12.30.2011New Benefit for CBA Members
The Columbus Bar is pleased to introduce a new discount for members: Save 20% on payroll processing costs through ADP.
12.30.2011Legal Practice Lab Opening in January
As someone who was started a solo business litigation practice, I understand the challenges of fitting in the “business of law” when I would rather be practicing law.
12.30.2011CLE - We're Here 'Round the Year
While December certainly is the busy season for CLE, the program offerings continue through the oncoming year with a variety of topics covered in January alone.
12.30.2011Don't Let the Judges Bowl Alone!
We don’t want our judges bowling alone. Join us for Rock ’n Bowl 2012 at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace on February 4, 12:30pm-2:30pm to support the Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
12.23.2011Ask the Attorney Tips: Criminal Law FAQ
Can police question a minor without a parent present? Do I have to consent to a search of my vehicle? If the court has placed a protection order against me, can I communicate with the protected person?
12.23.2011Ringing in the End of the Reporting Year
There is only one week left to earn CLE credit for attorneys, A through L. The CLE department and bar staff are here all week until the last class on December 30, a video replay that covers the ethics, professionalism and substance abuse requirements.
12.23.2011Questions About E-Filing?
Stop by the Columbus Bar on December 29, noon until 1:00pm and your questions will be answered by representatives from the Franklin County Clerk of Courts.
12.23.2011Court Adopts New Probate Forms
The Supreme Court has issued seven new standard probate court forms for representation of insolvency cases filed pursuant to Ohio Revised Code statute 2117.15.
12.23.2011Peace on Earth
The date was December 24, 1945. The place was a small Japanese town about 100 miles northwest of Tokyo. That’s where we, the men of the 303rd Field Artillery Battalion of the 97th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, were stationed on occupation duty.
12.23.2011CBA@noon Kicks Off 2012 Season
The first two sessions of the 2012 CBA@noon series have been planned for January 24 (Blogging Basics for Attorneys) and February 14 (Living Securely in a Digital World).
12.16.2011Not Your Same Old Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse
Over the calendar year the Columbus Bar offers ethics, professionalism and substance abuse CLE in different flavors. If you missed the live programs, a couple of them were video-taped and will be offered for video replays this month and into the new year.
12.16.2011CLE Focuses on H2O
This past summer the state of Ohio invested a great deal of resources in the mitigation of toxic algae blooms in some of its lakes. The implications were far-reaching.
12.16.2011PACO Celebrates the Holidays
PACO celebrated its holiday social at the Chiller Easton where members and guests were able to ice skate with Santa, decorate ornaments and cookies, play broomball games, and win gifts during the holiday drawings for adults and children.
12.12.2011E-Filing Q&A: Three Free Sessions at the Columbus Bar
Have questions about E-Filing? Stop by one of three informal drop-in sessions and get your questions answered by representatives from the Franklin County Clerk of Courts, Office of Maryellen O'Shaughnessy, and Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
12.09.2011A Notice from the Franklin County Clerk of Courts
On Monday, December 12, beginning at 8:00am, the Franklin County Clerk of Courts will be installing an update to the Case Information Online (CIO) system. This will result in an approximate down time of 30 minutes or less.
12.09.2011Ohio Judicial Center Dedication Ceremony
The judiciary and guests honored the late Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer on December 2 as the Supreme Court of Ohio dedicated the Ohio Judicial Center in his name.
12.09.2011Nominations Open for Annual Awards
Each year, lawyers and non-lawyers are recognized for community service. The Association Relations Committee, led by Immediate Past President Hon. Stephen McIntosh, reviews nominations and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors.
12.09.2011Court Expands Mentoring Program
The Commission on Professionalism proposed and the Supreme Court adopted a rule change to allow attorneys who are registered for corporate status to participate as mentors or new lawyers in the Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program.
12.02.2011Watershed Class Action Lawsuits
Watershed Class Action Lawsuits, a 3.0 CLE hour program organized by Anthony M. Sharett and Drew H. Campbell of Bricker & Eckler covering class action lawsuits is set for Tuesday, December 13.
12.02.2011Give to Open Books, Open Minds and Win a New Tablet
The Open Books Open Minds fund of the Columbus Bar Foundation was set up initially for the purpose of creating a library and media center in the Franklin County Detention Center for the use of the youths held in detention.
12.02.2011PACO/LASC Pro Bono Wills Clinics and CLE Update
In November, LASC sponsored a CLE to train attorneys and paralegals who volunteer at the Pro Bono Wills Clinics that are held once or twice each month. One hundred fifteen attorneys and paralegals attended the CLE.
12.02.2011Court Adopts New Writing Manual
The Supreme Court of Ohio has released a new comprehensive guide to writing judicial opinions, which will be applied in the Court’s opinions effective Jan. 1, 2012.
11.23.2011Changes in the Code of Regulations
A special meeting of voting members of the Association (as defined in Article III of the Code) will be held on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 11:30am at the CBA offices to ratify the proposed change to the Code of Regulations.
11.23.2011Award-Winning Journalist to Present at "Contempt of Court"
Mark Curriden, bestselling author, senior writer for the ABA Journal, regular contributor to the New York Times DealBook, and Writer in Residence at the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas will be offering two CLE programs on Wednesday, December 7.
