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OCTOBER 13, 2016

Encourage your clients and family to vote early
Early In-Person Voting in Ohio started yesterday.  Check with local county boards of elections for exact times and locations near you.

Click here to link to a directory of all 88 County Boards of Elections 

O’Donnell and Rice videos released
Share these YouTube videos of Judges John P. O’Donnell and Cynthia Rice and O’Donnell, the OAJ-support candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court.  Send a link to 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

Help prevent voter drop-off, encourage voters to cast their ballot for judges
About one-third of voters fail to vote for a judge, any judge.  They leave the voting booth having voted to the candidates at the top of the ballot, but leave the bottom, where judges appear, blank.  We need to encourage our clients, friends and families to vote for judge.

Direct them to review the new website:  It’s a one-stop shop to learn about every judicial candidate running this year and what they would bring to the office. 

Click here to link to

New BWC legal counsel named
Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison announced the appointment of Kevin Cogan as the Bureau's chief legal counsel. Mr. Cogan, who succeeds Ms. Morrison, has been with the Jones Day law firm in Columbus and has served as special counsel to Attorney General Mike DeWine and Attorney General Jim Petro.

Workers’ comp settlements delayed
As the BWC transitions to its new core claims and policy management system, it will shut down other systems from November 10-14, meaning that settlements cannot be finalized from at that time.  In order to avoid having the cooling down period for settlements end during the period when systems are down, the BWC will not issue settlement orders between October 7-17.  

Attend this year's 2016 Winter Convention & a Cleveland Cavaliers Game!
If you register for Winter Convention you can also purchase Cavs tickets at a discounted rate! OAJ has a seating block for the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics game on Thursday, November 3rd. Tip is at 8pm, following the social at Society from 5-7 pm. The deadline to purchase a ticket for the game is Monday, October 17th and tickets are $58 each. Once you have registered for Winter Convention, you will receive an email with a link to buy the Cleveland Cavaliers tickets. Click here to register.

Save the Date for OAJ's Membership Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets!
Join OAJ on November 15th for membership night with the Columbus Blue Jackets. They will be playing the Washington Capitals and puck drops at 7:00pm. Each member is eligible for 2 tickets (limited number of tickets available). Please RSVP to Katie Johnstone at

New Redesigned October Quarterly
Last week a new and redesigned Quarterly came out. Its new features allow you to easily access specific articles you would like to read. You can click the featured sections on the cover page, the sections on the table of contents and anywhere that says continue reading... Click here to view.




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