12.28.2012Real Property Law Institute 2013: February 7-8
A panel of presenters will cover a variety of topics including a commercial real estate financing update, liquor law, foreclosure issues, a case study of Columbus Commons, tax appeals, Franklin County Land Bank, and issues concerning oil, gas and shale.
12.21.2012Well-Wishes to Our Wordsmith Worrywart
Imagine a stack of thirty years’ worth of the CBA Directory, BarBriefs, Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly, and “CBA Today” sections of the Daily Reporter. Imagine an editor sitting on top of this pile of pulp.
12.21.2012Columbus Bar Decks Staff
But in a good way. Jamie Rehm, Shannon Cross and Amy Randall “volunteered” to serve as their team’s “tree” in the staff’s holiday party decorating contest.
12.14.2012We Get It... And We've Got It!
Whether you are running out of days to earn your CLE hours for your reporting period, or you are able to take a more leisurely approach, we know what you need and what you want.
12.12.2012Nationwide Arena Discounts are Back
The CBA has partnered with the Columbus Blue Jackets to offer special CBJ Insider ticket discounts for numerous events held at Nationwide Arena throughout the year. To access the discounted ticket pricing and order forms, visit www.cbalaw.org/nationwide.
12.07.2012Rule 40. Notice of Forensic Expert
Forensic experts shall be afforded access to a domestic relations case on which they have been retained that has been filed through the court’s e-flex system upon the filing of a “notice of forensic expert.”
12.07.2012NOTICE TO ATTORNEYS WHO PRACTICE IN MUNICIPAL COURT
The judges of the Franklin County Municipal Court intend to increase the Secure Facilities Fee from $7.00 to $10.00 effective January 1, 2013. Local Court Rule 13, Schedule 9.00 will be amended as follows:
12.05.2012Gala 2013 - A Night in Italy
Ciao! We are four months away from the premier bar event in Columbus, the 2013 Columbus Bar Association and Foundation Gala, “A Night in Italy,” on Saturday, March 9 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
11.30.2012Columbus Bar Interpreting Services - A New CBA Affiliate
If words are the tools of the legal profession, then understanding language is essential to administration of justice. The Columbus Bar gladly introduces its newest affiliate, Columbus Bar Interpreting Services (CBIS).
11.30.2012Here is a CLE You Can Bet on!
With the new casinos opening in Ohio, it is hard to escape hearing something about gambling every time you turn on the news. To tune in on a CLE you can bet on for providing a behind the scenes look, check out “Pathological Gambling and the Legal System."
11.30.2012Looking at Investment Fraud from Both Sides Now
Investment fraud is on the rise and the 3.0 hour CLE, “Stockbroker Malpractice and Securities Arbitration” slated for December 6 will cover how to help prevent your clients from becoming victims.
11.30.2012Lawyers Taking Control: Managing the Media
Bruce M. Hennes, Managing Partner of Hennes Paynter Communications, one of the few firms in the U.S. focused exclusively on crisis communications, will be presenting his expertise at the “Managing the Media: Lawyers and the Press” on December 7.
11.21.2012Bar Plans Civil Rights Symposium
The first Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Civil Rights Symposium is planned for January 30. The program, offering six hours of continuing legal education credit, will replace the annual King luncheon.
11.21.2012Put Me in, Coach!
As a manager, understanding how to develop the talent in your employees is possibly the most important skill you can possess.
11.21.2012Taming Time with Technology
Prophet of the electronic age, Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) once said, “It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame.”
11.21.2012What All Attorneys Need to Know About IP Law
Intellectual Property is an essential asset in the global marketplace. In order to help clients protect and enforce intellectual property rights, attorneys to businesses and individuals need to understand the basic issues of intellectual property law.
11.16.2012Human Trafficking in Ohio?
Indeed. Human trafficking – the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person induced by force, fraud, or coercion – here in Ohio.
11.16.2012Open Books, Open Minds Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
The Columbus Bar Foundation project, in support of the Media Center at Juvenile Detention, begins its annual holiday fund raising and book collecting campaign by again joining forces with the Sawmill branch of Barnes & Noble in their holiday Book Fair.
11.16.2012For an OVI Update, Spend the Day with Cleve
Cleve Johnson has continued his annual tradition by organizing a full day of CLE covering cutting edge developments and coming changes in the fast moving area of DUI law.
11.16.2012How Does the $2,500 Health FSA Limit Apply to Families?
The National Legal & Research Group was recently asked how the $2,500 limit on employees’ pre-tax contributions to health flexible spending accounts is affected by a spouse who is eligible to contribute to a health FSA through his or her employer.
