12.16.2008CLE Scholarships available
Columbus Bar members may now be eligible for financial aid to comply with Supreme Court CLE requirements thanks to a limited number of scholarships made available by the Columbus Bar.
12.16.2008WANTED: Employers for 2009 Minority Clerkship Program
While the chill of winter, football, and forecasts for light snow don’t conjure up thoughts of lazy summer days, now really is the time to secure your clerks through the 2009 Minority Clerkship program.
Join the Columbus Bar Foundation, judges and Members of the legal Community for the 2009 Rock’n Bowl, benefiting the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
12.16.2008Nominations Needed for CBA Awards of Excellence
Each year, the Columbus Bar Association recognizes both lawyers and non-lawyers for their service to the community and the commitments they have made to increase awareness and understanding of the law.
12.06.2008Raising the Bar
In its ongoing efforts to increase visibility for Columbus Bar members in the central Ohio community, the Columbus Bar Association now has a multi-page micro-site on NBC4i.com’s 4YourLifestyle pages.
12.06.2008Lunch & Learn
Upcoming Lunch & Learn Programs for Legal Users
11.28.2008FDIC Covers Client Funds
Last week, the CBA, in concert with the ABA, voiced concern to legislative representatives about a new FDIC policy under the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program which would have had the unintended effect of capping federal protection on IOLTA accounts.
11.28.2008Introducing Foreclosure Mediation
Over the next few months, the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas will begin to phase in a mediation program to assist lenders and borrowers in finding alternative resolutions to traditional foreclosure.
11.28.2008PACO Holiday Party
In what is sure to be a fun holiday event, PACO members and their families and friends are going to be toasting the holidays at the Arena Grand Theatre on December 4.
11.21.2008Sports Law Update 2008
Celebrated investigative sportswriter Lester Munson (formerly of Sports Illustrated and now with ESPN) provides insight into litigation in the world of sports, at a December 5 CLE presentation.
11.21.2008Toys for Tots
PACO (Paralegal Association of Central Ohio) and Bar Members are teaming up to collect toys for Toys For Tots.
11.21.2008Bankruptcy Nuts & Bolts Series
Bankruptcy Nuts & Bolts is a two-part series designed for the new bankruptcy practitioner or paralegal interested in learning the basics of filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 cases.
11.21.2008Strength in Numbers
T’is the season… to be thankful for what we have (the Dow and the S&P notwithstanding) and to be mindful of the many families in our community who have far less.
11.21.2008Health Care Law Update 2008
This year has been an active one in healthcare law, with several new and revised healthcare regulations and increased government audit and enforcement activities.
New central Ohio attorneys to be sworn in November 17.
11.07.2008e-Evidence: In Criminal Defense
Criminal defense attorneys vigorously defend their clients. But when a young honor student is accused of having contraband material on his computer, how can an attorney help his client?
11.07.2008Open Books, Open Minds: Book Donation Program
The Columbus Bar Foundation in cooperation with the Franklin County Juvenile Court, and Detention Facility provides books, music, and educational software to the Detention Facility’s Library and Media Center.
Debrah Herron, a dedicated staff member of the Columbus Bar Lawyer Referral Service for over seven years, died suddenly at her home on October 23.
10.31.2008Premier CLE - Today's U.S. Supreme Court
This November 8, the Columbus Bar is honored to host Major General William K. Suter, the 19th Clerk of The United States Supreme Court as the featured presenter of “Today’s Supreme Court: The United States Supreme Court Update.”
10.31.2008Save the Date
The Columbus Bar Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon is set for January 15.
10.24.2008Letter to the Editor of the Dispatch
The following letter was recently submitted to The Columbus Dispatch admonishing the campaign ads attacking John Carney for his representation of doctors.
10.24.2008SCOTUS Update Features William K. Suter
This November 8, the Columbus Bar is honored to host Major General William K. Suter, the 19th Clerk of The United States Supreme Court as the featured presenter of “Today’s Supreme Court: The United States Supreme Court Update.”
10.24.2008Bond with the Columbus Bar
With the recent addition of two more licensed insurance agents, CBS Agency Inc., the insurance arm of the Columbus Bar, is expanding to provide even better customer service to its clientele.
