Wayne County Bar Association of Ohio
The Wayne County Bar Association [WCBA] is a non-profit corporation in Wayne County Ohio whose objects are:
- to uphold high standards of integrity, education and competence in the legal profession;
- To aid and assist in the administration of justice;
- To promote legal and judicial reform;
- To assist in the resolution of public issues involving the profession of law;
- To encourage active leadership in the resolution of public issues;
- To assist in the delivery of legal services to the indigent; and
- To cultivate social intercourse among its members.
Any person admitted to the bar and licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio who has paid the annual dues shall be a member.
Members of the WCBA are appointed to such committees as may be necessary to conduct the business of the WCBA. The committees are:
Admissions Committee- responsible for interviewing prospective candidates seeking admission to the bar.
Continuing Legal Education Committee- responsible for conducting informational programs and seminars for members.
Grievance Committee- responsible for reviewing and processing complaints against members of the bar.
Judicial Administration Committee- assist judges in the development of local court rules.
Public Relations Committee- promote law day and disseminate educational and public information programs.
Law Office management Committee- assist members in improving their practices through more efficient business practices.
Legal Aid Referral Committee- provide a referral system for Wayne County Legal Aid Society.
Projects and Programs Committee- conducts special events, programming and projects.
Public Defenders Committee- works with the public defender’s office of Wayne County to handle problems involved in the defense of indigents charged with crimes.
Public Records Committee- review and make recommendations regarding the public records maintained in the county.
Social Committee- encourage social interaction among members through social events and programming.
Unauthorized Practice Committee- conduct notary examinations and investigate any complaints of the unauthorized practice of law.
The officers of the WCBA include:
Louise Keating, President
Beth Mulcahy, Vice President
Renee Jackwood, Secretary/Treasurer
Bob Gorman, Trustee
John Johnson, Jr., Trustee
Craig Reynolds, Trustee
David Zacour, Past President