11.16.2012Pathological Gambling and the Legal System
This seminar covers the history and scope of gambling, basics of pathological gambling, DSM IV vs. DSM 5, pathological gambling and criminal behavior, diversion, and treatment options.
11.09.2012Remembering the Honorable Robert M. Duncan
I had the pleasure of knowing Bob Duncan for more than 30 years. I met him when I was 17 years old and had the audacity to call a federal judge and ask him why he was ordering us to change schools.
11.09.2012Fine-Tuning Your SSD Practice
The modern social security practice is fast changing. Spend November 27 with a panel of experts for the latest updates and critical information about this field.
11.09.2012Lawyers in History Tradition with a Twist
The Columbus Bar has traditionally held a CLE each fall centered on lawyers in history. It began a few years ago with the program on Lincoln on Professionalism and last year became the ACLEA award winning program, "Lawyers in History."
11.09.2012Nominations Open for Annual Awards
Each year, lawyers and non-lawyers are recognized for community service. The Association Relations Committee, led by Immediate Past President David Bloomfield, Jr., reviews nominations and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors.
11.02.2012Volunteer Attorney Gives Voice to Disabled
A stack of papers tucked under his arm, Robert M. sat in the lobby at The Legal Aid Society, explaining to LASC volunteer Joan Sant that he faced imminent, forcible removal from his home because his landlord had filed an eviction action against him.
11.02.2012Pro Bono Training Program - Support for Wills Clinics
"Planning for the Future: Preparing Simple Wills and Advance Directives" is designed to assist volunteer attorneys and paralegals who are participating in the PACO/LASC Pro Bono Wills Clinics. It is free to certain pro bono volunteers.
11.02.2012Maybe, You Are an International Lawyer?
You would never consider yourself an international lawyer? Globalization and foreign cultures play no role in your daily practice? Well, that could change in a heartbeat and here are just a few examples...
10.26.2012ONA on Notarizing Mortgage Deeds
Back by popular demand, James H. Bownas will present a one-hour CLE, “Notarizing Mortgage Deeds and other Property Transfer Docusments,” on November 7 at noon.
10.26.2012Congratulations, New Ohio Attorneys!
The Supreme Court of Ohio has released the results of the July 2012 Ohio Bar Examination. 977 applicants passed the exam, including 245 applicants from Franklin and contiguous counties.
10.26.2012Mediation Pro Bono Opportunity
Franklin County Municipal Court is seeking volunteer mediators to staff our pre-filing and rent escrow mediation program, held every other Thursday evening starting at 6:00pm.
10.25.2012Urgent Need for Bone Marrow Match
Kim Roper, wife of CBA member James Roper, is in need of a bone marrow transplant due to Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Kim has no siblings and is dependent upon the National Registry to find a donor match. Currently there is no match available.
10.12.2012A Picture Paints 1,000 Words: The Art of Depositions
Break out your paint brushes and palette knives and be ready to experience the Art of Depositions. On October 25, Daniel F. Ryan, Kevin P. Foley and Nicole M. Koppitch will artfully paint a deposition masterpiece.
10.12.2012Banking on Justice
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, which funds Ohio’s legal aid societies through distribution of IOLTA, IOTA and civil filing fee surcharge revenues, encourages all attorneys to “bank on justice.”
10.05.2012Masters Series: Health Care Law
This 6.0 hour CLE slated for October 19 at the Columbus Bar Association will provide insight into health care reform as it relates to the status of ACA and compliance issues and challenges through 2014 for health care providers
10.05.2012All About Dodd-Frank and CFPB
The Dodd-Frank Act is the most significant comprehensive financial regulatory measure taken since the Glass-Steagall Act during the Great Depression.Anthony M. Sharett (Bricker & Eckler) has organized a 3.0 hour CLE on the Act, to be held October 16.
10.05.2012Notarizing Advance Health Care Directives
James H. Bownas will present a one-hour CLE, “Notary Wars,” on October 15 at noon. Attendees are welcome to arrive at 11:30 for a brown bag networking lunch before the presentation.
09.28.2012Tax Aspects of IRS Liens in Bankruptcy
During the second installment of the 2012-2013 Taxing Matters series (October 10 from 12:15pm-1:15pm.) learn about the intersection of bankruptcy and IRS tax liens.
09.28.2012WLFC Announces Meet the Candidate Night & Dining Circle Season
Women Lawyers of Franklin County will host a “Meet the Candidates Night” on Wednesday, October 10. WLFC will also offer the Dining Circle Initiative, a mentoring and networking program that provides an opportunity to meet other local women attorneys.