11.23.2011What's Up with Juries in the Digital Age
The jury selection process and courtroom culture have been affected by the digital age in a variety of significant ways. On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 9:00am-12:15pm, the CBA presents “Juries in the Digital Age.”
11.18.2011Firearms Law Update 2011
Over the past year nationwide headlines on state firearms legislation have made it to several major news outlets. Ohio is no exception.
11.18.2011Be a Part of Something Big
Columbus Bar inc is an innovative pilot program that was created to assist new lawyers who are finding it difficult to establish their career in this difficult economy.
11.18.20112011 Bike & Toy Drive
The Columbus Bar Foundation invites you to join us in support of the 2011 Harmony Project Bike and Toy Drive, which will make the holidays brighter for approximately 5,000 foster children in Central Ohio.
11.14.2011You Can Make the Holidays Brighter for a Child
Barnes & Noble and the Columbus Bar Association Alliance will host an online Book Fair to support the Media Center at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center from November 26 through December 1.
11.08.2011E-Filing Training Opportunities
Don’t be overwhelmed by the new E-Filing requirements: take advantage of training opportunities to help you navigate the new system. Training offered by the Columbus Bar Association and the Franklin County Clerk of Courts.
11.04.2011Underwriting Day Offers Exclusive Health Insurance Rates
Willis and UHC will hold an Underwriting Day, open to firms of 2-99 employees, providing an exclusive opportunity for CBA members to access relaxed underwriting standards and determine eligibility for discounted plans available through the CBA.
11.04.2011Congratulations, New Lawyers of Central Ohio
Out of the 1,176 applicants who sat for the July bar exam, 959 (81.6 percent) received passing scores; out of 1,080 first-time applicants, 86.1 percent received passing scores. Congratulations to the following new lawyers of central Ohio.
11.04.2011Checking Out Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans
A team of experts will present a comprehensive 3.0 CLE hour seminar on managing fiduciary liability, 401(k) fee transparency and cost control, as well as cash balance plans and strategic tax deductions on Friday, November 18, 9:00am-12:15pm.
11.04.2011Growing Your Dispute Resolution Practice
As an ADR professional, have you created a list of your 20 “ideal” clients? Do you know what your clients value in an ADR provider? What are you doing to promote yourself and your services?
11.04.2011Pro Bono Celebration 2011
The Columbus Bar Association and Foundation's Annual Pro Bono Celebration took place on Thursday, October 27, 5:00pm at the Columbus Bar offices.
11.04.2011Criminal/Juvenile Sentencing Law Reviewed
Judges and lawyers across the state are studying how Ohio House Bill 86 changes the way they issue sentences in criminal cases and are learning about the new law through training seminars.
10.28.2011Wanna Be a Good Sport?
In an industry defined by fame and fortune, the solution to any undesirable outcome or unfavorable result has become quite simple: sue somebody.
10.28.2011Remembering H. Alfred Glascor
Judge Glascor served on the bench of the Franklin County Municipal Court (1976-1990). A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 29, 10:30am at Centenary United Methodist Church, 2048 Denune Avenue.
10.28.2011About Trust and Secrets - Attorney Client Privilege
The existence of an attorney client relationship does not necessarily come hand in hand with the confidentiality privilege. There is a variety of issues which can determine the legitimacy of the privilege.
10.28.2011Advisory Opinion on Non-Attorneys' Medicaid Activities
An advisory opinion recently issued by the Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law of the Supreme Court of Ohio outlines the activities non-attorneys can and cannot engage in concerning Medicaid benefits.
10.21.20119th Annual Immigration Law Institute
The agenda for this year's Immigration Law Institute encompasses timely information relevant to practitioners of immigration law, family law, international law, labor and employment law, and covers immigration issues in other areas of practice.
10.21.2011"Show Up" for Success: Barrister Leadership Program
The Columbus Bar New Lawyers Committee is offering a great opportunity for new lawyers to show up, get involved, and ultimately succeed. The Barrister Leadership Program will begin in January 2012 and consist of eight monthly sessions.
10.21.2011Notary Public: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls
“Notary No-Nos” – the upcoming 1.0 CLE hour installment of CBA and Ohio Notary Association seminars will address concerns of both attorney and non-attorney notaries.
10.21.2011Intellectual Property Law Updates
As the economic landscape shifts more and more toward internet based commerce, new legal challenges arise, including those related to intellectual property law.
10.21.2011Call for Comments on Rules of Practice and Procedure
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until Nov. 22 on amendments to the annual update to the Rules of Practice and Procedure, which were recommended by the Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure.
10.21.2011Call for Comments on Traffic Rule
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until Nov. 22 on a proposed amendment to the Ohio Traffic Rules that clarifies the authority of traffic violations bureaus.
10.14.2011Going Solo Series Closes - Set for Reprise
Part three of the Going Solo CLE series on Monday, October 24, starts with a free lunch from 12:30 to 1:00pm sponsored by Columbus Lawyer Finder and the CBA’s Lawyer Referral Service.
10.14.2011Fall Harvest: CLE 2011
Fall means football, bonfires, apple pie and, at the Columbus Bar, a cornucopia of CLE classes.
10.14.2011ABC 6 on Your Side "Ask the Attorney" Program
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.
10.14.2011Court Adopts Disciplinary System Amendments
The Supreme Court has adopted a series of rule amendments designed to enhance Ohio’s disciplinary system for lawyers and judges. The new rules take effect Jan. 1, 2012.
