LLI students from Cincinnati will compete in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education's (OCLRE) We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution state competition on January 22 at the Ohio Statehouse! Click here to read OCLRE's press release on the event. Good luck to all!
This year, LLI Program Director, Rachel Wilson, found a philanthropic way to merge her interest in fitness and her support for LLI. Rachel holds monthly fitness fundraisers at Bend Active, a local fitness apparel company located on Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington.
The classes are taught by Rachel or instructors that she has trained (in barre fitness), and all donations go directly to LLI. Bend Active contributes to this effort not only by hosting the events, but also by donating 10% of all purchases made on the days that these events occur, directly to LLI. For more information about these events, and Bend Active, click here. Thanks Rachel and Bend Active!
This summer, LLI welcomed 123 new students from around the state. LLI’s incoming freshmen were chosen out of the more than 160 applicants to the program based on their academic and professional skills. The above graphs present a break-down of the diverse class by site as well as race and ethnicity.
LLI is proud to announce the newest member to its leadership: F. Daniel Balmert, managing partner of the Akron office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. Mr. Balmert has nearly 30 years of experience and practices in the areas of general, commercial and product litigation, employment law and workers’ compensation.
Mr. Blamert served as the managing partner of the Vorys’ Cleveland office from 1983-2004. He was responsible for opening the firm’s Akron office in 2004 and has served as managing partner since its opening. Mr. Balmert has served as the past President of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys as well as served on the Advisory Committee to the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio where he has served as an Emeritus Member since 2008.