09.21.20122012 Judicial Preference Poll Results
The Columbus Bar annual Preference Poll results for candidates running for election in the Common Pleas, General and Domestic/Juvenile Division courts are in.
09.21.2012Update for Election Law 2012
Another presidential election cycle is upon us. With it comes a renewed interest in the rules, procedures, and laws at play in ballot issues, campaign financing, and lobbying.
09.21.2012Valuing Healthcare Transactions and Agreements
Representatives from Blue & Company LLC will return to the Columbus Bar on October 5 to conclude their three-part series with the 3.0 CLE hour seminar, Valuing Healthcare Transactions and Agreements.
09.21.2012JMLBA Holds Aspiring Attorney Conference
The John Mercer Langston Bar Association held its fourth biannual conference open to high school and undergraduate students last week hosted by the Columbus Bar.
09.21.2012Remembering the Honorable Dana Deshler
When several former employees and friends sat down to pay tribute to our friend and former boss the Honorable Dana A. Deshler, laughter and good stories were the order of the evening.
09.21.2012A New Session for Civil War Group
The Civil War Group will be meeting on September 28, noon to 1pm at the Columbus Bar offices. This is an open invitation to the presentation.
09.14.2012What's Up and Coming Soon?
During September, CLE will kick off the fall season with several high-powered programs including two of the Masters Series: Employment Law and Business Law (Energy); the Chester Institute, and a program on the new Sup. R. 88 regarding use of interpreters.
09.14.2012Notice of Local Rule Change and Public Comment Period
On August 21, 2012, the Franklin County Common Pleas Court adopted emergency amendments to Local Rule 55 (“Default Judgments”). The Court will accept comments on these amendments, and potentially make additional changes.
09.12.2012Appealing E-Filing Training Sessions
The Columbus Bar is partnering with the Franklin County Clerk of Courts for the next round of CLE training sessions regarding the new E-Filing system at the courthouse. This series is focused on filings with the Appeals Division.
09.07.2012Operation Feed 2012 "Law Firm Challenge" Surpasses Goal
In order to increase the number of meals raised by Central Ohio law firms in 2012, the Columbus Bar and Mid-Ohio Foodbank joined forces to launch the “Operation Feed Law Firm Challenge,” calling upon Central Ohio law firms of all sizes to participate.
09.07.2012Masters Series CLE: Energy Law
Masters Series: Business Law will focus on energy this year. The September 25, 6.0 CLE hour program will examine trends in energy law from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
09.07.2012He Said, She Said: Using Interpreters
Learn the ins and outs of the new mandatory rule for using foreign language and American Sign Language interpreters in court at a 3.0 hour CLE program on September 26.
09.07.2012Women Lawyers of Franklin County Series Starts on Starting Up
Caroline Worley will kick off this year’s WLFC luncheon series on Thursday, September 27, 12:30pm at the Columbus Bar. Ms Worley will discuss the challenges of starting your own firm, marketing strategies and techniques for client development.
09.07.2012UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits Webcasts
UnitedHealthcare will present a webinar presentation on its dental, vision and life products, available through the Columbus Bar Association for members. The webinar will be presented 3 times.
09.06.2012PACO Takes on Tough Topic
The first general meeting of the fall season is Wednesday, September 19, noon to 1:00pm and the topic is Ohio’s Gun Laws and Recent Events in the News.
08.31.2012On Mediation of Insurance Disputes
At the Columbus Bar ADR Committee meeting on Friday, September 14, Crystal Richie will discuss the use of mediation to resolve insurance disputes.
08.31.2012New Connection Affords Member Benefits
Anderson Reporting is now the preferred court reporting company for the Columbus Bar. It offers an unmatched level of expertise in the most advanced litigation solutions available and offer its services at exclusive rates to Columbus Bar members.
08.24.2012Columbus Bar to Honor 50-Year Attorneys
The Annual Columbus Bar Foundation Luncheon honoring Columbus Bar members with fifty years of service will be held at noon on Tuesday, September 25, at the Athletic Club of Columbus.
08.24.2012Board of Governors Retreat 2012
Board members and Columbus Bar staff met this month to generate ideas for the 2012-13 membership year and to continue working on the Columbus Bar long-range plan.
08.23.2012The "Wheels of Justice" Keep Rolling
For the 12th consecutive year, Leon Friedberg of Carlile Patchen & Murphy announces that this year’s "23rd Annual" Carlile Patchen & Murphy Legal "Velvet Ride" is scheduled for Sunday, September 23.
