July 27, 2006
Friedberg and Shillingburg receive special recognition
Most Columbus Bar committee chairs serve for two years, or sometimes three, but Leon Friedberg of Carlile Patchen & Murphy became chair of the Notary Committee in June 1988 and stepped down in June 2006 – an unprecedented eighteen years.
Some of the things Friedberg was responsible for while leading the committee include rewriting the notary handbook; formatting and proctoring the notary test; producing the notary seminar materials; presenting state-wide seminars; and securing members to serve on the committee. Under his leadership, the committee held hearings to address notary complaints and resolve issues brought before them. At its meeting on July 17, the Board of Governors presented Friedberg with a plaque in recognition and appreciation for all his efforts over the years.
At the same meeting, the board also honored Dan L. Shillingburg, publisher of the Daily Reporter. The Columbus Bar’s association with Shillingburg and the Daily Reporter goes back over twenty years. During that time, Shillingburg and the Daily Reporter staff have been receptive and responsive to any request from the Columbus Bar, while keeping costs low and quality high, publishing not only the Columbus Bar today weekly page, but special editions, Bar briefs and recently adding Better Lawyer. Shillingburg and his staff were recognized for their dedication to the goals and initiatives of the Columbus Bar and the Central Ohio legal community.Visit the photo gallery for a photograph.