Ohio State Bar president to honor area lawyers in Salem on Oct. 5

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

Columbus, OHIO (Oct. 5, 2016) – The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Salem on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to speak to area attorneys about challenges and opportunities currently facing the legal profession and to recognize four area lawyers.


Ronald S. Kopp, 2016-2017 OSBA President, will address the OSBA District 13 annual luncheon meeting at the Salem Golf Club (1967 South Lincoln Avenue, Salem 44460). OSBA District 13 includes 405 members who practice in Mahoning and Columbiana counties.


Dean F. Ferris of Canfield and Youngstown attorney Myron J. Regenstreich will be recognized for their 65 years of service to the profession. John C. Boyd of Youngstown will be recognized for his 50 years of service to the profession. Canfield attorney Tracie. L. Schmidt will receive the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.


Stephen T. Bolton, District 13 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will deliver welcoming remarks and preside over the meeting, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will include the election of one member to the OSBA Board of Governors and one member to the OSBA Council of Delegates. OSBA members are welcome to attend the business meeting at no charge.


An hour-long seminar titled "The Future of the ProfessionChallenges 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 Oct. 18 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-District13.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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