September 14, 2009
Chief Justice Moyer to be Keynote Speaker at Foundation Annual Meeting, October 30
Columbus Bar Foundation President Frank Ray announced that Chief Justice Moyer will be the keynote speaker at the Foundation’s Celebration of Pro Bono and Annual Meeting on October 30, noon at the Hyatt on Capitol Square. The Foundation’s Luncheon is part of the ABA’s first National Pro Bono Celebration.
The Foundation and the CBA annually recognize outstanding pro bono service. The 2009 honorees are:
LeeAnn M. Massucci for Outstanding Pro Bono Service to an Individual;
Bricker & Eckler LLP for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Law Firm;
Hon. William A. Klatt for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Judge.
The award recipients are selected by the CBA Pro Bono Committee Chaired by Lisa Eschleman. The Legal Aid Society of Columbus will also be presenting its Excellence in Pro Bono Service by an Individual to James Abrams.
This luncheon is open to all CBF Fellows, CBA members and their guests. Tickets are $40.00 per person, checks made payable to the Columbus Bar Foundation (no portion of this fee is deductible as a charitable donation). For more information, contact Marion Smithberger at email@example.com.
The American Bar Association’s Annual National Pro Bono Celebration is scheduled for October 25 through 31, 2009. Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, the celebration is a coordinated national effort to showcase the great difference that pro bono lawyers make to the nation, its system of justice, its communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve. The week is also dedicated to the quest for more pro bono volunteers to meet the ever-growing legal needs of this country's most vulnerable citizens.