I am proud to serve the Clermont County Bar Association as President this year. The Bar Association is indispensable to the bench and bar and to preserve and promote Clermont County as a unique place to practice law in a culture of collegiality, competence and mutual trust. The Bar Association promotes a spirit of common purpose and camaraderie among members of the legal profession. The resources of the Bar Association are designed to assist and aid attorneys in their practice, with special appreciation and gratitude to Carol, Kim and Debbie at the Clermont County Law Library.

It is my privilege to lead the Bar Association this year and to work to build on the legacy of preceding Presidents. Goals this year include increasing membership, especially among young lawyers, increasing non-dues sources of revenue , and enhancing the Bar Association’s community presence.

The Bar Association hosts three free CLE seminars (with free lunch following) to its Members, operates the Lawyers’ Referral Service, supports the high school Mock Trials program, and provides network opportunities and social events. Our members enjoy fun and fellowship at the annual Stumps dinner, the resurrected "Prom,” the golf league and outings to Keeneland and a Reds game. Bar Association members serve on various committees as well, from the Grievance Committee to the Scholarship Committee.

Please consider membership if you practice in Clermont County. It is a membership that will pay for itself in so many ways.

Please contact me or Carol Suhre, Executive Director of the Clermont County Bar Association, with any questions.

2014 Bar President Melissa A. Marcin