“ You don’t fight breast cancer with a pink ribbon alone. You fight it with a team.” Jones Obenchain participates in the Lee National Denim Day. Lee National Denim Day is a charitable campaign of the American Cancer Society in collaboration with Lee Jeans to learn more about it go to www.denimday.com
Jones Obenchain announces Partner Bob Edwards was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 in the field of mediation. Bob has been recognized in this exclusive selection for 5 consecutive years. Congratulations Bob!
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Federal law requires that every employer hiring an individual for employment in the United States complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This form helps employers verify an employee’s identity and employment authorization. It’s important for employers to annually review their employment eligibility and verification policies to make sure they are using the most current Form I-9. Using an outdated version can trigger fines. To see the most current version of the I-9 form go to www.uscis.gov/i-9.
Indiana and ISBA Naturalization Ceremoy
Indiana welcomed 49 new American citizens. On March 21st, individuals from 21 different countries became United States citizens after taking the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony in South Bend, Indiana. Colin J. Reilly, a partner at Jones Obenchain, LLP, represented the Indiana State Bar Association at the ceremony. Colin spoke to the new citizens about their responsibilities and duties as American citizens, and presented each one with a personalized copy of the Canons of American Citizenship.
Jones Obenchain attorneys, participating in March Against Hunger for the sixth year in a row, have hit the midpoint in their efforts. March Against Hunger is a friendly competition between law firms to raise the most donations – either of non perishable foods or direct monetary contributions – for Indiana’s 11 regional food banks. March Against Hunger is spearheaded by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, in partnership with the Indiana State Bar Association and Feeding Indiana’s Hunger. If you’d like to lend a hand, Jones Obenchain is accepting donations each weekday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM from Monday, March 17th through Friday, March 27. Jones Obenchain will deliver all donations to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
Office of the Indiana Attorney General-March Against Hunger
Jacqueline Sells Homann, a partner at Jones Obenchain, LLP, will speak at the 2014 Women’s Leadership Institute Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Jackie will speak on the importance of mentoring. Jackie is a member of the WLI board of directors. She’s also one of the coordinators of this national gathering.
The partners and staff of Jones Obenchain, LLP are delighted to participate in the 6th Annual March Against Hunger. The March Against Hunger is a friendly competition between law firms and law groups. This is our 6th year doing so. The goal is to raise the most donations of either non-perishable foods or direct monetary contributions – for Indiana’s 11 regional food banks. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, in partnership with the Indiana State Bar Association and Feeding Indiana’s Hunger (FIsH), is pleased to sponsor the drive. Jones Obenchain believes it is important to give back to the community and this annual event allows us to do so.
View the WSBT Video Here
One of the seven mock trial teams from John Adams High School, coached by partner Colin Reilly, is headed to the state competition March 1 and March 2 in Indianapolis. This is Colin’s second year as coach and his second trip to the state competition. Good Luck!
Read the South Bend Tribune article:
Adams dominates mock trial regional
Jones Obenchain, LLP is a founding member of Meritas. Meritas is an established global alliance of independent, full-service law firms. Since Meritas’ founding in 1990, Meritas has been distinguished by its quality standards. Leon Steinberg, a practicing lawyer and Meritas’ founder, created Meritas in response to a need: He was frustrated by the difficulty of finding and hiring qualified, local counsel. And he was disappointed by the lack of quality control in firms outside his jurisdiction. Steinberg developed a rigorous system for evaluating firm performance and launched Meritas.
Over the years, Meritas has carefully vetted and invited select, like-minded firms to join the non-profit alliance for their mutual benefit. Today there are more than 170 Meritas law firms worldwide, in over 70 countries. Firms become members through invitation. To maintain membership, they agree to perform under our uniquely comprehensive Quality Assurance Program, ensuring that clients receive the same high quality legal work and service from every Meritas firm.
The Meritas model provides essential peace of mind for business owners, in-house counsel and others who can easily connect with carefully qualified, independent business legal expertise worldwide. For more information about Jones Obenchain, LLP and Meritas, please visit us at www.jonesobenchain.com.
Jones Obenchain, LLP attorneys and staff congratulate employees Colleen Maynard and Jennifer Parrish on their recent education milestones. Colleen completed work on Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and Jennifer received an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science as an Executive Assistant, Business from Southwestern Michigan College. Well done ladies!