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					                                                                                                                                                        THE DAILY REPORTER Friday, May 12, 2006

                 COLUMBUS BAR today
                              T h e O f f i c i a l We e k l y N e w s o f t h e C o l u m b u s B a r A s s o c i a t i o n

Securing a          Columbus Bar to                                                                                                                                                     COMMITTEES
                                                                                                                                                                                    Technology and the Law

support obligation honor Fitch and Readey                                                                                                                                           Thursday, May 25
                                                                                                                                                                                    12-1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Melanie Martin-Jones, Chair

with life insurance                                                           On June 9 at the Colum-
                                                                        bus Bar’s annual meeting,
                                                                        James A. Readey and Stephen
                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker: Susan D. Rector,
                                                                                                                                                                                    Schottenstein Zox & Dunn
                                                                                                                                                                                    Topic: IT trends and the
     Spousal support and child      divorce decrees in addition to                                                                                                                  implications for IP/IT lawyers
                                                                        C. Fitch will join an extraordi-
support can be integral to the      general information regarding       nary group of individu-
terms of some divorce settle-       insurance, such as common
ments. These questions can be       insurance terms and the types
                                                                        als when they receive the                                                                                               PACO
                                                                        Professionalism Award and
particularly critical in negoti-    of calculators insurance com-       Bar Service Medal, respective-                                                                              May 15
ating settlement of the high        panies use in determining           ly.                                                                                                         Paralegal Day Luncheon
income divorce where a cer-         what amount of insurance is               James A. Readey, partner                                                                              The Westin Great Southern
tain standard of living is in       appropriate in a given domes-       at Readey & Patterson and                                                                                   Hotel, 310 South High St.
question.                           tic case.                           recipient of this year’s Profes-                                                                            For additional information, please
     Once the agreed settle-             Other important aspects        sionalism Award, concen-                                                                                    contact:
ment takes place, however,          of the high-income divorce will     trates his practice in alterna-
how are the agreed terms for        be covered at the seminar.          tive dispute resolution servic-                                                                             May 24
support guaranteed in the           Robert “Chip” Snedaker II           es. He has a long-standing                                                                                  High Noon at the Bar –
event of the death of the payor     of Dougherty Hanneman &             interest in and has been an                                                                                 Brown Bag Series
spouse? Insurance is one of the     Snedaker will discuss spousal       activist for the alternative dis-                                                                           12 – 1 p.m.
options as a source of guaran-      support, and child support          pute resolution movement.           Fitch                                Readey                             At the Columbus Bar offices
teed income for support, but        questions will be addressed by      He was the primary author of
there are differences in how        Jacqueline L. Kemp of Kemp                                                                                                                      Topic: Summation series – part
                                                                        the original court-annexed                                                                                  I: why can’t I see my images?
courts treat life insurance as      Schaeffer Rowe & Lardiere.          arbitration program in Colu-              “Jim approaches every-         president in 2003-04. He has
security for child support and      Harold R. Kemp of Kemp                                                                                                                          Speaker: Catherine L. Hawes,
                                                                        mbus for its local state courts,    thing he does in the true spir-      been a member of the Council       Paralegal/Litigation Support
as security for spousal support.    Schaeffer Rowe & Lardiere, will     and has extensive experience        it of the profession we all          of Delegates of the Ohio State
     Amy J. Weis of Babbitt &       explore valuing law practices,                                                                                                                  Specialist, Xact
                                                                        as both an arbitrator and           share. Every person with             Bar Association since 1990
Weis will discuss securing          Robert N. Wistner will cover        mediator.                           whom he interacts, be they           and he is a member of the
those support obligations with      tax issues, and Douglas B.                                                                                                                      June 19
                                                                              While serving as presi-       lawyers, litigant, adjuster,         Columbus Chapter of the
life insurance policies during      Dougherty of Dougherty                                                                                                                          General Membership Meeting
                                                                        dent of the Columbus Bar in         family member or friend,             Federal Bar Association.
the seminar “Handling the           Hanneman & Snedaker will                                                                                                                        12 – 1 p.m.
                                                                        1985-86, he initiated a task        knows that he has been treat-            According to Stephen
High Income Divorce Case” on        discuss pre-marital agree-          force for a local Neighbor-         ed with courtesy and respect,                                           Location TBA
                                                                                                                                                 Chappelear of Hahn Loeser +
May 16 from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m.       ments and pre-marital plan-         hood Justice Center modeled         professionally by a true                                                Topic: Election of Officers
                                                                                                                                                 Parks, “Steve is a real lawyer’s
She will examine the reasons        ning.                               after the multi-door court-         professional,” said David C.         lawyer. He cares passionately
