On the Books video series

The Ohio State Bar Association's new video series, On The Books, focuses on the latest legislative news from the Ohio Statehouse, brought to you by OSBA Director of Policy and Government Affairs Todd Book.

Episode 16
Episode 34

July 1, 2015
In this episode of On the Books, Todd reviews the 2015 Ohio biennial budget.






Episode 33
Episode 33

April 8, 2015
Todd Book interviews Ohio State Bar Association member Ron Dougherty and discusses his unique connection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canton legal community.




Episode 32
Episode 32

April 1, 2015
In this episode of On the Books, President Keith Faber and Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni face off in a jelly bean eating challenge.





Episode 31
Episode 31

Feb. 23, 2015
Todd Book sits down with Ohio Rep. Niraj Antani who is not only a legislator, but also a University of Dayton School of Law student.




Episode 30
Episode 30

Jan. 28, 2015
In this episode of On the Books, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas Berman discusses the legislative impact if marijuana is legalized in Ohio.




Episode 29
Episode 29

Dec. 31, 2014
Todd's in New Orleans for the NABE Government Relations Workshop, and he can't help but explore the streets of the Big Easy in search of voodoo tips for attorneys, a new WWII museum and much more.



Episode 28
Episode 28

Dec. 23, 2014
In this episode, Todd gives an update on important bills that passed during the lame duck session of the 130th Ohio General Assembly.




Episode 27
Episode 27

Nov. 13, 2014
In this episode, Todd gets an update from OSU professor Douglas Berman on likely legislative changes to capital punishment laws in Ohio. Todd also receives an update on the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission.



Episode 26
Nov. 5, 2014
Many legal professionals take an active role in their community, and the city of Circleville is no different. In this episode of On the Books, meet some of the attorneys and judges who volunteer to help make the annual Pumpkin Show one of Ohio's favorite fall traditions.




Haunted Statehouse
Episode 25
Oct. 29, 2014
It is alleged the Ohio Statehouse is haunted. In this episode of On the Books we rounded up our own experts and investigated the claim.






Episode 24

Episode 24

Oct. 14, 2014

In this episode of On the Books, Todd explores the future of executions in Ohio and an alcohol breath tester, the Intoxilyzer 8000, has a bad day in court.




Episode 22
Episode 23

Sept. 22, 2014

In this episode of On The Books, Todd highlights OSBA committees and sections and state representative Denise Driehaus discusses a case regarding lying in politics.



Episode 22
Episode 22

Sept. 5, 2014

In this episode of On The Books, Todd discusses judicial salaries and a special guest correspondent heads to the Salem Witch Museum.




Episode 21

Aug. 29, 2014

In this episode of On The Books, Todd trades law school survival tips for beauty coaching with Madison Gesiotto, reigning Miss Ohio USA and first-year law student at OSU Moritz College of Law.




Episode 20

Aug. 22, 2014

In this episode, Todd Book visits Mark Twain's historic house in Hartford, Connecticut.



Episode 19
Episode 19

Aug. 15, 2014

In this episode, Todd travels to the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Boston where he chats with the ALA Teacher of the Year and more.



Episode 18
Episode 18

July 31, 2014

In this episode, Todd discusses Common Core, Ohio Supreme Court candidates signing the clean campaign pledge and the upcoming ABA Annual Meeting.



Episode 17
Episode 17

July 25, 2014

In this episode, Todd discusses the Ohio Manufacturers Association election guide, illegal debtors prisons and Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation premiums.



Episode 16

Episode 16

July 17, 2014

In this episode, Todd discusses Ohio's new 3+3 law school program, Speaker of the House Batchelder's special announcement and House Bill 594.




Episode 15Episode 15

July 10, 2014

In this episode of On The Books, Todd discusses Cleveland's successful bid for the Republican National Convention and more.




Bee Special Part 2

July 2, 2014

In this episode, Todd discusses the Supreme Court Civil Justice Task Force, a frontrunner for Speaker of the House and House Bill 474.




Bee Special Part 1

June 26, 2014

What is the legal buzz about bees? ​

Episode 14


Episode 14

June 12, 2014
In this episode of On The Books, Todd discusses House Bill 533 and 85 and Judge Deborah Alspach addresses Ohio's rising number of pro se litigants.



Episode 13

June 5, 2014
Todd covers the annual Gridiron show and gives some updates on the West Shore Bar Association in Rocky River and the last week of legislative activity before summer recess.​



On The Books, Episode 12 Episode 12
June 2, 2014
Todd gives an update on legislative activity before the summer recess and William K. Weisenberg reviews former Justice John Paul Stevens' new book.​


On The Books, Episode 10
Episode 10

May 15, 2014
​Todd covers House Bill 201, William Weisenberg's retirement and the possibility of an official Ohio state rock song.​


Episode 9
Episode 9
May 8, 2014
​​This episode covers the 2014 OSBA Convention, Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor's plan to reform judicial elections and the new lawyer swearing-in ceremony.​


On The Books, Episode 4
Episode 8

April 24, 2014
​​In this episode of On The Books, OSBA Assistant Executive Director Bill Weisenberg addresses an important topic that affects all lawyers.​


On The Books, Episode 7
Episode 7
April 17, 2014
​​In this episode of On The Books, the Ohio State Bar Association heads to Washington, D.C., for ABA Day.​


On The Books with Todd Book, Episode 6
Episode 6
April 10, 2014
​​In this episode of On The Books, Todd discusses Senate Bill 310, House Bill 300 and more.​


Episode 5
Episode 5
April 3, 2014
Todd heads to the Ohio Statehouse on April Fools' Day and discusses an important issue with state senators.​


On The Books, Episode 4
Episode 4

March 27, 2014
​​In this episode of On The Books, Todd discusses House Bill 261, Senate Bill 202 and more. State Rep. Jim Butler even drops by. Check it out.


On The Books, Episode 3
Episode 3

March 20, 2014
The capitol budget bill is introduced, changes to rule 41(a) will be discussed, and candidates for OSBA president-elect make their cases.



Episode 2

March 13, 2014
In the news this week, the MBR bill is introduced, the Constitution Modernization Commission hires a director and a possible new way to tax lawyers.

On The Books, Episode 1

Episode 1

March 7, 2014
The three "C"s vying for a national convention, OSBA bills moving through the legislature, the MBR is coming and looking forward to a spring break.

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