July-August CBA Report

legal community news Statewide Changes for Ohio Notaries are Coming The new legislation, effective Sept. 20, 2019, standardizes the require- ments to become a notary in Ohio, and centralizes the administration of the process to the Ohio Secretary of State. Non-lawyer notaries will be required to complete a criminal back- ground check, a training component and a test to obtain a Notary Commis- sion in Ohio. New lawyers admitted after the effective date of the bill will be required to undergo training, but no testing, to receive a permanent notary commission. Lawyers who have not obtained their notary commission will also be required to undergo training after Sept. 20, 2019. The new legislation has no impact on existing lawyer-notaries. For non-lawyer notaries, if your notary commission expires in 2019, the requirements are changing. You may want to renew your commission now. Renewal application forms can be downloaded at www.cincybar.org or contact the notary department at the CBA at (513) 381-8213. The CBA will be accepting new and renewal applications through Aug. 15, 2019. Upcoming test dates are July 10, 2019 and Aug. 7, 2019. Contact the notary department at the CBA at (513) 381-8213 or download applications at www.cincybar.org. The new legislation also provides a process to become an e-Notary after Sept. 20, 2019. Stay tuned for more details on that process. Welcome New Members The CBA Board of Trustees has approved the following for membership: Matthew M. Allen Blank Rome LLP Kelley Leigh Allesee Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority Kyle Arendsen Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Marci Ann Bartkoski Thomas O. Beridon Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Liza J. Brackman Blank Rome LLP Kathryn Taylor Buffington Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Adonis A. Caneris US Bank Cody James Carroll GE Aviation Joel M. Chanvisanuruk University of Cincinnati College of Law Michael A. Cioffi Monteverdi Tuscany Wendy J. Dorn Eberly McMahon Copetas LLC Thomas P. Doyle Doyle & Hassman LLC Mark C. Eppley Eppley Legal Group William J. Ferris Worldpay Ashton N. France Clermont County Domestic Relations Court Laurie B. Gibson Law Office of Laurie B. Gibson Carrie Steele Gilbert The Children’s Law Center Inc. Eric W. Gile Merk & Gile PLC William C. Gullett Frost Brown Todd LLC Sapna Gupta SAPG Legal Nerissa Mae Harvey Sarah E. Henry Children’s Law Center Mina Jones Jefferson University of Cincinnati College of Law Anna Korneeva Bartlett & Weigle Co. LPA Robert P. Malloy Kimberly S. Naehring Stephen M. Nechemias Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Jonah Howard Ottley Sugar Creek Packing Co. Paul Painter Great American Insurance Group Michael A. Ragan Thompson Hine LLP Joseph A. Robinette Wood & Lamping LLP Charles Edward Rust Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss LPA Erin Elizabeth Shick Thompson Hine LLP Keith G. Sklar Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer Co. LPA Emily E. Smart Woerner City of Cincinnati Erica M. Spitzig Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Amanda B. Stubblefield Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL Christine Hice Szydlowski University of Cincinnati College of Law Leslie F. Thomas Leslie F. Thomas Co. LPA Robert L. Thompson Godbey Law LLC James A. Tomaszewski University of Cincinnati College of Law Sarah Topy The Procter & Gamble Co. Elmer Martín Uribe Frost Brown Todd LLC W. Matthew Weigel Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL Luke W. White Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL Matthew A. Whitlow Macy’s Inc. 42 l July/August 2019 CBA REPORT www.CincyBar.org