1. Over $2,000 Raised for Open Books, Open Minds
2. Legal Practice Lab Opens January 25
3. Build Your Practice with Lawyer Referral Service
4. CBA Partners with WSYX for "Ask the Attorney"
5. CBA@noon is Back for Another Season
6. News from the Ohio Supreme Court
7. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration to be Held at COSI
8. Don't Let Our Judges Bowl Alone: Rock 'n Bowl 2012
9. Going Green with Office Depot in 2012
10. Et Cetera
Over $2,000 Raised for Open Books, Open Minds
Last month, the Columbus Bar held two raffles to raise money for the Media Center at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center (through the Foundation's Open Books, Open Minds Fund). The final total raised for the Media Center is $2,462.20. The generosity of the central Ohio legal community continues to impress us - thanks so much to all who participated!
Pictured, left: Columbus Bar Foundation Executive Director, Marion Smithberger, with Matt Zenko, winner of the Nook Tablet. Pictured, right: Marion Smithberger with winner of the champagne raffle, Robert Burman.
Legal Practice Lab Opens January 25 - Workshops to Help Build and Sustain Your Practice
The Legal Practice Lab (sponsored by the Columbus Bar Small Firm & Solo Practitioners Committee) is a series of 6 live and 6 online hands-on workshops designed to help you establish and build a thriving law practice.
Workshops begin on January 25 and will cover topics to relieve the headaches of the business of law, including: using Free Google services for your firm, setting up a website, using QuickBooks, measuring your marketing impact (analytics), running a paperless office and more.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register for any or all of the 12 Legal Practice Lab workshops.
Workshop topics and speaker information
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Build Your Practice with Lawyer Referral Service
The Columbus Bar Lawyer Referral Service has been helping attorneys build their law practice for over 50 years. The LRS staff answers about 25,000 callers annually, helping to identify a lawyer or two who are likely to be able to advise them about their legal problem. This translates into over $2 million in legal business per year and an opportunity for the 200 plus panel members to build a client base.
Registration is open to any member with a valid license to practice law in Ohio, who is in the full-time practice, and who maintains a minimum of $100,000 professional liability insurance. All applicants are required to disclose any client complaints to a disciplinary body or court. For more information on joining LRS, contact Marion Smithberger at 614/340.2070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CBA Partners with WSYX for "Ask the Attorney"
Each Wednesday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, the Columbus Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service partners with WSYX-TV's 6 on Your Side to staff the "Ask the Attorney" program. Volunteer lawyers handle calls on everything from adoptions to zoning. Attorneys also provide brief, helpful tips which appear on the Columbus Bar's For the Public web page.
Pictured: January 11 "Ask the Attorney" volunteers, LeeAnn Massucci, David Lowe and John Herbert.
Volunteer for an "Ask the Attorney" segment
CBA@noon is Back!
Sessions Begin January 24
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. Sessions are free for CBA members.
Scheduled topics include Blogging for Attorneys on January 24, Living Securely in a Digital World (February 14), and iPad Apps for Lawyers (February 28), with more sessions in the works.
More details about this season of CBA@noon
Reserve your seat for the Jan 24 session
July 2011 Bar Exam Questions and Answers Available
A compilation of the 12 essay questions and two multistate performance test (MPT) items from the July 2011 Ohio Bar Examination, along with actual applicant answers to each question, is available.
Law Library Activates iPhone App
With just the push of a button, anyone with an iPhone can now receive information from the Supreme Court of Ohio's Law Library.
Find out about other helpful apps for lawyers at the February 28 session of CBA@noon.
Reserve Your MLK, Jr. Celebration Tickets by Jan 26
The CBA and Managing Partners Diversity Initiative are teaming up to offer Bar members a unique opportunity to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and be among the first in Columbus to tour the nationally acclaimed exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different? The Bar will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with an evening at COSI on Jan 31.
Your event ticket includes parking, entrance to COSI and a private screening of the RACE exhibit, Hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets, entrance to a "Generational Conversation" panel discussion among attorneys of color about the changing landscape of the legal community, featuring Melinda Molina, Carl Smallwood and Ben Espy, moderated by members of the John Mercer Langston and Asian Pacific American Bar Associations.
Individual tickets are $25 each. Firms may purchase a block of 10 tickets for $200. To reserve tickets, contact Donna Sweet at 614/221.4112 or email@example.com. Reservation deadline is Thursday, January 26.
Learn more about the MLK, Jr. Celebration
Learn more about the RACE Exhibit
Don't Let Our Judges Bowl Alone: Rock 'n Bowl 2012
Rock 'n Bowl 2012 will take place at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace on February 4. This fun annual event benefits The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the wonderful work they do to help free our future of family violence.
Join us! Rock 'n Bowl is always a lot of fun and it's for a very good cause. Don't forget...you can request to bowl with a judge, and all participants get to attend the Happy Hour reception from 11:00am-12:00pm.
The deadline to register a lane is January 23 and lanes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to have a judge bowl with your team, please contact Marion Smithberger at 614/340.2070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which judges are bowling this year?
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Going Green with Office Depot in 2012
Making your office "greener" this year can mean a lighter ecological footprint, a healthier and more productive place to work, and good news for your bottom line. See how Office Depot can help in your resolution for a Green New Year.
Office Depot discount for CBA members
The 12 Words That Should Be Banned in 2012
31 Percent of Lawyers Surveyed Expect to Make Legal Hires In the Next Three Months
More Than Just Words: This Is What It Really Means to Talk Like a Lawyer
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CLE: Stuart Teicher: Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse (Video)
CBA@noon: Blogging Basics for Attorneys
Legal Practice Lab: Lawyers Going Google
CLE: E-Filing Technology - Updating Your Practice (Video)
Special Events: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration @ COSI
CLE: Real Property Law Institute, Day 1
CLE: Real Property Law Institute, Day 2
Special Events: Rock 'n Bowl 2012
CLE: Taxing Matters Series - Tax Planning for Exiting Partnerships
Legal Practice Lab: Wordpress 101
CLE: Bankruptcy Boot Camp, Part 3
CBA@noon: Living Securely in a Digital World
Legal Practice Lab: Writing a Blog Post
CLE: Internet, Social Media and Professionalism - EPSA (Video)
Legal Practice Lab: Web Analytics
CLE: Being Awesome! (Video)
CBA@noon: iPad Apps for Lawyers
Legal Practice Lab: Web Analytics Checkup
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