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
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
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.
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.
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, or 614-746-2457 (mobile).
Zip codes of honorees
(residential unless otherwise indicated)
Stewart Beck, Newark – 43055
H. Koehler, Newark – 43055
M. Vandervoort, Lancaster - 43130
E. Norpell, Granville – 43023 (and Sanibel, FL – 33957 – business)