Cleveland Metro Bar Association swears in new officers later this month

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association will swear in new officers at its annual meeting on June 16, including the new CMBA president for the organization’s 2022-23 year: Adrian Thompson, attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister in as co-partner of the firm. load in Cleveland.

Thompson will present “his vision for the year ahead and the theme for the annual meeting, ‘Together into Tomorrow,’ which means coming together as a legal community to ensure a more diverse, equitable and strong Cleveland for our next generation and beyond” according to the CMBA.

In the role of chairman, Thompson replaces Rosalina Fini, chief legal and ethics officer of Cleveland Metroparks.

The nonprofit legal association has nearly 5,000 members. Increasing the number of members is always an ongoing effort for the organization.

Meanwhile, Larry Zukerman of Zukerman, Lear & Murray Co. will be sworn in as president of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation.

“Larry has supported the CMBA’s pipeline programs, including serving as a mentor for the Louis Stokes Scholars Program and a champion for the new Next Generation LSAT Scholarship Fund,” according to the CMBA. “This fund will help us continue to change lives in our community by making law school dreams come true for our scholars now and in the future.”

In addition, eight new CMBA trustees and nine new bar foundation trustees will be introduced at the annual meeting, including Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Russo and Vice President Jennifer Himmelein, family law attorney at Brouse McDowell.

Doors open for the CMBA Annual Meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at the Lago East Bank Veranda. You can find more details about the event, including how to purchase tickets, here.

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