10.24.20084 Your Lifestyle
The Columbus Bar started filming this week for a commercial to air on NBC 4 (WCMH-TV) and online at NBC4i.com. The commercial is part of a year-long commitment through which the Columbus Bar is the exclusive online legal resource partner at www.nbc4i.com.
10.24.2008Big Things. Small Packages.
Did you ever notice that friends and family assume that since you’re a lawyer you will be a repository of universal knowledge on all things that are or may be related to law?
10.24.2008Inside Ohio Commerce
Kimberly Zurz, Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce, will provide an update and review of duties and responsibilities of the agency at the next meeting of the Government Agencies committee.
10.17.2008Judicial Screening Committee Findings
The results of the Judicial Preference Poll will not be published this year due to a concern about the independence of the process. The Judicial Screening Committee findings are listed here, instead.
10.17.2008You... Judges... Lunch
Judges from the Franklin County Municipal Court will join the Columbus Bar New Lawyers for the informal Judicial Luncheon on Thursday, October 23.
10.17.2008Have You Heard?
The Columbus Bar Service’s Placement is now operating under a new name: Staffing Solutions.
10.17.2008Do You Know Someone?
If you know an aspiring African-American law student, pass this along.
10.17.2008Social Network Working
The Columbus Bar recently launched a members-only group on Linked In, an online professional networking site.
10.17.2008For What It's Worth
In today’s stormy financial climate, accurate assessments of your firm’s economic value are essential for responsible capitalization.
10.10.2008Training for Support Staff
Columbus Bar Staffing Solutions will be offering the following training programs for law office support staff during the month of October.
10.10.20086th Annual Immigration Law Conference
Columbus Bar, in conjunction with the Ohio Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), will hold its 6th Annual Immigration Law Conference on Friday, October 31.
10.10.2008Impact or Long-Winded?
Make your legal writing high impact and avoid the pitfalls of longwinded legalese.
10.10.2008Poll Workers Sought
More than 5,000 workers are needed to operate the polls on Election Day in Franklin County.
10.03.2008Municipal Court Judges to Visit
Thursday, October 23, the Franklin County Municipal Court judges will join the New Lawyers committee for a special noon lunch meeting.
09.26.2008Ohio's Landmark Energy Reform
As growing demand for energy intersects with both a decrease in available fossil fuels and the need to develop less polluting energy sources, Governor Strickland signed into law Ohio State Senate Bill 221.
In the sensitive landscape of guardianship, ensuring your clients’ rights and well-being is vital.
William Joseph "Bill" Melvin, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2008.
09.19.2008e-Litigation: Blending Tradition and Innovation
Technology stops for no lawyer, which means that keeping up with today's changes and taking full advantage of their benefits is increasingly important in today's litigation landscape.
09.12.2008Columbus Bar Promotes Members
The Columbus Bar is pleased to announce the establishment of a new year-long marketing relationship with NBC4 as the sole legal representative in the 4YourLifestyle program.
Robert John Nordstrom, partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur and former professor of law at Ohio State University, died September 7.
09.12.2008New Lawyer CLE and Soiree
One of the biggest challenges you face as a “young” lawyer is dealing with the many personalities you encounter in the legal profession.
09.12.2008HRH Names Employee Benefit Rep
Hilb Rogal and Hobbs is bringing in a new HRH Employee Benefit Account Executive. Char Bigelow Sutak will work with Mike Turney to continue to provide Columbus Bar members with the finest insurance plans at the best prices.
09.12.2008Counseling Clients on Compensation Matters
Whether your client is a company director establishing new executive compensation protocols, or ensuring the integrity of existing remuneration programs, understanding Internal Revenue Code Section 409A is key.
09.05.2008Work Smarter with Your Cool New Handheld
You know how to check email and calendar dates on your phone, but would you like to learn how to use more of your SmartPhone's features or just learn how to use the basics even better?
09.05.2008You Have Enough to Do
Now is your chance to tell us what you really think with no strings attached. Take just 60 minutes out of your day to tell us what you think about www.cbalaw.org, and we promise we won’t ask you to do anything else. We’ll even buy you lunch.
