State Bar President to Recognize Area Lawyers

CONTACT:  Kenneth A. Brown—800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
COLUMBUS (Sept. 18, 2012) - The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Marion on Monday, Oct. 8 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to recognize area lawyers for their service.
Judge Patrick F. Fischer, 2012-2013 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 5 at the Marion Country Gatherings (1775 Marion Waldo Road, Marion). OSBA District 5 includes 461 members practicing in Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Seneca and Wyandot counties.
E. Richard Hottenroth of Galion, Judge Thomas K. Jenkins of Marion and John W. Palmer of Westerville will be recognized for their 50 years of service to the profession. Tod A. Brininger of Cardington will receive The Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.
Judge Deborah A. Alspach, District 5 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, which will include the election of one member to the OSBA Council of Delegates. Dustin Redmond Jr., Marion County Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks. OSBA members are welcome to attend the business meeting at no charge. 
Before and after the noon luncheon meeting, optional continuing legal education seminars will be offered from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (registration and continental breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m.) and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., for a total of 4.5 continuing legal education (CLE) credit hours. Seminar-only registration is $95 for OSBA members and $115 for non-members; luncheon-only registration is $20 for members and $30 for non-members; seminar/lunch registration is $115 for members and $145 for non-members. After Oct. 1, $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.



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