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Columbus Bar Foundation Introduces New Judicial Legacy Fund

2020 was a year of hardship, worry and disappointment for so many due to the onset of a mass, global pandemic. With it came much loss, including some of Columbus's finest jurists. To honor the legacy of both those who have passed away or stepped away from the bench, the Columbus Bar Foundation has announced the inception of its new Judicial Legacy Fund. Click here to learn more.

Columbus Bar Foundation Annual Meeting 2021

The 2021 Columbus Bar Foundation (Virtual) Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, July 15 and featured the installation of Hon. Richard A. Frye as CBF President as well as the installation of three new Foundation Fellows.

Plus, videos were shared highlighting the impacts the Foundation is having for clients and staff of the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, the Municipal Court Self-Help Center, and Community Mediation Services. Click here to watch the recording of the event!

Franklin County Municipal Court Self-Help Resource Center Featured by Politico

Politico recently featured the Franklin County Municipal Court Self-Help Center as an innovation in serving individuals who have been incarcerated. While all of the Center's work was discussed, special attention was given to the new social work program.

The Franklin County Law Library Fund of the Columbus Bar Foundation created and funded the Self-Help Center in 2016 in conjunction with the Franklin County Municipal Court. The Foundation is providing a three year matching grant to allow the Center to keep the social worker position now that CARES funding has expired.

Click here to read the article at Politico.

Rock 'n Bowl 2020 Raises Over $190,000


Thank you to all the teams who participated in the 2020 Rock 'n Bowl at Columbus Square Bowling Palace. This year's event raised over $190,000 for Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital. See you again next year!

Click here to view photos from the event.

CBF Contributes $75,000 to Ohio Legal Help

The CBF Columbus Law Library Fund recently made a grant of $75,000 to Ohio Legal Help to help build a robust statewide self-help website ( Ohio Legal Help provides understandable legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal resources such as the Lawyer Referral Service, the Legal Aid Society and the Public Defenders' Office.

Click here to learn more.

Support the Foundation

The generosity of the Columbus legal community has made it possible for the Foundation to make over $3 million ($1.2 million to the Legal Aid Society of Columbus) in grants since 1996. These gifts have enabled lawyers to help children stay in their homes, ensure that senior citizens get needed benefits for life saving medical treatments, and help returning veterans obtain the benefits they have surely earned.

Please consider supporting your Columbus Bar Foundation. Your gift will help us continue to do important community work on behalf of central Ohio lawyers and judges.

CBF Annual Report

Download the 2018-2019 Annual Report for more information about the breadth of the Foundation's work.

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