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Alumnus Named 2015 OSBA Eugene R. Weir Award Recipient

The Ohio State Bar Association has named Geoffrey Stern ’68 the winner of the 2015 Eugene R. Weir Award for Ethics and Professionalism.

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Alumna Wins Prestigious ABI Annual Service Award

Michelle M. Harner ’95 was recently presented with the American Bankruptcy Institute’s most prestigious award: The ABI Annual Service Award.

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Alumnus Appointed Chairman of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Andre T. Porter ’05 was recently sworn in as the new chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO).

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Hemmeter becomes Delaware County’s first female trial-court judge

Marianne Hemmeter ’97 became Delaware County’s first female trial-court judge last month when Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed her to the Municipal Court bench.

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Stautberg appointed to court of appeals

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed Peter J. Stautberg ‘93 to serve on the First District Court of Appeals.

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Two alumni honored for public service contributions at annual PILF auction

Sally Bloomfield ’69 and Eugene King ’83 will be honored for their contributions to public service at the Public Interest Law Foundation’s Annual Auction on March 5.

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Former Columbus mayor and alumnus dies

Former Columbus Mayor Dana G. “Buck” Rinehart ’73 passed away on Feb. 18 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Rinehart held office from 1984 to 1991, a time of dramatic growth for the city of Columbus.

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Recent grad argues appeals case

After a mere two months of practicing law professionally, recent graduate Jonathan Olivito ’14 was given the kind of opportunity even the most seasoned professionals pine for – the chance to argue an appeal in front the Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals last month.

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Moritz grad scores job as MLB analyst

When Derek Smith ‘09 was applying to law school, his personal statement made his career aspirations unwaveringly clear. He wanted to work in professional baseball. Five years after graduation, Smith has seen those ambitions come to fruition through his role […]

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After 40 years in practice, Woods starts new job as judge

After 40 years spent as a trial lawyer and advocate, the Honorable William H. Woods ’73 began his first term in judicial office last month, taking the bench on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

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1 degree, 10 careers: San Francisco alumni share their stories

San Francisco is home to the Golden Gate bridge, iconic Victorian homes, amazing cuisine, and Buckeye lawyers proudly sporting their Scarlet and Gray on bike paths and beaches throughout the valley. Moritz headed 2,446 miles due west of Columbus to catch up with 10 alumni making a name for themselves in the land of start-ups and venture capital.

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Cicero not surprised by immigration crisis

The immigrant crisis at country’s southern border didn’t simply appear overnight. It’s something those who have been carefully following the U.S.’s immigration problems have seen coming for years, says Chicago attorney Salvador Cicero ’98.

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