Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly

Summer 2013

Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly - (View PDF)
Complete publication for Summer 2013.

A Plan for Tomorrow - (View PDF)
by Mark Petrucci
I recently read a historical novel on the life of Thomas Cromwell. The book is titled Wolf Hall. If you do not know about Thomas Cromwell, he was a commoner who rose to become the right-hand man of Cardinal Wolsey and then King Henry the VIII.

Abolish the Law Review? - (View PDF)
by Michael L. Corey
“Abolish the law review!” exclaimed the headline from, arguing that law journals have fallen behind the times and no effort should be made to resurrect them.

African Adventure Exceeds Expectations - (View PDF)
by Hon. David E. Cain
We sat in a concrete hut at water’s edge, alone in the dark except for a couple of geckos darting about. We waited in near silence, speaking only in whispers.

All in All - (View PDF)
by Jack D'Aurora
I thought I had enjoyed a thorough catharsis with my last article about bad grammar. After grumbling for 784 words, peace of mind had to follow.

Civil Jury Trials - (View PDF)
by Monica L. Waller
Franklin County Common Pleas Court

Cuba: A Nation on the Brink - (View PDF)
by Christy Prince
A group of attorneys from Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter and other local business persons traveled to Cuba on a people-to-people license in April. We flew from Columbus to Miami, then on to Havana on a charter flight.

From the Mouths of Jurors - (View PDF)
by Stephen E. Chappelear
Judge: “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, have you reached a verdict?”

Growing New Life in the Incubator - (View PDF)
by Lisa C. Julius
I never thought I would be a solo practitioner but when the job market went south in 2008, I was just starting my third year of law school. I remember the rumors of rescinded employment contracts and the whispers of unemployed or underemployed graduates.

Indigent Defense: Where We Are and Where to Go From Here - (View PDF)
by Scott J. Bent
In March, fifty years ago, the United States Supreme Court held in Gideon v. Wainwright that criminal defendants in state courts have a constitutional right to an attorney, even if they cannot afford one.

LAW SCHOOLS: Tick, tick, tick... - (View PDF)
by Jason M. Dolin
Like viewers of the TV show 60 Minutes, law schools are hearing the clock tick as applications plummet to levels not seen in over 30 years.

Lawyers with Artistic License (Fifth in a Series) - (View PDF)
by Heather G. Sowald
Eric Burden, a solo practitioner, says that he was always vaguely interested in viewing art, but finally decided to try his hand at painting and sculpture.

Pitching Pennies on the Law School Steps: Legal Education on the GI Bill - (View PDF)
by Lloyd E. Fisher Jr.
During the almost four years that the United States participated in World War II, about 16,000,000 young Americans served in the armed forces and suffered over 400,000 casualties.

The Future of Franklin County's Bench - (View PDF)
by Ashley L. Oliker
Think about the attorneys you practice with on a regular basis. Now imagine in the next five years half of them quitting the practice, moving on to other positions, or retiring.

You Want Me to Defend a Case in Mayor's Court: What's That? - (View PDF)
by Lindsey D'Andrea
Ohio is one of approximately twenty-four states in the country that still has a court structure that includes community courts, including mayor’s courts.