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Moritz alumni Naomi Hazan Maletz (’04) and Kerstin Sjoberg (’03) named to Ohio State Bar Foundation’s 2020 Fellows Class

July 2, 2020 | Alumni

Two members of the Moritz alumni community were recently named to the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s 2020 Fellows Class.

Moritz alums Naomi Hazan Maletz (’04) and Kerstin Sjoberg (’03) were both named to the class on June 24, 2020. The Ohio State Bar Foundation is a grant-making organization and is the largest bar foundation in the U.S. The OSBF works to advance the law and build a better justice system by awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants annually to nonprofit organizations across Ohio.

“Over the last 18 years, the Foundation has welcomed more than a thousand Fellows to its family,” said OSBF President Mark Kitrick. “Our Fellows are a diverse group of caring lawyers who have volunteered to help their communities in many excellent ways. From rural towns to big cities, large firms to sole proprietors, the OSBF Fellows Program brings them together to connect, volunteer, and create their own unique plan to improve the legal system. They work hard and selflessly to make the lives of so many Ohioans easier and more equitable.”

Hazan Maletz is currently the owner of Hazan Maletz Law Offices, a legal practice focused on advising physicians, physician groups and other health care organizations and professionals in Gahanna, Ohio. Hazan Maltez founded her company in 2014 after working for 10 years in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office (2004-2008) and as an associate attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (2008-2014). 

Sjoberg is the executive director of Disability Rights Ohio. She serves as Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee and Chair of the Columbus Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee. Sjoberg is also a trainer for the National Disability Rights Network and Legal Aid training organization.