for securing a support obliga-           This advanced-level fami-      house concept, and that cen-        Patterson.                           about our profession, and          July 17
tion with life insurance and        ly relations seminar features a     ter now operates as Commu-               Stephen C. Fitch, of            made one of the hallmarks of       General Membership Meeting
under what circumstances the        bonus 3.0 hours of family rela-     nity Mediation Services of          Chester Willcox & Saxbe and          his Columbus Bar presidency        12 – 1 p.m.
courts allow the provision in       tions specialist law certifica-     Central Ohio. Readey also           the recipient of this year’s Bar     the protection of the image of     Location TBA
a separation agreement or           tion as well as 3.0 hours of gen-   started a program of Settle-        Service Medal, practices in                                             Topic: Installation of Officers
                                                                                                                                                 lawyers. He did great work in
decree of divorce.                  eral CLE credit. Register online    ment Weeks in the local             the areas of civil trial and         advancing ethics and profes-
     Weis’ presentation will        at for event #       courts, which has grown as a        appellate litigation, alterna-
focus on those differences,         3554 or phone 614/221.4112.                                             tive dispute resolution and
                                                                                                                                                 sionalism. In all his bar              CLASSIFIEDS
                                                                        nationally-recognized legiti-                                            endeavors, Steve used his
current statutes and case law       The cost is $85 prepaid/$95         mate tool for alternative           professional responsibility.                                                     OFFICE SPACE
discussing this issue. She will     day of for members, $115 pre-                                                                                good humor and easy going
                                                                        dispute resolution. Similar         His leadership is felt at the        manner to effectively lead
also offer helpful tips on avoid-   paid/$125 day of for non-           Settlement Weeks have been          firm through his roles as chair                                         OFFICE CONDO FOR LEASE - 2089
ing problems in the language        members and $55 prepaid/$65                                                                                  lawyers where they need and
                                                                        successfully conducted in           of the firm’s litigation prac-                                          sqr. ft; $10/SF Net/Net. Just
of separation agreements and        day of for paralegals.                                                                                       want to go.”
                                                                        such cities as Indianapolis,        tice, member of the manage-                                             north of Worthington, 120A
                                                                                                            ment committee and mentor                The Annual Meeting also
                                                                        Washington D.C., Atlanta,                                                                                   Northwoods Blvd. 614/885.4009
                                                                        Fort Worth, Seattle, Chicago,       to the firm’s associates.            serves as the forum for
                                                                        Denver, Rochester and in the             Fitch has been in private       the installation of the new
                                                                                                                                                                                    OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IN BREWERY
Supreme Court                                                           West Virginia federal district
                                                                        courts, as well as in several
                                                                                                            practice since 1979. He has
                                                                                                            been an active member and
                                                                                                                                                 Columbus Bar president,
                                                                                                                                                 Belinda S. Barnes. Tables of
                                                                                                                                                 ten are available for $400 and
                                                                                                                                                                                    DISTRICT - Small law firm seeking
                                                                                                                                                                                    one or two attorneys to sublet
                                                                        state courts in other cities in     leader in the Columbus Bar,
report outlines pro se                                                  Ohio. Since 1993, he has con-
                                                                        fined his practice solely to the
                                                                                                            having served as a member of
                                                                                                            the Board of Governors from
                                                                                                                                                 individual tickets for $40. To
                                                                                                                                                 reserve a spot, please contact
                                                                                                                                                                                    office space. Our office is located
                                                                                                                                                                                    in the corner of the Brewery
                                                                                                                                                                                    District, walking distance to
and indigent litigant                                                   dispute resolution field and
                                                                        has served as a mediator in
                                                                        over 1,000 disputes and as an
                                                                                                            1989 until 1996 and as presi-
                                                                                                            dent in 1994-95. He has also
                                                                                                            devoted countless hours to
                                                                                                                                                 Donna Sweet at 614/221.4112
                                                                                                                                                 or mail payment to the
                                                                                                                                                 Columbus Bar, 175 South
                                                                                                                                                                                    the Franklin County Courthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                    and German Village. This space

