OSBA president to visit Canton to address lawyers

CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown, OSBA, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
Columbus, OHIO (Oct. 31, 2012) – The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Canton on Thursday, Nov. 15 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession.
Judge Patrick F. Fischer, 2012-2013 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 14 at the McKinley Grand Hotel (320 Market Ave. S., Canton). OSBA District 14 includes 715 members who practice in Carroll, Stark and Tuscarawas counties. 
William W. Emley, District 14 representative to the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, which will include the election of three members to the OSBA Council of Delegates. David L. Dingwell, Stark County Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks. OSBA members are welcome to attend the business meeting at no charge.
Following the noon luncheon meeting and recognition, optional continuing legal education (CLE) seminars will be offered from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. for a total of 2.5 CLE credit hours. 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; lunch-only registration is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. After Nov. 8, $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 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 Ken Brown at 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426.



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