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Christopher Brown

COLUMBUS -- Mansfield Deputy Law Director Christopher Brown is one of a new group of Ohio attorneys who joined the Ohio State Bar Foundation through its honorary 2020 Fellows Program.

In his role with the City of Mansfield, Brown enacts and enforces policies and decisions of the city’s law director in both a legal and administrative capacity.

Brown serves as the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division District Representative for Ohio and West Virginia and chair of their Government, Military and Public Sector Lawyers Committee.

In 2019, he received the OSBF’s District 10 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.

“Over the last 18 years, the Foundation has welcomed more than a thousand Fellows to its family,” said OSBF President Mark Kitrick. “Our Fellows are a diverse group of caring lawyers who have volunteered to help their communities in many excellent ways.

"From rural towns to big cities, large firms to sole proprietors, the OSBF Fellows Program brings them together to connect, volunteer, and create their own unique plan to improve the legal system. They work hard and selflessly to make the lives of so many Ohioans easier and more equitable," Kitrick said.

“Our Fellows put the needs of others first by giving their time and talent to help other Ohioans understand and navigate our legal system,” said OSBF Executive Director Lori Keating.

“As a part of the OSBF, the 2020 Fellows will have the opportunity to volunteer with our grantees, present to students on important law-related topics, and directly contribute to the Foundation’s grantmaking efforts.”

A new class of civic-minded attorneys are welcomed into the Foundation each year. All Fellows must be nominated by a peer, or self-nominate, and be a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. All nominees are reviewed by the OSBF Board of Trustees before committing their time and pledging financial support to fuel the Foundation’s statewide grantmaking program.

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