State bar president to honor area lawyers

CONTACT:  Kenneth A. Brown – 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
COLUMBUS (Feb. 25, 2014) - The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Columbus on Friday, March 14 to speak to area attorneys about ethics and professionalism and to honor local lawyers for their service.   

Dayton attorney Jonathan Hollingsworth, 2013-2014 OSBA president, will address the annual meeting of OSBA District 7 at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square (75 East State Street). OSBA District 7 includes 4,914 members who practice in Franklin County.

Attorneys being honored for 50 years in practice include Nicholas Z. Alexander of Columbus, Thomas M. Bolon of Bexley, Alan J. Davidson of Dublin, Frank C. Dunbar of Dublin, Robert L. Eberhart of Upper Arlington, Robert E. Frost of Worthington, Arthur C. Graves of Columbus, Ted R. Howard of Columbus, Arnold L. Jack of Columbus, James Maurer of Dublin, William C. Moul of Columbus, Robin R. Obetz of Columbus, William L. Stehle of Gahanna, Duke W. Thomas of Columbus, Professor Lance Tibbles of Bexley, and Narcus J. Tsiliacos of Worthington. Attorneys being honored for 65 years in practice include Charles R. Grieser and Dale C. Schafer, both of Columbus. In addition, Erika J. Schoenberger of Columbus will be presented with the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.

Belinda S. Barnes, District 7 representative of the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the noon luncheon meeting, and Mark C. Petrucci, president of the Columbus Bar Association, will deliver welcoming remarks. 

Prior to the noon luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 2.5–hour continuing legal education (CLE) seminar will be offered from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Advance luncheon registration is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers, and free for young lawyers. Advance seminar registration is $75 for members (including young lawyers) and $95 for nonmembers. After March 7, $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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