March 23, 2012
Fatal Car Crash Returns
Quite a few CLE programs held at the Columbus Bar return through video replays. Usually these seminars do not include the institutes. Last fall, “Trial Skills Institute” warranted technical equipment for production – it was also taped and will be replayed on March 30.
The program is split into 2.5 CLE hour morning and 3.5 hour CLE afternoon sessions. Combined, the full day will provide a step by step demonstration of State vs. Peterson, a case in which texting while driving was investigated as an issue after a fatal car crash. Judge Daniel T. Hogan, Franklin County Common Pleas, presided over the presentations and demonstrations that covered the case from voir dire to jury deliberations.
Presenters included Bradley P. Koffel, Koffel Law Firm; James L. Lowe, Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office; Derek A. DeBrosse; Gregory S. Peterson, Peterson Ellis Fergus & Peer; David H. Thomas, R. William Meeks Co.; Dustin Blake, Plymale & Dingus; David P. Meyer; Shannon Leis, Scott & Nemann; Eleni A. Drakatos, Colley Shroyer & Abraham; and Frank A. Ray.
The Trial Skills Institute is a collaborative project of the Central Ohio Association for Justice and the Columbus Bar. The associations plan to team up again in November. Register for the March 30 video replays online or call 614/221.4112.