09.04.2008Law Firm Relocates to Green Space
Squire Sanders & Dempsey re-affirmed its commitment to the central business district of downtown Columbus, moving its offices within the Huntington Center on Capitol Square.
08.29.2008Message from the President
The Columbus Bar mailed the Judicial Preference Poll this week. Those who receive the survey should read the instructions carefully.
08.29.2008Watch for Committee Meetings
Summer is over - it's back-to-school for kids and back-to-committee-meetings for Columbus Bar members.
08.29.2008New Lawyers Host Start-Up Event
The New Lawyers Committee will kick off a year of great activities with a happy hour at the Columbus Bar on Tuesday, September 16.
08.29.2008Notice to Attorneys Who Practice in Municipal Court
The Judges of the Franklin County Municipal Court hereby give notice of the following proposed amendments to Local Court Rule 9.16(B) which will authorize the use of electronic signatures in electronic documents filed with the Court.
08.29.200850 Years Luncheon Set for September 23
The Annual Columbus Bar Foundation Luncheon honoring members with 50 years of service is Tuesday, September 23 at the Athletic Club of Columbus.
08.22.2008Vision from the Bench
The Women Lawyers of Franklin County will kick off the 2008-09 luncheon series on Wednesday, September 3.
08.22.2008Pro Bono Award Nominations!
It is time once again for the Columbus Bar and Bar Foundation to formally honor and recognize our colleagues who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the public good by providing free legal services to the poor and disadvantaged in Central Ohio.
08.22.2008Brunner to Speak to Legal Support
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner will speak on voting issues surrounding the upcoming election at the NALS@Noon luncheon, September 5, at the Columbus Bar.
08.22.2008Velvet Motorcycle Ride
The Eighth "23rd Annual" Carlile Patchen & Murphy Velvet Motorcycle Ride is scheduled for Sunday (not Saturday) September 7, beginning at 1 p.m. (after lunch).
08.15.2008The "ONE-THIRD" Way Diet
Diet, like the other aspects of wellness, is a lifestyle choice. It is well established that you can save more lives with proper diet (and exercise) than with all the drugs in the pharmacy.
08.01.2008Sizzling summer CLE pricing
We’ve had a great response to our Summer CLE Sale and want to remind you that we have one more week of sale pricing available.
08.01.2008NALS@Noon kicks off in August
NALS of Central Ohio is now offering monthly chapter meetings at the Columbus Bar in a lunch and learn format called NALS@Noon.
The Columbus Bar Lawyers for Justice program is seeking volunteer paralegals.
Karr and Sherman Co., LPA will miss dearly Rob Sherman, one of its founding principals.
Lois Louise Lanker died July 3, 2008 at Yorkland Park Care Center.
Portraits of the members of the Columbus Bar photographed last April are now online.
George Vance Fisher, age 81, passed away June 19 at Kobacker House after a courageous battle with cancer.
06.27.2008Welcome! New CLE Director
Some might say that Holly Canterucci has some big shoes to fill, as she steps in to manage the Columbus Bar’s CLE Department.
06.27.2008"Virtual" class on MS Word styles offered
Columbus Bar Services is offering a two-part virtual Lunch and Learn class on Microsoft Word STYLES for Legal Users. This class will be conducted via remote log-in.
06.20.2008Introduction to PowerPoint
Troy Henley, IT Director for the Columbus Bar, will present a beginners’ course on Microsoft PowerPoint 2003.
06.13.2008You are cordially invited
On June 17, celebrate the legacy of Ohio’s first six women legislators who served in the Ohio General Assembly.
06.06.2008Columbus Bar announces...
The Columbus Bar announces exciting enhancements to its online lawyer search site (formerly LiamLaw.com).
06.06.2008Get Green and Get Organized
Columbus Bar Services is pleased to present a lunch and learn program that will educate your law firm staff on paperless strategies and document management.
06.06.2008We need a new CLE director
Do you or someone you know have training/teaching experience? The Columbus Bar would be a great place to apply that experience.
