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December 2012 CBA REPORT
president’s brief
flexible enough to allow me to take time
away from work for Bar business.
For many of us, year end is the
time for making some charitable gifts,
whether it is cash to your favorite charity
or in-kind through a giving basket at
work or through an organization. The
YLS again this year will be sponsor-
ing its giving basket to benefit children
served by ProKids, the Boys and Girls
Club, Boys Hope/Girls Hope and Hearne
House. Information about the giving bas-
ket is available on the CBA website. Gifts
need to be dropped off at the offices of
Dinsmore & Shohl by December 7.
s we celebrate the Thanksgiving
season and get close to the end
of the year, many of us reflect on
the things in our lives that we are thank-
ful for and turn that reflection into some
form of tangible giving back. Like many
of you, I am thankful for a lot of the
same things — family, friends, financial
stability, meaningful work and the many
blessings that have been bestowed on me.
I am thankful for the opportunity
to serve our Association and its mem-
bership. Being in a leadership role has
given me the opportunity to get to know
many members of our profession whom
I otherwise would not have met. We are
fortunate to have a collegial legal com-
munity here in the Greater Cincinnati
area. I am also thankful for the outstand-
ing staff at the CBA who work tirelessly
for you and me. From John Norwine on
down through the organization, we have
one of the best Bar staffs in the country. I
am thankful for the support of my family
and work colleagues who understand,
accept and encourage me to make the
significant time commitments being in
a leadership role entails. I am especially
thankful for my wife, Karen, and her
willingness to join me at many Bar events
and my associates at Fifth Third who are
By Anthony E. Reiss
We can also look to the national
media and see the great need for as-
sistance in the aftermath of Hurricane
Sandy in the northeast. There are several
organizations locally that are collecting
donations, including the Red Cross and
Matthew 25: Ministries. My thoughts
and prayers go out to those who have lost
many or all of their earthly possessions
and those who have lost loved ones.
Hopefully, you will have the opportu-
nity to spend time with your family and
friends during the holidays as I will, and
during those moments that are happy
and unhurried you will be able to reflect
on the things you are thankful for and
will commit, as I have, to give back to
our profession and the community. And,
as Tiny Tim said in
A Christmas Carol
“God bless us every one.”
Reiss is 2012-2013 president of the Cincinnati Bar
Like many of you, I am thankful for a lot of the
same things — family, friends, financial stability,
meaningful work and the many blessings that
have been bestowed on me.
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Holiday Reflection
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