Save the Date for Gala 2014
Open Books Open Minds Project Celebrates 100% GED Pass Rate
The Open Books Open Minds Fund of the Columbus Bar Foundation created and sustains the Library and Media Center at the Juvenile Detention Facility that includes providing the funds for GED testing fees and resource materials. Our goal is to promote education and love of learning among children confined in the Juvenile Detention Center.
Pro Bono Celebration
On October 31, the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, CBA and CBF presented awards to four outstanding attorneys for their pro bono service.
50 Years Luncheon 2013
The Columbus Bar Foundation honored the Class of 1963 for 50 years of service to the bar, from L-R Foundation Executive Director Marion Smithberger, Foundation President Robert A. Meyer, Honorees Robert J. Holland, E. James Hopple, Fredric L. Smith,
S. Michael Miller, Paul J. Josenhans, CBA President Mark C. Petrucci and CBA Executive Director Jill Snitcher McQuain. (not pictured are Jerry D. Jordan, Russell E. Lamm,
J. Richard Lumpe and James E. Meeks).
Click here to view all photos from the 50 Year Luncheon.
2013 CBF Annual Meeting & Pro Bono/Community Service Awards
The Columbus Bar Foundation and Bar Association Pro Bono Awards were presented on May 16 at the Columbus Bar Foundation Annual Meeting.
The 2013 Columbus Bar Foundation Gala - "A Night in Italy" - was held on Saturday, March 9 at the Hyatt Regency. A great time was had by all!
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Be a Part of Something Big
Over the past couple of years, the generosity of many Columbus Bar members has allowed us to help 23 new lawyers get started on their legal careers, through the Columbus Bar inc(ubator) program. It has truly been a rewarding experience for them.
We are well on our way to making Columbus Bar inc a self-sustaining program within the next three to five years. Until then, we need your support. The Columbus Law Library Fund has pledged to match every dollar donated to Columbus Bar inc up to $10,000.
Please consider supporting the future of the profession with a donation to Columbus Bar inc. You will be joining other local leaders who have given generously, and double your impact with a matching grant from the Columbus Law Library Association.
11/22/2013 Gala 2014: Jeans and Jewels - You’re not going to want to miss this! In a break from our customary Gala format, we’re doing something new, exciting and fresh. (more)
11/14/2013 Open Books Open Minds Project Celebrates 100% GED Pass Rate - As we approach the 6th Anniversary of the creation of the Media Center at the Franklin County Detention Center, we proudly report that over the last two and a half years we have had a 100% pass rate for the nearly fifty children who took the GED exam. (more)
11/08/2013 Pro Bono Celebration 2013 - The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, the Columbus Bar and Foundation expressed their gratitude to the hundreds of attorneys, paralegals, and law students who contribute their time to LASC. (more)
10/16/2013 Pro Bono Reception on October 31 Features Special Guest Hon. Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. - Please join the Columbus Bar Association and Columbus Bar Foundation at the annual Pro Bono Celebration Reception on October 31st, 5:00pm at the CBA offices. (more)
10/10/2013 Columbus Bar Introduces "Candidates" Website - Judge the Candidates is a service created to provide the public with impartial, nonpartisan information about judges and judicial candidates. (more)
9/20/2013 Legal Community Joins to Support Colleague - Members of the courthouse legal community gathered at the High Beck Tavern last month to raise over $20,000 for friend and colleague Jeffrey Basnett who just recently has been diagnosed with lung cancer. (more)
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