To provide a forum for Columbus Bar members to learn more about our U.S. District Court practice and procedures. To provide an opportunity for a direct dialogue with a number of the magistrate judges and judges of the Southern District of Ohio on topics of interest and concern to the federal practitioner. To build on the momentum begun in 1996-97 and continue to increase participation and involvement of Columbus Bar members in the Federal Court Committee.
A Message from the Federal Court Committee Chair
“When people say "Don't make a federal case out of it," they're talking
about us! Welcome to the Federal Court Committee. As your chair, I am excited
for the slate of speakers we have lined up for the upcoming year, including
District Court Judges, Magistrates, representatives from the United States
Attorney's Office, and a wide variety of other guests who look forward to
sharing their respective experiences in the federal courts with you, the
practitioners. We are lucky enough to have a great federal court here in
Columbus, and I look forward to meeting with you all each month to discuss
how we can strengthen the relationship between the Bench and Bar. So please
feel free to suggest a discussion topic, recommend a guest speaker, or just
come out to a meeting! I will see you there.”
Phillip Eckenrode - Federal Court Committee Chair - Attorney at Law
The Federal Court Committee develops and hosts topical CLE in the Fall. Stay tuned for information about upcoming CLE programs.
2nd Wednesday at Columbus Bar offices.
Please check the appropriate meeting day and week on the calendar (lower left of your screen) for speaker and topic information about the next meeting of this committee.