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Crawford County judge chairs OSBA committee

For Immediate Release

SUBJECT:  Crawford County judge chairs OSBA committee

CONTACT:  Kenneth A. Brown  800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426

COLUMBUS (Sept. 2, 2003)—Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) President Keith A. Ashmus has appointed Judge James L. Hoover, a Crawford County Municipal Court judge, to chair the Traffic Law Committee. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his law degree from Ohio Northern University in 1969. Hoover has served on the OSBA’s Council of Delegates and Board of Governors. He is also a member of the Ohio Judicial Conference Court Technology Committee. In the community, Hoover belongs to the Galion Lions Club, Elks Lodge #1191, and St. Paul United Methodist Church. He is also involved with the Galion Community Center. Hoover regularly participates in productions at the Galion and Bucyrus community theaters and the Mansfield Playhouse. He lives in Galion with his wife, Peggy. Hoover has two adult children, two stepsons, and five grandchildren.

The OSBA maintains 39 standing committees and 10 sections, each of which monitors a particular area of law. Committees and sections work to improve the justice system by keeping Ohio lawyers informed about the latest court decisions and regulatory changes. In addition, they comment on bills before the Ohio General Assembly and draft their own legislative proposals to improve existing laws.

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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