Litigator Gleaves Leads the Way with Multiple Roles

Litigator Jane Gleaves is one of only two delegates representing Ohio in the Young Lawyer Division (YLD) Assembly of the American Bar Association (ABA). Ohio is allowed to have up to six delegates.

The ABA YLD Assembly is described as the group’s principal policy-making body. Each year, the Assembly debates young lawyer issues and nationwide initiatives at its annual meeting, which Jane attended earlier this year in Chicago, then votes and issues resolutions that shape the organization’s direction.

Jane is also an executive committee member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) Young Lawyers Section. It is a requirement of the ABA YLD Assembly that delegates be members of a local affiliate.

As an executive committee member, Jane recently attended the OSBA Young Lawyers Section’s annual leadership retreat. With a focus on re-energizing the Section and becoming an indispensable resource for young lawyers, Jane had a hand in crafting the organization’s initiatives, such as holding pro bono legal clinics, promoting attorney wellness programs, and providing young lawyers a platform to develop their personal brands.

Jane also furthered her involvement in the OSBA by joining the Young Advocates Committee, a subsection of the association’s Litigation Section. She plans to attend their annual leadership meeting later this month.

Through this role, Jane became co-vice chair of the Young Advocates’ newsletter committee and looks forward to her role in improving the group’s communication.

“Taking leadership roles in a variety of bar associations is an excellent complement to Jane’s outstanding work as a litigator,” says Rob Cohen, chair of Kegler Brown’s litigation practice. “We’re proud to see her continue to grow as a professional and as a leader, both within the firm and in Ohio’s greater legal community.”