State bar president to honor area senior lawyers

CONTACT:  Kenneth A. Brown – 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
COLUMBUS (Feb. 26, 2014) - The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Akron on Wednesday, March 19, to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to honor senior attorneys.

Akron residents William B. Gore and Prof. Donald M. Jenkins, Twinsburg resident Edward Kancler, Aurora resident Edward P. Weber, Hudson  resident Bruce H. Wilson, Akron resident A. William Zavarello and Akron attorney Charles E. Zumkehr will be recognized for their 50 years in practice. Edward C. Maher of Cuyahoga Falls and Robert V. Maher of Hudson will be recognized for their 65 years in practice. In addition, Amanda M. Leffler of Akron will receive the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.

Dayton attorney Jonathan Hollingsworth, 2013-2014 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 11 at the John S. Knight Center (77 East Mill Street, Akron). OSBA District 11 includes 1,475 members who practice in Portage and Summit counties. 

Ronald S. Kopp, District 11 representative of the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the noon meeting, which will include the election of four members to the OSBA Council of Delegates. Stephen W. Funk, Akron Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks.

Before the luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 2.5-hour continuing legal education seminar will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Advance luncheon registration is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers, and free for young lawyers. Advance seminar registration is $75 for members (including young lawyers) and $95 for nonmembers. After March 12, $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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