recommendations                                                         arbitrator in numerous mat-
                                                                                                            the Columbus Bar Found-
                                                                                                            ation, including a term as
                                                                                                                                                 Third Street, Ste. 1100,
                                                                                                                                                 Columbus, Ohio 43215.
                                                                                                                                                                                    includes a reception area with
                                                                                                                                                                                    receptionist, large conference
                                                                                                                                                                                    room, copy-room with large
     The Supreme Court Task         dardized forms be developed
                                                                                                                                                                                    copy machine with built-in fax,
Force on Pro Se and Indigent        for pro se litigants, the Ohio
                                                                                                                                                                                    a multi-line phone system
Litigants released its report       Public Defender Commission

                                                                        Common Pleas judges
and recommendations.                - currently part of the execu-                                                                                                                  and kitchen. Parking garage
     The 25-member task             tive branch - be an independ-                                                                                                                   located near building. If you are
force was appointed by Chief        ent entity within the judicial                                                                                                                  interested, please contact via
                                                                                                                                                                                    email at
Justice Thomas J. Moyer in
May 2004 and is comprised of
judges, lawyers, county com-
missioners, representatives
                                    branch and alternative fund-
                                    ing sources for both public
                                    defense and civil legal aid.
                                         “I thank the members of
                                                                        speak at Columbus Bar                                                                                       or phone at 614/464.4100. 495
                                                                                                                                                                                    South High Street at High St.
                                                                                                                                                                                    and Livingston Ave.
from legal aid societies and a      the committee for their hard        By Sandra R. McIntosh                                      Most agreed that funding additional
pro se litigant. The committee      work and recommendations,”                                                                judges would be the most appropriate solution         To submit an ad for the For Sale,
studies the general experi-         Chief Justice Moyer said. “The           Judges Holbrook, Peterson, Frye and              for the overburdened Common Pleas Court,              Wanted, Vacation Rentals or
ence of defendants who are          initiatives recommended by          Sheeran met with the Common Pleas Court               unless or until other systemic changes can be         Office Space sections, email text
                                                                        committee of the Columbus Bar to discuss              implemented. When asked about plans for the           to Deadline
“pro se” (without an attor-         the task force will have a sig-                                                                                                                 is Monday at noon the week of
ney), pro bono representation       nificant and tangible impact        some of the challenges currently facing the           much anticipated new courthouse and the
                                                                                                                                                                                    publication. No guarantees are
and how to better fund organ-       on servicing the needs of           court and the ways that attorneys can help the        space concerns associated with additional             made as to date of publication.
izations that assist indigent       those citizens least able to        court work towards solutions.                         judges, the judges remarked that they had not         Ads will run for two weeks.
clients, such as legal aid soci-    afford legal representation.”            The main concern advanced by the mem-            yet seen any building plans. Interestingly, one
eties and public defenders               The task force’s recom-        bers of the bench was that there is simply too        committee member noted that plans for a new
offices.                            mendations will now be con-         much work for too few people at the court. In         baseball stadium were already under way. The                    BOARD
     Among the task force’s         sidered for adoption by the         March 2006, each judge was assigned an                judges said attorneys could be instrumental in
                                                                        astounding 185 new cases. To add a little per-        helping to shift the priorities of City Council in    President
recommendations were that a         Supreme Court. The Court’s
                                                                        spective to that figure, Judge Frye pointed out       the upcoming months.                                  Sally W. Bloomfield
rule be adopted that requires       decision will be released later
Ohio attorneys to report their      this year.                          that Franklin County consistently has the                  Attorneys can also ease the burden on the
participation in pro bono                The report is available at     largest docket in Ohio, even larger than              court by entering into stipulations whenever          President-Elect
activities, rules be adopted          Cuyahoga County. However, Cuyahoga County             possible. Judge Frye told of a recent case on his     Belinda S. Barnes
allowing for limited represen-      /publications/prose/report_a        has almost twice as many judges to deal with          docket in which the attorneys basically stipu-
tation by Ohio attorneys, stan-     pril06.pdf.                         the volume of cases and, in addition, has ten         lated to every fact in the case, making his job of    Secretary/Treasurer
                                                                        magistrates to assist the judges.                     interpreting and applying the law to those facts      Nelson E Genshaft
                                                                             Throughout the course of the discussion,         much easier. Attorneys were also encouraged
                                                                        committee members offered a range of sug-             to work out discovery disputes without involv-
                                                                                                                                                                                    Immediate Past President
                                                                        gestions to alleviate the burden, mentioning          ing the court unless absolutely necessary.
                                                                        rule changes allowing magistrates to make                  Although is was clear the court struggles        Kimberly Callery Shumate
                                                                        final rulings on a broader spectrum of issues,        with increasing workload, attorneys can take
                                                                        increasing the jurisdictional dollar limit of the     comfort in the fact that the court is analyzing       Thomas H. Bainbridge
                                                                        municipal court and making simple crack/              the issue and attempting to arrive at creative        Hon. James L. Graham
                                                                        cocaine offenses misdemeanors instead of              solutions to continue the level of service the        Marie-Joëlle C. Khouzam
                                                                        felonies so that the municipal court could            community currently enjoys in the future. The         Mark M. Kitrick
                                                                        address them. Unfortunately, further discus-          Common Pleas Court committee thanks                   Stephen L. McIntosh
                                                                        sions among the group illustrated the com-            Judges Holbrook, Peterson, Frye and Sheeran           Robert G. Palmer
                                                                        plexity of issues involved in instituting solu-       for taking the time to share their thoughts and       Mark C. Petrucci
                                                                        tions.                                                concerns with us.                                     Kristy J. Swope
                                                                                                                                                                                    Kathleen M. Trafford
                                                                                                                                                                                    Gregory M. Travalio
                                                                                                                                                                                    Elizabeth J. Watters

