September 14, 2007
Filing Procedures, ADR topics for management
The second in the series on Litigation Management will be held Tuesday, September 18 from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. for 1.5 hours of CLE credit. Edwin L. Kirby from the Franklin County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts will discuss filing procedures during all phases of the case, and Harold D. Paddock and Judge Patrick E. Sheeran will present on the topics of alternative dispute resolution and settlement techniques.
Ned Kirby, who serves as Compliance Officer for the Franklin County Common Pleas Clerk of
Courts, functions as a staff attorney assisting members of the staff with procedural questions
and acts as a liaison with judges for the Common Pleas Court, General Division; Domestic
Relations Court; Domestic Relations, Juvenile Branch; and the Tenth District Court of Appeals.
His presentation will focus on utilizing and promoting understanding of the local rules, primarily
in the general division, and his presentation will be open to questions and procedures relating
to any of the branches of court that the clerk’s office serves. Kirby relates, “It’s always an honor
for the clerk’s office to be asked to participate in seminars and committee meetings and to be
given the opportunity to interact with members of the bar. A sometimes overlooked aspect of effective advocacy is the trial lawyer’s ability, by understanding court practices, to manage efficiently a client’s case as it proceeds through the system.”
Speaker Harold Paddock is a retired Franklin County Common Pleas Court General Division Magistrate and is currently a mediator and arbitrator in private practice. While a magistrate,
Harold also served the court as Settlement Week coordinator. His presentation will cover the
use of settlement techniques, both pre-suit and during litigation. Regarding the possibility of predicting whether or not a case will settle in mediation, Harold has frequently noted “You never know until you try.”
This ten-week series dealing with all aspects of the trial process includes complimentary sandwiches served between 11 a.m. and 11:30. Of course, no food is to be consumed during CLE. Pre-registration is advised so you don’t lose out on the lunch.
Register online by clicking here, or phone 614/221.4112 for event #3717-2. The cost is $45 prepaid/$55 day of for members, $65 prepaid/$75 day of for non-members and $30 prepaid/$40 day of for paralegals.