10.07.2011Columbus Bar Diversity Commitment Continued
Over thirty managing partners, law school deans, bar association officers and city officials recently gathered to discuss progress and the status of diversity in the Columbus legal community.
10.07.2011Masters Series: Health Care Law
For those who practice health care law, the October 25 "Masters Series: Health Care Law" program will offer valuable information: health care reform, device and pharmacy concerns, antitrust issues and more.
10.07.2011And the Winner Is...
Special thanks to Columbus members who completed the recent membership survey. Your helpful responses are essential for Long Range planning. Congratulations from David Bloomfield, Jr. and Jill Snitcher McQuain to Paul Wallace for winning the iPad 2.
09.30.2011Misunderstandings in Mediation
We know how one speaks and how one listens impacts how persuasive we are in negotiation and/or mediation. Misunderstandings can occur because of how the message was delivered rather than the content or subject of the message.
09.30.2011Legal Practice Development Institute
At the October 18 Legal Practice Development Institute, the Legal Marketing Association (Ohio Chapter) and the Columbus Bar have teamed up to address the most pressing marketing/practice development issues facing law firms.
09.30.2011White Collar Crime: Elder Fraud
The elderly can become targets of not only phone or email scammers but also by those they trust, family members and caregivers.
09.23.2011Forthcoming Foreclosure Seminar
Business Law and Foreclosure, a 6.0 Hour CLE, is on schedule for September 30 with a roster of expert presenters covering a number of essential topics.
09.23.2011PACO's Mentoring Program
It began with a vision of senior paralegals guiding and leading student and junior paralegals down a path to success within the field.
09.23.2011Survey Seeks Feedback on CLE
In an effort to improve the continuing legal education system in Ohio, the Supreme Court’s Commission on Continuing Legal Education has distributed a survey to all judges and attorneys in the state.
09.16.2011CLE Trifecta at the Columbus Bar
The race will be on with three CLE programs on October 12. Three seminars run nose to nose so participants can attend all three classes and earn 7 CLE credit hours while being entertained, informed and inspired.
09.09.2011Fifty-Year Attorneys Celebrate Bar Service
The Annual Columbus Bar Foundation Luncheon honoring Columbus Bar members with fifty years of service will be held at noon on Tuesday, September 20 at the Athletic Club of Columbus.
09.09.2011Masters Series Examines Real Estate "Meltdown"
Business Law and Foreclosure, next in the Series, is slated for September 30. A panel of experts will discuss foreclosure related topics such as the real estate market, economy, secondary market and bankruptcy.
09.09.2011Support Our Troops with C.L.A.S.S.
We are currently working to expand the network of attorneys educated in the special protections afforded under military law who can provide pro bono legal assistance in a variety of areas.
09.09.2011Nominations Open for McCormac Award
Capital University Law School Paralegal Programs, the Columbus Bar, and Project Lawyers established an award honoring Judge John W. McCormac for his years of dedicated public service and significant contributions to the paralegal profession.
09.09.2011Court Seeks Comment on New Probate Forms
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until Oct. 4 on seven new standard probate court forms proposed by the Forms Committee of the Ohio Association of Probate Judges.
09.02.2011Verify Your Contact Information for the 2012 Directory
You should have received an email from the CBA containing a link to your contact information as it is currently listed in our database. Please make any adjustments necessary to this information so that you will be listed correctly in our 2012 Directory.
09.02.2011A Patriot's Life
A Forum on Law presentation, September 20, at the Ohio Judicial Center, Albie Sachs tells his story from life as an outlaw under apartheid to an honored justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
James H. Bownas, Zaino & Humphrey, will present a one-hour CLE, “Notary Wars,” noon on August 30.
08.26.2011Using Mediation for Elder-Care Family Issues
Families with older adults frequently have disputes over a variety of issues. A source of conflict is the issue of control – who will make decisions on behalf of (and that affect) an older adult.
08.26.2011New Rule for Specialized Dockets Standards
The Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted a new rule that allows local courts to receive Supreme Court certification of a specialized docket. The rule takes effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
08.26.2011New and Revised Probate Forms Adopted
The Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted new and revised standard probate court forms that concern personal identifiers, wrongful death and survival claims settlements, and petitioner’s accounts. Changes become effective Sept. 1.
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08.19.2011Masters Series: Employment Law
No matter how you look at it, employment law is varied and complicated. That’s why this year’s Masters Series: Employment Law is looking at this practice area from several perspectives.
08.19.2011Firms Host Law & Leadership Students
For the third year, law firms in the CBA’s Managing Partners Diversity Initiative helped prime the diversity pipeline by sponsoring twenty-eight rising tenth graders in their capstone activity for the summer: a four-day internship in a law firm.
08.19.2011JMLBA Barrister Salute Breakfast Honorees
Justice Yvette McGee Brown delivered an inspirational key note address at the breakfast held on August 10 in the lush Grand Atrium at the Franklin Park Conservatory.
08.19.2011CMC Presents Interview with Judge Robert Duncan
The Columbus Metropolitan Club, in partnership with the Columbus Bar Association, will present an interview with Judge Robert Duncan on Wednesday, August 24, 12:00-1:15 p.m., at the Athletic Club.
