State bar president to honor area’s senior lawyers

CONTACT:  Kenneth A. Brown - 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
COLUMBUS (March 28, 2014) - The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will be in Elyria on Thursday, April 3 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to honor local lawyers for their service to the profession.

Dayton attorney Jonathan Hollingsworth, 2013-2014 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 10 at the Spitzer Conference Center (1005 Abbe Road North, Elyria). OSBA District 10 includes 1,019 members who practice in Ashland, Erie, Holmes, Lorain, Medina, Richland, Huron and Wayne counties. 

Barbara A. Butler, Lorain County Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks. D. Chris Cook, District 10 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, which will include the election of one member to the OSBA Board of Governors and three members to the OSBA Council of Delegates. OSBA members are welcome to attend the meeting at no charge.

Attorneys being honored for 50 years in practice are John H. Siegenthaler of Mansfield and Allen S. Spike of Elyria. Henry E. Young of Norwalk will be recognized for his 65 years in the practice of law. Also, Angela A. Wu of Oberlin will be presented with the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.

Before the luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 3.0-hour continuing legal education (CLE) seminar discussing ethical issues resulting from the Penn State scandal will be offered from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8 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 27, $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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