08.17.2012Know More with Columbus Bar CLE
Fall is just around the corner, and soon another reporting year will be drawing to a close. With over 200 hours of CLE programming between now and December 31, the Columbus Bar has you covered.
08.10.2012inc Mentoring Program: Chris Hogan
Chris Hogan is a 1998 graduate of the Mortiz College of Law. His practice focuses on business and labor and employment law, and human resources consulting. He has been a mentor since the inception of the Columbus Bar inc Professional Development Center.
08.10.2012Columbus Legal Community Participates in Pelotonia
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.
08.09.2012On PPACA Preventive Care Services
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires non-grandfathered health plans to cover certain preventive care services without any cost-sharing.
08.03.2012Visitation Committee Makes Comeback
For years, Columbus Bar Past President Jack Alton was visitor-in-chief, dedicated to letting members who were ill know they were cared about and valued. Jack personally made almost all visits as long as his health allowed.
08.03.2012inc Mentoring Program: Jack D'Aurora
Jack D’Aurora was first group of Columbus Bar inc mentors. For Jack, the inc program seemed like a great opportunity to help new lawyers.
08.03.2012CLE Podcasts are Here - and Everywhere
This summer you can cast your line out to reel in a fish, or set sail and cast your fate to the wind, because casting of another nature has made CLE even easier for you.
08.03.2012News from the Franklin County Law Library
There will be a free one hour CLE seminar on Friday, August 24, in the library conference room. The topic is WestlawNext, presented by Research Specialist Denice Fogle from Thomson West.
07.27.2012Series to Sharpen Speaking Skills
Would you like your communication to distinguish you from others in your profession? If so, you'll appreciate what the CBA is bringing you this fall.
07.27.2012inc Mentoring Program: LeeAnn Massucci
LeeAnn Massucci is a graduate of Capital Law School and founding partner of Massucci and Klein. Her path to a legal career could be best characterized as unusual.
07.13.2012New Coordinator Named for Pro Bono Wills Clinics
With the exponential growth in demand for wills clinics in the Central Ohio area, PACO Pro Bono Chairperson Teresa Scharf (Bricker & Eckler) has appointed Lucinda Miller (Freund Freeze & Arnold) as the PACO/LASC Pro Bono Wills Clinics Coordinator.
07.13.2012Court Proposes Specialized Docket Procedures
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comments until August 7 on amendments that outline the procedures to receive Supreme Court certification for a specialized docket program.
07.06.2012Diversity Initiative Welcomes New Members
Frost Brown Todd and Region Ten of the Hispanic National Bar Association are the newest members of the Columbus Bar’s Managing Partners Diversity Initiative (MPDI).
07.06.2012MPDI Firms Host Law & Leadership Institute Interns
This is the fifth year for the Law and Leadership Institute, LLC, a state-wide pipeline program for high school students designed to enrich their educational experiences and prepare them for college and, hopefully, for law school.
07.06.2012inc Mentoring Program: Rick Colby
Mentors are an integral part of the success of the Columbus Bar inc program. Their generous donations of time and wisdom add to the overall development of the new attorneys. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight the Columbus Bar inc mentors.
07.06.2012Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The New Lawyers Committee wrapped up a year of activities with an outing at Huntington Park. Members, joined by their families and friends, enjoyed the camaraderie, sunshine, and dime-a-dog night.
07.06.2012PACO Celebrates OSCAR 2011-12
The Paralegal Association of Central Ohio recently celebrated its annual Oscars Party at the Columbus Bar, an event to honor and recognize the accomplishments of the association and its members.
06.29.2012inc Mentoring Program: Adam Todd
Mentors are an integral part of the success of the Columbus Bar inc program. Their generous donations of time and wisdom add to the overall development of the new attorneys. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight the CBA inc mentors.
06.29.2012Capital Paralegal Program Celebrates XL
As Capital University Law School’s Paralegal Program enjoys a 40th year of continuous paralegal education, the founders were recognized at the Columbus Bar’s Annual Meeting this month.
06.28.2012Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the federal health care reform law’s individual mandate. Therefore, the health care reform law will go into effect as scheduled, unless amended or repealed by Congress.
06.22.2012Proposed CLE Changes
Proposed CLE changes would double the number of online credit hours attorneys could earn, allow attorneys to earn a portion of their CLE hours by engaging in approved pro bono activities, and eliminate the requirement to file final reporting transcripts.
