New to the practice of law? The Ab Initio Section is geared towards attorneys practicing 10 years or less who want to connect with others who are recent additions to the Bar. The Ab Initio Section serves as a forum for members to swap tricks, talk strategies, and connect with other OAJ members. The Section also holds regular member appreciation events that give you a place to mix and mingle with other Ohio trial lawyers in a relaxed social setting.


Practical Tips for Building Your Network
By: Amy Herman, Esq.
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Statute of Limitations
By: Kevin Darnell, Esq.
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To Serve or Not To Serve: Is That Really The Question?
By: Robert Gresham, Esq.
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Taking that First Hearing at the Industrial Commission
By: Kurt Young, Esq.
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Excessive force – Should You Take the Case?
By: Adam Gerhardstein, Esq.
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On Jury Duty
By: Rhy Richards, Esq.
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Mining for Justice: How to Identify Mass Tort Cases
By: Seth Schanher, Esq.
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Common Pitfalls that Young Lawyers Should Avoid
By: Cory Britt, Esq.
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Using Technology to Advance Your Practice
By: Philip J. Leppla, Esq., & Miranda R. Leppla, Esq.
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Handling Experts and Using Ohio's Daubert Law to Your Advantage
By: Dustin Herman, Esq.
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Swear in the Witness: Deposition Tips for New Lawyers
By: Kimberly Roeder, Esq.
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A Starter's Guide to Opposing Counsel
By: Mandy A. Jamison, Esq.
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The Best Advice I Received And The Advice I Would Give
By: Mark Abramowitz, Esq.
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My First OAJ Convention
By: Genevieve Campbell, Esq.
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Be Different
By: Nathan Stuckey, Esq.
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Young lawyers: Do not settle for mediocre, be outstanding.
By: Bruce Boerst, Esq.
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