08.19.2011Electronic Discovery Seminar
As part of a continuing effort to bring the Ohio legal community essential education, the Columbus Bar Association and the Paralegal Association of Central Ohio are co-sponsoring a special CLE institute focusing on current state of electronic discovery.
08.19.2011Free RideNet iPhone App
If you are a member of the Columbus Bar RideNet Bicycling Team, you can now go to www.RideNet.net and download your RideNet iPhone app.
08.12.2011Yes, Virginia, There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch
Lawyer Referral Service and Columbus Lawyer Finder have joined forces to help feed your mind and body. These two services are sponsoring networking lunches to take place immediately before each segment of the Going Solo Boot Camp Series.
08.12.2011Bar Association, Court Host New Lawyer Mentoring Event
Columbus participants in the Supreme Court of Ohio Lawyer to Lawyer mentoring program gathered on August 3 to tour the new home of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court General Division and to network at a reception with fellow mentors and new lawyers.
08.12.2011Some Health Plans Must Cover Contraceptives
The list of preventive care items that non-grandfathered health plans must cover with no cost sharing expanded yesterday when guidance on women’s preventive health care services was issued.
08.12.2011"Integrity and the Notary Public" Seminar Now Available Online
For those who become Notaries Public, fully understanding the limits and accountability required is essential. The CBA joined with the Ohio Notary Association to provide a one-hour program, Integrity and the Notary Public, available now online.
08.05.2011Law and Leadership Institute Summer Program
A mock trial was conducted in a courtroom at the Ohio Supreme Court. The participants were rising 9th graders, students who had not yet set a foot in a high school classroom.
08.05.2011Lawyers' Comments - Commercial Docket
For several years the Franklin County Common Pleas Court has been participating in the “Commercial Docket” pilot project. A Task Force supervising that project for the Ohio Supreme Court is now evaluating the results of the pilot project.
Did you know that the Columbus Bar has been offering webcasts from the Practising Law Institute (PLI) headquartered in New York City?
08.05.2011PACO Plans for the Future
As PACO’s Executive Board for 2011-2013 begins its plans for the future, the organization will remain focused on one of its main goals: strengthening bonds within the legal community.
James H. Bownas, Zaino & Humphrey, will present a one-hour CLE, “Notary Wars,” noon on August 30.
07.29.2011Columbus Bar Launches CLE Making E-Filing Pain Free
Many of you recently attended System Training on the eFiling and notification system being adopted by the Franklin County Clerk of Courts. Building on that orientation, we want to be sure you have the tools you need to get the most out of this new system.
07.29.2011Lawyers' Comments - Commercial Docket
For several years the Franklin County Common Pleas Court has been participating in the “Commercial Docket” pilot project. A Task Force supervising that project for the Ohio Supreme Court is now evaluating the results of the pilot project.
07.29.2011Jack Chester Leaves Professionalism Legacy for Legal Community
An enduring love of the law guided renowned Columbus attorney John J. “Jack” Chester in his law practice for more than 60 years. When he passed away July 24 at the age of 91, he left a legacy of professionalism and service for the entire legal community.
07.29.2011Columbus Bar Members Race for an End to Cancer
Pelotonia is a grass roots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. 100% of every dollar raised goes towards cancer research at OSU. The central Ohio legal community is well-represented this year with many local attorneys and students participating.
07.29.2011An Interview with Columbus Bar inc Attorney, Brian Ballinger
Brian Ballinger, new lawyer and graduate of Capital University Law School, has opened his solo practice in Suite 1050, under the auspices of the Columbus Bar. When asked about his hopes and expectations, he was generous with time for remarks and plans.
07.22.2011International Law Among New Committees for Members
The Columbus Bar Board of Governors recently approved the creation of three new committees – International Law, Sports Law, and The Future of the Legal Profession. These groups join an existing array of nearly 50 active committees.
07.22.2011Court Adopts Interpreter Rule
The Ohio Supreme Court will require courts to hire a certified foreign language or sign language interpreter, when available, to ensure the “meaningful participation” of deaf and limited English proficient individuals in court proceedings.
07.15.2011Experis Expands Columbus Operations
Experis, a Columbus Bar partner, recently announced the expansion of its downtown operations, which are located in the same building as the CBA.
07.15.2011Going Solo Doesn't Mean You Are Alone
Attorney Jamie Zitesman is orchestrating a three-part CLE series at the CBA to provide guidance for attorneys who are considering going into solo practice.
07.15.2011Race Judicata 5K Scheduled for September 23
RACE JUDICATA, a charity 5k run/walk for people and pets presented by the Moritz 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.
07.15.2011An Interview with Columbus Bar inc Attorney, Summer Moses
Summer Moses is a 2010 graduate, Capital University Law School, opening her practice along with solo colleagues at Suite 1050, Columbus Bar inc, the incubator program for new lawyers. Jocelyn took time out for our inquiries.
07.15.2011Remembering Harold R. Kemp
Harold Kemp, a founding member of Kemp Schaeffer and Rowe, passed away on June 30 following a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer.
07.08.2011Join us for Hors d’oeuvres and E-Filing CLE
The Columbus Bar is hosting Dallas Powell of Tybera Development Group, the company that designed and installed the court e-filing system, to train you on its features and utilization, in a 1.0 CLE hour program on July 19.
