CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown – 800-282-6556 or
COLUMBUS (April 1, 2013) - The president of the Ohio State
Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Columbus on Monday, April 15 to speak to area
attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to honor local
lawyers for their service.
Judge Patrick F. Fischer, 2012- 2013
OSBA president, will address the annual meeting of OSBA District 7 at the Hilton
Columbus Downtown (401 North High St.). OSBA District 7 includes 4,987 members who practice in Franklin
Attorneys being honored for 50 years
in practice include Columbus residents Langdon D. Bell, David L. Hobson, Robert
J. Holland, Elden J. Hopple, Jerry D. Jordan, Russell E. Lamm, J. Richard
Lumpe, Prof. James E. Meeks and Hilliard resident S. Michael Miller. In
addition, Laura M. Jurcevich of Columbus will be presented with the Ohio State
Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.
Barnes, District 7 representative of the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside
over the noon luncheon meeting, and Bradley B. Wrightsel, president of the
Columbus Bar Association, will deliver welcoming remarks.
Prior to the
noon luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 2.5–hour continuing legal
education (CLE) seminar will be offered from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Registration
and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Advance seminar/breakfast
registration for OSBA members is $105 and $130 for non members. Seminar-only
registration is $70 for members and $85 for non-members; lunch-only
registration is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. After April 8, $25
will be added to the total registration fee.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Media personnel are welcome
to attend and cover this meeting of state bar leaders and local attorneys and
judges. OSBA President Fischer’s remarks begin at 12:35 p.m., and he will be
available for one-on-one interviews. To confirm exact times or to make special
interview/talk show arrangements, please call OSBA public relations director
Kenneth Brown at 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426.
Zip codes of honorees (residential unless otherwise indicated)
Langdon D. Bell – Columbus
David L. Hobson – Columbus
Robert J. Holland – Columbus
Elden J. Hopple – Columbus
Jerry D. Jordan – Columbus
Russell E. Lamm – Columbus
J. Richard Lumpe – Columbus
Prof. James E. Meeks – Columbus
S. Michael Miller – Hilliard
OSBF Community Service Award Winner:
Laura M. Jurcevich – Columbus 43221