Ohio State Bar Association president to honor area lawyers in Springfield on Nov. 14

Columbus, Ohio (November 10, 2017) – On Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, President of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and Springfield native Randall Comer will recognize area attorneys for their service to the profession and the community as part of the OSBA District 6 Annual Meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott (100 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, OH 45502). OSBA District 6 includes more than 450 attorneys who practice in Champaign, Clark, Fayette, Green, Logan, Madison, and Union counties.

As part of the luncheon, Paul R. Valente of Springfield will be honored for 50 years in practice and service to the profession.

The Ohio State Bar Foundation will also present its Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under to Melissa M. Tuttle of Springfield.

The Honorable Judge Denise L. Moody, the District 6 representative to the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, which begins at noon, and will include the election of members to the OSBA Council of Delegates, with the terms commencing on July 1, 2018.

President Comer will discuss the future of the legal profession and what attorneys can do to relate to and support their clients amid a time of great technological, cultural and economic change.​

Immediately following the luncheon meeting and recognition, attorneys may attend an optional 2.5-hour continuing legal education professional conduct seminar from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For registration details, visit: https://yourosba.ohiobar.org/find-products?q=district6.
Please contact Maggie at (614) 487-4425 or mostrowski@ohiobar.org prior to the event for more information regarding individual honorees. 

About Judge Denise L. Moody, District 6 Representative to the OSBA Board of Governors
Judge Denise L. Moody joined the OSBA Board of Governors on July 1, 2016, having been elected to a three-year term. Judge Moody earned her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and her law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. In her community, she serves on the Supreme Court Board of Commissioners of Character & Fitness, is a trustee of the Clark County Law Library Board, and is a past vice president of the Clark County Bar Association. She also serves as a high school mock trial team coach, and volunteers as a school-based mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield. She currently works at the Clark County Municipal Court in Springfield.

About OSBA President Randall Comer
Randall Comer began his term as President of the Ohio State Bar Association on July 1, 2017. A native of Springfield, Ohio, he has been a partner at Martin, Browne, Hull & Harper since 2008, where he specializes in general defense litigation with an emphasis on labor, employment, and workers’ compensation matters. Randall earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was editor in chief of the UC Law Review.

About the Ohio State Bar Association
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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