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Lawyers to be honored during District 18 meeting

CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown, OSBA, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
 
Columbus, OHIO (Oct. 31, 2012) – The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Vienna, Ohio on Wednesday, Nov. 14 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession, and to honor area attorneys.
 
Judge Patrick F. Fischer, 2012-2013 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 18 at the Avalon Golf & Country Club at Squaw Creek (761 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd., Vienna). OSBA District 18 includes 675 members who practice in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties.
 
Attorneys being recognized for 50 years of service to the profession include Leo R. Collins of Mentor, Paul H. Hentemann of Willoughby and Thomas A. LaPolla of Niles. Robin L. Stanley of Montville will be presented with the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Awards for Attorneys 40 and Under.
 
Kevin P. Murphy, District 18 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, which begins at noon and will include the election of one member to the OSBA Board of Governors and two members to the OSBA Council of Delegates. Magistrate Jason C. Earnhart, president of the Trumbull County Bar Association, will deliver welcoming remarks. OSBA members are welcome to attend the business meeting at no charge.
 
Before the luncheon meeting and recognition, optional continuing legal education (CLE) seminars will be offered from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a total of 2.5 CLE credit hours (registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.). Advance seminar/lunch registration is $95 for OSBA members and $115 for non-members; seminar-only registration is $70 for members and $85 for non-members; lunch-only is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. After Nov. 7, $25 will be added to the total registration fee.
 
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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EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS PLEASE NOTE: Media personnel are welcome to attend and cover this meeting of state bar leaders and local attorneys and judges. OSBA President Judge Patrick F. 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.
Award-winner zip codes: Collins – 44060 (business); Hentemann – 44094 (business); LaPolla – 44446 (res.); Stanley – 44064 (res.).

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