President's Message

Dear NSMBA Members, Partners, and Sponsors,

It is with great pleasure, pride and excitement that I begin my term as President of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association (NSMBA).

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The History of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association

The Norman S. Minor Bar Association (NSMBA) was founded in 1980 as Cleveland's first full-fledged African American bar association. It grew out of the merger of four African American professional groups and is named in honor of one of Cleveland's foremost trial attorneys, African American attorney Norman Selby Minor.

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2nd Annual Charity Bowling Challenge

Upcoming Events

AUGUST 25, 2017
2nd Annual Charity Bowling Challenge
SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
2ndĀ Annual Law Student Summit
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
National Voter Registration Day
OCTOBER 27, 2017
Annual Trailblazer Luncheon
NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Legal Aid Brief Advice Clinic - Law in the Library
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OSBA All-Ohio Legal Forum - Diversity and Inclusion CLE

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Friday, August 25, 2017

8:45a - 10:15a

Enhancing Your Practice, Workplace and Profitability: Specific Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Inclusion

We talk about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. But how can employers actually make it happen? Four panelists from public and private sector workplaces, including those who employ lawyers, will answer this question from their professional knowledge and personal experience. 

Moderator: Lori Keating; Ohio State Bar Foundation; Columbus Panelists: Jennifer Adair; Ohio Department of Administrative Services; Columbus Kelli Stiles; Nationwide Insurance; Columbus Christine E. Niro; Frantz & Ward; Cleveland William A. Nolan; Barnes & Thornburg; Columbus Christina E. Niro; Frantz Ward; Cleveland 


You may attend this session only free of charge (no CLE). Please email Stephanie Hanna by August 18th at to register or for more details.  You may attend the entire morning session (4 hours of CLE) for $99.  Please contact the OSBA’s Member Service Center at 800.232.7124 to register.  You may attend the entire conference by visiting or calling the OSBA’s Member Service Center.