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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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!

DEI & P: How Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Professionalism Work Together - Hon. Wende C. Cross, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas

Use History to Propel Your Career - Kenneth L. Parker, U.S. Attorney

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