06.15.2012All About Appellate Advocacy
Think appellate advocacy is just a continuation of trial advocacy? Think again. Appellate advocacy has a purpose all its own along with its own set of rules and its own particular hurdles to clear.
06.08.2012"The Legal Research Games"
Nearly 100 law students attended the 2012 Summer Associate Legal Research Seminar sponsored by the Columbus Bar Legal Research and Information Resources committee.
06.08.2012IRS Issues Guidance on Health FSA $2,500 Limit
The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance (Notice 2012-40) regarding the effective date of the $2,500 limit on salary reduction contributions to health Flexible Spending Accounts.
06.01.2012Green Light and Red Flag: Avoiding Case Preparation Pitfalls
Litigating matters require expertise on how to quickly review case documents to determine strategy, theory of liability, etc. At times the facts of the case may be complex or uncommon, making the discovery and trial prep process more difficult.
06.01.2012The Subject is Corporate E-Discovery
On June 19, the Columbus Bar will present a full day (6.0 CLE hours) seminar on Corporate E-Discovery. It’s everything to do with current best practice, workflow prioritization, cost efficiencies, risk reduction – all the problems with workflow solutions.
05.25.2012PACO Celebrates Paralegal Day
The annual celebration of the profession for PACO members was held this week at The Bluestone with awards and accolades.
05.21.2012Columbus Bar inc Takes Home ABA Award
Columbus Bar inc was recently honored with the 2012 Solo and Small Firm Project Award by the ABA General Practice and Solo Division, given for successful implementation of a project or program specifically targeted to solo and small firm lawyers.
05.18.2012Key Topic is Valuation Case Law
The business valuation series offered by presenters from Blue & Co., will continue with the June 11, 3.0 CLE hour program, Valuation A to Z: Specific Methods and Techniques.
05.18.2012Leveraging Technology to Improve Client Service
Judy D. Miller, a recent speaker at the CBA@noon Luncheon Series, is returning to conduct a 2.0 CLE hour seminar - Leveraging Technology: Improved Legal Efficiencies - on June 13 at 1:30.
05.11.2012Summer Associates - Let the Games Begin!
The Legal Research and Information Resources Committee will present its Legal Research Games on Friday, June 1 at the Columbus Bar. Don’t miss this opportunity for free instruction for first or second-year law students who are summer associates.
05.11.2012Planning for Things Expected and Unexpected
Bryan M. Griffith, chair of the Small Firm/Solo Practitioner Committee has organized the 3.0 CLE seminar, “Estate Planning for Lawyers,” for presentation on Friday, June 8 at 9:00am.
05.11.2012Mandatory E-Filing at the SSA
As of March 16, the Social Security Administration made it mandatory for all representatives wishing to receive direct payment to file their clients’ appeals electronically. Attend a 2.0 hour CLE on E-Filing for the SSA.
05.11.2012LLI Class of 2012 Rates Success
What began as a pilot program for 40 rising ninth graders in 2008 has evolved into LLI's year-round program serving nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 in Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton high schools.
05.04.20122012 Judicial Performance Poll Results
The judges of four Franklin County courts received generally favorable ratings for their skills on the bench from the attorneys who appear before them, according to the poll released by the Columbus Bar.
05.04.2012Chief Justice Opens Series on Judicial Independence
Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor will kick off a 3.0 CLE on May 30 at the Columbus Bar on judicial independence and the Constitution and State Statutes, legislative and other threats, and the role of lawyers and bar associations in defending the Courts.
05.04.2012Congratulations, New Ohio Attorneys
The Supreme Court of Ohio today released the results of the February 2012 Ohio Bar Examination, which was administered in Columbus on February 28, February 29 and March 1.
05.04.2012Business Valuations A to Z
The need to assign valuation to a business arises in legal situations such as mergers and acquisitions; estate, gift and income tax; divorce and dissolution litigation; reorganizations and bankruptcies, and more.
05.04.2012Local Rule 110: Electronic Filing of Court Documents
110.01 Effective August 24, 2011, the Administrative Order Regarding Electronic Filing of Court Documents, and any subsequent amendments thereto, shall govern the practice and procedures to be followed regarding the filing of court documents...
05.04.2012Rules Set for Reinsurance Program
The Department of Health and Human Services recently released final regulations that implement standards related to reinsurance, risk corridors, and risk adjustment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
04.27.2012Bar to Honor Members at Annual Meeting
Members of the Columbus Bar will meet on Friday, June 15 at noon, for the 2012 Annual Meeting, the installation of new officers and board members, and the presentation of the Bar Service Medal, the Professionalism Award and the 2012 Awards of Excellence.
