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Northwestern Ohio lawyers to be honored

CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown, OSBA, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
 
Columbus, OHIO (Nov. 14, 2012) – The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Toledo on Thursday, Nov. 29 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to honor senior lawyers from the Toledo area.
 
Joseph P. Jordan, Thomas A. Meehan and Philip M. Rice of Toledo, Arthur F. Raker of Perrysburg and James P. Silk of Sylvania will be recognized for their 50 years of service to the legal profession. Judge John W. Potter of Toledo will be recognized for his 65 years in practice. Nicole I. Khory of Toledo will receive the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.
 
Judge Patrick F. Fischer, 2012-2013 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 4 at The Toledo Club (235 14th Street, Toledo). OSBA District 4 includes 1,290 members who practice in Lucas, Ottawa and Sandusky counties.
 
Judge James D. Jensen, District 4 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, and Michael J. Todak, Toledo Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks. The meeting will include the election of five members to the OSBA Council of Delegates. OSBA members may attend the meeting at no charge.
Following the noon luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 2.5-hour continuing legal education (CLE) seminar will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Advance registration for the lunch/CLE seminar is $97 for OSBA members and $117 for non-members; seminar only is $70 for members and $85 for non-members; lunch only is $27 for members and $32 for non-members. After Nov. 22, $25 will be added to the 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 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 recognition award winners: Jordan – 43623 (res.); Meehan – 43615 (res.); Raker – 43551 (res.); Rice – 43604 (bus.); Silk – 43560 (res.); Potter – 43614 (res.); Khoury – 43614 (res.).

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