State bar president to honor area lawyers

CONTACT:  Kenneth A. Brown, OSBA, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
Columbus, OHIO (Sept. 30, 2013) – The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Galena on Monday, Oct. 14, to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to recognize senior lawyers from the area.

Jonathan Hollingsworth, 2013-2014 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 5 at Royal American Links (3300 Miller-Paul Road, Galena). OSBA District 5 includes 452 members who practice in Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Seneca and Wyandot counties.

John W. Palmer of Westerville and B. Edward Roberts of Marion will be recognized for their 50 years of service to the legal profession. Thomas L. Corroto of Delaware will be recognized for his 65 years in practice.

Judge Deborah A. Alspach, District 5 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, and Mark T. Corroto, Delaware County Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks. The meeting will include the election of two members to the OSBA Council of Delegates and one member to the
OSBA Board of Governors. OSBA members may attend the meeting at no charge.

Before and after the noon luncheon meeting, optional continuing legal education seminars will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (registration and continental breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m.) and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., for a total of 4.5 continuing legal education (CLE) credit hours. Seminar registration is $95 for OSBA members and $115 for non-members; luncheon registration is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. After Oct. 7, $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, with registration 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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