1. Diversity Initiative Welcomes New Members
2. Columbus Bar inc Welcomes Three New Attorneys
3. Save the Date: Masters Series and CLE Institutes
4. Ohio Supreme Court News
5. Free Webinar: Data Hosting and Cloud Computing
6. New Lawyers Summer Social: Family-Friendly Event
7. Small Firm / Solo Committee Summer Networking
8. Summer 2012 Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly
9. Et Cetera
Diversity Initiative Welcomes New Members
Frost Brown Todd and Region Ten of the Hispanic National Bar Association are the newest members of the Columbus Barís Managing Partners Diversity Initiative (MPDI). They have joined twenty-eight other Central Ohio law firms, law schools, minority bar associations and government offices by signing a five-year commitment to increase retention and recruitment of attorneys of color.
The MPDI is in its eleventh year and has seen a 74% increase of minority attorneys in the law firms since the beginning in 2001.
2011-2016 MPDI Signatories
Columbus Bar inc Welcomes Three New Attorneys
The Columbus Bar inc Professional Development Center welcomed three new resident attorneys to the program this month.
John Lynch, Lana Momani, and Brandon Sewell are getting acclimated to a new office and setting up a solo practice. The attorneys are receiving training on career related topics including managing trust accounts and general practice management. They will tour the local courts as well as the Supreme Court Law Library. In addition to educational sessions, the new lawyers are becoming acquainted with the inc program mentors and obtaining invaluable advice.
Meet the new attorneys
Incubator program continues to grow support
Save the Date for 2012 Masters Series and CLE Institutes
Masters Series: Employment Law|
September 18, 2012 • Register online
Masters Series: Business Law (Energy)|
September 25, 2012 • Register online
Masters Series: Health Care Law|
October 19, 2012 • Register online
Trial Skills Institute|
November 9, 2012 • Register online
Immigration Law Institute|
November 16, 2012 • Register: 614/221.4112
Lawyers in Literature and Cinema
November 28, 2012 • Register online
More Columbus Bar CLE
2011 Report Shows 10-Year Low in New Cases Filed in Ohio Courts
The total number of new cases filed in Ohio courts in 2011 reached a 10-year low, according to the annual Ohio Courts Statistical Summary. These results and others are contained in the 2011 report released today by the Ohio Supreme Court. Read more...
Supreme Court Proposes Specialized Docket Procedures
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comments until August 7 on amendments that outline the procedures to receive Supreme Court certification for a specialized docket program. Read more...
1,305 Seek to Take July Bar Exam
More than 1,300 aspiring attorneys have applied to take the July 2012 Ohio Bar Examination, which will be administered July 24 through July 26 in Columbus. Read more...
Free LexisNexis Webinar (7/23):
Data Hosting and Cloud Computing
Electronically stored information (ESI) and cloud computing are making electronic discovery more efficient than everóand helping law firms and clients more easily store, share and organize data.
As with all advances, however, ESI and cloud computing have brought a new set of legal challenges. Attend a complimentary webinar on July 23 (2:00-3:30pm) to explore cloud computing advantages and critical legal risks, plus ways to turn ESI into more legal engagements for your practice.
Topic and presenter information
Small Firm / Solo Committee Summer Networking
Join us for lunch at Columbus Commons
Please join the Small/Solo Committee this summer as we continue our monthly networking events. At our next session we'll get outside and enjoy some summer sunshine.
On Thursday, July 26 at noon, we will meet at Columbus Commons park by the Food Trucks (a fun summer addition to Downtown). If the weather is poor (hot/wet), we will move inside to the CBA offices.
RSVP to email@example.com by July 25
Summer 2012 Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly
The complete Summer 2012 edition of Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly is now available online. Individuals articles are also available for download. The magazine features articles written by and for attorneys in central Ohio.
Ten Tips for Success in the Court of Appeals
Patenting Laws of Nature?
Lawyers with Artistic License
ABA: Law Schools Getting the Message on Practical Skills (The National Law Journal)
Top 25 Legal TV Shows (ABA Journal)
DISCLAIMER: The CBA provides links to various sources of information in Columbus Bar News Bytes eNewsletter purely for the convenience of readers. The opinions expressed by the authors are their own, and the CBA is not responsible for reliance on any such information.
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21st Century Lawyering (Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse)
CLE: Intellectual Property Update 2011 (Video)
Special Events: New Lawyers Summer Social
CLE: White Collar Crime: Elder Fraud (Video)
CLE: Being Awesome! (Video)
CLE: Internet, Social Media & Professionalism (Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse)
CLE: Presenting Your Power
CLE: Going Solo Boot Camp, Part 3 (Video)
CLE: Courtroom Confidence
CLE: Masters Series: Employment Law
CLE: Masters Series: Business Law (Energy)
CLE: New Sup. R. 88 - Guide for Using Interpreters
CLE: Receivership Basics & Standards in Central Ohio
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