December 9, 2011
Nominations 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.
Name your nominee with proposed award, listed below, and email or fax to Donna Sweet (firstname.lastname@example.org or 221.4850) a paragraph describing why you believe the individual deserves to be recognized. Include your name and phone number. Deadline for nominations is 5:00pm on Friday, February 3.
AWARD OF MERIT for service in the administration of justice. Recipients must deal directly with lawyers and be active in this position at the present time. Eligible candidates are lawyers or non-lawyers.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD for attorneys who substantially contribute time and effort in service to the central Ohio community, outside the practice of law and without compensation. Elected office holders are not eligible. Two awards: an attorney 36 or under; 37 years or older.
LIBERTY BELL AWARD for extraordinary efforts in the community, with dedication to the principles of our democratic system of government by law. Lawyers or non-lawyers.
PROFESSIONALISM AWARD is given to an attorney in recognition of exceptional dedication to the standards of the profession and for demonstrated integrity.
BAR SERVICE MEDAL is the highest honor accorded by the Columbus, presented to any attorney member who has shown a long history of distinguished service to the bar.
The Professionalism Award and the Bar Service Medal are presented at the annual meeting in June.