For Immediate Release
SUBJECT: Akron attorney named to State Bar Board of Governors
CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown - 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
Columbus, OH (July 1, 2003) – Attorney Michael Bernard Hendler of Akron has been elected to serve a three-year term as District 11 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). District 11 includes 1,389 attorneys who reside or practice in Portage and Summit counties.
An attorney with the Akron firm Goldman and Rosen, Ltd., Hendler was elected to his new post by area lawyers at an OSBA district meeting several months ago. He succeeds retiring District 11 representative E. Jane Taylor, an Akron attorney whose term concluded June 30.
The 21-member Board of Governors meets monthly to manage the association’s business affairs, set policy, review pending legislation and conduct other business on behalf of the 25,000 Ohio lawyers who are OSBA members.
Hendler earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron and his law degree from The Ohio State University in 1963. He served as chair of the Akron Bar Foundation from 1997 to 2001, as a fellow of the Akron Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation, and as a member of the OSBA Council of Delegates. In addition, he was president of the Akron Bar Association in 1990 and served on the Supreme Court of Ohio Committee on Professionalism in 1990.
He also has served his community as a board member of the LawrenceSchool, and as a lecturer for the University of Akron’s business college.
He has three adult children: Aaron, Bari, and Zachary, and three step-children: Alisa, Kelly, and Kurt. Hendler lives in Copley with his wife, Melissa, a registered nurse.
The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 25,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio, as well as nearly 4,000 legal assistants and law students. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.