State bar association wins national award

CONTACT: Ken Brown – (800) 282-6556, (614) 487-4426 or cell phone: (614) 746-2457
Columbus, Ohio (October 2, 2013)The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) was honored to be among a select number of bar associations nationwide to receive a Luminary Award at the Annual National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) Communications Section Workshop held last week in Portland, Oregon.

The OSBA received the 2013 NABE Luminary Award for its website,, in the “large bar association website” category. The website was recognized for both its design and content. Nina Corbut, OSBA director of publications, accepted on behalf of the association.

All of the judges were highly complementary of the website. One commented, “It’s truly an example of what a bar website should be.”

“The OSBA website is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our members and the public,” said OSBA President Jonathan Hollingsworth. “We are pleased that our efforts are being recognized, and we congratulate all who work hard to keep our website development ahead of the curve.”

NABE Communications Section’s Luminary Awards program was created in 1992 at the Communications Section workshop in Albuquerque and was named for New Mexico’s “luminaria.” Awards are given annually in the following categories: publications, electronic publications, public relations, websites and marketing campaigns. Within each category, awards are given to small, medium and large bar associations.

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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