Ohio State Bar Association

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The Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association logo.png
Type Legal Society
Headquarters Columbus, OH
  • United States
27,000+ in 2012[1]
Website http://www.ohiobar.org

The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of Ohio.


OSBA was founded on March 6, 1880 when the Cleveland Bar Association issued a call other Ohio local bar associations to meet at Case Hall in Cleveland. More than 400 lawyers met on July 8 to form the Association; Rufus P. Ranney was chosen as its first president.[2]

Today, membership includes almost 70 percent of all Ohio law practitioners. With the addition of paralegals, law students, and other associate members, total membership is about 31,000. The OSBA does not license attorneys to practice law in Ohio; that function is administered by the Ohio Supreme Court.

The association was founded in 1880 and is based in the state capital of Columbus.


  1. ^ Ohio State Bar Association Overview, Martindale Hubbell, retrieved 2012-08-14
  2. ^ Buckeye Barristers (PDF), Ohio State Bar Association, retrieved 2012-08-14

External links

  • Official website
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