05.24.2013Shots Fired: Gun Law in the Crosshairs
Derek DeBrosse has organized a 3.0 hour CLE on gun law loaded with compelling topics. Join us for "Shots Fired: Gun Law in the Crosshairs" on June 4.
05.24.2013New Lawyers Bar Leadership Breakfast
About three dozen young lawyers joined CBA President Brad Wrightsel, President Elect Magistrate Mark Petrucci, and Board Members Sandy McIntosh, Jennifer Adair and Stephanie Hanna for breakfast and an informal roundtable discussion about leadership.
05.24.2013Chester Institute 2013
In response to the impending retirement of almost 50% of the current judges in Franklin County, the CBA partnered with Women Lawyers of Franklin County and the Foundation to provide the Chester Professionalism Institute: Ensuring Judicial Excellence.
05.23.2013About Your Law Firm's Web Presence
Ken Matejka returns to the Columbus Bar on June 6 to provide the 3.0 hour CLE, “Your Law Firm’s Web Presence, Online Content Creation Strategies and Channels and Related Ethics Issues.”
05.10.2013Columbus Bar Directory 2013 Status Update
Please accept our sincere apologies for the delayed delivery of your 2013 Columbus Bar Directory. Due to unforeseen circumstances, printing of the 2013 Bar Directory has been delayed substantially.
05.10.2013Samuel H. Porter, 1927-2013
It is with great sadness that I must report that Sam Porter passed away yesterday from the consequences of a stroke he suffered three weeks ago.
05.03.2013A Novel Event
There is nothing ordinary about this year’s Probate Law Institute. Exclusive event sponsor, PNC Wealth Management, has joined the CBA to bring national estate planning speaker Natalie B. Choate to Columbus.
The 2013 softball season is underway. Hits & Runs, the Columbus Bar New Lawyers team, takes the field on Thursday nights at Berliner Park. All Bar members are encouraged to come out and cheer on the team!
04.26.2013Congratulations, New Ohio Attorneys!
The Supreme Court of Ohio today released the results of the February 2013 Ohio Bar Examination. 286 applicants (out of 426) passed the exam, including 61 applicants from Franklin and contiguous counties.
04.26.2013Taxing Matters Series to Make a Big Finish
“Tax Reduction Planning After ATRA and Obamacare Tax Changes” is the focus for the closing session of the Taxing Matters series, Wednesday, May 8, noon to 2:00pm.
04.26.2013ADR Hosts ABA Author
If you are a neutral seeking to expand your area of practice or an attorney who desires to increase your knowledge of effective ways to handle disputes, you will want to attend the next ADR noon meeting, May 10.
04.26.2013Notice to Attorneys Who Practice in Municipal Court
The Judges of the Franklin County Municipal Court hereby give notice of their intention to amend Local Rule 13, Schedule 9.00 to increase the fee for an appraiser and to adopt Local Rule 6.11 and Local Rule 9.12.
04.19.20132013-2014 Board of Governors Candidates
Ten members of the Columbus Bar selected to run for the Board of Governors and two candidates for the office of secretary/treasurer have been recommended by the Nominations & Elections committee chaired by Past President, David S. Bloomfield Jr.
04.19.2013Foundation Announces Trustee Nominations
Columbus Bar Foundation President David Alexander has named the 2013 members nominated for their first three-year term: David Meyer, Chad Readler, and Gregory Travalio.
04.19.2013Red Mass Scheduled for May 1
The Red Mass, an annual recommitment to the highest principles of the legal profession, will coincide with Law Day and will be held on Wednesday, May 1, at 5:15pm.
04.12.2013Ten More Years...
For the last year we have been busy evaluating our situation and negotiating our office lease, and we are pleased to announce that the Columbus Bar Association will be staying put.
04.12.2013Probate Law Institute Features Prominent Lecturer
In partnership with PNC Wealth Management, the Columbus Bar welcomes guest speaker Natalie R. Choate, who limits her Boston law firm practice to consultations on estate planning and retirement benefits.
04.12.2013Chester Institute Studies Future of Judicial Elections
It's expected that within the next 5 years almost 50% of the current judges in Franklin County will retire. To address this issue the CBA, CBF & Women Lawyers of Franklin County present the Chester Professionalism Institute: Ensuring Judicial Excellence.
04.12.2013WLFC to Vote on Opposition to Tax Proposal
At the April 19 luncheon, a representative of the WLFC Board will propose that the WLFC join the CBA and OSBA and publicly oppose the proposed tax and the matter will be put to a vote. Please join us at 12:15pm and cast your vote.
04.08.2013Eight Columbus Bar Members Chosen as "2013 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.
04.05.2013Bruce G. Lynn, 1916-2013
Bruce G. Lynn, an honored and respected member of the Columbus Bar, passed away this week at the age of 96.
04.01.2013Lawghter is the Best Medicine
America’s foremost legal humorist, Sean Carter, is coming to the CBA on Wednesday April 24 to give his presentation, “Lawghter is the Best Medicine,” a 2.5 CLE hour program that offers the requirements of ethics, professionalism and substance abuse.
03.22.2013It Didn't Take a Genius: SMART Act Becomes Law
It would be impossible to list all of the concerns raised by the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act in one article, let alone to provide answers to those concerns (even if anyone theoretically knew those answers).
03.22.2013Digital Forensics is the Subject
Lars Daniel, EnCE, ACE, Guardian Digital Forensics, will presernt a 2.0 hour CLE on Friday, April 12, "Digital Forensics for Attorneys." The program (CLE Easy Pass eligible) is an overview of digital forensic concepts, case examples and terminology.
03.21.2013Wine Tasting to Benefit Law and Leadership Institute
The Columbus Bar Association Alliance is hosting a wine-tasting event, “Tastings at Twilight” at the Four Seasons in Hilliard on Friday, April 19 from 6:00-9:00pm for the benefit of the Law and Leadership Institute (LLI).
03.15.2013Local Attorneys Answer the Call
Each week the Lawyer Referral Service partners with WSYX-TV’s 6 on Your Side to staff the “Ask the Attorney” program. From 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday nights, volunteer lawyers handle about 100 calls on everything from adoptions to zoning.
03.08.20132013 Nominations Committee Members Named
Past President David S. Bloomfield Jr. will chair the Columbus Bar 2013 Nominations Committee set to begin the process of selecting candidates for the 2013 CBA Board of Governors election to be held in May.
03.08.2013Bankruptcy Law Institute Set for May
Keeping the tradition of offering a top-notch program, the 2013 Bankruptcy Law Institute May 2-3 will offer a variety of topics presented by a prestigious panel of experts.
03.08.2013ADR Addresses Psychology for Lawyers
Lawyers spend most of their time with other lawyers, clients, staff, mediators, arbitrators and judges. To be an effective lawyer, mediator or third party neutral, it requires a good understanding of how people think, interact and make decisions.
03.01.2013An Important Message from OMVLAP
The Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project is set up to connect low-income veterans (and some active duty personnel) with volunteer lawyers willing to represent them pro bono.
02.27.2013Race Judicata 5k Set for April 13 at Beekman Park
The charity 5k run/walk for people and pets presented by the Student Bar Association, is a community service event that brings law students and members of the Columbus legal community together for a day of service.