Ohio State Bar Association recognizes 50th anniversary of Terry v. Ohio


CONTACT: Annie Yamson

(614) 487-4456



Columbus, Ohio (June 6, 2018) – The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will recognize the 50th anniversary of the landmark case Terry v. Ohio in a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on Tuesday, June 12. 


Fifty Years of Pat Downs and Suppression Hearings: Terry v. Ohio Turns 50 will take place at the OSBA (1700 Lake Shore Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204) with broadcast locations in Akron, Cleveland, Fairfield and Perrysburg. 


In the 1968 decision arising out of an arrest in Cleveland five years earlier, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that, under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a police officer may stop a suspect on the street and frisk him or her if the officer has a reasonable suspicion of a crime or that the person is armed and dangerous.


The morning-long seminar will include three presentations:


8:30 a.m. – Terry v. Ohio: A History

A discussion of the history and lasting effects of Terry v. Ohio

Featured Speaker: Commander Robert Meader, Columbus Division of Police


10 a.m. – Terry v. Ohio: What Does It Mean Today?

A discussion of recent case law and modern-day applications of the pat down by law enforcement and the courts

Commander Robert Meader, Columbus Division of Police


11 a.m. – Panel Discussion: The Current State of the Law

A panel discussion on current application of Terry v. Ohio with views from the judiciary, prosecution, defense and law enforcement, moderated by a criminal procedure expert. Audience questions encouraged. 

Moderator: Professor Ric L. Simmons, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Panelists: Judge Julie M. Lynch, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

Commander Robert Meader, Columbus Division of Police

Ron O'Brien; Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney

Samuel H. Shamansky. Samuel H. Shamansky Co., LPA


Members of the media are invited to attend. Please RSVP by contacting Annie Yamson at ayamson@ohiobar.org or 614-487-4456.


Attorneys seeking CLE credit may register here: www.ohiobar.org/CLE18-326   

About the Ohio State Bar Association 

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 26,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.




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