SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
“No pay, no play” legislation focus of OAJ lobbying
Legislation that denies uninsured drivers the right to claim non-economic damages is pending in the Ohio Senate, where OAJ is advocating for its defeat. The bill serves no public purpose as it will not reduce the number of uninsured drivers, but it denies a basic right to the poor who can’t afford auto insurance.
Click here to link to HB 279
Click here to download OAJ’s policy position paper on HB 279
O’Donnell and Rice videos released
Videos introducing Judges John P. O’Donnell and Cynthia Rice and O’Donnell, the OAJ-support candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court, are now available on YouTube. Please share the videos with your clients, family and friends.
Click here to view video introducing Judge John O’Donnell, candidate for Ohio Supreme Court
Click here to view video introducing Judge Cynthia Rice, candidate for Ohio Supreme Court
Flyers to show clients you support for O’Donnell & Rice for Supreme Court
Click here to download a one-third page flyer to insert in your client mailings
Click here to download a sample letter to send your clients
Your clients they can avoid long lines and vote early beginning OCTOBER 19. Check with local county boards of elections for times and locations.
Click here to link to a directory of all 88 County Boards of Elections
Rule change clarifies lawyers’ responsibilities related to medical marijuana
The Ohio Supreme Court adopted an amendment to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct clarifying the ethical responsibilities of lawyers under the state’s new medical marijuana law. The amendment addresses counseling or assisting a client regarding conduct expressly permitted under the new law.
Click here to link to amendment to Rules of Professional Conduct
Chief Justice O’Connor’s annual address on State of Judiciary focuses on access to justice, covers opioid, fee, and grand jury issues
Delivering her 6th State of the Judiciary address at the Ohio Judicial Conference's annual meeting, Chief Justice O'Connor reviewed a range of initiatives the court has tackled over the last year, with the drug addiction epidemic at the top of her list of priorities.
Click here to link to Chief Justice O’Connor’s 2016 State of the Judiciary address
Today is the LAST day to save $100 on the 2016 Winter Convention Registration
Today is the last day to save $100 on registration for this year's Winter Convention. It will take place November 3-4 in Cleveland, OH at the Metropolitan at the 9. Click here to register.
October 5th Webinar: Practice Tips for Lawyers New to Medical Malpractice
Are you new to medical malpractice and unfamiliar with the process of handling cases? Join attorney Romney Cullers in next week's webinar as he presents a variety of tips to make you feel more confident when taking on med mal cases! He will cover topics on understanding theory before taking depositions, the importance of studying relevant literature, understanding how a medical chart is organized and much more. Click here to register.