07.08.2011Notarial Integrity Presented by Jennifer Brunner
While all attorneys may become Notaries Public without taking an exam, very few fully understand the limits or the accountability required of Notaries. The CBA joins the Ohio Notary Association to present “Integrity and the Notary Public” on July 12.
07.08.2011Success Story Number One for Columbus Bar inc
Columbus Bar inc Professional Development Center has experienced its first success story. Micaela Deming, Moritz College of Law ‘09, matriculated early from the incubator program, thanks to inc.
07.08.2011Attorney Registration Period Approaching
Every odd-numbered year, all Ohio attorneys on active or corporate status must register for the next biennium with the Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services by Sept. 1 and pay a $350 registration fee.
07.08.2011Amendments to Practice, Procedure Rules
The Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted amendments to the rules of evidence, appellate procedure, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and juvenile procedure.
07.01.2011Three New Lawyers Join Columbus Bar inc
Columbus Bar inc Professional Development Center has three new solo attorneys in the incubator program: Brian Ballinger, Capital University Law School (2011); Laura Lyons, Capital Law (2011); and Summer Moses, Capital Law (2010).
07.01.2011Jennifer Brunner to Speak at CLE
The Columbus Bar joins the Ohio Notary Association in providing a one hour CLE program Integrity and the Notary Public on July 12 at noon.
07.01.2011PACO Celebrates Elections and Oscars
Paralegal Association of Central Ohio held its annual Elections & Oscars Party with a luncheon at the Columbus Bar, and awards to its members for service to the organization.
07.01.20112011 Law and Leadership Under Way
Twenty-six high school students will complete their fourth year this summer in a statewide program that seeks to improve diversity in the legal profession. A total of 410 students overall are expected to participate.
The 25th Anniversary Cast and Crew Reunion of the Columbus Bar presentation of 1776 was hosted in June by Linda and Jim Readey, association president at the time the show was mounted.
06.24.2011Sowald Installed as Foundation President
Columbus Bar Foundation President Ford Huffman and Association President David Bloomfield welcomed the Fellows and friends to the Foundation’s Annual Meeting on June 14.
06.24.2011Mandatory E-Filing Coming Soon
In an effort to assist with the implementation of the e-filing system, the Columbus Bar is offering a one-hour training session which will be video-taped for subsequent replays.
06.24.2011Hiring Trends Look Favorable
Each quarter, ManpowerGroup publishes the results of the US Employment Outlook Survey. For over 40 years, it has become the only survey of its kind in the industry and a true indicator of employer hiring trends.
06.24.2011Bikers Bulletin: 2 by 2012
If you are a member of the Columbus Bar RideNet bicycling team, here are some upcoming activities to help you add miles to those riding logs on your profiles! If you are not yet a member, contact Donna Sweet at email@example.com to join today.
06.17.2011Check Out Our New Blawg
Please visit the Columbus Bar’s new blawg at www.cbalaw.org/blog (or simply click the "Blog" tab at the top of the screen). CBA members are welcome to submit guest posts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
06.17.2011It Pays to Be a Member
Membership in the Columbus Bar includes a variety of exclusive discounts and access to services that no central Ohio attorney should be without, including...
06.17.2011Applications Open for Court Management Program
Ohio court personnel interested in obtaining the Certified Court Manager credential have until July 8 to submit an application to be considered for the three-year program beginning in the spring of 2012, according to the Supreme Court of Ohio.
06.17.2011Not Just Any Kite in the Storm
If Ben Franklin were here, he would probably say that it doesn’t have to be “any kite in the storm;” that there really are some great options available when it comes to CLE.
06.17.2011New Website Helps Bar Applicants
The process for seeking a law license in Ohio just got a little bit easier with the launch of a new web portal at the Supreme Court of Ohio's website.
06.10.2011Pro Bono Work Reported Up in 2010
More attorneys in Ohio appear to be volunteering legal service to people who need it, according to statistics released by the Supreme Court of Ohio.
06.06.2011Welcome, 2011-2012 Board of Governors
David S. Bloomfield, Jr. was sworn in as the 2011-2012 Columbus Bar President on June 3 at the CBA Annual Meeting. Bradley B. Wrightsel was installed as President-Elect, and Mark C. Petrucci as the new Secretary/Treasurer.
06.03.2011Thank You, Chairs
As our committee meeting year wraps up, we want to thank all of our out-going chairpersons for their commitment to the Columbus Bar over the past two (or more) years. Their leadership has been invaluable and their dedication much appreciated.
06.03.2011Masters Series: Domestic Law - June 21
We have all heard of bullying in schools, but Columbus Ohio Police Detective Christine Roberts shares that litigators need to also be aware that bullying exists in most domestic cases.
06.03.2011Public Comment Sought on Amendments
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until June 29 on proposed amendments to Rules of Practice including clarification of the process for admission of out-of-state attorneys.
06.03.2011Diversity, Inclusion and Affirmative Action
Stephen Menendian, senior legal research associate at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, will present a 3.0 hour CLE on June 22 regarding affirmative action, diversity and inclusion.
06.03.2011UDSL Looking for a Few Good Attorneys
University of Dayton Law School Externship Faculty is asking for attorneys and judges to serve as speed interviewers during an externship class on Monday, June 13 from 10:30-11:45am at UDSL in Room 120.
05.27.2011It's a Walk in the Park
We are moved. The Columbus Bar was once on Third Street and Town, a flash-cube looking structure in stealth black glass. Our GPS position is not changed, but we now reside at “175 On the Park.”
