OSBA District 9 meeting in Zanesville

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

COLUMBUS (Mar. 15, 2013) - The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Zanesville on Monday, April 1 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to honor area senior lawyers.

Judge Patrick F. Fischer, 2012-2013 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 9 at The Muskingum County Welcome Center (205 North Fifth St., Zanesville). OSBA District 9 includes 526 members who practice in Coshocton, Fairfield, Knox, Licking, Muskingum and Perry counties. 

William M. Owens, District 9 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the noon meeting, which will include the election of one member to the OSBA Board of Governors and two members to the OSBA Council of Delegates.

Newark residents R. Stewart Beck and Charles H. Koehler, and Peter M. Vandervoort of Lancaster will be recognized for their 50 years in the practice of law. Thomas E. Norpell of Granville will be recognized for his 65 years in practice.

Following the noon luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 2.5-hour continuing legal education (CLE) seminar discussing ethics, professionalism, and substance abuse will be offered from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Advance seminar/lunch registration for is $95 for OSBA members and $115 for non-members; seminar- only registration is $70 for members and $85 for non-members; lunch-only registration is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. After March 25, $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.


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 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, or 614-746-2457 (mobile).

Zip codes of honorees (residential unless otherwise indicated)
50-Year Practitioners:

R. Stewart Beck, Newark – 43055

Charles H. Koehler, Newark – 43055

Peter M. Vandervoort, Lancaster - 43130

65-Year Practitioner:
Thomas E. Norpell, Granville – 43023 (and Sanibel, FL – 33957 – business)




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