04.27.2012Bishop Campbell Will Celebrate Red Mass
The ideals of the legal profession are so important that many believe they should call for Divine strength and guidance in upholding such principles.
04.27.2012inc Receives National Award
This week the Columbus Bar learned that its Columbus Bar inc program (short for "incubator") is being honored with the 2012 Solo and Small Firm Project Award by the ABA General Practice and Solo Division.
04.27.2012Court Seeks Comment on Revised Probate Forms
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until May 29 on amendments to revise probate court forms that concern appointing a guardian of an alleged incompetent and a name change application for an adult or a minor.
04.27.2012M&A for Small Businesses - Seller's Side
The Business Tax Committee 2012 Taxing Matters Series wraps up with the May 9 presentation on M&A for Small Businesses – Seller’s Side, 12:15pm to 1:15pm.
04.20.20122012-2013 Board of Governors Candidates
Ten members of the Columbus Bar selected to run for the Board of Governors and one candidate for the office of secretary/treasurer have been recommended by the Nominations & Elections committee chaired by Past President, the Hon. Stephen L. McIntosh.
04.20.2012Columbus Bar Foundation Annual Meeting
Columbus Bar Foundation President Heather Sowald announced that Sharon Davies, John Chester Jr. and Ronald Linville have accepted nomination to the CBF Board.
Last Thursday, attorneys and Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium (OMBAC) leaders went to basic training at the Rickenbacker Air Force Base.
04.13.2012Agenda for Bankruptcy Law Institute 2012
The Bankruptcy Law Institute offers 12.0 CLE hours including 1 hour ethics, 1 hour professionalism and 0.5 hour substance abuse. Register online or call 614/221.4112.
04.11.2012Eight Columbus Bar Members Chosen as "2012 Forty Under 40"
Each year since 1993, Columbus Business First has made a call for nominations selecting outstanding individuals. Nominations are taken for people in Greater Columbus under the age of 40 who have not previously won the award.
04.06.2012In Memorium: Shawn T. Hannon (1968-2012)
Sgt. First Class Shawn Thomas Hannon, Chief Legal Counsel of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and a 2006 graduate of Capital University Law School, was killed in the service of his country while conducting a Rule Of Law mission in Afghanistan.
04.06.2012Probate 2012 - The Information Age
Current economic conditions, public policy and technology are reshaping the administration of trusts and estates. Stay current and join us on May 4 for the 2012 Probate Law Institute.
03.30.2012Minority Program Chooses Summer Clerks
The Minorities in the Law Committee, co-chaired by Stephanie Hanna and Greg Swart, recently announced that twenty-five students were selected to participate in the 2012 Minority Clerkship Program, now in its 25th year.
03.30.20122012 Columbus Bar Performance Poll Coming Soon
The 2012 Columbus Bar Performance Poll of sitting judges in the Common Pleas Court and the 10th District Court of Appeals will go online Monday, April 9, and remain available through Friday, April 20.
03.30.2012I Need This Job!
What happens when your employer wants you to notarize something that you think is questionable? Judge Charles A. Schneider will present "I Need This Job!" (1.0 CLE hour) on April 17, which will help you determine how and when to say NO to notarizing.
03.30.2012Wine Tasting Supports Law and Leadership Institute
The Columbus Bar Association Alliance is hosting “Tastings at Twilight” at the Four Seasons in Hilliard on Friday, April 20 from 6:30-9:00pm for the benefit of the Law and Leadership Institute.
03.30.2012Court Funding Task Force Meets
A 29-member group tasked with examining long-term solutions to strengthen the financial picture of Ohio’s courts received its official charge today from Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor at its first meeting.
03.23.2012Flapjack Flippers Wanted
Please join the Women Lawyers of Franklin County in preparing breakfast for the Columbus YWCA Family Center on SATURDAY, MARCH 31 at 6:30am.
03.23.2012Foundation Seeks Nominations for Pro Bono Award
The Columbus Bar Foundation requests members’ input in identifying candidates for the 2012 John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award to be presented by Chief Justice O’Connor at the OSBA annual meeting in Cincinnati on May 3.
03.23.2012Invent Your Future
It's been said that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. To be sure, that’s always been much easier said than done – until now.
03.23.2012Fatal Car Crash Returns
Quite a few CLE programs held at the Columbus Bar return through video replays. Usually these seminars do not include the institutes. However, last fall, "Trial Skills Institute" was taped and will be replayed on March 30.
