CLE in Paradise!

The Ohio State Bar Association and World of Travel are offering an exciting opportunity for you to earn up to 12 hours of CLE in Puerto Rico!
December 1-6, 2004

December 1: Arrive in Puerto Rico

December 2: Day at Leisure

December 3: 

Trial Advocacy

8:00 am - 12:00 pm (includes one 15-minute break)

4 CLE hours (General)

Stephen E. Chappelear; Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, Columbus


Experienced litigators and those who have never been in a courtroom will all benefit from this presentation on what really happens in Ohio courtrooms with jury trials, including average verdicts and big verdicts; the art and science of the jury selection process; the law and strategies employed with expert witnesses; the thought process involved in presenting a compelling closing argument; why it often makes sense not to make objections during trials but how to do so effectively when appropriate; and professionalism in the courtroom, with illustrations from Hollywood depictions of trial scenes.

December 4:

Probate/Estate Planning

8:00 am - 12:00 pm (includes one 15-minute break)

4 CLE hours (General)

Thomas J. Bonasera; Thompson Hine LLP, Columbus


This presentation will cover a wide range of probate and trust administration and litigation topics and include a probate and trust law legislation update. It will also address the technical and practical aspects of special needs trusts for disabled persons and their families, wrongful death settlements and notice requirements. If time permits it will also cover the basics of the federal estate tax.

December 5:

Appellate Practice; Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse

8:00 am - 12:00 pm (includes one 15-minute break)

4 CLE hours (1.5 General, 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Professionalism, & .5 Substance Abuse)

Geoffrey Stern; Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, Columbus


This presentation will cover the following topics: Ethics - standards in malpractice and discipline and recent cases.  Professionalism - relation to professional standards and misconduct, as well as public perceptions, and misery in the profession.  Substance abuse - alcohol, drugs and mental illness--causes, diagnosis, treatment and Ohio cases. Appellate practice - briefing, oral argument and procedures.

December 6/7: Departure

(estimated and subject to change)
$1,596 per person, based on 2 to a room
$69 airline taxes

Registration fee:
$395, of which $190 is returned to the OSBA.
Earn up to 12 CLE hours! (Check back for more details on the CLE program.)
  • Round-trip airfare from Columbus or Cleveland
  • 6 days, 5 nights at the deluxe Paradisus Puerto Rico
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All taxes and service charges for hotel and included functions
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Farewell dinner
  • All meals; premium beverages, including mini bar in suites; select activities

For more information, or to register for this trip, call World of Travel at (614) 451-4882.



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