OSBA president to honor Akron-area lawyers

CONTACT:  Kenneth A. Brown – 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
COLUMBUS (Feb. 27, 2013) - The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Akron on Thursday, March 14 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to honor senior attorneys.
John A. Daily (former Akron resident), Michael B. Hendler of Copley and George P. Tsarnas of Akron will be recognized for having practiced law for 50 years. Richard A. Chenoweth, also of Akron, will be recognized for his 65 years in the practice of law.
Judge Patrick F. Fischer, 2012-2013 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 11 at the John S. Knight Center (77 East Mill Street, Akron). OSBA District 11 includes 1,493 members who practice in Portage and Summit counties. 
Ronald S. Kopp, District 11 representative of the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the noon meeting, which will include the election of five members to the OSBA Council of Delegates. John C. Weisensell, Akron Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks.
Before the luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 2.5-hour continuing legal education (CLE) seminar will be offered from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin 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; and lunch-only registration is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. After March 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.                  
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
50 Year Practitioners:
John A. Daily (former Akron resident, now residing in Montana)
Michael B. Hendler – Copley (residential) – 44321
George P. Tsarnas  – Akron (business) – 44313
65 year Practitioner:
Richard A. Chenoweth – Akron (business) – 44333



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