                      Tips and tricks before
2006-07 ALA board members.                                                                                                                                                           WWW.CBALAW.ORG

ALA installs officers the annual meeting                                      Plan to join us for a fun-         This is a fast-paced hour       intruders, viruses and spyware.
     The Columbus Chapter of        include: Jack D. Green, Squire      filled special event on June 9      and a half packed full of the lat-   This is technology that is
Association of Legal Adminis-       Sanders & Dempsey, Imme-            before to the Annual Meeting        est and greatest legal technolo-     unique to lawyers that can
trators has installed their offi-   diate Past President; Marty         this year at the Renaissance        gy to take back to your law firm     make a real impact today!
cers for the 2006-07 term: Becky    Eisenbarth, Bricker& Eckler, as     Hotel. For a special price you      with a session that covers every          Register today for this
S. Von Ohlen, Ulmer & Berne, as     Vice-President of Membership;       can update your technical           thing under the sun that can         special CLE at the Renaiss-
President; Diane Cook, Calfe,       Cynthia L. Wesney, Baker &          know-how with Paul J. Unger,        impact your law practice             ance Hotel by logging onto
Halter & Griswold, as Vice-         Hostetler, as Vice-President of     attorney and founding mem-          immediately: legal research, or phone
President; Karen A. Scurlock,       Communications; and Robert          ber of HMU Consulting, with a       tools for a paperless office,        614/221.4112. The cost is $35
Isaac Brant Ledman & Teetor as      E. Sander, Wiles Boyle, Burk-       1.5 hour CLE course, “90 Legal      document management, jury            prepaid/$40 day of for mem-
Treasurer; and Laura Carpenter,     holder & Bringardener, as           Technology Tips & Tricks in         selection software, practice         bers and $50 prepaid/$55 day
Roetzel & Andress, as Secretary.                                        90 Minutes,” from 9:45 to 11:15     management, protecting client        of for non-members. Join us
Additional board members                         (See ALA, Page 10)     a.m.                                information from malicious           for the fast-paced fun!

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                                                                      PACO and Columbus Bar host first paralegal summit
  To submit items about Columbus Bar members, please
send an e-mail to or mail to
Communications Coordinator, Columbus Bar Association,
175 S. Third St., Ste. 1100, Columbus, OH 43215. Deadline is
Monday at noon the week of publication. No guarantees are
made as to date of publication. Photos will be included on a
space-available basis.

                    JAMES G. VARGO has joined CLARK PER-
                    DUE ARNOLD & SCOTT’s Business Liti-
                    gation Group, focusing his practice on com-
                    mercial litigation, consumer law, and prod-
                    uct liability law.

