Ohio Bar Admission Ceremony Goes Virtual

05 May 2020 3:47 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

The Ohio Supreme Court spring 2020 Bar Admission Ceremony will become a virtual event due to the COVID-19 public emergency, with Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor presiding.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Ohio Channel at 1 p.m. Monday, May 11 using remote technology. It will be streamed simultaneously at www.ohiochannel.org and on the Supreme Court site, www.supremecourtofohio.gov.

More than 110 applicants will be sworn in as lawyers using interactive webinar technology, and they were reminded to invite their families and friends to watch.

Chief Justice O’Connor will address the applicants and their families remotely from the Courtroom of the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus.

The keynote speaker will be Justice Michael P. Donnelly. Also addressing the prospective lawyers will be:

  • Dr. Charles Rose, dean of the Claude W. Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University
  • Eleana Drakatos, president of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Wayne County Common Pleas Judge Mark Wiest, who is the chair of the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners, will present the motion to admit the candidates.

Printed wall certificates for the newly sworn-in attorneys will be mailed to them after the ceremony and information on registration, continuing legal education and the Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program will be emailed.

View a complete list of the applicants.

Original article posted here

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