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Stay informed with OAJ's bimonthly e-newsletter containing information from the Ohio Statehouse, OAJ head quarters and newspapers from around the state. Look for the newsletter in your inbox on Thursday mornings every other week.


Ohio Supreme Court set to hear OAJ lawsuit
Oral arguments are scheduled for Wednesday morning, January 30, before the Ohio Supreme Court on OAJ’s lawsuit (Jeffrey Kljun, et al. v. Administrator, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, et al).   OAJ’s original claim is not under review.  OAJ won its original assertion when the Eighth District Court held that the legislative process enacting the law halting lump sum payment for loss-of-use awards was unconstitutional.  The issue now before the Court involves a challenge based on the law-of-the-case doctrine.   

Legislative wrap up
A final report on legislation enacted, or not, by the 132nd General Assembly on which OAJ advocated is now available.   The effective date for some bills is an approximation (90 days from signing).  OAJ will publish the official effective date when it is announced.

Click here to download OAJ Legislative Report to the Board January 10, 2019

 
OAJ Membership Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets
Join OAJ and fellow members at Nationwide Arena on March 12th to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Boston Bruins! Enjoy complimentary food and drinks in the exclusive Scott's Turf Terrace. Puck drops at 7:00pm. Each member is eligible for 2 tickets. Please RSVP to Katie Johnstone.

 

DeWine to be sworn in January 14
Governor-elect Mike DeWine will take the oath of office in his home in Cedarville on Monday, the 14th, kicking off a series of inaugural events in celebration of his new Administration.  
 
The other newly elected statewide officers will take their oaths shortly thereafter.  The other officers include: Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Attorney General David Yost, Auditor of State Keith Faber, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, and State Treasurer Robert Spague.
 
New justices already seated
Newly elected Associate Justices Michael P. Donnelly and Melody Stewart took their oath of office on January 1 and 2 respectively and have now assumed their seat on the bench.    
 
Legislative session convenes
The 133rd session of the Ohio General Assembly convenes on Monday, January 7, when members of both the Ohio House and Ohio Senate will take their oath of office.  Legislative leaders expect work to begin in earnest by early February.  
 
Legislative wrap up
A legislative report on the 132nd General Assembly that just concluded will appear in the next Sidebar coming in two weeks.  
 
A new Quarterly is out!
The first Quarterly of 2019 is now available to view online. The publication features insightful articles about issues affecting different areas of practice, as well as OAJ membership news. Click here to read.
 
OAJ Membership Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets
Join OAJ and fellow members at Nationwide Arena on March 12th to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Boston Bruins! Enjoy complimentary food and drinks in the exclusive Scott's Turf Terrace. Puck drops at 7:00pm. Each member is eligible for 2 tickets. Please RSVP to Katie Johnstone.