March 16, 2011
Columbus Bar Association Names Courtroom After Chief Justice Moyer
Columbus Bar president, Hon. Stephen L. McIntosh, formally dedicated a tribute to the late Chief Justice Moyer at the Columbus Bar Foundation and Association Gala. Thirty years after he served as president of the Columbus Bar, the courtroom at the bar offices has been renamed in his honor.
A framed photo, quote and tribute to Chief Justice Moyer hangs on the wall above the judge’s bench in the courtroom. A plaque outside the courtroom notes the dedication.
The quote comes from his State of the Judiciary Address on Sept. 11, 2008, in which he said, in part: “…great judges share with the great artists a vision for the big picture, the entirety of society; the artist and the judge share a concern for life in its many forms, its successes and its failures.”
The tribute reads, “Chief Justice Moyer’s legacy stands on the foundation of honesty, fairness, and civility. These values were reflected in his career as a counselor to the governor, appellate judge and chief justice. He reveled in his life as an attorney evident in his life-long support of the bar, including his term as President of the Columbus Bar Association. True to his own words, Chief Justice Tom Moyer was a great judge who had ‘a vision for the big picture, the entirety of society.”
Members are welcome to visit the Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Memorial Courtroom when not in session.
Pictured: Columbus Bar President Stephen L. McIntosh, Mary Moyer, widow of the late Chief Justice, and Columbus Bar Executive Director, Jill Snitcher McQuain