Columbus attorney named to State Bar Board of Governors

For Immediate Release

SUBJECT:  Columbus attorney named to State Bar Board of Governors

Contact:  Kenneth Brown – 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426

Columbus, OH (July 1, 2003) – Attorney Reginald W. Jackson of Columbus has been appointed to serve as District 7 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). District 7 includes 4,370 attorneys who reside or practice in Franklin County.

Jackson, an attorney with the Columbus firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, will complete the three-year term of Heather Sowald, a Columbus attorney who has been named president-elect of the OSBA.

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 OSBA members.

Jackson earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.

In recent years, Jackson has served on the Columbus Bar Association’s Board of Governors, as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF), and as OSBF president. He formerly chaired the American Bar Association’s conference for minority partners in majority law firms. Jackson also serves the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) as a member of the Board of Trustees and the executive committee and as executive editor of the ABI Journal.

Jackson lives in Gahanna with his wife, Karen, and is a member of the Gahanna Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He has two children: Tarik, 25; and Jahleel, 18.

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.





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