Denise Platfoot Lacey Leading Ohio Women's Bar Foundation06.21.2012 | Law, Faculty
Denise Platfoot Lacey has been elected president of the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ohio Women's Bar Association.
Platfoot Lacey has been active in both organizations, including serving the foundation’s treasurer from 2010-2011 and as the association’s treasurer from 2010-2012. In 2010, she received the bar association’s President’s Choice Award, which is presented to a member who has given extraordinary service to the organization.
Platfoot Lacey is a lecturer and member of the externship faculty at the School of Law. She joined the University of Dayton School of Law in 2007 after serving as the secretary to the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Being involved in both Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation and the Women's Bar Association, Platfoot Lacey said, has allowed her to connect with women attorneys around the state who want to help law students, particularly women law students, become ethical and professional members of the legal profession.
“These connections have led to externship opportunities for our law students, to prominent speakers at UDSL programs, to networking opportunities for our students, to student participation in OWBA programming, and to increased student knowledge and participation in the OWBA mentoring program and the OWBF law student scholarship,” she said.
In addition to teaching, Platfoot Lacey initiated the Women in the Law Program Series, which provides a forum for topics of interest to women in the legal profession and provides opportunities for women law students to network with women in the legal profession. She is also faculty advisor for the Women's Caucus, a student organization.