OSBA president to speak during visit to St. Clairsville

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

COLUMBUS (March 19, 2013) - The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit St. Clairsville on Tuesday, April 2 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to honor Casimir T. Adulewicz of Steubenville and Karl W. Sommer of Martins Ferry for their 50 years in practice.

Judge Patrick F. Fischer, 2012-2013 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 15 at the Belmont Hills Country Club (47080 National Rd., St. Clairsville). OSBA District 15 includes 173 members who practice in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson and Monroe counties. 

Charles H. Bean, District 15 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the noon meeting, and Albert Davies, president of the Belmont County Bar Association, will deliver welcoming remarks. The meeting will include the election of one member to the OSBA Council of Delegates.

Prior to 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 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast will start at 8:30 a.m. Advance seminar/lunch registration for OSBA members is $95 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 26, $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 Ken 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:

Casimir T. Adulewicz – Steubenville 43952

Karl W. Sommer – Martins Ferry 43935 



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