The Bar Association has developed relationships with a variety of vendors who are willing to offer our members discounts on products and services simply because they belong to the Lorain County Bar Association.
Bobel’s Office Products
Founded in 1947, Bobel’s is the largest privately-held office supply firm in the five county area of Lorain, Erie, Sandusky, Huron and Ottawa Counties. Bobel’s considers personal service in the supply of office products and furnishings to be its specialty. Contact Bobel’s to see what type of discount it can offer to you (440-960-7070).
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
The LCBA entered into a partnership between the LCBA and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (“CMBA”) to offer our members the opportunity to join the CMBA at a discounted rate. The CMBA offers many benefits of membership. One of the greatest benefits of joining the CMBA is free access to Fastcase, a comprehensive 50 state law library available online. Fastcase is the fastest growing legal research tool in the world. The normal rate for membership in the CMBA is up to $315. The CMBA offers a Schedule B membership to attorneys that live and practice outside of Cuyahoga County. You receive all of the benefits of membership at a lower rate (maximum $130). However, as a Lorain County Bar Association member, your rate is discounted even further. The cost to join the CMBA through the LCBA is only $100! By taking advantage of this offer through the LCBA, there are no applications to fill out to join the CMBA. All you have to do is check the line item on the enclosed dues statement. You then pay the LCBA for both your LCBA dues and your CMBA dues ($125 and $100, respectively, for a total of $225).
Commerce Delivery Service
Since 1997, Commerce has been delivering your packages state-wide. Commerce is fully licensed, bonded and insured and takes pride in prompt, quick deliveries. Whether it’s a trip to Cleveland, Columbus or Cincinnati, Commerce is your delivery company. As a member of the LCBA, Commerce will provide you with a 40% discount off its regular delivery rates. Call them for all of your delivery needs (440-355-4761).
Eagle Creek Golf Club
Eagle Creek Golf Club’s outstanding championship course is rated 4-1/2 stars by Golf Digest and has four sets of tees on every hole, bent grass fairways and large undulating greens. The par 71 golf course plays to yardage ranging from 6603 to 4908. Water hazards come into play on eleven holes, providing a challenge for all skill levels. Eagle Creek is proud to offer LCBA members a discount of 10% off its green fees for the member and up to three guests any time Mondays thru Fridays and after 12:30 pm on weekends/holidays. Please be sure to call for a tee time and identify yourself as an LCBA member (419-668-8535). Eagle Creek is located at 2406 New State Rd. in Norwalk, Ohio.
Flowers by Sharon
Flowers by Sharon is a full-service florist that provides beautiful floral arrangements for all occasions, specializing in unique custom designs, weddings, funerals, and banquets. Sharon also provides you with silk arrangements, balloon bouquets, gift and fruit baskets. LCBA members receive a 10% discount on all local orders. Call to place your order 440-323-7208 (www.flowersbysharon.net).
Jim’s Coffeehouse is offering all LCBA members a 10% discount on food and beverage purchases. In addition to delicious coffee, Jim’s also has a wide variety of scrumptious pastries for breakfast and delicious soups, salads and sandwiches for your lunchtime pleasure. The hours are Mon through Fri 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can find the coffee house at No. 2, Lake Avenue, Elyria, Ohio (underneath Flowers by Sharon).
JurInnov helps companies better manage and track electronic information, uncover evidence, plan for data discovery, and relax a little bit. JurInnov works with IT and legal departments in a wide variety of industries and sectors. In 2000, Attorney Timothy Opsitnick saw an opportunity to start a company that would be a peer of law firms, but with all the technological expertise of a high-tech company—and JurInnov was born. As an LCBA member, JurInnov will provide you with a 5% discount. www.jurinnov.com or 216-664-1100.
Miller & Proffitt Insurance
Miller & Proffitt Insurance is proud to offer our membership a discount for its disability income insurance protection. Miller & Proffitt also offers business overhead expense insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, and personal accident insurance at very reasonable rates. Call them at 419-522-0622.
Ridge Cleaners is a family owned and operated business, dedicated to the highest level of quality and customer service. Ridge Cleaners offers dry cleaning and laundry services to alterations to garment and fur storage—they even offer at home pick-up and delivery service. Visit their website for a complete list of all of the services they offer (www.ridgecleaners.com). They have four convenient locations in Avon Lake and North Ridgeville. As a member of the LCBA, Ridge Cleaners will provide you with a 10% discount off its usual rates.
Ryan-St. Marie Insurance (malpractice insurance)
Spencer A. Ryan, as the Authorized Agent of the LCBA for professional liability insurance, is providing professional liability insurance to LCBA members at a discounted rate. Spencer is a member of the LCBA and carries the distinction of being both a licensed attorney and as well as a licensed insurance agent. He is a lifetime resident of Lorain County and currently works as an insurance agent at Ryan-St. Marie Insurance Agency in Elyria. Spencer can be reached at 440-322-3200 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studio 8 Hair Design & Spa
Studio 8 is a progressive full service salon and spa focused on personalized service to its clients. Studio 8 is prepared to perform a multitude of services to complete your total look. The skilled and dedicated staff has a professional interest in your comfort and satisfaction. The services offered range from complete pampering to personal grooming. As a member of the LCBA, Studio 8 is happy to offer you a 15% discount off its customary rates. Call today to schedule your appointment 440-960-1990.
Additional Benefits of Membership
Low Cost CLE Seminars
The Lorain County Bar Association is committed to providing its membership with low cost, informative, educational programs. We are constantly exploring unique and cutting-edge program ideas to bring to our membership. The LCBA also offers one or two free CLE’s a year for its members.
The Legal Times
The Legal Times is the quarterly newsletter published by the Lorain County Bar Association which includes articles on current issues in law, general interest, membership information, as well as LCBA news, activities and updates.
Lawyer Referral Service
The LCBA is pleased to that we now have the ability to assist persons in need of legal services by utilizing our Lawyer Referral Service (“LRS”). The LCBA takes calls from individuals willing and able to pay usual and customary attorney fees and matches them with attorney participants on various LRS practice panels. In its first full year of operation, the LCBA matched over 700 individuals and companies with lawyers that participate in the service. For more information, contact the LCBA at 440-323-8416.
Committees and Sections
Bar members have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of Committees and Sections (at no cost). Participation on a committee or in a section promotes networking opportunities, professional development and growth, the opportunity to exchange information and the chance to make a difference in our profession.
In order to cultivate camaraderie among its membership, the Bar Association holds social events set in a relaxing atmosphere. The annual golf outing and clambake has been very successful in bringing our membership together in a relaxing and fun setting. The Bar Association also holds an annual night with the Cleveland Indians, a night with the Cleveland Cavs and a welcome reception for the newly-admitted lawyers in Lorain County.
The LCBA Mentorship Program, currently restricted to Association members, provides new attorneys with the guidance of an attorney with more years of practice. In the mentor/mentee relation, an attorney wtih at least 10 years of experience agrees, on an annual basis, to answer infrequent inquiries, provide occasional suggestions, and offer intermittent advice to an attorney with no more than 5 years of experience. Please contact the LCBA for more information.