                    KEVIN P. BYERS is pleased to announce the
                    relocation of his practice, KEVIN P. BYERS
                    CO., LPA, to 107 South High Street, Suite
                    400 Columbus, Ohio 43215. All other               During the all day conference, participants had the opportunity
                    contact information remains unchanged:            to visit with sponsors of the seminar.                                           Over lunch, attendees participated in roundtable discussions.
                    Telephone: 614/228.6283 or 800/229.6425,
                    Facsimile: 614/228-6425, Email: Kevin@
           Byers’ practice continues
                    to focus upon the representation of physi-
                    cians, dentists, pharmacists, and nurses in       ALA                                          gently over the past several
                                                                                                                   years to assist in redesigning
                                                                                                                                              for addi-
                                                                                                                                                       tional information.
                                                                                                                                                                                               ALA has built a tradition of
                                                                                                                                                                                          offering education opportuni-
                    professional license defense, credentialing       (Continued from Page 9)                      the course curriculum, hosting           ALA’s annual Member/          ties to help meet the evolving
                    matters, practice privilege litigation and                                                     students for a five week intern-    Vendor Golf Outing will be held    needs of law office mana-
                    criminal investigations and prosecutions.         Vice-President of Vendor Rela-               ship; assisting with resume         on Wednesday, September 13 at      gers. The annual Internat-
                                                                      tions.                                       writing and interviewing skills;    the Golf Club of Dublin. Golfers   ional Education Conference &
                    ZAINO & HUMPHREY is pleased to                          Plans are well under way               and by members volunteering         and non-golfers alike enjoy this   Exposition was held May 1
                    announce that JAMES H. BOWNAS has                 for the 2006-07 membership                   their time and efforts to assist    casual afternoon of fun on the     through 4 in Montreal, Canada.
                                                                                                                   instructors.                        links with Central Ohio vendors    In addition to ALA’s Annual
                    joined the firm and will concentrate his          meetings and events. The next
Bownas                                                                                                                  In addition, ALA has a         who support chapter events         Education Conference and
                    practice in the areas of tax and estate plan-     chapter meeting is Wednesday,                Small Firm Administrators’          throughout the year. If you are    Exposition, the association
                    ning and business matters. Bownas earned          May 17, at noon at the Colum-                Forum, which meets quarterly        interested in more information     sponsors regional conferences
                    his law degree from Harvard.                      bus Bar offices, with additional             in an open round table format       about this enjoyable event,        to offer affordable educational
                                                                      regular chapter meetings on                  to discuss matters of interest to   please contact Janet Hannaway      opportunities to members of
                    HAROLD PADDOCK has recently been cer-             June 21, July 19, August 16,                 firms with less than 25 attor-      at;           the legal management team.
                    tified as an arbitrator in the Better Business    September 13, October 18 and                 neys. Internationally, approxi-     Eric Marin at emartin@baker-       The Region 3 Educational
                    Bureau Auto Line program for consumer             November 15.                                 mately 50 percent of the mem-; or Rob Sander at          Conference will be held
                    complaints regarding automobiles. In addi-              ALA is an active partner               bership works in firms with less Ven-         October 6 and 7 this year in
                    tion, Paddock has qualified for the Roster of     with the Northeast Career Cen-               than 29 attorneys. The next         dors interested in learning        Columbus.
                    Neutrals for fact-finding in labor disputes by    ter’s Legal Technology Program.              Small Firm Meeting is sched-        more about the Columbus                 More information about
                    the State Employment Relations Board, and         The Legal Career Development                 uled for Wednesday, June 14 at      Chapter ALA and how to get         ALA and its Columbus chapter
                    has been selected for the panel of neutrals of    Committee, chaired by Becky                  11:30 a.m. at Curley Patterson &    more involved, please contact      is available at
Paddock             the National Arbitration Forum.                   Von Ohlen, has worked dili-                  Bush. Contact Marilyn Jewell at     Rob Sander.                        and