05.22.2008Paralegal Day Celebration 2008
The Paralegal Association of Central Ohio (PACO) hosted the annual luncheon at The Westin Great Southern Hotel on Monday, May 19. This year commemorates PACO's 35th Anniversary in central Ohio.
05.16.2008WLFC To award scholarships
Women Lawyers of Franklin County will honor its 2008 scholarship recipients at its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 21. Proceeds from a silent auction, opening at 11:30 a.m., will benefit the scholarship fund. Lunch and program begin at noon.
05.16.2008Basics of serving as GAL offered
The course required by the Franklin County Juvenile Court per Local Rule # 4 to satisfy the eligibility requirement for serving as Guardian ad Litem is being offered on Tuesday, May 20.
The Columbus Bar wishes to recognize the contributions of the following individuals who shared their expertise by speaking at CLE seminars during 2008, enriching the knowledge of all who attended and furthering the guiding principle of lifelong learning.
Sleeping Disorders: Tired of dealing with them? Live well. Work well.
05.09.2008Performance poll correction
Due to a tabulation error by the outside accountants, Judge Daniel Hogan’s 2008 Performance Poll results were inaccurate. His overall rating, which reflected a 4.0 in the poll, should have been a 4.4.
05.09.2008WLFC holds Annual Meeting, announces new officers
The 2008 Annual Meeting of Women Lawyers of Franklin County will take place May 21 at the Columbus Bar offices. A silent auction benefiting the WLFC scholarship fund will start the event at 11:30 a.m.; the main program and lunch begins at noon.
05.09.2008"Paperless" CLE to be presented in Dublin on May 22
If you work or live in the areas of northern Franklin County or beyond the outerbelt, you have the opportunity to save gas and incur no parking fees to attend a timely CLE in a convenient location on Thursday morning, May 22 from 8:30 until 11:00 a.m.
05.09.2008New court-appointed GAL course offered
A new, live seminar “The Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Juvenile Court,” is being offered on Tuesday, May 20. This course satisfies the eligibility requirement for Guardian ad Litem in Franklin County Juvenile Court per Local Rule #4.
Mitchel D. Cohen passed away on March 24, 2008. He was 89 years of age, a decorated war veteran and recipient of the French Medal of Valor, and a graduate of Franklin School of Law (Capital Law School).
05.02.2008Providing for a disabled child
Government benefits are often essential for the continued well-being of a disabled child after the parents’ death.
05.02.2008Litigation workshop for employment law
The Labor and Employment Law Committee is presenting a litigation workshop Wednesday, May 7 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., directly following the regular committee meeting at noon.
05.02.2008New free legal clinics need volunteers
Lawyers for Justice needs your help in staffing three new area legal clinics. The sooner we have volunteers the quicker our clinics can open. (CLE credit can be provided once there is a substantial number of volunteers).
05.02.2008Innovation in litigation
Litigation is steeped in honored tradition, but that doesn't mean it has to be a stranger to innovation.
05.02.2008Joint meeting concludes tax series
The Business Tax Committee and Estate and Gift Tax Committee will be held on Wednesday, May 14, and will end the Taxing Matters Series presented by the Business Tax Committee.
05.02.2008Legal Research for the Novice
Don’t miss this opportunity for free instruction for your first or second-year law students who are summer associates at law firms, courts, or government offices in Columbus.
04.25.2008Relocation issues in divorce
When a divorce or question of custody is pending, or sometimes even following a final divorce or custody determination, one parent decides to relocate out of state with a child. How do you deal with such issues in domestic relations?
04.25.2008Red Mass on May Day -- open to all
The Thomas More Society will sponsor the annual Red Mass on May 1, 5:15 pm at St. Joseph Cathedral, Bishop Frederick Campbell presiding. All are welcome to attend. Columbus Bar President Nelson Genshaft will read the proclamation prior to the Mass.
04.25.2008Tax apportionment: how it works, why it matters
Years ago I recall reading an article titled "The Thrills and the Chills of a Simple Will." That article has always stuck in my mind because of the truth that there really is no such thing as a simple will – despite what many people may believe.
04.25.2008Electronic documents in litigation
The use of advanced technology has become a hot commodity in courtrooms. Some believe technology gives attorneys the edge they need to win the case.