05.27.2011Domestic Law in the Digital Age
Electronic discovery techniques are fast becoming a common practice in many cases, across various practice areas. Domestic law is no exception. The CBA 2011 Masters Series season kicks off June 21with an exploration of Domestic Law in our Digital Age.
05.27.2011Reminder from the Supreme Court of Ohio Regarding CLE
The Supreme Court of Ohio reminds attorneys they have until May 31 to file their final continuing legal education (CLE) hours reporting transcript or letter in lieu of transcript and submit the corresponding late compliance fee or risk being sanctioned.
05.20.20112011-12 Officers and Board of Governors Elected
The CBA membership elected Mark C. Petrucci, magistrate for the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, as the new secretary/treasurer. David S. Bloomfield, Jr. will be sworn in as president, and Bradley B. Wrightsel will be installed as president-elect.
05.20.2011Bar to Honor Anderson and Marshall at Annual Meeting
Members of the Columbus Bar will meet Friday, June 3, for the 2011 Annual Meeting, the installation of new officers and board members, and the presentation of the Bar Service Medal and the Professionalism Award.
05.20.2011IRS Announces HSA Inflation Adjustments for 2012
By law, the IRS must publish the annual inflation adjustments relating to health savings accounts (HSAs) no later than June 1 for the following calendar year. The IRS announced the inflation adjustments for 2012.
05.20.2011Bench Bar Retreat 2011
Judges representing all Franklin County Courts turned out for the Bench Bar Retreat on May 13-14.
05.20.2011The Talent Mismatch
This recession has cast a new light on talent supply and management around the world. Unemployment is persistently high in developed and even in many developing countries, yet organizations worldwide report difficulty filling key positions.
05.13.2011The CSI Myth
While the resolution of many an episode of the popular CSI television franchise wrap-up nicely in a “forensic-evidence-proves” bow, real criminal cases are rarely, if ever, so straightforward.
05.13.2011Pro Bono Award Recipient Chooses OSLSA
Doug Rogers has chosen the Ohio State Legal Services Association to receive the $5,000 from the John and Ginny Elam Family Fund of the Columbus Bar Foundation in his name.
05.13.2011May is Bike Month
CEO Bike to Work Challenge, Bicycling 101, Ride of Silence and the May Bike Month Wrap-Up Party are planned for this month.
05.11.2011New Address for Clerk of Courts' General Division
You may have recently read that the Franklin County Courthouse will be open for business June 6, 2011. Franklin County Clerk of Courts’ General Division—to include Civil, Criminal and Records’ sections, are co-locating in the new facility.
05.06.2011Awards of Excellence and Pro Bono Awards
Recipients of the 2011 Columbus Bar Association Awards of Excellence and Columbus Bar Foundation Pro Bono Awards were honored at a luncheon on April 28.
05.06.2011'Like' the Columbus Bar on Facebook for a $10 CLE Coupon
Visit www.facebook.com/ColumbusBar, click the 'Like' button, and you'll have access to a printable coupon good for $10 off your next CLE registration fee at the Columbus Bar. Just click the 'Coupons' option on the left-hand side of the page.
05.06.2011Benny and June
Did you ever see the movie Benny and Joon with Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson? While the two main characters were different in many ways, they had one significant characteristic in common.
05.06.2011Seeking Public Comment on 'Dueling' Orders Rule
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until June 1 on a new rule designed to minimize the effects of dueling protection orders or conflicts between protection orders and orders granting parental rights and responsibilities.
05.02.2011Congratulations, New Ohio Attorneys!
The Supreme Court of Ohio has released the results of the February 2011 Ohio Bar Examination, which was administered in Columbus, February 22-24.
04.29.2011Bench Bar Retreat - Sign Up by May 4
William Shakespeare said that one touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Make plans to join your “kin” at the Bench Bar Retreat at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center on May 13-14.
The Columbus Bar is pleased to announce its new alignment with the Experis division of the ManpowerGroup. This new partnership will allow the Columbus Bar to expand its existing law office staffing services.
04.29.2011Remembering Jerry Draper
The evil demon that is cancer, with its uncanny feature, it seems, of striking down the very finest of people among us, struck again when on April 21, it took Jerry L. Draper from us and from his wonderful wife of 50 years, Barbara.
04.22.2011Bishop Will Celebrate Red Mass
The Thomas More Society is again inviting the legal community to celebrate Red Mass in St. Joseph's Cathedral as part of Law Day activities.
04.15.2011Board of Governors Candidates, 2011-2012
Ten members of the CBA selected to run for the Board of Governors and two candidates for the office of secretary/treasurer have been recommended by the 2011 Nominations & Elections committee chaired by Immediate Past President Elizabeth J. Watters.
04.15.2011Commissioners Name New Board Secretary
Richard A Dove, an attorney with a 22-year career at the Supreme Court of Ohio, was named as secretary of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline. He replaces Jon Marshall, who will retire at the end of June.
04.08.2011Open for Business - Columbus Bar inc!
Columbus Bar inc Professional Development Center officially opened its doors on Monday, April 4. A suite of offices located on the 10th floor (one drop down from the CBA offices) is now the venue for six carefully chosen attorneys.
