Committee/Section Chair of the Year Award

The Akron Bar Association recognizes those outstanding member volunteers who serve as the chairs of our committees and sections. The Akron Bar acknowledges the amount of time and talent these volunteer positions require and is grateful to all who are engaged in making the association the best that it can be!


Committee Chair Recipients​

  • 2018-2019 Thomas D. Bown & Keith G. Malick - Mock Trial
  • 2017-2018 Lisa Miller & Alfred E. Schrader​ - Commission on Judicial Candidates
  • 2016-2017 Lee S. Walko - Finance
  • 2015-2016 Kevin L. McCue - Bar Applicants & Students
  • 2014-2015 Raeed N. Tayeh - Street Law Student Summit Event Planning
  • 2012-2013 The Hon. Alison McCarty - Mock Trial
  • 2011-2012 Lawrence J. Scanlon​ - Common Pleas, Municipal, & Appellate Courts
  • 2010-2011 Jennifer J. VanDulmen -​ Access to Justice​
  • 2009-2010 Barbara A. Venesy​ - Law Week
  • 2008-2009 Kimberly L. Oliver​ - Diversity
  • 2006-2007 Professor​ Joann M. Sahl -  Common Pleas, Municipal, & Appellate Courts

Section Chair Recipients​

  • 2018-2019 Susan M. Macken - Paralegal
  • 2017-2018 Richard Schroeter, Jr. - Bankruptcy & Commercial Law
  • 2016-2017 Elizabeth Yeargin - Business & Corporate Law
  • 2015-2016 Jeff Laybourne - Criminal Law
  • 2014-2015 Bradley Dunn - Disability Law
  • 2012-2013 Gary Fry - Estate Planning, Probate, & Elder Law
  • 2011-2012 Jacquenette Corgan - Labor & Employment Law
  • 2010-2011 Suzanne Csanyi - Estate Planning, Probate, & Elder Law
  • 2009-2010 Craig Horbus - New Lawyers