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The Stark County Bar Association

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Our Vision & Mission

The Stark County Bar Association was founded in 1900 and has proudly served the Stark County community for more than 100 years. The purpose of the Stark County Bar Association is to work for the general good of the community, to improve the administration of the law in the interests of the public, to promote good relations among the members of the bar, and to further the professional interests of our members.

Our staff is here to serve the members of the association and look forward to working with you. Please feel free to contact the bar office if you ever have any questions. This is what we are here for.


Attorney Anthony E. Brown took office as President of the Stark County Bar Association when his one-year term began on July 1st.  Attorney Brown became the 102th President, succeeding former president, the Honorable Chryssa N. Hartnett.  At the Installation Luncheon held on June 26th the Association’s Elected Officers and Members were sworn in for the 2019-2020 term.


2019 Law Day

The Stark County Bar Association held its annual Law Week April 29th – May 3rd. The SCBA sponsored a wide variety of student contests including a Poster Contest, Essay Contest, Digital Media Contest, Moot Court Competition and offered a Tour de Courts to give students an opportunity to learn and visit our different Stark County Courts. This is the second year a scholarship was given to the winner of “Why I Want To Become An Attorney” Essay Contest.  Other events which took place included an Ask-A-Lawyer at Massillon Municipal Court, the Fifth District Court of Appeals traveled to Canton South High School and a Naturalization Ceremony was held at Central Catholic High School.  In addition to the various contests, Cathi Swallen was awarded the prestigious Liberty Bell Award. Everyone received their award at our Annual Law Day Luncheon with our keynote speaker, Jim Porter, Publisher of The Repository and GateHouse Ohio Media.

The Stark County Bar Association’s Military & Veterans Affairs Committee and Community Involvement Committee is once again sponsoring a Thanksgiving Basket Drive to benefit the S.A.M. Center (Serving Area Military).

Stark County Bar Association Legal Scholarship

The Stark County Bar Association offers a Legal Scholarship through Stark Community Foundation. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, eligibility requirements and information, please visit Stark Community Foundation’s website at  The Application deadline is April 1st.