The members of the CBA Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee listed below will help you interpret your obligations under the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. Please note that questions posed should be framed hypothetically and relate to your own prospective conduct. The committee also accepts requests for written opinions.
Ethics inquiries may also be posed to CBA Bar Counsel by calling (513) 381-8213.
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The Health and Well-Being Committee serves the needs of attorneys as they strive to live life in balance amid the challenges of law practice. The Committee coordinates the monthly Balanced Living column in the CBA Report and produces quarterly Balanced Living Lecture Series. View article and lecture archive.
Solo practitioners can prepare for the “What Ifs” of business life with the help of the CBA’s Inventory Attorney Program. By taking advantage of the program, you provide important information to the CBA that can be used to protect your clients and aid your family members, who may not know where to begin. And if none of the scary “what ifs” come to pass, the information that you compile and update will help you prepare to bring in a new associate or partner, sell your practice, or wind it down yourself.
The Inventory Attorney Program Checklist:
1. Considerations in Selecting an Inventory Attorney
2. Suggested Information to Share with Your Inventory Attorney
3. How to Participate in the CBA Inventory Attorney Program
The CBA will maintain a record of your designated inventory attorney. Questions? Please call (513) 699-1407.
If you have a fee dispute with a lawyer over a shared fee, please submit a letter to Bar Counsel detailing the nature of the dispute. Be sure to attach a copy of the written agreement that is pertinent to the dispute. The information will be reviewed by the Fee Arbitration Committee.
If you have a professional obligation to report misconduct of another lawyer, please submit a letter with the information to Bar Counsel. The information will be reviewed by the Certified Grievance Committee. Information regarding the grievance process can be found here.
OLAP provides confidential assistance to lawyers and law students in the areas of addiction and mental health.