January 19, 2023
On March 30, 2023, the Columbus Bar Foundation will host "Why Journalism is Important to Democracy" an event for local high school government and history teachers and their students. The event will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post and MSNBC and remarks from NBC4 anchor and attorney, Colleen Marshall.
January 18, 2023
The Columbus Bar Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to promoting an understanding of the law, the role of the legal profession, and access to justice for all. The Foundation is currently seeking a Development Director to direct its fundraising efforts.
August 29, 2022
Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio (PBPO) is pleased to share that founding Board member and former Board President, W. Breck Weigel, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, has been named recipient of the 2022 John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award.
August 01, 2022
On July 21, 2022, the Columbus Bar Foundation celebrated another successful year at our joint Annual Meeting and 50 Year Luncheon. Held at Mitchell Hall on Columbus State Community College’s campus, we had nearly 100 people out to enjoy a good lunch, celebrate the Foundation, swear in our new president and trustees, and honor attorneys who recently celebrated 50 years in the practice of law.
January 05, 2022
On March 10, 2022, the Columbus Bar Foundation will host "Preserving Our Democracy," an event for local high school government and history teachers and their students. The event will feature Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham and special remarks by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and U.S. District Court Chief Judge Algenon L. Marbley.
October 20, 2021
The Columbus Bar Foundation recently approved grants of $79,000 per year for two years to the Legal Aid Society of Columbus to fund a new paralegal position at Catholic Social Services’ Our Lady of Guadalupe Center in West Columbus.
July 09, 2021
2020 was a year of hardship, worry and disappointment for so many due to the onset of a mass, global pandemic. With it came much loss, including some of Columbus’s finest jurists. To honor the legacy of both those who have passed away or stepped away from the bench, the Columbus Bar Foundation has announced the inception of its new Judicial Legacy Fund.
December 30, 2020
Politico recently featured the Franklin County Municipal Court Self-Help Center as an innovation in serving individuals who have been incarcerated. While all of the Center's work was discussed, special attention was given to the new social work program.
January 02, 2020
The CBF Columbus Law Library Fund recently made a grant of $75,000 to Ohio Legal Help to help build a robust statewide self-help website (www.ohiolegalhelp.com).