1. Introducing Columbus Bar Interpreting Services
2. Court Language Interpreters Test Their Skills
3. Open Books, Open Minds Book Fair
4. Professionalism Dos and Don'ts Released
5. Nominations Open for Annual Awards
6. Save the Date: Gala 2013
7. Municipal Court 2012 Holiday Closing Notice
8. Take a Survey for a Chance to Win Gift Cards
9. Et Cetera
Coming Soon to the CBA:
The Columbus Bar Association is pleased to announce the formation of a new affiliate, Columbus Bar Interpreting Services (CBIS).
Scheduled to launch in early December, CBIS will be a resource for area courts, attorneys, and other law-related agencies in need of Supreme Court of Ohio Certified and Provisionally Certified Court Interpreters.
CBIS was established to help the legal community comply with Supreme Court of Ohio Rule 88 which takes effect January 1, 2013, and which requires that a Supreme Court of Ohio certified court interpreter be appointed whenever a party to or witness in a legal proceeding cannot readily understand or communicate because of a hearing, speech, or other impairment.
For more information about CBIS, please contact Shirley Coressel at 614/340.2075 or email@example.com.
Supreme Court of Ohio Rule 88
Court Language Interpreters
Test Their Skills
In a continuing effort to guarantee language access in Ohio’s judicial system, the Supreme Court of Ohio this week administered oral tests to more than 20 candidates in the languages of Spanish, Arabic, Bosnian, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
The Supreme Court began certifying court interpreters in 2010, when the court adopted new rules. Next year Ohio courts will be required to use a certified foreign language or sign language interpreter, when available, to ensure the "meaningful participation" of deaf and limited English proficient individuals in court proceedings.
Open Books, Open Minds Book Fair: December 1-2
Will you be purchasing books, DVDs, toys or games for anyone on your gift list this year? Make your gift go twice as far: shop during the Open Books, Open Minds Book Fair, Dec. 1-2 at the Sawmill Rd. Barnes & Noble, or online between Dec. 1-7.
A portion of the proceeds of your purchase will benefit the Open Books, Open Minds Fund of the Columbus Bar Foundation, which purchases age-appropriate paperback books (currently 4,000 volumes), magazines, and computer software for the Media Center at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center.
Please print and present the book fair voucher prior to making your purchase. If shopping online, use book fair #10928596 at checkout.
More info about Open Books, Open Minds
Professionalism Dos and Don'ts Released by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism has released the first of a series of best practices publications titled Professionalism Dos and Don'ts. Scheduled to be published quarterly, the series will include suggested guidelines on attorney conduct.
Last week, the commission released the Dos and Don'ts of depositions, which recommends guidelines for scheduling, conducting, or attending depositions.
What are the deposition dos and don'ts? (PDF)
Nominations Sought for Annual Awards of Excellence
Each year, lawyers and non-lawyers are recognized for community service. The Association Relations Committee, led by Immediate Past President David Bloomfield, Jr., reviews nominations and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors.
Name your nominee with proposed award, listed below, and email or fax to Donna Sweet (firstname.lastname@example.org or 221.4850) a paragraph describing why you believe the individual deserves to be recognized. Include your name and phone number. Deadline for nominations is 5:00pm on Friday, January 11, 2013.
Read the award descriptions
Save the Date: Foundation and Association Gala 2013
The 2013 Columbus Bar Foundation & Association Gala is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Plan to join us for an evening of food, drinks, and fun.
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.
View photos from the 2012 Gala
2012 Holiday Closing Notice for Municipal Court / Clerk of Courts
The Franklin County Municipal Court and the offices of the Clerk of Courts have announced the holiday closing schedule for November and December 2012 and January 2013.
Holiday closing notice
Take a Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Gift Card
The Daily Reporter wants to hear from the business and legal community to determine how the newspaper is used and possible areas for improvement.
The survey should take about 5 minutes, and as a thank you, upon completion you may enter a drawing to win one of two $50 gift cards to Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The winners will be chosen on Dec. 5, 2012 and will be notified via phone or e-mail.
Your responses will not be published or shared with any other entity, but used only for in-house research.
Take the survey
7 Hot Practice Areas to Grow Your Law Practice (FindLaw's Law Firm Business Blog)
Lawyers for Hostess to Appear in Court Today; Twinkies May Survive (ABA Journal)
ABA Task Force Wants to Know: What to Do About Law Schools?
(The National Law 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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