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight and is a major contributor to chronic disease and disability.
04.18.20082008-09 Board of Governors candidates
Nine 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 Belinda S. Barnes.
04.18.2008Guardian of the Estate
As the overall population in the U.S. becomes older with the emergence of the baby boomer generation into retirement, the number of guardianship cases through the country will undoubtedly reach record numbers in the next ten to twenty years.
04.18.2008NECC students prepare for internships
High school juniors from the legal technology class at Northeast Career Center will begin internships at local law firms on April 15. The students attended the annual NECC Roundtable Breakfast held April 10 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.
04.18.2008Columbus Citizenship Day - April 19
Volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals, interpreters and other community members will staff a single-day workshop to provide assistance to lawful permanent residents eligible for naturalization.
04.11.2008Senate Bill 185 and Bankruptcy
In response to a perception that existing residential mortgage regulations fell short of providing adequate protection to Ohio consumers, the Ohio legislature passed a new predatory lending law, known as Senate Bill 185, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2007.
04.11.2008Capital professor offers course on e-mail communications
Chris McNeil, who teaches administrative law and legal reasoning, research and writing at Capital University Law School, will be the instructor for the program, “Electronic Communication Skills for the Legal Assistant.”
04.11.2008Paper Obsolete? Understanding eDiscovery.
C. Matthew Curtin will discuss how electronic information is stored and may be traced through forensic examination of information systems in the seminar “Paper as Obsolete: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about Information Technology and E-discovery.”
The Columbus Bar Association Board of Governors has appointed a task force, chaired by Stephen R. Buchenroth, to produce a new long range plan. We are recruiting non-traditional practitioners.
04.11.2008Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Hunting Lawyers of Franklin County, working under the name of Lawyers in Need, organized a fundraiser on behalf of our colleague, Donald C. Schumacher. Don, who just underwent his third cancer operation on March 5, is recovering at home.
04.11.2008Professionalism brings in "Buried Bodies"
Frank H. Armani, defense counsel in the famous 1970s “Buried Bodies” case in New York, came to Columbus on April 2 as part of a CLE program co-sponsored by the Columbus Bar Professionalism Committee and Capital University Law School.
04.11.2008Green Columbus Readies for Earth Day
If you looking for a way to contribute to a good green cause this Earth Day but not sure where to start, NowGetBusy.org, a recently launched site provides a chance for users to sign up and volunteer their time at a variety of worksites.
04.11.2008And the (e-mail survey) winners are...
In late March, Columbus Bar members received an e-survey about Liamlaw.com. We had a great response and the input we received from members was invaluable!
03.21.2008Thank You, Foundation Donors
This year’s Foundation Gala brought its biggest audience ever to enjoy an evening of socializing and a terrific performance by The Capitol Steps. Proceeds from the annual event provide significant funding to further the mission of the Foundation.
03.21.2008ACC Hosts Party for New Lawyers
Members of the Columbus Bar in their first five years of practice, members of the Young Professionals of Columbus (YPC) and their guests, will gather for a special happy hour hosted by the Athletic Club of Columbus, Friday, March 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
03.21.2008PACO Race for the Cure
PACO's Pro Bono Committee is putting together a team to run in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this year as a kickoff to the 35th anniversary celebrations. The Komen Race is Saturday, May 17.
03.21.2008Superintendent to speak on Ohio education
The Government Agencies Committee is pleased to announce that Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction, Susan Tave Zelman, will speak at their next meeting, Wednesday, April 2.
03.21.2008Spring Training for Support Staff
The Columbus Bar offers the following courses in April as part of the “Professionalism in Practice” series, aimed at professional enrichment for legal assistants.
03.21.2008Health Matters: Eat Well, Work Well
If changing eating habits were easy, many more people would be fit and healthy. One key to making lasting improvements is to make changes in stages.
03.14.2008ADR for Minorities
Registration is open for the Third National Training Institute for Minorities in ADR, June 2-6 at Capital University Law School.
03.14.20082008 Leadership Symposium
Invest a day--profit for a lifetime by attending the 5th Annual Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Leadership Symposium, Thursday, April 24 from 8:00am – 4:00pm at the Columbus Convention Center.
