1. Introducing Columbus Bar inc Limited
2. Legal Practice Lab Returns March 8
3. Race Judicata 5K Set for April 13
4. Sales Tax on Ohio Lawyers?
5. Natalie Choate to Present at Probate Law Institute
6. Picture This!
7. Reserve Your Spot at Gala 2013
8. Nominations Being Accepted for OLAF Award
9. Many Opt for Private Judges in Franklin County
10. Hard Work Pays Off for Court Interpreters
11. Thank You, Mock Trial Volunteers
12. Free Trial at Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club
13. Et Cetera
Columbus Bar Association Introduces inc Limited
Columbus Bar inc Limited is an abbreviated version of the Columbus Bar incubator program for new attorneys. Similar to the traditional program, inc Limited will also assist attorneys in launching a solo practice, without the added expense of an office. The two programs will run concurrently and expand networking opportunities for the participants. Participants in inc Limited will have access to mentors, education sessions, and other benefits.
Applications are currently being accepted.
More info about Columbus Bar inc Limited
Legal Practice Lab Now Enrolling for Spring 2013
The CBA's Legal Practice Lab is a 6-week program designed to provide lawyers with the practical information and skills they need to establish and build a thriving law practice. This series goes beyond simply drawing conclusions about what makes a successful law practice; participants will walk through the "how to" of the business side of your law practice.
Legal Practice Lab begins March 8.
Program schedule/topics, registration options
2013 Race Judicata 5K
April 13, 2013 • Fred Beekman Park
The Sixth Annual Race Judicata, a charity 5K run/walk presented by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Student Bar Association, will be held April 13 at Fred Beekman Park, 2200 Carmack Road. The race will benefit the Columbus Bar Foundation.
Learn more about Race Judicata 2013
Sales Tax on Ohio Lawyers?
Gov. Kasich's plan to tax the professional services of lawyers, accountants and others faces a host of hurdles.
The $63.3 billion, two-year state budget Kasich introduced last week calls for lowering the sales-tax rate from 5.5 percent to 5 percent, while applying the tax to additional areas ó including entertainment, cable TV, and certain services. The plan would exempt child care, rent, medical and other basic services.
Continue reading (Business Week)
Natalie Choate to Present at Probate Law Institute 2013
The Columbus Bar, partnering with PNC Wealth Management, will welcome acclaimed estate planning speaker Natalie B. Choate as the featured presenter at the 2013 Probate Law Institute on May 17.
Miss Choate, a recipient of the "Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner" award from the National Association of Estate Planners and Council, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Her comments on estate and retirement planning have been included in articles in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Kiplingerís Personal Finance, Forbes, Financial Planning, USA Today, and Financial World magazines.
Learn more and register for PLI 2013
MLK Jr. Memorial Civil Rights Symposium
On January 30 at the CBA, the Black Law Students Association of Capital University Law School honored Mayor Coleman with their 2013 Image Award and surprised Jennifer Adair with the 2012 Image Award.
Rock 'n Bowl 2013
Thanks to our sponsors and 20 celebrity bowlers for supporting the 2013 Rock 'n Bowl, benefitting The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Front row, left to right: Magistrate David Jump, Magistrate Christine Lippe, Judge Carrie Glaeden, Magistrate Mark Petrucci, Karen Days, President Center for Family Safety and Healing, Judge Dana Preisse, Judge Kim Browne, Judge Gary Tyack, Timothy Robinson Senior VP and CFO Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Back row, left to right: Judge John Hoffman, Judge Harlan Hale, Judge Charles Schneider, Judge Andrea Peeples, Judge James Green, and Magistrate Kate Graham. Not pictured are: City Attorney Richard Pfeiffer, Clerk of Courts Maryellen O'Shaughnessy, Judge Guy Reece, Judge Julie Lynch, Judge Stephen McIntosh, Judge Amy Salerno, Judge Patrick Sheeran.
Reserve Your Spot at Gala 2013
Time is running out to reserve your place at the Columbus Bar Foundation and Association's Gala, "A Night in Italy" on Saturday, March 9 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
We have kept our internationally acclaimed entertainment a secret, but we promise it will be a night to remember. Don't miss this opportunity to spend time with your colleagues and friends for a special evening of great food and entertainment - and it's all for a worthy cause.
Contact Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org, 340.2063)
Nominations Being Accepted for OLAF Presidential Award
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award is presented annually to law firms or individuals who have made outstanding efforts in improving access to justice through pro bono or volunteer service.
Past recipients include the Ohio State Bar Association (2012); Hon. Mary Jane Trapp (2011); Laurie J. Pangle (2010); and Hon. Robert P. Ringland (2009).
Nominations for the award are now open. If you would like to nominate an individual or organization for outstanding efforts in improving access to justice through pro bono or volunteer service, then please do so by email to email@example.com no later than Monday, March 4, 2013, at 5:00pm.
More information about the nomination process
Many Opt for Private Judges in Franklin County
Clients seeking an uncontested divorce or dissolution used to express surprise when Columbus attorney Andrew Grossman told them that hiring a private judge could make the process easier.
Now, a lot of them say, 'Yeah, I've heard about that,'" he said.
A statute allowing private judges to handle civil cases in Ohio has been on the books for nearly 40 years but has gained popularity in the past decade in Franklin County Domestic Relations Court.
Continue reading (The Columbus Dispatch)
Hard Work Pays Off for Court Interpreters
Twenty-one court interpreters were certified during the Third Annual Court Interpreter Certification Ceremony at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center on Feb. 4.
The certification ensures that interpreters working in the courts meet the minimum standards of language fluency and makes it possible for courts to provide the most qualified interpreters.
The CBA recently launched a new affiliate, Columbus Bar Interpreting Services (CBIS), as a resource for area courts, attorneys, and other law-related agencies in need of Supreme Court of Ohio Certified and Provisionally Certified Court Interpreters.
More information about CBIS
Thank You, Mock Trial Volunteers
The Columbus Bar Association would like to thank the nearly 50 local attorneys for the time they dedicated to the 2013 Ohio High School District Mock Trial on February 1st.
Who are the mock trial volunteers?
Free Trial at Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club
From February 16-24, Columbus Bar members are eligible to visit Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club (3111 Hayden Rd., Columbus, OH 43235) free of charge as part of their Corporate Wellness Open House. CBA members also receive a 40% discount on monthly membership fees at Premier at Sawmill. For more information, contact Matthew Lisi at 614-336-2582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Premier at Sawmill discount for CBA members
Reinventing the Clerkship: Model Expanding the Traditional Judicial Clerkship Could Be Next Trend
(OSU Moritz College of Law)
A Call for Drastic Changes in Educating New Lawyers (New York Times)
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