1. Franklin County Law Library Moving March 6
2. News from the Ohio Supreme Court
3. 'Legal Rebel' to Present at Columbus Bar CLE
4. Our Healthiest Renewal Rate Ever
5. Apply for Ohio's Workplace Wellness Grant
6. Free Online Courses: Topics in Digital Law Practice
7. Picture This!
8. Columbus Bar Foundation and Association Gala 2012
9. Blawg, Blawg, Blawg
10. Did You Know?
11. Et Cetera
Franklin County Law Library Moving March 6
The Franklin County Law Library will be closed on Wednesday, February 29th through Monday, March 5th, and will open at its new location on the sixth floor of 375 South High St. on Tuesday, March 6 at 8:00am. The new law library telephone number will be 614/525.4971 effective March 6th. The fax number will be 614/525.4978.
New Supreme Court Rule, Effective 3/1/12
The Supreme Court of Ohio adopted a new rule designed to ensure the prompt and unambiguous enforceability of protection orders or conflicts between protection orders and orders granting parental rights and responsibilities. The rule becomes effective on March 1.
2011 Record Year in Attorney Discipline
A record 126 new cases and other matters were filed with or referred to the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline in 2011.
'Legal Rebel' to Present at Columbus Bar CLE
Lawyer, author, editor, public relations advocate, coach, consultant, teacher, trainer. Sounds like a team. In truth, it is a team of one. J. Kim Wright, named a legal rebel by the ABA, wears many hats.
She will be donning the one she wears as a leader of the integrative law movement focused on collaboration, problem-solving, peacemaking and healing conflict when she comes to the Columbus Bar, March 16. Ms. Wright will present a 4.0 hour CLE, 8:30am to 12:45pm, entitled “Lawyers as Peacemakers: Integrity, Purpose and Values in the New Paradigm of Law Practice.”
Register online for this seminar
CBA Insurance Plan Celebrates Its Healthiest Renewal Rate Ever
This year, 98% of clients enrolled in the Columbus Bar insurance plan renewed their coverage through Willis, the endorsed broker of the CBA since 1989.
While industry professionals were forecasting double-digit rate increases for 2012, 60% of Columbus Bar plan participants experienced single-digit rate increases this year. Our competitive rates are due in large part to our long-standing partnership with Willis and UnitedHealthcare.
Learn more about the CBA insurance plan
Apply for Ohio's Workplace Wellness Grant
Willis works with one of the few approved wellness vendors for the program below, and can help implement a turnkey wellness program that contains all of the required elements. Discounted pricing is available for this vendor through Willis.
Employers wanting to improve the health and wellness of their workers can benefit from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Workplace Wellness Grant Program (WWGP). It provides funding to assist employers in establishing training and programs to reduce health risk factors specific to their employees.
Workplace Wellness Grants will be made available to all eligible state-funded employers in Ohio with applications being reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The Bureau of Workers Compensation has allocated a total of $4 million in grant money.
Get a Workplace Wellness Grant application
Contact Char Bigelow for more information
Free Online Courses: Topics in Digital Law Practice
For those interested in learning more about digital law practice, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), is providing a free 9-week online course focused on the changes that are occurring in the legal practice.
Each Friday at 2:00pm, between February 10 and April 6, a guest speaker will present a 30-minute presentation on a different component of digital law, from virtual law firms to online research to social media.
Register for the free online courses
Martin Luther King Jr., Celebration
On January 31, 2012, Columbus Bar held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at COSI giving members and guests the opportunity to enjoy a private showing of the nationally acclaimed exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different? The exhibit, which explores the similarities and differences among people and explains the realities of race, is at COSI until May 6. The Bar event also presented a panel discussion on the changing landscape of the legal community.
View Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration photos
Rock 'n Bowl 2012
The Columbus Bar Foundation wants to thank all of our judges, elected officials and friends who supported Rock 'n Bowl 2012. Proceeds of this annual event benefit the Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Special thanks for photos to R. Kelley Marchal with Merlin Productions LLC.
View Rock 'n Bowl 2012 photos
Columbus Bar Foundation and Association Gala 2012
The 2012 Columbus Bar Foundation & Association Gala is your ticket to “Springtime in Paris.” Please join us on Saturday, March 10 (6:30pm) at the Hyatt Regency for an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment by Tonight Show favorite, comedian Chris Bliss.
Proceeds from the annual black-tie optional event will be used to support the mission of the Columbus Bar Foundation. Through the generosity of our supporters, the Foundation and the Columbus Bar are able to work together to improve access to justice and further other law related philanthropic activities.
Click here to purchase your tickets today, or contact Kathy Wiesman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614/340.2063.
Reserve your tickets for Gala 2012
View photos from Gala 2011
Blawg, Blawg, Blawg
In Brief: The Columbus Bar Blawg is an online forum for the central Ohio legal community. Your comments, ideas and information are welcome. Columbus Bar members may submit guest posts - to contribute to the blawg, email your submission to email@example.com.
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Did You Know?
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an accredited law school and the only one founded in partnership with a bar association. Founded in 1972, the paralegal program is celebrating its 40th year.
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