Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly

Current Issue: Summer 2014

Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly - (View PDF)
Complete publication for Summer 2014.

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

Competent or Not! - (View PDF)
by David Bloomfield & Orsolya Hamar-Hilt
Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1 states that a lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness, and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.

Consider Courtly Manners - (View PDF)
by Luke A. Gilchrist
"Please" and "thank you" go a long way...

Dealing with Pro Se Litigants - (View PDF)
by Stephanie Hanna
As a prosecutor, solo practitioner, and staff attorney, I have had hundreds of interactions with pro se litigants. I have also observed other attorneys interact with pro se litigants – some very well and others very poorly.

Empire Strikes Out - (View PDF)
by Jason Dolin
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, law schools ruled the educational universe. They were flush with students. They were flush with money.

I'm Done with You Guys - (View PDF)
by Jack D'Aurora
It’s almost too much to bear. It’s enough to make my head explode. Our English language is slowly degrading to a point where things that were once considered to be bad grammar and offensive slang are now slowly becoming the new standards.

Introduction of Medicaid's "Super Lien" - (View PDF)
by Nicholas Bobb & Zachary Pyers
In recent years, it has been impossible for attorneys involved in personal injury claims to avoid the changing landscape concerning Medicare’s “Super Liens” and the need to account for Medicare’s interest for future medical payments when resolving claims.

Nature, Privacy, Comradery - (View PDF)
by Hon. David E. Cain
Just the sound of certain words can stir strong emotions. Their mere mention can cause a person momentarily to relive a time of peace or pain.

New Attorneys - Consider Legal Aid - (View PDF)
by Marissa Weldon
Elijah, a freshman in high school, was often removed from school for minor offenses such as tardies, dress code violations, and disruptive behavior. Elijah’s mother knew her son needed an advocate in his corner.

New Tenth District Rules - (View PDF)
by Paul Giorgianni
The Tenth District Court of Appeals has made two significant amendments to its local rules, discouraging appendices and creating a new rule governing en banc review.

Oldest Bar in Ohio - Still Strong - (View PDF)
by Keith Schneider
What an honor it is to be installed as the 122nd President of the Columbus Bar Association. Established in 1869, your bar is ever evolving and retooling itself on a regular basis.

"Our Future - Our Children" - (View PDF)
by Nancy Rogers
Columbus law firms are quietly providing opportunity for high schools students from under-served communities. In 2011, eleven Columbus law firms hosted Law and Leadership Institute (LLI) students for four days.

Reflections on Judicial Compensation - (View PDF)
by Hon. Richard A. Frye
Ohio trial judges’ salary slipped further down to 43rd on the national compensation chart in 2013. (The comparison is slightly better when figures are massaged for the cost of living by the National Center for State Courts, but not much.)

Sharks and Mosquitoes - (View PDF)
by Michael Corey
When it comes to diversity and inclusion efforts, Columbus’s legal community has two common challenges: (1) with connotation, and (2) with believability.

Statehouse Holocaust Memorial - (View PDF)
by Scott Bent
This summer, Ohio became the second state in the Union with a Holocaust memorial on its Statehouse grounds. The memorial is still in its infancy, yet its presence has been felt in the capital city for years.

Who Cares About Animal Law? - (View PDF)
by Susan Jahangiri
At first glance, animal law may seem irrelevant to the areas of law within which most attorneys practice. Surely only activists need care about animal law? The truth is far from that first impression.

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