The Professionalism Committee exists to promote honor, integrity, competence and civility among lawyers and judges; allegiance to the justice system; the exercise of sound judgment; and the performance of pro bono service in the practice of the law. The Committee serves the Cincinnati Bar Association by advocating for high standards of professionalism among its members.

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Take 10

Take 10 is the CBA’s new, virtual presentation of 10-Minute Mentoring. Join leading lawyers in our community for free and virtual 10-minute Ted-style talks on a variety of topics and an opportunity for informal Q&A with the presenter. Take 10 gives you insight from those who’ve been there and tips for getting ahead in your legal career, no matter where it takes you. Tune in and Take 10!

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Ten Minute Mentoring Talks are a new series of "TED-style" talks given by leading lawyers in our community. Click the corresponding link below to view an engaging talk that is relevant to you!

Managing Your Career - Mina Jones Jefferson, Graydon 

Do's and Don'ts For Mentors and Mentees - Hon. Candace C. Crouse and Joseph Wambaugh, Ohio Court of Appeals, First District 

Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Assisting Others - Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, Supreme Court of Ohio

The Power of Pro Bono - Erin Childs, Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio

Civility and Collaboration Among Unlikely Allies - Betsy Sundermann and Jan-Michele Kearney, Cincinnati City Council

Profesionalism for Corporate Counsel - Sharon Zealey, NextGen Compliance

Making the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion - Matthew A. Whitlow, Macy's, Inc. 

Private to Public Work - Justice Patrick Fischer, Supreme Court of Ohio

Making Connections - Eric Kearney, African American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Legal Education - Dean Verna Williams, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Networking - Jill Meyer, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Career Goals - Justice Sharon L. Kennedy, Supreme Court of Ohio

Client Relationships - Jennifer J. Morales, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Marketing - Elliott Stapleton, Cornetet Meyer Rush & Stapleton Attorneys At Law. Suggested reading here.

Practice Management - Dan Moore, The Moore Law Firm