Ohio State Bar president to honor area lawyers in Warren on Oct. 6

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


Columbus, OHIO (Oct. 6, 2016) – The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Warren on Wednesday, Oct. 26, to speak to area attorneys about challenges and opportunities currently facing the legal profession and to recognize area lawyers.


Ronald S. Kopp, 2016-2017 OSBA president, will address the OSBA District 18 annual luncheon meeting at The Avalon Inn (9519 E Market Street, Warren 44484). OSBA District 18 includes 626 members who practice in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties.


The following attorneys will be honored for their 50 years in practice: Anthony J. Aveni of Mentor, Robert F. Burkey of Warren, Ralph C. Buss of Willowick, Alberta L. De Capito of Warren, Ned C. Gold of Warren, Jerry A. Petersen of Chardon, Michael W. Rosenberg of Warren, Daniel P. Thomas of Hubbard, Judge Lawrence S. Turner of Warren, and Judge Ronald W. Vettel of Ashtabula. Joshua J. Strickland of Painesville will receive the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.


Stuart W. Cordell, District 18 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 two members to the OSBA Council of Delegates. Joshua M. Garris, president of the Trumbull County Bar Association, 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. Before the noon luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 2.5-hour continuing legal education (CLE) professional conduct seminar will be offered from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Young lawyers (age 36 or younger or in practice five years or less) who register before Oct. 19 can attend the luncheon, including the one-hour luncheon seminar and the pre-luncheon seminar, at no charge.


For registration details, visit https://downloads.ohiobar.org/cle/2016/16-District18.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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