April 28, 2006
New Lawyers lunch with Common Pleas Court Judges
With so many challenges facing our courts today, both new lawyers and judges appreciated the opportunity to talk together at the annual Common Pleas Court Luncheon to ensure that Bench/Bar misunderstandings do not create additional complications.
Some new attendees were surprised to learn that our bench views attorneys allies in creating a fair resolution for the parties involved. Others were glad for the chance to learn more about assisting the court in meeting the legal needs of parties. A common theme of the conversations centered around the docket issues facing the court. Judges and attorneys talked together about working towards solutions, both short and long term.
However, no lunch at the Columbus Bar is ever just business. Judges shared more general advice and conversation. They told stories of their early careers, or engaged in conversations about common friends and colleagues. The two groups have much in common, despite their different roles, and enjoyed the chance to talk about their work, lives and interests.
The Columbus Bar and the New Lawyers committee thanks Judges Schneider, Bessey, Hogan, Fais, Crawford, Peterson, Frye, Cain, Sheeran, Sheward, Connor and Bender for taking the time to visit and to teach.