State bar president to honor area lawyers

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

COLUMBUS (Mar. 10, 2013) - The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Cincinnati on Tuesday, March 25 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to honor senior attorneys.

Eight Cincinnati-area residents are being honored for their 50 years in practice and seven area residents will be honored for 65 years in practice. The 50-year honorees include Ronald C. Carey of Wilmington, L. Clifford Craig of Cincinnati, Gary P. Kreider of New Richmond, Dennis A. Ligget of Blue Ash, Alfred J. Mangels of Cincinnati, Richard L. Norton of Cincinnati, Richard Snyder of Cincinnati, and John S. Stith of Cincinnati. The 65-year honorees include Herbert Bass of Cincinnati, Judge Henry J. Bruewer of Fairfield, Ralph A. Hill of Cincinnati, David H. Peterson of Cincinnati, Morton I. Rosenbaum of Cincinnati, Roger C. Stridsberg of Columbus, and Richard H. Ward of Ryland Heights, Kentucky. In addition, the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under will be presented to Cincinnati resident Jonathan C. Bennie.


Dayton attorney Jonathan Hollingsworth, 2013-2014 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 1 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati). OSBA District 1 includes 3,431 members who practice in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties. 


Jean Geoppinger McCoy, Cincinnati Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks. John D. Holschuh Jr., District 1 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, which will include the election of 11 members to the OSBA Council of Delegates and one member to the OSBA Board of Governors.


Before the noon luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 2.5-hour continuing legal education (CLE) seminar on financial planning will be offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Advance luncheon registration is $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers, and free for young lawyers. Advance seminar registration is $75 for members (including young lawyers) and $95 for nonmembers. After March 18, $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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