                       2006 LAWYERS SOFTBALL LEAGUE
                               Week 2, May 4th
  TEAM                                     WON                       LOST                        TIED
  HIGH BECK                                   2                       0                             0
  O’BRIENS CRIME DOGS                         2                       0                             0
  OLD DOGS                                    2                       0                             0
                                                                                                                       Positions Available                               For a full description of this position,
                                                                                                                                                                         requirements and salary range please visit
  SQUIRE SANDERS & DEMPSEY                    2                       0                             0                  BAR ADMISSIONS COUNSEL - The Supreme              our website at www.supremecourtofohio.
  O’BRIENS GREEN SOX                          1                       1                             0                  Court of Ohio is currently accepting appli-       gov. To be considered for an interview, sub-
  PORTER WRIGHT                               1                       1                             0                  cations for the position of Bar Admissions        mit a cover letter, which should explain
  VORYS                                       1                       1                             0                  Counsel. This position is responsible for,        your interest in the position; resume; salary
  WILES BOYLE                                 1                       1                             0                  but not limited to, reviewing and process-        request; and the names and positions of
  THE CLUB                                    0                       2                             0                  ing petitions for waiver of the bar admis-        at least two professional references, along
  CITY ATTORNEY                               0                       2                             0                  sion rules; preparing memoranda to the            with a description of the capacity in which
  DUCKS                                       0                       2                             0                  Court on practice of law issues; drafting         each reference has worked with you
  RED DEVILS                                  0                       2                             0                  amendments to the bar admission rules as          no later than May 12, 2006, to Human Re-
                                                                                                                       directed; providing legal support to Board
                                                                                                                                                                         sources Officer, Supreme Court of Ohio,
                                            RESULTS                                                                    of Commissioners on Character and
                                                                                                                       Fitness and Board of Bar Examiners;               65 South Front Street, 7th Floor, Colum-
  O’BRIENS CRIME DOGS                         8                THE CLUB                            5                   preparing board orders. This position             bus, OH 43215-3431, (f ) 614/387.9479,
  SQUIRE SANDERS & DEMPSEY                   22                CITY ATTORNEY                        1                  requires a law degree, admission to the  This position
  O’BRIENS GREEN SOX                         12                RED DEVILS                          0                   practice of law and good standing in Ohio,        is exempt and unclassified. The Supreme
  HIGH BECK                                   5                PORTER WRIGHT                       2                   and proficiency at legal research. Position       Court of Ohio is an equal employment
  VORYS                                      15                DUCKS                               14                  also requires strong writing, public speak-       opportunity employer and supports a drug
  OLD DOGS                                   12                WILES BOYLE                         9                   ing, organizational, and computer skills.         free work environment.

                                                                     CLE At-A-Glance
May 16                           May 23                               June 9

