November 2012 CBA REPORT
Central Clinic –
Alternative Interventions for Women
Provided funding for court referred treatment program for women with
mental health and substance abuse diagnosis, to prevent recidivism.
Children’s Law Center –
8th Annual Ohio Juvenile Defender
Provided training to assist 100 Ohio juvenile defenders and court
appointed attorneys serving youths in delinquency cases.
Continuing Legal Education Seminars
Provided funds to bring in top-rated government speakers for Continuing
Legal Education opportunities for Association members.
5th Floor Conference Center
Provided funding for the Audio Visual Improvements to the Bar Center
to improve the delivery of CLE to 5,400 attorneys.
Opening Your Own Practice
Funded a seminar to teach 70 attorneys, forced by the economy to open
their own practices, to avoid the pitfalls of solo practice.
Military Law Committee
Provided funding to create a “Knowing Your Rights and Benefits
Brochure” to help men and women in U.S. Armed Services.
Provided 400 students from 22 area high schools with “hands-on”
learning about the judicial system using direct participation from area
judges and attorneys. Our teams took first, second and third Place in the
Provided funding for the Beyond Civility Program to promote civility and
communication for effective governance.
Cincinnati Works –
Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence
Provided funding to reduce violence in City of Cincinnati by moving
violent indigent criminal offenders onto a pathway toward legal
employment and self-sufficiency.
Highlands High School –
We the People
Funding for curriculum for teachers to provide instruction to all grades
about our Constitution and the development of the legal system.
Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless
Provided funding for civil rights and resource coordinator to help
iSPACE, Inc. –
Dinner and Robot
Funded program supported by the Hamilton County Juvenile Court to
implement a science & math turn-around program for youth involved in
the justice system.
Kenneth D. Jameson Health and Well-Being Fund
Created a new restricted fund to be used to promote attorney well-being
by providing education, peer-to peer support and resources to attorneys
and law students in the areas of mental health, emotional balance, stress
management and addiction.
John P. Kiely Professionalism Award
Recognized Louis F. Gilligan as a trial lawyer for possessing outstanding
trial skills and demonstrating the highest degree of professionalism,
civility and ethical standards in his day-to-day practice.
Law and Leadership Institute –
Funded year long legal education and leadership training program for high
school students in underserved urban communities.
Legal Aid Society –
Pro Bono Divorce Clinic Expansion
Provided funding to help low-income individuals, particularly victims
of domestic violence, to obtain a divorce to achieve economic self-
Lifetime Achievement in Law Award
Recognized Jerome S. Teller for 50 years of exemplary service as a lawyer
and reflecting the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession.
William A. McClain Scholarship
Ebonie Byndon-Fields received this scholarship, awarded to an
African-American law student based on merit and financial need as an
appropriate tribute to Judge McClain.
Michael H. Neumark CALL Scholarships
Provided four attorneys with merit scholarships to attend the Cincinnati
Academy of Leadership for Lawyers.
Northern Kentucky Leadership Foundation –
Regional Youth Leadership/Law Day
Provided funding for Mock Trial program for 50 high school students in
Ohio Justice & Policy Center –
Civil Impacts of Criminal
Provided funding for statewide database, potentially helping 26,000
Pro Kids –
Expanding CASA & Steps to Peace
Addressed the needs of more than 500 children in foster care by
providing specially trained CASAs and providing training on dealing with
Summer Work Experience in Law
Provided funding for the 2012 Summer Intern Program.
Helping Father’s Navigate Legal Waters
Funded program to help fathers meet their legal obligations and become
better fathers to their children.
University of Cincinnati –
College of Law
Funding for the Social Justice Feminism Conference addressing injustice in
regards to gender.
Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation –
Volunteer Lawyers Project Recruitment Campaign
Provided 10,000 brochures to recruit volunteers to provide legal
assistance to the poor.
John W. Warrington Community Service Award
Recognized Gerald H. Greene as CBA attorney member who has
performed extraordinary volunteer service to the community. Gift was
made to the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati in his honor.
Stewardship of Your Gifts
Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 Dollars atWork
Over the past year, the Cincinnati Bar Foundation has awarded $111,300 in grants to organizations and programs serving the needs of the legal
profession and the community.This accomplishment has only been possible through the generous support of the legal community. Following is a list of
the organizations receiving grants from the CBF in 2011-2012 and the outcomes
Our Community, Our Profession,