Bar Association forms committee

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Bar Association recently announced its plans to start a Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts committee, which will provide pro bono legal services to local artists.

The committee will replace the Legal Creative, a nonprofit organization that provided business and legal guidance for designers, actors, directors and other artists. Denise Glinatsis Bayer, a business lawyer at Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell and Legal Creative founder, will serve as chair of the newly formed committee.

The new committee will operate with funding support from the Mahoning County Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and operational support from the Mahoning County Bar Association, a not-for-profit organization which has more than 300 lawyer members and an office staff in downtown Youngstown.

For more information about the committee, Bayer can be reached at dbayer@hhmlaw.com.