03.16.2012New Dues Structure Offers Savings
At its March 9 meeting, the Columbus Bar Association Board of Governors approved a change to the membership rules. The following approved dues structure will become effective for the 2012-2013 fiscal year (July 1, 2012).
03.16.2012Final Regulations Regarding Insurance Exchanges
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued final regulations regarding the state-based insurance exchanges that are to be established under the health care reform law.
03.14.2012Wine Tasting to Benefit Law and Leadership Institute
The Columbus Bar Association Alliance is hosting a wine-tasting event, “Tastings at Twilight” at the Four Seasons in Hilliard on Friday, April 20 from 6:30-9:00pm for the benefit of the Law and Leadership Institute (LLI).
03.09.2012Operation Feed Law Firm Challenge
In order to increase the number of meals raised by Central Ohio law firms in 2012, the CBA and Mid-Ohio Foodbank have joined forces to launch the “Operation Feed Law Firm Challenge,” calling upon Central Ohio law firms of all sizes to participate.
03.09.2012Summit Meets for Women's Economic Mobility
Otterbein University is hosting OPPORTUNITY NATION, “Women and the New American Dream,” on its campus in Westerville this weekend, Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10.
03.09.2012New and Modified Local Juvenile and Domestic Rules
The Columbus Bar’s Guide to Ohio Courts has been updated with the new Franklin County Local Juvenile Rule 36,
as well as the modified Franklin County Local Domestic Rule 2. Both are effective March 1, 2012.
03.09.2012Comments Sought on Disciplinary Changes
The Supreme Court of Ohio announced proposed rule amendments today to refine the existing default judgment process when a lawyer fails to comply with his professional duty to respond to disciplinary charges.
03.02.2012The Operation Feed Law Firm Challenge: A Call to Action.
The Columbus Bar and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank are calling upon Central Ohio law firms of all sizes to participate in the inaugural Operation Feed Law Firm Challenge. Through this fun and spirited competition, our goal is to raise 115,000 meals in 2012.
03.02.20122012 Nominations Committee Members Named
Past President, the Hon. Stephen L, McIntosh will chair the Columbus Bar 2012 Nominations Committee set to begin the process of selecting candidates for the 2012 Board of Governors election to be held in May.
03.02.2012Chester Fund Brings Peacemaker to CLE Program
The Chester Family Professionalism Fund of the Bar Foundation is sponsoring national speaker and author J. Kim Wright to present “Lawyers as Peacemakers: Integrity, Purpose and Values in the New Paradigm of Law Practice,” a 4.0 hour CLE on March 16.
02.24.2012State and Local Tax Update
The Business Tax Committee’s 2012 Taxing Matters Series continues with a presentation on Ohio State and Local Tax Update March 14, 12:15pm to 1:15pm.
02.24.2012OLAF Call for Prime Partners
Financial institutions now have the chance to showcase positive contributions to their communities through the Prime Partners Program, a partnership with financial institutions being launched today by the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation.
02.24.2012Court Adopts "Dueling" Orders Rule
The Supreme Court of Ohio adopted a new rule designed to ensure the prompt and unambiguous enforceability of protection orders or conflicts between protection orders and orders granting parental rights and responsibilities.
02.22.2012Our Healthiest Renewal Rate Ever
This year, 98% of clients enrolled in the Columbus Bar insurance plan renewed their coverage through Willis, the endorsed broker of the CBA since 1989.
02.20.2012Franklin County Law Library Moving March 6
The Franklin County Law Library will be closed on Wednesday, February 29th through Monday, March 5th, and will open at its new location on the sixth floor of 375 South High St. on Tuesday, March 6 at 8:00am.
02.17.2012CLE Easy Pass is Passing On
The CLE Easy Pass expires the end of this June. The pass, available for purchase for $100 at membership renewal time, entitles the bearer to 12 hours of Columbus Bar CLE.
02.10.2012Legal Rebel, J. Kim Wright, Presents on Legal Culture
Lawyer, author, editor, public relations advocate, coach, consultant, teacher, trainer. Sounds like a team. In truth, it is a team of one. J. Kim Wright, named a legal rebel by the ABA, wears many hats.
02.10.2012Rock 'n Bowl 2012
The Columbus Bar Foundation wishes to thank all who participated in the 2012 Rock 'n Bowl.
02.10.2012Need CLE Now? We've Got You Covered
The CLE department works throughout the year to provide members with quality CLE every month, with opportunities to fulfill ethics, professionalism and substance abuse requirements.
02.03.2012Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - January 31 at COSI
On January 31, the Columbus Bar held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at COSI giving members and guests the opportunity to enjoy a private showing of the nationally acclaimed exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different?
