The Ohio State Bar Association administered its credentialing program for paralegals, allowing them to be designated as an "OSBA Certified Paralegal." The OSBA announced the certification of 16 paralegals who have met the requirements to earn this designation.

Gerald Salisbury, of Hudson and of Day Ketterer Ltd. became certified.

"The OSBA includes paralegals as members of the Association in recognition of their valuable service to lawyers and to the public," said OSBA President John Holschuh. "We applaud those OSBA Certified Paralegals who are bringing objective, uniform standards of competence and professionalism to their work."

By definition, a paralegal eligible for OSBA certification is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.

An applicant for paralegal certification must first meet specified education/experience, continuing legal education and reference requirements, and then must pass a written exam.