April 23, 2010
Columbus Bar Names Courtroom After Chief Justice Moyer
The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the creation of the Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Courtroom, named in honor of the Columbus Bar’s former President (1980-81).
At the time of his death, Chief Justice Moyer was the longest-serving chief justice in the country, and the third longest serving chief justice in Ohio’s history. A long-time supporter and member of the Columbus Bar, Chief Justice Moyer was a recipient of the Columbus Bar’s Liberty Bell Award for his extraordinary efforts in the community and dedication to the principles of our democratic system of government by law (1997), and this past year received the Columbus Bar Foundation’s highest honor, the President’s Award, for his many years of commitment to improving access to the courts for the poor. “Chief Justice Moyer was a mentor and friend to many in the Columbus legal community, and he remained an involved and committed member of the Columbus Bar Association throughout his distinguished career,” CBA President Elizabeth J. Watters said in announcing the naming of the courtroom. “It is our hope that in naming its courtroom for Chief Justice Moyer, his dignity, intellect and professionalism as a jurist as well as his focus on fairness will be a continuing source of inspiration to all who use the courtroom.”
The Ohio Supreme Court’s memorial for the late Chief Justice is scheduled at 11:00am Saturday, May 1 and is expected to last about an hour and a half. The location is the Archie M. Griffin East Ballroom of the new Ohio Union, located across the street from the law school. An RSVP to the Ohio Supreme Court is necessary for those wishing to attend. You must RSVP by Tuesday, April 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 614/387.9510 with your name and title and the names of your guests. Please include a phone number so you can be called if the number of guests responding necessitates a larger venue. For additional information about the ceremony, including driving directions and parking, visit www.supremecourt.ohio.gov.