Ohio State Bar Association president to honor area lawyers in Cincinnati on March 20

CONTACT: Maggie Ostrowski

(614) 487-4425



Columbus, Ohio (March 2, 2017) – The President of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Cincinnati on Monday, March 20, 2017, where he will recognize area attorneys for their service to the profession and the community.

Ronald S. Kopp, 2016-2017 OSBA President, will address the OSBA District 1 Annual Meeting at the Hilton Netherlands Plaza Hotel (35 W. Fifth St. Cincinnati, OH 45202). OSBA District 1 includes 2952 members who practice in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties. Members to be honored include*:

For 65 years in practice and service to the profession:

Judge William R. Hendrickson of Monroe

Judge Herman J. Weber of Cincinnati


For 50 years in practice and service to the profession:

John W. Eilers of Cincinnati

Judge Ronald A. Panioto of Cincinnati

Robert A. Steinberg of Cincinnati

Ivan L. Tamarkin of Cincinnati


The Ohio State Bar Foundation will also present its Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under to Sara Marie Cooperrider of Cincinnati.

William H. Kaufman, District 1 representative to the OSBA Board of Governors will preside over the meeting, which begins at 11:30 a.m., and will include the election of one member to the OSBA Board of Governors, and of nine members to the OSBA Council of Delegates – all with terms commencing on July 1, 2017.

An hour-long continuing legal education (CLE) seminar titled "The Future of the Profession – Challenges and Opportunities" will be offered as part of the luncheon program. After the luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 2.5-hour CLE professional conduct seminar will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Young lawyers (age 36 or younger or in practice five years or less) who register before March 13, can attend the luncheon, including the one-hour luncheon seminar and the post luncheon seminar, at no charge.

For registration details, visit: https://yourosba.ohiobar.org/find-products?q=district1.

*Note: All honorees have been invited, but may not be present at the luncheon. Please contact Maggie at (614) 487-4425 or mostrowski@ohiobar.org prior to the event for more information regarding individual honorees.

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing over 22,000 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.



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