04.08.2011Earthquake/Tsunami Fundraiser Brings Over $1,000
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio ("APABA-CO") in collaboration with the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association ("NAPALSA") hosted a Fundraising Happy Hour last week to raise funds for Japan relief efforts.
04.08.2011On Representing Survivors of Domestic Violence
In partnership with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and its affiliates, the Columbus Bar presents the “Institute on Representing Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking."
04.08.2011Interim Guidance on Form W-2
The Internal Revenue Service issued interim guidance recently (Notice 2011-28) regarding the requirement that employers report the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance coverage on Form W-2.
04.01.20112011 Bankruptcy Law Institute
The annual Bankruptcy Law Institute is just around the corner. Slated for May 12-13, this program has been approved for 12.50 CLE hours including one hour ethics, one hour professionalism and 0.5 hour substance abuse.
04.01.2011PACO and the CBA Say Goodbye to Nell Chambers
A reception was held at the Columbus Bar offices on Wednesday evening, March 23 to wish Nell Chambers safe travels and continued success as she and her family transition to new opportunities in Albuquerque (NM).
04.01.2011Supreme Court Adopts Amendments for Reinstatement Procedure
The Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted amendments that will allow suspended attorneys, in limited circumstances, to apply for reinstatement while subject to probation or other post-conviction sanction. The amendments become effective April 1.
04.01.2011Supreme Court Adopts Justice Recusal Process Rule
The Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted a new rule that establishes a recusal process when questions arise about the impartiality of a Justice in a case. The rule becomes effective April 1.
03.25.2011Columbus Bar Bench/Bar Retreat Planned for May
Renewing an old favorite, the Columbus Bar is set for a two-day retreat designed for building relationships, and increasing professionalism and camaraderie in the legal community.
03.25.2011State and Local Tax Update - News and Reviews
The Business Tax Committee brings you its penultimate installment of the 2010-2011 Taxing Matters Series on Wednesday, April 1: A summary of the significant developments in Ohio state, multistate and local taxation since last April.
03.18.2011Institute Presents Modern Day Probate
Recent legislation and current economic conditions are reshaping the administration of trusts and estates. Stay current and join us on May 5 for the 2011 Probate Law Institute.
03.18.2011Congratulations, Lin Riffle, CRR, RDR
McGinnis Court Reporting and Video has a star on staff. Ms. Riffle, a 24-year reporter with the firm, won top honours at the Ohio Court Reporters Association annual conference held in Columbus recently.
03.18.2011Notices Posted to Attorneys on CLE Deficiencies
Attorneys who failed to earn their requisite continuing legal education (CLE) hours by the Dec. 31 deadline and attorneys who missed the 1/31 deadline to file a report of compliance with the CLE hour requirement will soon receive notices of noncompliance.
03.11.2011Nominations Open for Elam Pro Bono Award
Your input is requested in identifying candidates for the 2011 John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award, presented at the Ohio State Bar Association Annual Meeting in May.
03.11.2011CLE for Advisors of Advisors
Advisors turn to a variety of resources to stay at the top of their game – even to their own advisors. A 3.0 CLE hour program set for April 22 (Advising the Advisor) is designed with this in mind.
03.04.2011MORPC Seeks Legal Counsel on Local Food Issues
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued a request for proposals from central Ohio law firms (including sole practitioners) to assist MORPC in reviewing Columbus city ordinances that affect the production of food in urban neighborhoods.
03.04.2011Public Comment Sought for Probate Forms
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until March 29 on proposed new and revised probate court forms that concern personal identifiers, wrongful death and survival claims settlements, and petitioner’s accounts.
03.04.2011Bonding with CBS Agency, Inc.
Congratulations to Andrew Schabo and Patricia Schabo who will be CBS Agency’s guest at the 2011 Foundation Gala. Mr. Schabo won a drawing held by CBS Agency, Inc., for attorneys who utilized the agency's services in the past year.
02.25.2011Changes Under the Tax Relief Act of 2010
Passed by Congress last December, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 brings with it changes to estate and business tax. On March 9, Part 7 of the Taxing Matters Series will review implications of this law.
02.25.2011Juvenile Domestic Violence Rule, Forms Adopted
The Supreme Court of Ohio announced the adoption and March 1 effective date of a new rule that establishes forms for the adjudication of juvenile domestic violence cases and certain other cases.
02.18.2011Remembering Art Vorys and Jack Alton
Arthur I. Vorys, a distinguished member of Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease for 44 years, passed away earlier this month at the age of 87. Jack R. Alton, one of the founding partners of Lane Alton & Horst, passed away February 14 at the age of 85.
02.18.2011Reinventing Wheels 2 by 2012
Douglas Morgan approached the Columbus Bar Green Initiative Committee, chaired by Robert Meyer and David Scott, to join over 80 Columbus companies and organizations to become an early adopter of 2 by 2012 initiative.
02.18.2011Free Diabetes Screening for Willis UHC / CBA Clients
Willis is offering free testing for CBA members and their spouses who have elected medical coverage with UnitedHealthcare through Willis on Monday, March 14 from 3:00-7:00pm at Willis of Ohio in the Great Room.
02.14.2011Volunteer Resource Center - Pro Bono at Work
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus is launching a new program aimed at increasing the number of low income clients who are able to access free civil legal services in Columbus.
02.14.2011Thank You, 2011 Gala Supporters!
