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March 2018 CLE Seminars
CLE Seminars Offered On March 2, 9, 15, and 16, 2017

Professional Development Communications and Cady Court Reporting Services are teaming up to offer 24 hours of live CLE seminars  on March 2, 9, 15, and 16, including 3 hours of Professional Conduct.   All of the seminars listed below have been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court's Commission on Continuing Legal Education   To register online, click here.   To register online, click here, or call Michelle Cady-Cook at (216) 861-9270. 
Friday, March 2, 2018:

Ethics and Professionalism: 9 am to 12:15 PM (Certified for 3 Attorney Conduct hours)
Attorney Sharon Alberson, JD, MDiv from Harvard, Master's from Oxford University, England
Retired Judge James L. Kimbler, Over 30 years of judicial service, including over 10 years on the Wadsworth Municipal Court and 18 years on the Medina County Common Pleas Court, General Division
Brianna Joi Laybourn, BFA, Master's from Fuller Seminary, Master's from University of East London

The Power of Narrative: Win Your Case with Storytelling 1 pm to 4:15 pm 
​Faculty: Brianna Joi Laybourn
Ms. Laybourn uses her training in drama and theater to illustrate why it is important that trial attorneys engage their audience, i.e, a jury or a judge, with a narrative that both engages and persuades them. 

Friday, March 9, 2018:

He Said, She Said, They Said WHAT? What is Hearsay? An Interactive Discussion: (9 am to 12:15 pm) 
Faculty: Judge James L. Kimbler (Retired)
Hearsay is the one of the most difficult of the Ohio Rules of Evidence.  Retired Judge Kimbler uses his experience in conducting over 550 jury trials and countless non-jury hearings to discuss common hearsay issues. This seminar is presented in a problem solving format. 

Judge, They Can't Do That, Can They? Interactive Discussion about Common Civil Procedure Problems  (1:00 pm to 4:15 pm)
Faculty: Retired Judge James L. Kimbler
Retired Judge Kimbler presents a lively three hour seminar on common civil procedure problems found in Civ. R. 3-15. The problems are based on actual cases from Ohio courts including Judge Kimbler's own experience. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018:

Practical Tips for Trial Attorneys: A Conversation with Judge James L. Kimbler (Retired): 9 am to 12:15 pm
Faculty: Retired Judge James L. Kimbler
​In 2016 Sigel Press published Judge Kimbler's book, Practical Tips for Trial Attorneys: A Conversation with Judge James L.Kimbler (Retired)  This seminar is based on that book. Judge Kimbler gives practical advice on how to interact with judges, their staff, clients, and other attorneys. Judge Kimbler's book is based on his over 30 years of judicial experience and over 43 years of legal experience.  Attorneys taking this seminar will receive a complimentary copy of Judge Kimbler's book. 

The ORC & ADR: The Ohio Revised Code and Alternative Dispute Resolution: 1 pm to 4:15 pm
Faculty: Retired Judge James Kimbler
Chapter 27 of the Ohio Revised Code sets forth three methods of resolving disputes outside of the courtroom. These methods are the use of a "private judge", arbitration, and mediation. Retired Judge Kimbler has experience in all three, having served as a private judge, a certified mediator, and an arbitrator. This seminar explores the law regarding all three of these methods and why and when attorneys should consider their use.  

Friday, March 16, 2018:

A Review of Ohio's Right to a Speedy Trial: 9 am to 12:15 pm
Faculty: Retired Judge James L. Kimbler
Both the Federal and Ohio Constitutions guarantee the accused the right to a speedy trial. Ohio has codified this right by establishing statutory time limits to bring criminal cases to trial. In this seminar Retired Judge Kimbler explores the right to a speedy trial, when it attaches, the differences between pre-indictment rights as contrasted with rights following indictment and problems arising with Ohio's "triple count" provision. 

Judge, They Can't Do That, Can They? An Interactive Discussion about Relevance & The Ohio Rules of Evidence
1 pm to 12:15 pm
Faculty: Retired Judge James L. Kimbler
​One of the most common objections made during a trial is that evidence is not relevant, but do most attorneys know what is and what is not relevant? Retired Judge Kimbler explores this often used but perhaps not always understood evidentiary concept.