2014 Annual Convention



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2014 ANNUAL CONVENTION
May 7-9, 2014 | Columbus, OH

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Wednesday, May 7th:
 
Clair M. Carlin Memorial Golf Tournament
Opening Party at Fado Irish Pub
 
Thursday May 8th:
 
Plenary Session

People, Politics and the Rule of The Law in a Democracy - Richard Hailey, Esq., Indianapolis, IN

Labor & Employment Law

Female Firefighter, Gender Discrimination and a Big Verdict: Find Out How and Why - Dan Mordarski, Esq., Columbus, OH
Discovery and Motion Practice in the Successful Discrimination Claim - Renee Vining, Esq., Shaker Heights, OH

 

New Trends in Civil Litigation
Priceless Doesn't Mean Valueless - Michael Leizerman, Esq., Toledo, OH
Delivering the Knock-Out Punch - Making Your Closing Argument Count - Jeff Kroll, Esq., Chicago, IL
Overcoming the Jury's Perception that You are a Predator - Randall Kinnard, Esq., Nashville, TN

iPads and More: Tech for Lawyers in 2014 - Tad Thomas, Esq., Louisville, OH
Building the 21st Century Personal Injury Law Firm - Steve Gursten, Esq., Farmington Hills, MI
 
New Lawyers Training
Depositions from Lay Witness to Trial Expert - Michael Shroge, Esq., Cleveland, OH
People, Politics and the Rule of The Law in a Democracy - Richard Hailey, Esq., Indianapolis, IN
Pre-Suit Damage Work Up and Negotiations - Jami Oliver, Esq., Columbus, OH
Delivering the Knock-Out Punch - Making Your Closing Argument Count - Jeff Kroll, Esq., Chicago, IL
Overcoming the Jury's Perception that You are a Predator - Randall Kinnard, Esq., Nashville, TN
iPads and More: Tech for Lawyers in 2014 - Tad Thomas, Esq., Louisville, OH

Civility and Decorum in Litigation - Bob DeRose, Esq., Columbus, OH

 
Consumer Law Seminar

The Fair Debt Collection Practice Act - Edward Icove, Esq., Cleveland, OH
Elder Fraud: A National Epidemic - Craig Matthews, Esq., Dayton, OH
CSPA/HSSA & Residential Construction Defect Cases - Daniel Myers, Esq., Cleveland, OH
Class Actions for Non-Class Action Attorney. How to Grow Your Business by Recognizing New Opportunities - Daniel Karon, Esq., Cleveland, OH

 

Professionalism, Ethics, & Substance Abuse
Professional Conduct - Charles Kettlewell, Esq., Columbus, OH
Ethics - Bill Mann, Esq., Columbus, OH
Substance Abuse - Jackie Doodley, Ohio Department of Mental Health, Columbus, OH

 
Members' Only Seminar: Daubert & Expert Testimony
Glenn Pritchard, Esq., Columbus, OH & Dennis Mulvihill, Esq., Cleveland, OH
 
Special Events
OAJ PAC Leadership Breakfast with special guests from the Ohio General Assembly
Annual Membership Luncheon
Women's Caucus Reception
President's Reception
President's Dinner - With Special Guest Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. "A Contract with Our Future"

 
 
Friday May 9th:
 
Litigation at Sunrise:

Integrated Marketing for Attorneys - FindLaw General Manager Michael Mathias

Workers' Compensation

Professionalism in Workers? Compensation - Grace Szubski, Esq., Cleveland, OH; Barbara Knapic, Esq., N. Canton, OH; Michael Latas, Esq., Columbus, OH
Understanding the Medication Reimbursement Program with the BWC - Dr. Joshua Goldner, MD, Cleveland, OH
Occupational Exposure Claims: What are They and How Do They Work? - Clara Sue Ross, MD, JD, Mason, OH
Breakout Sessions (20 minute rotations):
   Dealing with the Armstrong Issue - Ron Bella, Esq., Cincinnati, OH
   How to Handle the Rebuttable Presumption on Drug Cases - Sarah Grinder, Esq., Akron, OH
   HB 517: The Right to Choose your Doctor is Under Attack Again - Karen Turano, Esq., Columbus, OH
   Growing Your Workers? Compensation Practice in a Touch Climate - Steve Kalniz, Esq., Toledo, OH
   Settlements: When are Indemnity only Settlements a Good Option - Jerry Schneiberg, Esq., Cleveland, OH
   Permanent Total Disability - Joe Moro, Esq., Youngstown, OH
   COBRA Violation Cases - Sonia Walker, Esq., Columbus, OH
Case Law Update - Jon Goodman, Esq., Worthington, OH

