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Professionalism

ABOUT THE PROFESSIONALISM COMMITTEE:
This committee deals with lawyer advertising issues, the image of the profession, and an Annual Professionalism Award which is presented each year at the Professionalism Dinner.

2013/2014 COMMITTEE LEADERS:

 

 

John Fickes
John Fickes
Committee Chair
(330) 697-3848

Susan Durr
Susan Durr
Committee Vice-Chair
(330) 929-4002

Akron Bar Office Contact:
Jackie Forcina
(330) 253-5007

ABOUT THE PROFESSIONALISM AWARD:
The Professionalism Award was established by the Board of Trustees of the Akron Bar Association in February of 1996. The award was created to recognize an attorney’s exceptional dedication to the standards of the profession, and to recognize one who has demonstrated integrity and humanitarian concern within the community. Nominations are usually accepted through June, and the award is presented in the fall at a dinner to honor the recipient. The nominations are reviewed by the Professionalism Committee of the Bar Association, whose members are actively engaged in the practice of law. A recommendation is made to the Board of Trustees. The Trustees then select the recipient of the award. Nominees must be members of the Akron Bar Association. The nomination form should be completed and attached to an accompanying letter giving, in as much detail as possible, the reasons for the nomination. 

Professionalism among members of the Bar has been of concern to us all. All lawyers should have the high standards of our profession reinforced to insure that they are a regular part of our practice. We hope to recognize those of us who have demonstrated outstanding professionalism at our annual dinner. 

PROFESSIONALISM AWARD RECIPIENTS

2013:  Gerald R. Leipply 
2012:  Richard T. Cunningham 
2011:  Howard J. Walton
2010:  Thomas R. Pitts
2009:  Orville Reed, III
2008:  Gerald J. Glinsek
2007:  Jerry F. Whitmer
2006:  Amie L. Bruggeman
2005:  Dennis J. Bartek
2004:  Timothy F. Scanlon
2003:  George B. Vasko
2002:  Robert H. McDowall
2001:  Frederick S. Corns
2000:  Joseph S. Kodish
1999:  Jerome L. Holub
1998:  Bradford M. Gearinger
1997:  S. Samuel Nukes
1996:  John A. Schwemler