Friday, October 30, 2009

October News

Firm News and Updates

October 30th, 2009: Bass to Exhibit Underwater Photography

Leon Bass will host an opening reception for his new photo exhibit featureing his underwater works on Nov. 19th, 2009 at Cafe Brioso on Gay and High in downtown Columbus from 5:30-7:30. A portion of the proceeds from print sales will benefit coral reef conservation efforts.

October 30th, 2009: Rebecca Morrisey Passes the Ohio Bar Exam!

Congratulations to Rebecca, our long-time law clerk who will be sworn in as an Ohio Attorney on November 9th. Rebecca took the Ohio Bar Exam for the first time in July, 2009, and passed on her first try while working full time. This is an extraordinary accomplishment and we extend our deepest congrats. Great Job Rebecca!

October 21st, 2009: Leon Bass receives Virgin Islands Attorney License

At a beautiful ceremony conducted by the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, Leon Bass was presented his license to practice law as an attorney in the US Virgin Islands. The US Virgin Islands is a united states territory in the Caribbean Sea near Puerto Rico and consists of the main islands of St Thomas, St. Croix, St. John in addition to numerous smaller islands. Leon plans to practice part time in the USVI while continuing his full time practice in Columbus, Ohio.

October 13th, 2009: WaterBand named top-3 finalist in YouTube Contest

Congrats to client Waterband ( for reaching top-three vote getting status in YouTube's Peace One Day video contest. The voting continues at Waterband has generously donated thousands of dollars to water causes, including Capitol Square Rotary's Honduras project. You can catch them live in Columbus at Vic's on October 23rd.

October 9th, 2009: Leon Bass to Join Saving Jane front person Marti Dodson to Speak at Ohio State at the "Musician Inc", The Working Artist's Music Conference

Leon Bass will speak at a new music conference to be held on October 9th at the RPAC Center on the OSU campus. Also speaking will be Marti Dodson from the national act Saving Jane. The conference will include panelist speaking on the areas of recording, publicity, booking and music law and business. The conference is free and takes place from 1pm-5pm.

October 2, 2009: Leon Bass to Join US Virgin Islands Bar

Leon Bass will soon be entered on the roll of attorneys and will become licensed to practice law in the very near future as he has passed the Virgin Islands Bar exam.

October 1st, 2009: $12k raised at Wine into Water

The firm has received word that about $12,000 was raised at the Capitol Square Rotary's annual "Turning Wine into Water" charity wine tasting and auction. The event benefited Thirst Relief International, the Rafiki AIDS Orphanage and The Village of El Macote, Honduras. More info is available at:

Monday, October 5, 2009

US Virgin Islands Office

I have just heard that I passed the US Virgin Islands Bar Exam. I scored in the top 5% in the country on the ethics portion, but still waiting on stats from the rest of the test. I expect to be licensed there shortly; I still have to be sworn so my license will have to wait until my next trip to St. Thomas.

We are looking into options for opening and office there or affiliating with a local firm. The Columbus office will remain open.