Cincinnati Bar Foundation

Recent Grant Recipients

Look what the CBF and you can do for our community

Over the past year, the Cincinnati Bar Foundation has awarded $108,000 in grants to organizations and programs serving the needs of the legal profession and the community. These “Investments for Justice” are possible only through the generous support of the legal community. Following is a list of the organizations who received grants from the CBF in 2012-2013 and the outcomes.

Children’s Law Center — 9th Annual Ohio Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit
Provided training to assist 110 Ohio Juvenile defenders and court appointed attorneys serving youths in delinquency cases.

CBA — Continuing Legal Education Seminars
Provided funds to bring in top-rated government speakers for continuing legal education opportunities for Association members.

CBA — Health and Well-Being Committee
Provided funding for the “Well-Being at Lunch” Lecture Series to address work-life balance, stress and mental health issues facing the legal profession.

CBA — Mock Trial
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 Place in the State and placed in the top percentile at the National Competition.

CBA — Lawyer’s Trust Account Manual
Funded reprint of the handbook developed to train lawyers in how to properly handle client funds and property in compliance with the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.

CBA — Professionalism Committee
Funded the “Beyond Civility” program to promote civility and communication for effective governance.

Cincinnati Works — Phoenix Program
Provided funding for job readiness training and placement in permanent and economically sustainable employment for 500 people with past criminal records.

John P. Kiely Professionalism Award
Recognized Gerald J. Rapien 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.

Judicial Summer Clerkships
Provided 4 scholarships for summer clerkships for economically disadvantaged students.

Law and Leadership Institute — Cincinnati Program
Funded year long legal education and leadership training program for 70 high school students in underserved urban communities.

Legal Aid Society — Family Law Mentoring Project
Provided funding to help low-income women with children obtain a divorce to escape domestic violence.

William A. McClain Scholarship
Jason R. Stucky received this scholarship, awarded to an African-American law student based on merit and financial need. An appropriate tribute to Judge McClain.

John L. Muething Lifetime Achievement in Law Award
Recognized William E. Santen, Sr. for 50 years of exemplary service as a lawyer, reflecting the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession.

Michael H. Neumark CALL Scholarships
Provided 4 attorneys with merit scholarships to attend the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers.

Pro Kids — Expanding CASA & Steps to Peace
Addresses the needs of over 2,500 children in foster care by providing 200 specially trained CASAs and providing training on dealing with domestic abuse.

Summer Work Experience in Law
Provided funding for the 2013 Summer Intern Program.

Talbert House — Helping Fathers Navigate Legal Waters
Funded program to help 150 low income fathers meet their legal obligations and become better fathers to their children.

University of Cincinnati — College of Law
Produced the Larsen Divorce Mediation Video to teach law students and attorneys best case practices in divorce mediation.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation — 2013 Recruitment Campaign
Provided funding to recruit volunteer attorneys to provide legal assistance to the poor.

John W. Warrington Community Service Award
Recognized David K. Montgomery as the CBA Attorney member who has performed extraordinary volunteer service to the community. Gift was made to the Hatmaker Foundation in his honor.

YMCA — Youth in City Government
Taught 200 high school students with a yearlong program about government and civics.

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