The Ethics and Professionalism Committee was established to promote and improve the ethics and professionalism of lawyers and judges in the community. Committee members engage in a number of initiatives intended to educate CMBA members. The Committee publishes "Ethics Perspectives," a monthly column in the CMBA Bar Journal, administers the Ethics Hotline, sponsors an annual essay competition, awards the William K. Thomas Professionalism Award, and created the What If Preparedness(WIP) Program.

The Committee meets the second Thursday of each month at noon where members are invited to bring a brown bag lunch.

For more information about the Ethics and Professionalism Committee, please contact Heather Zirke, Bar Counsel.

Click here to read the Ethics Committee's letter dated April 3, 2020, to the Ohio Supreme Court regarding proposed amendments to the Rules for the Government of the Bar.



Jay Milano
Milano Attorneys at Law


Shane A. Lawson

Vice Chair
Gallagher Sharp