Dinsmore & Shohl is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a $100,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters, the largest youth mentoring organization in the United States, and a commitment to volunteer at nine affiliates in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Dinsmore partners have a long tradition of public service. Potter Stewart served on the U.S. Supreme Court for 23 years after practicing at Dinsmore for 12 years as a civil litigator.
 
The firm wanted to emphasize service in helping to celebrate its centennial. “Our founding partners believed in giving back to the profession and the community. Today, we honor our founders and continue that legacy through our support of Big Brothers Big Sisters,” says George H. Vincent, managing partner and board chairman.

Patrick F. Fischer, a par tner at Keating Muething & Klekamp, was appointed co - chair of the Ohio Supreme Court’s task force to create an innovative docket for the common pleas court of Ohio. The court hopes to stimulate the state’s economic growth by speeding up the resolution of disputes among businesses.

The 12th annual Cincinnati Corporate Olympics raised more than $ 30,000 for the Hamilton Count y Special Olympics, which benefits 1,800 Special Olympians training and competing in 24 different sports around the country. Dinsmore won the Olympics for the second year in a row.

Ulmer & Berne received the 2008 Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s presidential award, which is given to individuals, firms or organizations that have provided outstanding leadership in the delivery of pro bono legal services in Ohio. The firm contributed more than 5,000 hours to community outreach initiatives and pro bono services in 2007.

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is tapped to participate in the American Bar Association-Environmental Protection Agency Law Office Climate Challenge, a program designed to help law firms become leaders in the national movement towards sustainability and climate protection.

Ronald E. Gold, co-chairman of Frost Brown Todd’s Financial Restructuring Group, was appointed co-chairman of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee, which offers advice about the rights of unsecured trade creditors involved in bankruptcies. Mr. Gold also was named to the advisory board for the ABI’s Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop.

Keating participated in the 13th annual “Inside Look Program” organized by the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Legal Research and Information Resources committee. The daylong program provides law students an opportunity to listen to and interact with attorneys speaking about corporate law, labor and employment law, and how to succeed in the profession.

The Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association, or Cincy IP, elected new officers, including President Ria Schalnat of Frost Brown Todd; Vice President Lori Krafte of Greenbaum Doll & McDonald; Treasurer Mat t Fi tzpatrick of Procter & Gamble; Secretary Harry Guttman of Wood, Herron & Evans; and Chief Information Officer Geoffrey Oberhaus of Dinsmore. Cincy IP provides continuing legal education to its members to address curren