OSBA president to honor lawyers during Springfield visit

CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown, OSBA, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
Columbus, OHIO (Nov. 13, 2012) – The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to honor members of the profession.
Judge Patrick F. Fischer, 2012-2013 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 6 at the Courtyard by Marriott (100 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield). OSBA District 6 includes 480 members who practice in Champaign, Clark, Fayette, Greene, Logan, Madison and Union counties. 
Hugh Barnett of Springfield, James A. Kiger of Washington Court House and Joseph P. Valore of Urbana will be recognized for their 50 years of service to the profession. Judge Thomas J. Grady, District 6 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, which will include the election of one member to the OSBA Board of Governors and two members to the OSBA Council of Delegates. Andrew H. Elder, Clark County Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks. OSBA members are welcome to attend the business meeting at no charge.
Before the noon 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 starts at 8:30 a.m.). Advance seminar/lunch registration is $92 for OSBA members and $112 for non-members; seminar registration only is $70 for members and $85 for non-members; lunch only is $22 for members and $27 for non-members. After Nov. 20, $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 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. Zip codes for recognition award recipients: Barnett – 45503 (residence); Kiger – 43160 (business); Valore – 43078 (residence).



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