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FBA-NDOC Spring 2014 Newsletter

President's Message

Jason A. Hill

Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals

On behalf of our members, I would like to welcome you to the website of the Northern District of Ohio Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  Our chapter is one of the largest and most dynamic chapters in the nation. We represent the interests of you the federal practitioner and also advocate the interests of the judiciary.  Whether you are a law student, recently licensed attorney, or seasoned practitioner, our Chapter offers several ways for you to take advantage the many benefits of Chapter membership.  Attend or present at one of our many CLEs, become active in one of our committees; write an article in our award winning newsletter, Interalia; volunteer some time at one of our legal assistance clinics; meet and hear a federal judge speak while attending one of our famous Brown Bag Luncheons; or stop and say "hello" and meet other local and federal practitioners at one of our Chapter's social and networking events. 

Like any other successful organization, our Chapter's success comes from you, the members.  So if you want to become more active in our Chapter, have an idea for a new program, or if there is something that you think we can improve on please contact us and share your thoughts.  After all, we are here to serve the needs of our Chapter and its membership! 

Best regards,

Jason A.Hill
Court Administrator
Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals
One Constitution Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 213-4577

On Nov. 6, 2013, the Younger Lawyers Section hosted a lunch and CLE on Building Your Book: An Open Discussion of Steps Young Lawyers Can Take Today to Become an Effective Law Firm Partner Tomorrow. The seminar including a presentation by career coach Robert Drovdlic, Robert Gregory Partners, who gave advice on how young lawyers can begin thinking about building a book of business. Then, a panel of successful Cleveland attorneys discussed how they approach developing clients. The panel included Eric Johnson, Walter | Haverfield, Jayne Juvan, Roetzel & Andress, Philip Oliss, Squire Sanders, and Tracy Turoff, Taft.

Former Chapter President Carter Strang accepts the Boots Fisher citizenship award from current Chapter President Virginia Davidson at the FBA National Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 28, 2013.

Stout Risius Ross Paves the Way for Student Memberships in Federal Bar Association – Northern District of Ohio

Under a new program that began September 1, Stout Risius Ross, Inc. will underwrite the cost for law students at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the University of Akron and the University of Toledo to become Law Student Associate Members of the FBA.  For more information, please click here.

2014 State of the Court Luncheon

2014 Summer Social Event at the Cleveland Aquarium

Upcoming Events

07 Oct 2014 4:00 PM • University of Akron
09 Oct 2014 8:30 AM (EDT) • Cleveland- Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse, 7 Floor Auditorium
27 Oct 2014 5:00 PM (EDT) • Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse - Courtroom- 19A
30 Oct 2014 4:00 PM • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
06 Nov 2014 9:00 AM • Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse
14 Nov 2014 8:30 AM (EST) • Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse, Courtroom 19A

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