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Samlow recognized for outstanding community service

Columbus, OH (September 29, 2015) – Emily Samlow received the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under for District 3 on Monday, Sept. 28, at the Stone Ridge Golf Course in Bowling Green.

Currently, Samlow is a staff attorney for the Wood County Court of Common Pleas and the vice-president of the Wood County Bar Association. She is trained in basic and foreclosure mediation and initial guardian ad litem. In her downtime, Samlow is a debate judge and assistant coach for the Napoleon High School Speech Team. She also coordinates the Wood County District and Regional Competitions for the Ohio High School Mock Trial. Expanding her Wood County involvement, Samlow volunteers for the Wood County Youth Olympics.

Samlow is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and the OSBA Leadership Academy Class of 2014. She is also a member of the Advocates for Basic Legal Equality/Legal Aid of Western Ohio Board of Trustees and an executive board member of Advocates for Basic Legal Equality/Legal Aid of Western Ohio Emerging Legal Council.  She was the treasurer of the Wood County Bar Association and the past chair of Law Day and Grievance Committees. 

Samlow graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. She then received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from The University of Toledo College of Law.

About the Award

The Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under is presented to attorneys, 40 years of age or younger, who contribute substantial time and effort in service to a local social service or to a local civil, artistic or cultural organization.  The service must be outside the recipients’ practice of law and given without compensation.  Emphasis is placed on current service.  Recipients represent the ideals of the legal profession and, by example, are a credit to the profession. 

About the Ohio State Bar Foundation

The Ohio State Bar Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity that works to advance the law and build a better justice system.  Through our grants and programs, we educate and perform outreach to the public to make the law fair for all Ohioans.  For more information about the Ohio State Bar Foundation, please visit www.osbf.net.

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