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  • 27 Jan 2017 10:57 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced February disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.



  • 26 Jan 2017 3:28 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Is Congress the most important link between the American people and their national government? What is the value of the dissenting opinion in American jurisprudence?


  • 25 Jan 2017 2:59 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Municipal and county court judges took the oath of office on Monday after being elected to leadership positions by the statewide membership of their association.


  • 24 Jan 2017 10:04 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Women’s Bar Association (OWBA) and Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation (OWBF) are proud to announce that Lucy Helm, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Starbucks, and Carrie Hightman, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer of NiSource Inc., will serve as keynote speakers for the 2017 OWBA/OWBF Annual Conference Meeting on May 11-12, 2017.

    Ms. Hightman will deliver the Conference kick-off address on May 11, “A View from the Top: Lessons in Leadership.” Ms. Helm will deliver the Conference luncheon address on May 12 during the OWBA/OWBF luncheon.

    “We are excited to have the opportunity to welcome two Fortune 500 General Counsels who have shattered glass ceilings. This year’s conference theme, Critical Conversations and Courageous Leadership, will tackle some of the most significant issues facing the legal profession, including the persistent gender gap at the highest levels of leadership,” said Lisa M. Kathumbi, OWBA President–Elect and Partner with the law firm of Bricker & Eckler.

    In addition to Hightman and Helm, the conference will include perspectives from not only local lawyers and judges, but from business and community leaders, such us Barb Smoot, President & CEO, Women for Economic and Leadership Development (“WELD”), and Don Casey, CEO - Medical Segment, Cardinal Health. “Our goal is to share diverse ideas, develop strategies and increase collaboration,” noted Kathumbi. 

    The OWBA/OWBF Annual Conference will span two days with CLE sessions on both days. Some of the course offerings include:

    • A View from the Bench: Past, Present and Future
    • The Art of Communication: Negotiating Salary and Promotion and Retaining Top Talent
    • General Counsels Speak: Top Legal Priorities for 2017 and Beyond
    • Reaping the Benefits of Diversity & Inclusion: The Business and Economic Return.

    The OWBA will also host networking receptions on both days, including the annual Honoring Women in Government Reception.

    The mission of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association is to promote the leadership, advancement and interests of women attorneys through professional education, networking and the exchange of ideas between our members, local bar associations, business and the community.

    Additional information about the annual meeting and conference – including how to register – can be found at the OWBA website. The Conference will be held at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Lewis Center, Ohio. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact OWBA at (866) 932-6922 or

    Media Contacts

    Kimberly Fantaci
    Executive Director
    Ohio Women’s Bar Association
    (866) 932-6922

    Lisa Kathumbi
    Ohio Women’s Bar Association
    Bricker & Eckler
    (614) 227-8811

  • 23 Jan 2017 10:31 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Nearly 500 aspiring attorneys have applied to take the February 2017 Ohio Bar Examination, the Ohio Supreme Court announced today.


  • 23 Jan 2017 10:11 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    A senior attorney in the economic crimes division of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office will fill the vacancy on the Clermont County Municipal Court on Feb. 6 after his appointment by Gov. John Kasich on Jan. 20.




  • 20 Jan 2017 8:21 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    More than 3,000 high school students will enter courtrooms across the state on Friday to take part in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s (OCLRE) 34th Annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.


  • 19 Jan 2017 9:33 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the certification of 17 cases in December and January for formal disciplinary proceedings.


  • 11 Jan 2017 12:11 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Two district appeals court judges served as visiting judges on the Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday and heard oral arguments in a case concerning a workers’ compensation claim by a Girl Scouts employee.


  • 10 Jan 2017 1:29 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge Craig R. Baldwin served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday and heard oral arguments in a case concerning red-light cameras.


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