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2014 OSBA Convention schedule-at-a-glance

"OSBA Honors Our Military Veterans for Their Service to Our Country"

All events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, except where noted.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Noon 5 p.m
Registration and Polls Open
1:30 5 p.m.
Council of Delegates and General Assembly Meeting
  • Council Business
  • Award Presentations: Nettie Cronise Lutes Award; Eugene R. Weir Award for Ethics and Professionalism; Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Pro Bono Award
  • Nomination of Candidates for OSBA President-Elect
  • State of the Bar Address
5 – 6:30 p.m.
OSBA Reception Celebrating the Work of the Ohio State Bar Foundation

Thursday, May 1, 2014

7 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Registration and Polls Open in the Exhibit Hall
Check your email at the OSBA Member Service Center, demo the newest member benefits available through the OSBA website, stop by the Relaxation Station for a brief neck and shoulder massage, or browse the large selection of books available for sale at the CLE bookstore. Be sure to have your Exhibit Hall card endorsed by at least 15 exhibitors for a chance at one of the prizes that will be given away at the drawing during Friday’s complimentary luncheon with exhibitors.
7 – 8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors, sponsored by the Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company
8 – 8:45 a.m.
Convention Welcome and Opening Plenary Session:
Being Motivated to Survive

Speaker: Jessica D. Lynch, former Quartermaster Corps Private First Class (PFC) in the U.S. Army.

Please join us for this special presentation by Jessica D. Lynch, prisoner of war of the Iraqi military in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, who was rescued by U.S. forces on April 1, 2003. Lynch's was the first successful rescue of an American POW since World War II and the first ever of a woman.

Jessica Lynch’s presentation is brought to you through a partnership with the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

9 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs: Their Need, Design and Operation
  • Ethics, Social Media and Recent Developments in the Delivery of Legal Services
  • Filling the Justice Gap: Pro Bono Practice in Large and Small Firm Settings
  • Health Issues for Senior Lawyers (Including Age Impairment Issues)
  • Intellectual Property Bootcamp: Where Change Is, What Stays the Same (Substantive Law, Part 1)
  • Title Issues and Recent Cases Relating to Oil and Gas Developments in Ohio
  • Scenarios for Success: Surviving and Thriving in the Changing Legal Environment
10 – 10:30 a.m.
Networking Break with Exhibitors
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
CLE Breakout Sessions

  • Closing Your Office for Soon-To-Be Retiring Lawyers
  • Ethics and Pro Se Cases
  • Intellectual Property Boots on the Ground: Where Change Is, What Stays the Same (Application, Part 2)
  • Contract and Closing Issues Relating to Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Scenarios for Success: Using Of-counsel, Co-counsel, Office Sharing and Virtual Office to Maximize Your Legal Career Options
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance and Investigations

11:45 – 1:15 p.m.
OSBA Annual Luncheon, sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association Insurance Agency
This luncheon is free for all Thursday convention registrants; however, it is still a ticketed event and you must pre-register to attend. This luncheon will feature:

  • Ohio Bar Medal Award Presentation
  • State of the Supreme Court, by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor (invited)
  • Passing of the OSBA Gavel from OSBA President Jonathan Hollingsworth, Dayton, to incoming President Martin E. Mohler, Toledo
1:30 – 3 p.m.
CLE Breakout Sessions

  • Insurance Law Nuts and Bolts
  • Affordable Care Act and You

  • Protecting a Servicemember’s Life While Deployed
  • Scenarios for Success: Financial Issues in Setting Up and Running a Law Practice
  • Scenarios for Success: Financial Planning for Practicing Attorneys
  • The Ties Between Non-Human and Human Animal Abuse
  • Traffic Law/OVI Update

3 – 3:30 p.m.
Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:30 – 5 p.m.
CLE Breakout Sessions

  • Advanced Insurance and Negligence Law Topics
  • Construction Law and Public Contracting Update
  • Stand Between a Military Veteran and Homelessness
  • Scenarios for Success: Financial Considerations in Building Your Practice and Positioning for Sale
  • The Options in Diagnosis and Treating Non-Human Abuse
  • Traffic Law/OVI Update
  • Working in the Multigenerational Law Office

    5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

    Sunset CLE – Video Replays

    • Divorce, Military Style
    • Law and Social Media: Advanced Employment Law
    • Liquor Law in Ohio: Booze, Bullets and Bingo

    6 – 7 p.m.
    Law School Receptions

    • Capital University Law School
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
    • Ohio Northern University College of Law
    • The Ohio State University College of Law
    • University of Akron School of Law
    • University of Cincinnati College of Law
    • University of Dayton School of Law
    • University of Michigan Law School
    • University of Toledo College of Law
    • 7 – 9 p.m.
      President-Elect Reception
      This special event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Come wish OSBA President-elect Martin E. Mohler of Toledo well as he prepares to serve as your 2014-2015 OSBA president, beginning July 1. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

      Friday, May 2, 2014

      7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
      Registration and Exhibit Hall Open

      7 – 11 a.m.
      Polls Open in the Exhibit Hall

      7 – 8:15 a.m.
      Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall, sponsored by the Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company

    • Family Law Case Update
    • Federal Courts and Practice
    • Human Trafficking: Ohio’s Hidden Problem
    • Medicaid Planning: Applications and Post-Eligibility
    • Scenarios for Success: Ethical and Practical Planning for Disaster Recovery and Practice Succession
      • 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
        Networking Break with Exhibitors

        10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
        CLE Breakout Sessions

      • Administrative Law Update
      • Family Law Additional Topics
      • Federal Courts and Practice
      • Litigating Elder Law and Special Needs Issues
      • Damage to People; Damage to Business-How Do You Prove It?
      • Ohio’s Most Vulnerable Foreign National Populations: Children, Victims and the Intersection of Human Rights
      • Scenarios for Success: Practicing Lawyer’s Guide to Disaster Avoidance and Operational/IT Recovery—Part 1
      • Noon – 1 p.m.
        Complimentary Luncheon with Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall

        • Announcement of election results for OSBA president-elect
        • Raffle prize drawings at 12:40 p.m.

        1 – 2:30 p.m.
        CLE Breakout Sessions

    • Being Smart with Social Media: Ethics and Effectiveness When Engaging Online
    • BWC Fraud Investigations Involving Both Employers and Injured Workers
    • Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Update
    • Operations of Veterans Courts
    • Scenarios for Success: Practicing Lawyer’s Guide to Disaster Avoidance and Operational/IT Recovery—Part 2
    • Spotting and Resolving Labor and Employment Law Issues
      • 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
        Refreshment Break

        2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
        CLE Breakout Sessions

        • Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Update
        • Expert Witnesses
        • Health Care Law
        • Scenarios for Success: I Never Thought It Would Happen to Me…How Disaster Planning Saved My Practice
        • Trends in Occupational Safety/Health: Effectiveness in Reducing Injuries

        4:30 p.m.
        Conclusion of Convention

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