Foundation of Justice

A new podcast from the OSBF.


Foundation of justice

a new podcast of the ohio state bar foundation

Highlighting the most pressing legal issues of our moment. Amplifying the stories and experiences of our community members. Providing insight on the latest developments from attorneys, judges, social workers, educators and community leaders. 

Foundation of Justice is a new podcast brought to you by the Ohio State Bar Foundation. In this limited series, we’ll discuss a number of topics that directly relate to our mission: to advance the rule of law and build a better justice system, all in the pursuit of justice for all.

Now streaming below or wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 1

In this episode, OSBF board trustee and host Joseph Wenger speaks with Julie Boylen, a board member with TransOhio and a general support specialist at Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative about her transition and what it's like to be a member of the transgender community in Ohio.

In the second half of the episode, Joseph speaks to James Knapp, Ohio attorney and Chair of the Board of TransOhio, and Judge Jeffrey Mackey of the Franklin County Probate Court to get insight on the legal issues facing the trans community and perspectives from the bench.

episode 2

Episode 2 of Foundation of Justice provides a rich conversation on identity, intersectionality, and belonging with lawyers and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Discussions include a reflection on the 2022 OSBF Unity Summit: LGBTQ+ Education, Law and Policy, and dialogue on how to be affirming and an ally in practice. Panelists explore how important issues and challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community impact their life, practice and work. 

Hosted by OSBF Trustee Joseph Wenger, with OSBF 2021 Fellows Amy Flowers (attorney w/ Ice Miller), Jane Messmer (Assistant State Public Defender) with special guest Karen Hewitt (Associate Director, Leadership Columbus).