Senior lawyers to be honored during District 17 meeting

CONTACT:  Kenneth A. Brown – 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426

COLUMBUS (March 20, 2013) - The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Marietta on Wednesday, April 3 to honor senior lawyers and to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession.

Marietta residents Jerry A. Brock and Donald L. Jones, and Athens residents Gerald A. Mollica and Judge Edward S. Robe will be honored for their 50 years in the practice of law.

Judge Patrick F. Fischer, 2012-2013 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 17 at The Lafayette Hotel (101 Front St., Marietta). OSBA District17 includes 197 members who practice in Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Noble and Washington counties. 

James D. Sillery, District 17 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the noon meeting, which will include the election of one member to the OSBA Board of Governors and one member to the OSBA Council of Delegates. Timothy C. Loughry, president of the Washington County Bar Association, will deliver welcoming remarks.

After the noon luncheon meeting, an optional 2.5-hour continuing legal education (CLE) seminar will be offered from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 11:30 a.m. Advance seminar/lunch registration is $95 for OSBA members and $115 for non-members; seminar- only registration is $70 for members and $85 for non-members; lunch-only registration is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. After March 27, $25 will be added to the total registration fee.

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 25,000 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.


EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS PLEASE NOTE: Media personnel are welcome to attend and cover this meeting of state bar leaders and local attorneys and judges. OSBA President Fischer’s remarks begin at 12:35 p.m., and he will be available for one-on-one interviews. To confirm exact times or to make special interview/talk show arrangements, please call OSBA public relations director Ken Brown at 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426, or 614-746-2457 (mobile).

Zip codes of honorees (residential unless otherwise indicated):

Jerry A. Brock – Marietta 45750

Donald L. Jones – Marietta 45750

Gerald A. Mollica – Athens 45701

Judge Edward S. Robe – Athens 45701



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