02.03.2012Bankruptcy Boot Camp Series Kicks in Final Episode
There is still time to register for the final episode of the Bankruptcy Boot Camp series organized by Judith McInturff. The February 10, 3.0 CLE hour, program will focus on drafting and completing a Chapter 13 case.
02.03.2012Tax Planning for Exiting Partnerships
The Business Tax Committee’s Taxing Matters Series continues with a February 8 presentation on ”Tax Planning for Exiting Partnerships; Sales of Partnership Interests and Distributions from Partnerships.”
02.03.2012Lawyer to Lawyer Mentors Meet
Mentors looking to help new lawyers leave the academic world for the real world are taking advantage of the Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program. Around 20 mentors attended an orientation for the program at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.
02.02.2012Franklin County Law Library Moving
Within 10 to 14 days, the Franklin County Law Library will move to the 6th floor of 375 S. High St., vacating the 10th floor of 369 S. High St.
02.02.2012ADR Presents Collaborative Law
The ADR community is familiar with divorce mediation. How many within the community are familiar with collaborative law or collaborative divorce, as some call it?
01.27.2012Change to Code Ratified
A special meeting of voting members of the Association (as defined in Article III of the Code) was held on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 11:30am at the Columbus Bar offices to ratify a proposed change to the Code of Regulations.
01.27.2012Attention, A-L Attorneys
The Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services reminds attorneys with last names beginning with the letters A through L that they must file a report of their compliance with the continuing legal education hour requirement on or before January 31.
01.20.2012Columbus Plays Second City to New York for Second Year
January marks year two for the collaboration between the Columbus Bar and New York City’s Practising Law Institute (PLI), a non-profit continuing legal education organization chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.
01.20.2012Volunteer Mediators Needed
Want to help law students learn how to be representatives in mediation? Want to enhance your resume? Want to be of service? We need you!
01.20.2012Ohio Notary Association Seminars Online
Ohio Notary Association seminars are now available online! If you missed the live presentations last year, you can still benefit from the wealth of information shared at these seminars.
01.20.2012Meet the Columbus Bar Association Alliance
The Columbus Bar Association Alliance works to foster understanding of the legal profession through education and community service, including financial contributions to law-related activities, and to promote social relationships among Alliance members.
01.20.2012CBA@noon: Time Out for Food and Thought
CBA@noon is back! Join us as we launch another series of casual, informative CBA@noon sessions. This series is free for Columbus Bar members. Lunches may be reserved for $8 each or feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
01.13.2012Barrister Leadership Program Presents 2012 Roster
Earlier this week, a field of twenty seven talented, enthusiastic young lawyers meet to begin their eight-month journey as members of the initial Barrister Leadership Program Class of 2012.
01.13.2012Boot Camp Wraps Up
The Bankruptcy Boot Camp series organized by Judith McInturff concludes on February 10 at 9:00am with a 3.0 CLE hour seminar focused on drafting and completing a Chapter 13 case.
01.13.2012Taxing Matters Lineup for Spring
The Business Tax Committee continues its noon program series, Taxing Matters, the second Wednesday of each month through May with a list of hot topics and a fine roster of presenters.
01.13.2012Updated Guidance: W-2 Reporting for Health Coverage Costs
The Department of the Treasury/Internal Revenue Service recently released additional guidance on reporting health coverage costs on the W-2, as required to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).
01.13.2012Supreme Court Creates New Dispute Resolution Commission
The Supreme Court of Ohio last week voted to create a new Commission on Dispute Resolution. Two of the programs formerly operated by the disbanded Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management will be assumed by the Supreme Court.
01.06.2012Real Property Law 2012: Down-to-Earth Updates
The Real Property Institute, an annual Columbus Bar event, meets for its 2012 program, February 2-3. The Institute is sponsored by the Real Property Committee, William D. Fergus, Jr., chair.
01.06.2012New Lawyers Settle in Suite 1050
Shannon Dawes and Mary Lewis are the two newest resident lawyers to join the Columbus Bar inc Professional Development Center.
01.06.2012Columbus Bar Foundation - Bonne Soiree
Come join us at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Saturday, March 10 as the Columbus Bar Foundation Gala takes you to Paree. Enjoy Springtime In Paris, an evening filled with top-notch entertainment provided by Chris Bliss.
01.06.2012Information Sought on 2011 Pro Bono Work
For the fourth consecutive year, Ohio attorneys will be asked to report their pro bono activities to identify gaps in the delivery of free civil legal services in the state.