the pro bono program since 1992, providing free assistance to thousands of people.
The Columbus Bar pro bono program continues to work in partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, garnering more volunteers and evolving to be more responsive to the needs of the community in this time of great need.
Support the Media Center at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center
The Barnes & Noble at 3685 W. Dublin-Granville Rd. (near Sawmill) and the Columbus Bar Association Alliance will host a Book Fair to support the Media Center at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center on Saturday, November 26. A percentage of eligible purchases made at the Sawmill Road location will be donated to the Open Books Open Minds Fund of the Columbus Bar Foundation. Please mention participation in the Book Fair in order for the purchase to be counted.
Open Books Open Minds purchases age-appropriate paperback books (currently 4,000 volumes), magazines, and computer software for the Center. The fund also purchases study materials and pays the testing fees for GED exams.
Supporters can also help Open Books Open Minds through an online Book Fair, November 26-December 1, www.bn.com/bookfair. Enter the Bookfair ID# 10607695 at checkout.
For more information, contact Marion Smithberger at 614/340.2070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Attorney Jack Carney-DeBord Comes to Aid of Crime Victim
Local attorney and CBA member Jack Carney-DeBord was interviewed by NBC4i after stopping to help a crime victim earlier this week.
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Gala 2012: Springtime in Paris will be held on March 10 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.