THANK YOU to the supporters of the Columbus Bar Foundation/Association Gala. This year’s event promises to be one of the best ever. Tickets are still available for $200/person which includes reception, dinner and entertainment by The Second City.
02.14.2011Government Agencies Committee to Focus on JobsOhio
On Friday, February 18, the Columbus Bar Government Agencies Committee welcomes Rep. Mike Duffey (R) and Rep. Michael Stinziano (D) to discuss JobsOhio and other issues facing the Ohio House of Representatives.
02.14.2011Reprise for New Lawyer Training
This spring we offer video replays of our entire 12-hour New Lawyer Training Series. Beginning March 22 and ending June 7, one 3.0 CLE hour presentation will take place each month.
02.14.2011Bar Members Judge Mock Trial
Nearly 50 volunteers from the Columbus Bar and 300 students participated last week in the 28th Annual Ohio High School District Mock Trial Competition at Franklin County Municipal Court.
02.04.2011Nominating Committee Members Named
Past President Elizabeth J. Watters will chair the Columbus Bar 2011 Nominating Committee set to begin the process of selecting candidates for the 2011 Board of Governors election to be held in May.
02.04.2011Columbus Bar Mourns Federal Favorite
When Columbus lost Judge John D. Holschuh last week, it lost more than its most senior judge at the federal courthouse. It lost a role model for professionalism and compassion.
02.04.2011Petro to Talk About Wrongful Convictions
The Columbus Bar has partnered with the Columbus Metropolitan Club to present, “False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent" featuring Jim and Nancy Petro, interviewed by Alan Johnson of The Columbus Dispatch.
02.04.2011Angela Lloyd is New OLAF Executive Director
The Board of Trustees of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has chosen Angela Lloyd as the new Executive Director, responsible for leading the Foundation which is the primary funder of civil legal services for low-income persons throughout Ohio.
02.04.2011Taxing Matters: Real Property Valuation Appeals
Clarence E. Mingo II, Franklin County Auditor, and Charles Bluestone will present an overview of the real property valuation process, pitfalls to avoid and the appellate process, and other relevant topics as the Taxing Matters Series continues on Feb 9.
02.04.2011Court Seeks Comment on Interpreter Rule
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments on a new rule that would require courts to hire a certified foreign language or sign language interpreter, when available, for deaf and limited English proficient individuals in court proceedings.
01.28.2011Columbus Bar CLE Institutes: In a Class by Themselves
Plan to attend one of our first-rate, practice-specific CLE Institutes. Consistently well-regarded, our annual Institutes provide a full-day (or more) of instruction on the latest issues impacting your practice.
01.28.2011City Attorney Adopts "Alex"
The Columbus Bar Association Alliance and the Foundation raised over $2,700 through a raffle of the St. Bernard, “Alex,” who has a new home with toys in the Domestic Violence Victims’ waiting room.
01.28.2011Supreme Court Seeking Volunteer Guides
The Civic Education program is calling for volunteers to lead tours of the Visitor Education Center and the beautifully restored Ohio Judicial Center.
01.28.2011CLE Transcript Deadline, January 31
The Supreme Court Office of Attorney Services reminds attorneys with last names beginning M through Z that they must file a report of their compliance with the continuing legal education hour requirement.
01.28.2011Warning to Veterans
From the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
01.21.2011Columbus Bar Announces New Incubator Program
The Columbus Bar, next month, will roll out its pilot program for newly admitted attorneys entitled, Columbus Bar inc: A Professional Development Center. Columbus Bar inc is designed to offer new lawyers valuable experience and ongoing education.
01.21.2011It's Rock 'n Bowl Time in the Alley!
Rock 'n Bowl 2011 will take place at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace on February 5. This annual event benefits the Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Child and Family Advocacy and the work they do to help free our future of family violence.
01.14.2011Nominations Open for Annual Awards
Each year lawyers and non-lawyers are recognized for community service. The Association Relations Committee, led by Immediate Past President Elizabeth Watters, reviews nominations and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors.
01.14.2011National Individual Award Benefits Local Society
Teresa Scharf, Chairperson of PACO’s Pro Bono Committee, was awarded the Individual Pro Bono Award for Exhibiting Outstanding Dedication in the area of Pro Bono Service to the Public by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.
01.14.2011Graduation Day! Bankruptcy Boot Camp Series Ends
Caps will be flung in the air on Friday, February 11, at thefinal program of the Bankruptcy Boot Camp Series. Speakers Adam Barclay and Judith M. McInturff will present the information you need to be able to draft and complete a Chapter 13 case.
01.07.2011CBAA/CBF Fundraiser Tops $2,500
If you attended a Columbus Bar CLE program last December you may have purchased a raffle ticket giving you a chance to win “Alex” the giant St. Bernard.
01.07.2011Sign Up to Judge Mock Trials
The annual District and Regional Competitions for the Ohio High School Mock Trial competition is looking for attorneys to serve as judges for the 2011 competition.
01.06.2011Attention Attorneys: Franklin County Municipal Court
Open enrollment for the Franklin County Municipal Court Appointed Counsel List will occur in the month of January 2011. Any attorney who would like to be considered for the List should complete the Appointment of Counsel Application.
01.03.2011Please Report Your Pro Bono Hours
The Ohio Supreme Court will again invite attorneys to report pro bono service, voluntarily and anonymously, early in January.