03.14.2008Working for fair and impartial courts
In response to increasing cynicism about the fairness and equity of the legal system and the judiciary being held up as the scapegoat for hot-button socials issues, the Columbus Bar created a Committee to defend the judiciary against unjust criticisms.
Robert W. “Bob” Gardner was a considerate, talented and caring man who brought excellence to each aspect of his life.
03.14.2008BMV law valuable information
"BMV Law Basics and the Impact of DUS, NOL, and OVIs – Video Replay" deals with the representation of clients on BMV issues, the use of BMV online services by the attorney, and driver’s license sanctions.
Candace Horton is a paralegal and Columbus Bar associate member employed by Reeve & Knoll. Candy, her husband, Ron, and their three teenage boys lost their home to fire last Tuesday.
03.14.2008New Lawyers Survey Winners
Thank you to all the new lawyers who participated in our recent survey. For responding to the survey, the following individuals are the lucky winners of iTunes gift cards.
The Nominating Committee is set to begin the process of selecting candidates for the 2008 Board of Governors election to be held in May.
03.07.2008Fitness First: Live well. Work well.
In addition to trimming your waistline, regular exercise and healthy eating will help you feel better, think more clearly, and live a longer, healthier life!
03.07.2008Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts: Basics from Filing to Discharge
If, in your practice, you receive questions regarding filing bankruptcy or if you have an interest in practicing in bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts video replay scheduled for Friday, March 14, 1:30 – 4:45 p.m., is a seminar you need to attend.
03.07.2008Leadership Academy accepting registrations
Columbus Bar members are invited to register for the Leadership Academy session, “The People in Your Neighborhood,” on Wednesday, March 12, 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Bar offices.
03.07.2008Tax commissioner to speak
The Business Tax Committee is pleased to have Mr. Richard Levin, Ohio Tax Commissioner, present at its March meeting.
03.07.2008Employment Law & Sandwich Generation
As members of the "sandwich generation," many employees may find themselves in a world where they transition from being parents who care for their children to the children who care for their parents.
On Thursday, February 21, Douglas J. Haynes passed away unexpectedly. Doug was a graduate of Howard University and Capital University Law School. He had been practicing law with his wife Eleanor for over 25 years in Columbus.
02.29.2008Students dress for success
The Association of Legal Administrators Legal Career Development Committee's clothing drive for the Northeast Career Center Junior class students was a huge success this year.
02.29.2008Professional Licensure v. Criminal Charges
Your client is facing criminal charges and holds a professional license – such as a nurse, dentist, social worker, pharmacist, physician, dietician or accountant.
02.29.2008Making the case for mandatory externships
While its new mandatory externship program celebrates a successful first year, the University of Dayton School of Law is pleased to announce a prestigious placement with its new partner, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Need a BlackBerry? How about a CardReader so you can scan and organize business cards in a flash? If so, you’ll want to stop by the Columbus Bar’s Technology Show & Vendor Fair on Friday, March 7 at the Bar offices.
02.22.2008Putting mettle to the pedal
It's 29 degrees this morning as I suit up to bicycle from my home in the north end of Columbus to my office at Calfee Halter & Griswold. 29 degrees will feel like a heat wave compared to the 6 degrees and -10 degree wind-chill I was biking in last week.
02.22.2008Don't let your heart get broken...
The Columbus Bar has partnered with PrevaHealth to offer members non-invasive screening for early-stage heart and vascular disease, lung and colon cancers, and osteoporosis.
02.21.2008Practice using tech tips
Jim Calloway, presenter for ABA National Solo and Small Firm Conferences, will discuss “Using Technology to Market Your Practice” during “Solo and Small Firm Power: The Best Things Come in Small Packages,” an all-day solo/small practitioner conference.
Jim Calloway is the featured speaker for “Solo and Small Firm Power: The Best Things Come in Small Packages,” to be held in conjunction with a Tech Fair and Vendor Show at the Columbus Bar on Friday, March 7.
02.15.2008New legislation: "military status" as protected class
Matthew Miko, chief legal counsel for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, will speak at the February 20 Government Agencies committee meeting. Mr. Miko will discuss the new civil rights legislation that added military status as a protected class.
