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At Bricker & Eckler, we have a strong commitment to the communities in which we live and work. As a firm and as individuals, we support our communities through active involvement in local organizations and programs. The firm is recognized for its participation in the arts and humanities, education, health and human services, and environmental and civic endeavors.

Our attorneys are encouraged to give back to the community, devoting time and resources to causes and organizations about which they are passionate. Bricker & Eckler is represented on the boards of higher education institutions and major nonprofits as well as the professional societies and associations where our clients gather.

The BE Green Committee supports the environment by diligently to reduce our carbon footprint and encourage reuse and recycling through various firm-wide initiatives. In 2008, our efforts were noticed and we were named a Law Office Climate Challenge Partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the American Bar Association. We were also recognized by the GreenSpot, which is part of the Get Green Columbus program run by Mayor Michael Coleman. 

In addition to undertaking an annual United Way campaign, Bricker & Eckler employees contribute to a different charity each month for "Dress Down for Charity" casual Fridays. Organizations that have received these contributions include the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, MADD, the American Red Cross, the Open Shelter, the Arthritis Foundation, and Action for Children. 

Firm employees also participate in clothing drives and Adopt-A-Family projects during the holidays, blood donations for the American Red Cross, and projects for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Additionally, both attorneys and staff serve on the board of trustees and various committees of Rebuilding Together Columbus, formerly Columbus Christmas in April, which was locally founded by Bricker & Eckler attorneys in 1989.

In recent years, Bricker & Eckler has celebrated the anniversary of its founding by bestowing a single generous gift to certain civic and charitable organizations. Recipients include COSI, Capital University Law School, the Columbus Cancer Clinic, the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, BalletMet Columbus, and the Ohio Historical Society. 

While we support many causes and events throughout the year, perhaps our greatest impact on the community is through our Anniversary Gift, awarded each year to one or more organizations submitting a successful application for support of a program or initiative that will make a critical difference in the communities we serve.

Bricker & Eckler is proud to support initiatives that enhance the community in which we live and work, and the firm will gladly continue this commitment for years to come.

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Catherine M. Ballard

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Columbus
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Partner


Phone: 614.227.8806
Fax: 614.227.2390
Email: cballard@bricker.com

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