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

CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown, OSBA, (800) 282-6556 or (614) 487-4426


Columbus, OHIO (Oct. 24, 2016) – The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Canton on Monday, Nov. 14, to speak to area attorneys about challenges and opportunities currently facing the legal profession and to recognize eight area lawyers.


Ronald S. Kopp, 2016-2017 OSBA president, will address the OSBA District 14 annual luncheon meeting at the McKinley Grand Hotel (320 Market Avenue S., Canton 44702). OSBA District 14 includes 652 members who practice in Carroll, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties.


Richard M. Hanhart of New Philadelphia will be recognized for his 65 years of service to the profession. Attorneys who will be recognized for their 50 years of service include: Robert G. Allerton of Canton, Thomas H. Hisrich of Dover, John L. Kurtzman of Massillon, Thomas J. Lombardi of Canton, Victor R. Marsh of Canton, and James D. Snively of Massillon. Kristen S. Moore of Canton will receive the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Aware for Attorneys 40 and Under.


Paul D. Hervey, District 14 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will include the election of three members to the OSBA Council of Delegates. Joseph Martuccio, Stark County Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks. OSBA members are welcome to attend the business meeting at no charge.


An hour-long seminar titled "The Future of the Profession – Challenges and Opportunities" will be offered as part of the luncheon program. After the noon luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 2.5-hour continuing legal education (CLE) professional conduct seminar will be offered from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Young lawyers (age 36 or younger or in practice five years or less) who register before Nov. 7 can attend the luncheon, including the one-hour luncheon seminar and the post-luncheon seminar, at no charge. For registration details, visit https://downloads.ohiobar.org/cle/2016/16-District14.pdf.


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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