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Chappelear honored for outstanding community service

Kacey Chappelear (center) with parents Sharon and Steve Chappelear


Columbus, OH – Attorney Kacey S. Chappelear received the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s District 7 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under on Wednesday, February 17, at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel. 

As an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, Chappelear donates her time to better both the community and her profession. Outside of the office, she teaches Street Legal, a six-week program she developed with support from the Columbus Bar Association to educate at-risk youth about property crimes, personal crimes, sex offenses, online offenses, and drug and gun offenses that often trap kids in the legal system.

Professionally, Chappelear serves on the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) Council of Delegates and chairs its Women in the Profession Section. She is also an OSBA delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates and is a member of the Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Inn of Court. In the past, she has served on the OSBA’s Gender Fairness Task Force, the Legal Education Task Force and the Sections and Committees Task Force.

Chappelear received her Bachelors from the University of Virginia and her law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

About the Award

The Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under is presented to attorneys, 40 years of age or younger, who contribute substantial time and effort in service to a local social service or to a local civil, artistic or cultural organization.  The service must be outside the recipients’ practice of law and given without compensation.  Emphasis is placed on current service.  Recipients represent the ideals of the legal profession and, by example, are a credit to the profession.

About the Ohio State Bar Foundation

The Ohio State Bar Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity that works to advance the law and build a better justice system.  Through our grants and programs, we educate and perform outreach to the public to make the law fair for all Ohioans.  For more information about the Ohio State Bar Foundation, please visit www.osbf.net.

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