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OSBA Honors Jim Lawrence '65 as Friend of Legal Education

Jim LawrenceJim Lawrence's Friend of Legal Education Award is the latest accolade in a career that has included selection as a Harvard University Teaching Fellow, and inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Who's Who in America. A leader within the profession, he is a past chairman of the Labor and Employment Sections of both the Cincinnati and Ohio State Bar Associations. Jim is currently chairman of Frost Brown Todd's Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group and a past chairman of the firm's Labor department.

Mastery of content and a wry wit characterize Jim's teaching style. In addition to his college teaching, he conducts numerous negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution workshops for major institutions including Federated Department Stores, LensCrafters, PNC Bank, N.A., Lexis-Nexis, Cincinnati Public Schools, Children's Hospital Medical Center, the Internal Revenue Service and the Association of School Business Officials.

George-Ann and Jim Lawrence
George-Ann and Jim Lawrence

A scholar in the field of labor and employment law, alternative dispute resolution, and mediation, Jim is published in the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution and the Labor Law Journal. He worked with three Moritz law students last summer to create a new publication, Pass the Gavel, designed to bridge the gap between law schools and the courts.

Jim received his B.A. from Ohio State in 1962 and his J.D. in 1965. An active alumnus, Jim has served in a number of key leadership posts. He is a past president of the College's alumni society as well as a long-term member of the College's national alumni council that returns to the College biannually to provide advice and counsel to the Dean.

All alumni are invited to attend the Moritz Law alumni gathering to be held at the Ohio State Bar Convention in Columbus where Jim will receive his award. The award presentation will take place on Thursday, May 8 sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Beckel Room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dayton. Jim will be on hand to greet friends, laugh and, undoubtedly, continue to proselytize about the merits of alternative dispute resolution.