Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly

Winter 2015

Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly - (View PDF)
Complete publication for Winter 2015.

A Morality System—It Isn’t Just a Game - (View PDF)
by Luke A. Gilchrist
You are trapped in quarantined city. A mysterious plague has broken out and the government has sealed the borders. Medical supplies and food are scarce, but a supply drop from the government is imminent.

Being Healthy is Not Good for my Health - (View PDF)
by Michael A. Corey
A standing desk seemed like a good idea at the time. I was a little over a year into my practice, and it had become clear that sitting for the majority of the day was not the most effective way to pursue a healthier me.

CBA’s Health Insurance Exchange - (View PDF)
by Char Bigelow
Open enrollment looms for many of us again, and if you’re like most, you are looking forward to it about as much as a trip to the dentist. Make no bones about it – choosing health insurance is no easy task!

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

Do Americans Get Their Day in Court? - (View PDF)
by Keith W. Schneider
Every attorney knows the saying — in America, everyone is entitled to his or her day in court. But how literal must we take “day in court” to mean?

“Fringe Benefits” - (View PDF)
by Jameson C. Rehm
I love “fringe” sports. Variety is the spice of life, or so they say, and with the warm weather finally upon us, allow me to encourage you to partake of a few of the “fringe” sports teams Columbus has to offer.

From Carrier Pigeons to Client Outreach: The Strategy Behind our Communications - (View PDF)
by John J. Tufano
Carrier pigeons dispatched messages across the battlefields for ancient Persians and Romans. To transmit news or warn of impending danger, Native Americans would relay smoke signals.

Honoring the Sacrifice of a Civil War Ancestor - (View PDF)
by Hon. James L. Graham
The sesquicentennial of the American Civil War has generated renewed interest in this decisive time in the nation’s history. When the war began, the population of the United States was 32 million. When the war ended, the total dead on both sides was somewhere between 600,000 and 850,000.

I Will Remember You - (View PDF)
by Kathy Wiesman
Twenty-three plus years ago my husband decided to take a new job offer, a great opportunity for him and our family. As a native Texan, I said (in my outside voice), “Really? Ohio?” (There may have been a few more colorful words, but my memory is fuzzy.)

If You’re Hosting the “Party,” You’d Better Serve the Cake - (View PDF)
by Adam R. Todd
On my first week on the job as an associate attorney, the managing partner of my firm likened a civil lawsuit to a party. In response to my inquiry about certain interrogatories that I considered unnecessarily invasive of the plaintiff’s personal life, my boss replied, “Well, he [the plaintiff] started the party!”

Information Security, Leaking Data And the Duty of Confidentiality - (View PDF)
by David J. Fetters
A colleague and close friend called me in a panic a few months ago. A confidential memo from one of his previous cases had shown up in a Google search.

Integrity - (View PDF)
by Dianna M. Anelli
Integrity. The word conjures up a host of thoughts and meaning. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “the condition of having no part or element taken away or wanting; undivided or unbroken state; material wholeness, completeness, entirety.”

Lawyers with Artistic License - (View PDF)
by Heather G. Sowald
Gretchen Koehler Mote, on a recent weekend night, was on the Ohio Theater stage, singing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

Legal Writing 101: Primer for New Lawyers - (View PDF)
by Trent P. Stechschulte
Young lawyers entering the profession today are expected to have polished writing skills. One of the most important day-to-day exercises of practicing law is communicating and writing clearly.

Monkey Business - (View PDF)
by Lloyd E. Fisher, Jr.
Litigation concerning religious symbols on public property and teaching creationism in schools are only the latest cases in the history of government-church confl icts. The State of Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes is one of the most noted cases.

Never Fear, DR1 is HERE! - (View PDF)
by Colleen P. Rosshirt
Contrary to popular belief, mediation is not actually about meeting in the middle. If every claim could be settled by a splitting the difference we (attorneys and mediators alike) would be out of business.

Simple Practices Can Result in Great Value to Your Client - (View PDF)
by Emily M. Vincent
Having recently transitioned from a role as a staff attorney with a court, I had daily opportunities to observe counsel at their best, or unfortunately, their worst.

Sunny Ski Resort is Spectacular All Year - (View PDF)
by Hon. David E. Cain
A good time to visit a ski resort is before the snow flies and all the crazy skiers come to town.

The Rape Case - (View PDF)
by Janyce C. Katz
A short man, his head crowned with only a scattering of white hairs, sat across from me and seven other people at a table in the dining area of a Palm Beach synagogue on April 24, 2014.

What You Don’t Know Will Hurt Your Clients: Quick Tips on FATCA - (View PDF)
by Katherine Dodson
All businesses that have global business operations, maintain offshore accounts/assets, or who make payments to offshore individuals or entities should have a working knowledge of FATCA and its general requirements.