1. 2012-2013 Board of Governors Candidates
2. CLE Easy Pass is Back for Another Year
3. Mission Accomplished!
4. Exclusive Health Insurance Rates for CBA Members
5. Are You Up to the Challenge?
6. Register Now for Columbus Bar CLE Institutes
7. Columbus Bar inc Accepting Applications
8. Congratulations, Forty Under 40!
9. New ComDoc Benefit for CBA Members
10. Et Cetera
2012-2013 Columbus Bar Board of Governors Candidates
Ten members of the Columbus Bar selected to run for the Board of Governors and one candidate for the office of secretary/treasurer have been recommended by the Nominations & Elections committee chaired by Past President, the Hon. Stephen L. McIntosh.
On the ballot for officer positions are Bradley B. Wrightsel, Wrightsel & Wrightsel, for president; Mark C. Petrucci, Franklin County Common Pleas Court magistrate for president-elect; and Keith W. Schneider, Maguire & Schneider, for secretary/treasurer.
Candidates nominated for first terms are James D. Abrams, Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Stephanie R. Hanna, staff attorney, Franklin County Common Pleas/Domestic Relations/Juvenile Division; LeeAnn Massucci, Massucci & Kline; Scott J. Stitt, James E. Arnold & Associates; Jameel S. Turner, Bailey Cavalieri (Turner was appointed to the Board in 2011 to serve out an unfinished term and is now running for his first elected term); Thomas C. Washbush, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff; and Bonnie L. Wolf, Frost Brown Todd.
Incumbents nominated to run for a second term include Jennifer A. Adair, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services; Aaron L. Granger, Ice Miller; and Jay E. Michael, Law Offices of Jay E. Michael. Rosemary Ebner Pomeroy is retiring from the Board after competing two terms.
Board election ballot available May 2-May 11
Ben is Back! CLE Easy Pass Returns for Another Year
The best deal in CLE is back for another year! CBA members will again have the option to purchase 12 hours of CLE for just $125 with your 2012-2013 membership.
What do members think about CLE Easy Pass?
Renew your Columbus Bar membership
On April 12, attorneys and Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium (OMBAC) leaders went to basic training at the Rickenbacker Air Force Base.
As part of the Columbus Bar Association and Ohio National Guard co-sponsored event, over 70 legal professionals from private and public practice, as well government employees, learned how to best assist military service members in any civil legal matters they may be experiencing as a result of their active duty status. Participants also took part in an orientation flight with the 121st Air Refueling Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard, and toured displays at the Rickenbacker Air Force Base.
Learn more and view all photos from the event
Underwriting Day on May 4 Offers Exclusive Health Insurance Rates
CBA Members: Get access to exclusive health insurance rates at Underwriting Day on May 4. You'll have an opportunity to access relaxed underwriting standards and determine eligibility for discounted health insurance plans available through the Columbus Bar.
Learn more and get an application
Are You Up to the Challenge?
Operation Feed Law Firm Challenge
The Columbus Bar and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank are inviting Central Ohio law firms of all sizes to participate in the inaugural Operation Feed Law Firm Challenge. Through this fun and spirited competition, our goal is to raise 115,000 meals in 2012.
Your firm's help is needed. We invite you to participate and have a great time. Remember, just $1 dollar equals 3 meals.
More details about the Law Firm Challenge
Register and get fundraising ideas
Register Now for Columbus Bar CLE Institutes
If you practice in the areas of probate or bankruptcy, you'll want to attend one of our first-rate, practice-specific CLE institutes. Columbus Bar Institutes are full-day (or multi-day) seminars designed to delve deeper into the subject matter than a typical 3-hour seminar.
Probate Law Institute
May 4, 2012
6.0 CLE hrs (w/ 1.0 professionalism), including 6.0 Estate Planning Trust & Probate Specialty Hours
Register online • Download brochure
Bankruptcy Law Institute
May 10-11, 2012
12.0 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics, 1.0 professionalism and 0.5 substance abuse
Register online • Download brochure
Columbus Bar inc Accepting Applications for July Admission
For new attorneys contemplating hanging out a shingle, Columbus Bar inc Professional Development Center is now accepting applications to the program. Applicants must be graduates of an accredited Ohio law school, licensed to practice in Ohio for two years or less, and a member of the Columbus Bar. The next class will be admitted in July 2012. Questions? Contact program administrator Jocelyn Armstrong at 614/340.2030 or email@example.com.
Learn more about Columbus Bar inc
Download an application (PDF)
Congratulations, Forty Under 40!
Each year since 1993, Columbus Business First has made a call for nominations selecting outstanding individuals. Nominations are taken for people in Greater Columbus under the age of 40 who have not previously won the award. After receiving hundreds of nominations, a panel of six judges individually scored each applicant on four criteria: reason for nomination, professional development, awards and recognitions, and community involvement. The scores are combined and the highest 40 scores determine the honorees.
This year eight of the chosen 40 are Columbus Bar member attorneys.
Who are they?
New ComDoc Benefit for Columbus Bar Members
The Columbus Bar is pleased to announce a new benefit for members: To counteract ever-increasing printing costs and an office that is overrun
with stacked case files and paper, consider contacting your ComDoc representative for a FREE 360° Assessment. This assessment will help your firm find solutions to vastly improve your office document efficiency, as well as reduce your supply
costs. ComDoc, a Xerox-owned company located in downtown Columbus, can help you print responsibly in order to improve efficiencies, lower costs and address green initiatives.
Please contact Annie Cute at 614/246.6077 to schedule your free Print Responsibly Assessment.
Facing the Alternative: How Does a Flat Fee System Really Work? (ABA Journal)
Domestic Court to Let Public E-File Cases (The Columbus Dispatch)
Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on Revised Probate Forms (Ohio Supreme Court)
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