Portsmouth attorney named to State Bar Board of Governors

For Immediate Release

SUBJECT: Portsmouth 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 Rebecca Lynn Widdig of Portsmouth has been elected to serve a three-year term as District 8 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). District 8 includes 325 attorneys who reside or practice in Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton counties.

Widdig, who recently opened a solo practice, was elected to her new post by area lawyers at an OSBA district meeting several months ago. She succeeds retiring District 8 representative Michael H. Mearan of Portsmouth, 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.

Widdig earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and her law degree from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1995. She currently serves on the OSBA’s Council of Delegates and the OSBA Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. Widdig is also a member of the Scioto County Bar Association and the Lawrence County Bar Association. In her community, Widdig plays the piano for Harrison Freewill Baptist Church in Minford, where she is a member.

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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