Ohio State Bar president to honor area lawyers in Lima

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


Columbus, OHIO (Sept. 8, 2016) – The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Lima on Thursday, Sept. 22, to speak to area attorneys about challenges and opportunities currently facing the legal profession and to recognize three area lawyers.


Ronald S. Kopp, 2016-2017 OSBA president, will address the OSBA District 16 annual luncheon meeting at the Shawnee Country Club (1700 Shawnee Road, Lima, OH 45805). OSBA District 16 includes 210 members who practice in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin and Mercer counties.


Judge Thomas F. Bryant of Findlay and Richard K. Warren of Lima will be recognized for their 50 years of service to the profession. Melissa L. Kidder of Findlay will receive the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.


Judge Glenn H. Derryberry, District 16 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 one member to the Ohio State Bar Association Council of Delegates. Judge John R. Willamowski, president of the Allen County Bar Association, will deliver welcoming remarks. OSBA members are welcome to attend the business meeting at no charge. 


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 noon luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 2.5-hour 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 Sept. 15 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-District16.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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