State bar president to address area lawyers

CONTACT:  Kenneth A. Brown, OSBA, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
Columbus, OHIO (Sept. 19, 2013) – The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Canton on Mon., Oct. 7, to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to recognize senior lawyers in the area.

Jonathan Hollingsworth, 2013-2014 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 14 at the Canton Club Event Center (101 Central Plaza South, Canton). OSBA District 14 includes 708 members who practice in Carroll, Stark and Tuscarawas counties.

Charles A. Morgan of Massillon will be recognized for his 65 years of service to the legal profession. Eric Lang D’Atri, Anothy E. Efremoff and Sarah Anne Efremoff of Canton, Thomas W. Kimmins of Navane and J.

Kevin Ramsey of North Canton will be recognized for their 50 years of service to the legal profession. Christopher R. Hunt of Northfield will be presented with an Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and under.

William W. Emley, District 14 representative to the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, which will include the election of two members to the OSBA Council of Delegates. Richard A. Nicodemo, Stark County Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks. OSBA members are welcome to attend the business meeting at no charge.

Following the noon luncheon meeting and recognition, optional continuing legal education (CLE) seminars will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a total of 2.5 CLE credit hours. Advance seminar registration is $70 for OSBA members and $85 for non-members; lunch registration is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. After Sept. 30, $25 will be added to the total registration fee. The OSBA Young Lawyers Section invites all local young lawyers (age 36 or younger or in practice for five years or less) to attend the annual district luncheon for free if registration is completed by the early registration deadline.

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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