Ohio State Bar Association president to honor area lawyers in Nashport on April 19

CONTACT: Maggie Ostrowski

(614) 487-4425



Columbus, Ohio (April 3, 2017) – The President of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Nashport on Wednesday, April 19, 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 9 Annual Meeting at the Virtues Golf Club (1 Long Drive, Nashport, OH 43830). OSBA District 9 includes 449 members who practice in Coshocton, Fairfield, Knox, Licking, Muskingum and Perry counties. Members to be honored include*:

For 65 years in practice and service to the profession:

Leon L. Levion of Zanesville

Thomas Payne of Zanesville

John Gilbert Reese of Newark


For 50 years in practice and service to the profession:

David A. Little of Zanesville

Panayotis F. Pappas of Zanesville


The Ohio State Bar Foundation will also present its Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under to Clinton G. Bailey of Mount Vernon.

Judge Dean Wilson, District 9 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 two members to the OSBA Council of Delegates, 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 4:00 p.m. Young lawyers (age 36 or younger or in practice five years or less) who register before April 12, 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=district9.

*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 approximately 28,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio. 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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