Our purpose is to promote the leadership, advancement and interests of women attorneys through professional education, networking and the exchange of ideas between our members, local bar associations, business and the community.

OWBA Member Election Candidates

The OWBA would like to recognize its members participating as candidates in elections, provide moral support for the candidates and provide other members an opportunity to support those candidates in any way that they deem fit.  Doing so recognizes candidates and fulfills the OWBA’s mission of promoting the leadership, advancement and interests of women attorneys and supports positive support and advocacy for the organization and all members.

Below is a list of known OWBA members who are candidates for an elected position and the position they are seeking.  The election date for all is November 8, 2016. The candidate’s name is linked to their website or if there is not one, a candidate profile.

Judge Laurel Beatty | Judge, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Connie Carr | Lorain County Commissioner
Stephanie Hanna | Candidate for Judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Judge Lynne Callahan | Ninth District Court of Appeals
Judge Kim A. Browne | Franklin County Domestic Relations & Juvenile Court
Valarie K. Gerlach | Fourth District Court of Appeals
Christine E. Mayle | Sixth District Court of Appeals
Valoria Hoover | Candidate for Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Judge Katarina Cook | Candidate for Summit County Domestic Relations Court

If you are an election candidate and we don’t have you listed above, please send us the following and we will gladly add you to our list.

  • Your name
  • The title and City of the office that you are seeking (i.e., Cleveland Common Pleas Judge or Columbus City Council Member)
  • Date of the election


OWBF LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON

The OWBF Leadership Luncheon will be held on September
15, 2016 at The Bluestone, located at 583 East Broad Street, Columbus.  Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The program will run from noon- 1:30 p.m.

The purpose of the Leadership Luncheon is to celebrate women and leadership by honoring a leader in the legal profession and community with our Leading the Way Award. 
This award honors leaders and highlights the achievements of women who have gone above and beyond as trailblazers in the legal profession.

We will also celebrate the 2015-16 Leadership Institute graduating class and introduce the incoming Leadership Institute class of 2016-17.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Details can be found here.

Questions? We can be reached at (866) 932-6922 or email us.



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Email: admin@owba.org

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