New Lawyers Training

Becoming a Big Fan: Maximizing Mediation - Sean Harris, Esq., Columbus, OH
Solo Practice: Building Your Name, Your Practice, and Your Network -Bob Wagoner, Esq., Columbus, OH

Don't Take No for an Answer - The Denial of Coverage Dilemma - Bobby Rutter, Esq., Cleveland, OH
The Defense Perspective: The Most Significant Mistakes Defense Counsel Has Seen - Christine Santoni, Esq., Cleveland, OH
Client Fund Management - Angela Lloyd, Esq., Columbus, OH
Professionalism: The Pillar of Your Practice - Corey Artim, Esq., Dayton, OH

The New Lawyer Balancing Act ? Work Life and Home Life - Trent Stechschulte, Esq., Columbus, OH

Trucking Litigation
Investigating the Trucking Case Beyond the Police Report - John Reagan, Esq., Akron, OH
Helping and Being Helped by the Accident Reconstruction Expert - Hank Lipian, Accident Reconstructionist
ADA: Another Layer of Defense in the Sudden Emergency & Negligent Retention Cases - David Paris, Esq., Cleveland, OH
How to Litigate a Truck Accident Case - Steve Gursten, Esq., Farmington Hills, MI

 
Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice: Where the Medical and Legal Systems Interface - Dr. Carole Miller, MD, Columbus, OH
Testing Testing 123 ? What You Need to Know about Diagnostic Tests - Brian Eisen, Esq., Cleveland, OH
Medication errors: A Nurse Expert?s Perspective - Diane Sheets, RN, Columbus, OH

Subrogation

Should You Sue Your Subrogated Carrier? - Brian Wilson, Esq., Canton, OH
Subro Arguments that Still Work - Dan Michel, Esq., Defiance, OH
BWC Statutory Subrogation, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Chris Patno, Esq., Cleveland, OH
Resolving and Litigating Subrogation Claims from the Plan?s Perspective - Denise Motta, Esq., La Grange, KY

Professionalism, Ethics & Substance Abuse

Professional Conduct - Charles Kettlewell, Esq., Columbus, OH
Ethics - Bill Mann, Esq., Columbus, OH
Substance Abuse - Jackie Doodley, Ohio Department of Mental Health, Columbus, OH

Medicare Set Asides

Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) and SMART Act Update: Practical Effects on Your Practice - John Cattie, Esq., Cincinnati, OH
Healthcare Lien Resolution Today: Protecting Your Clients, Guaranteeing Compliance, and Increasing Firm Efficiencies - Dan Docherty, Cincinnati, OH

Special Events
Annual Awards Luncheon

CLE CREDIT
The Annual Convention was submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio for 12.75 hours of CLE credit including 2.5 hour of Professional Conduct.
The Annual Convention was submitted to the Kentucky Bar Association for 12.75 hours of CLE credit including Ethics.
The Annual Convention was submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio for 12 hours of New Lawyers Training Credit, including 9 General Hours, 1 Professionalism hour, 1 Law Office Management hour and 1 Client Fund Management hour.
PLEASE NOTE: All materials for this year's convention will be given on a Flashdrive or DISC. Power strips for laptop use will be available in all seminar rooms and at all seminar tables. If you would like printed materials please be sure to opt for them as a part of your registration, there is an additional $100 fee for printed materials.

Location

The Hilton at Easton Towne Center

The Hilton at Easton Towne Center
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219
614-414-5000

http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CMHCHHF-OAJ-20140507/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

The room rate for this years' block is $189 per night. All room reservations must be made by April 15th. The Group Code is OAJ and the Group Name is Ohio Association for Justice. Pleasea give either the group code or name when calling to make reservations.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations by program participants received by 5:00 p.m. May 2, 2014 will be refunded less a $45 service fee. No refunds are given for cancellations received after Thursday May 2, 2014. Transfer of registration fee paid to another CLE event or colleague is not permitted. Upon request, course materials are available in consideration of tuition paid. The OAJ reserves the right to modify or cancel a program if circumstances warrant. If the OAJ cancels a program, full tuition will be refunded.