02.15.2008Attorneys as professional guardians
John K. Everett, a practicing attorney for the past 37 years, will be presenting the topic “Attorneys Performing as Professional Guardians” for the seminar “Guardianships: Where to Begin and How to Maintain” sponsored by the Franklin County Probate Court.
02.08.2008Marketing your firm's reputation
Marketing and technology and how both affect the bottom line of the practitioner is the emphasis of the solo and small firm conference “Solo and Small Firm Power: The Best Things Come in Small Packages” on Friday, March 7.
John Deaver Drinko passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the age of 86. John was a distinguished graduate of the OSU Moritz College of Law; the former executive partner of his law firm, Baker and Hostetler; a corporate and community leader and philanthropist.
02.08.2008Business Forum addresses family violence
The Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence is hosting a Business Forum on February 26 to discuss the impact of domestic and family violence on the workplace.
02.08.2008Grappling with guardianships and Medicaid
The Deficit Reduction Act fundamentally changed the eligibility criteria for Medicaid, effective Feb. 8, 2006. The federal statute was very poorly drafted and therefore has created a great deal of confusion for county workers, the elderly, and guardians.
02.08.2008New Ohio conversion statute timely topic
The February 13 Taxing Matters seminar entitled “New Ohio Conversion Statute & I.R.C. §351 Contribution Transactions” will address Ohio’s conversion statute in a scenario in which an Ohio limited liability company converts into an Ohio corporation.
02.05.2008Nominations open for Awards of Excellence
Each year, the Columbus Bar recognizes both lawyers and non-lawyers for their service to the community and the commitments they have made to increase awareness and understanding of the law.
David H. Bodiker served as the Ohio Public Defender from 1994 until last month. His untimely and unexpected death this week deeply saddens those in our office who knew David as an advocate and colleague.
02.01.2008Guess who's coming for lunch?
Esteemed judges from the Common Pleas Court will join the New Lawyers for the informal Judicial Luncheon on Wednesday, February 21.
02.01.2008Assisting elderly clients and minors
Attorneys who are faced with an aging clientele, family, neighbors, and friends who need assistance will want to attend "Guardianships: Where to Begin and How to Maintain," sponsored by the Franklin County Probate Court.
01.25.2008Landmark is lesson in being green
The Lazarus building in downtown Columbus has became the first renovation project in central Ohio to achieve a LEED CS Certified Gold rating.
01.25.2008Foundation Gala planned for March 15
Last year’s Foundation Gala brought members out for a festive evening full of fine food, entertainment, and good company. You won’t want to miss the 2008 Gala on March 15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
01.25.2008Helping a smoker quit
The advent of the new year is prime time for those dreaded resolutions. Support the wannabe non-smoker in your life with the following tips.
01.18.2008Fee Arbitration Program celebrates longevity
In case you have not heard, the Columbus Bar offers, at no cost to participants, a fee arbitration program as a means of settling fee disputes between attorneys and clients. Either a client or an attorney may request arbitration.
Attorney Radha Subramaniam, 41, passed away January 7, 2008 at Kobacker House.
01.18.2008The ABCs of probate guardianships
On February 18, the Franklin County Probate Court (with the Columbus Bar) will be presenting a seminar for 3.0 hours CLE credit, on the basics of providing for the elderly and other individuals who cannot care for themselves.
Paula Kerns, freelance probate paralegal, passed away in her sleep on Saturday, January 5, at age 63.
01.11.2008The many faces of mortgage fraud revealed
When clients call with desperation in their voice due to problems they are having with their mortgage, perhaps facing foreclosure, how will you provide guidance?
01.11.2008An owner's primer on public utility service
At the 2008 Real Property Institute, Thomas E. Lodge who is leader of Thompson Hine’s telecommunications practice group, will address both the traditional and the evolving concepts of public utility.
01.04.2008Taxing Matters examines self-employment tax
During their monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 9, the Business Tax Committee will be hosting the CLE entitled “Choice of Entity and the Self-Employment Tax” with speaker Bruce D. Bernard of Rea and Associates.