                                                                              CLE REGISTRATION
Update on Ohio Public            Employment Law:                      90 Legal Technology Tips &
Records Act and Open             Workplace Privacy Issues             Tricks in 90 Minutes
Meetings Act                     1:30 - 4:45 p.m.                     9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.           Event Code: 3556                     Event code: 3557
Event Code: 3558
CLE Hours: 3.0
Members: $85 prepaid/$95
day of
                                 CLE Hours: 3.0
                                 Members: $85 prepaid/$95
                                 day of
                                 Non-members: $115 prepaid/
                                                                      CLE Hours: 1.5
                                                                      Members: $35 prepaid/$40
                                                                      day of
                                                                      Non-members: $50 pre-
Non-members: $115 pre-           $125 day of                          paid/$55 day of                                                Columbus Bar Association, 175 S. Third St.,
paid/$125 day of                 Paralegals: $55 prepaid/$65          Paralegals: $20 prepaid/$25
Paralegals: $55 prepaid/$65      day of                               day of                                                           Suite 1100, Columbus, OH 43215-5193
day of                                                                Location: Renaissance Hotel                                    Phone: (614) 221-4112 Fax: (614) 340-2081
                                 May 24
May 16                           Mediation and Family                 Location of all seminars is the CBA,
Handling the High Income         Law: An Introduction                 175 S. Third St., 11th Floor, unless oth-
                                                                      erwise noted.                                      If you wish to register for more than one seminar, please copy this form.
Divorce Case                     12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 4:45 p.m.                 Event Code: 3559                     Cancellation & transfer policy: The
Event Code: 3554
CLE Hours: 3.0
                                 CLE Hours: 1.0
                                 Members: $30 prepaid/$35
                                                                      CBA reserves the right to modify or
                                                                      cancel a program if circumstances war-
                                                                                                                       REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.CBALAW.ORG
Members: $85 prepaid/$95         day of                               rant. If the CBA cancels a program, full
day of                           Non-members: $40 pre-                tuition will be refunded. Cancellations
Non-members: $115 prepaid/       paid/$45 day of                      by program participants received by 5          Name ______________________________________                  Seminar Name ________________
$125 day of                      Paralegals: $20 prepaid/$25          p.m. the business day prior to the pro-
Paralegals: $55 prepaid/$65      day of                               gram will be refunded less a $25 service
                                                                      fee. No refund or transfers are given for      Firm ________________________________________                Event Code __________________
day of
                                                                      cancellations received on or after the day
                                 May 25                               of the programs. Upon request, course          Address ______________________________________________________________________
May 19                           Special Needs Estate Planning        materials are available in consideration
The Role of the Guardian ad      12:00 - 1:30 p.m.                    of tuition paid.
Litem in Domestic Court          Event Code: 3527-4                                                                  City/State/Zip ________________________________________________________________
(Video Replay)                   CLE Hours: 1.5                       Services for persons with disabilities:
1:30 - 4:45 p.m.                 Members: $35 prepaid/$45             If a registrant requires special arrange-      Total Enclosed $ ______________________________              Check (payable to CBA)
Event Code: 3506-4               day of                               ments in order to participate in a CBA
CLE Hours: 3.0                   Non-members: $35 pre-                program, please contact the CBA at least       Visa MasterCard (circle one)      Exp. date __________
Members: $85 prepaid/$95         paid/$45 day of                      one week prior to the course date.
day of                                                                Audio/video taping of programs: The            Phone ______________________________________                 Account # ____________________
Non-members: $115 prepaid/                                            CBA does not allow the audio and/or
$125 day of                                                           video taping of programs by partici-           Fax ________________________________________                ______________________________
Paralegals: $55 prepaid/$65                                           pants.                                                                                                      Name on Account
day of
                                                                      Auditing courses: The CBA does not
                                                                      allow participants to “audit” courses.         Supreme Court # ______________________________              ______________________________
                                                                      Only individuals paying tuition will be                                                                     Authorized Signature
                                                                      allowed admittance to a CBA continu-
                                                                      ing legal education course.                          Member                                Non-Member                                    5/12/06
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Mabe visited Government Agencies committee
By John H. Jones, Government     Bureau of Workers’ Compen-       loss in confidence. In the     agenda, which he projects         the portfolio in investment       health care costs with health-
Agencies Committee Chair         sation and rebuild its reputa-   bureau’s agenda for 2006,      through revenue enhance-          returns.                          care professionals, medical
                                 tion. Mabe, a retired Nation-    Mabe plans to improve the      ments, expense reductions              Other changes include        equipment dealers and phar-
     William E. Mabe, admin-     wide executive who built a       agency’s financial perform-    and service improvements,         establishing a more effective     macy providers, etc.
istrator and chief executive     reputation as an able adminis-   ance, service and quality.     will result in a combined ratio   collections process for pursu-         Mabe states that the
officer of the Ohio Bureau       trator capable of improving      Measures are included in the   of one hundred and put an         ing outstanding receivables;      Bureau of Workers’ Compen-
of Workers’ Compensation,        operations in need of turn-      agenda to improve accounta-    estimated $424 million on the     re-focusing the bureau’s legal    sation will deliver a responsi-
spoke to a large crowd attend-   around, spoke on his new         bility and the transparency    bureau bottom line by year        resources to actively pursue      ble, financially sound and
ing the May meeting of the       position and plans to turn-      of the agency. The bureau      end. Under Mabe’s leadership,     settlements that will save        service oriented workers’
Government Agencies com-         around the bureau.               will hire an independent       the bureau will be transition-    money and more aggressively       compensation system to all its
mittee.                               The bureau is coming off    custodian to calculate and     ing solely to fixed-income        defend the bureau’s position      customers. Expect periodical
     Governor Bob Taft app-      a year marked by the coin-gate   report investment perform-     investments and establishing      in IC cases to mitigate expens-   progress reports from bureau
ointed Mabe in November          scandal and investment losses    ance monthly.                  more stringent controls that      es; lobbying for stronger fraud   about how it’s accomplishing
2005 to restore trust at the     that resulted in a significant        Mabe has an ambitious     will reduce the volatility of     statues; and negotiating lower    its goals.



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