Chester Family Professionalism Fund of the Columbus Bar Foundation
THE KLATT BROTHERS BAND
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The 2014 Bench Bar Retreat agenda features something for everyone. The day begins with a panel of judges discussing what it means to be a judge, including judicial philosophy, temperament, challenges, and reflections as well as practical considerations. That session will be followed by a humorous and candid discussion with a panel of attorneys and judges discussing the good, the bad, the frustrating and the memorable encounters with our local judiciary. Audience participation encouraged.
During lunch, Bruce Petrie Jr., a lawyer, painter, author and speaker on topics of art and law, will present a one-hour CLE program from his “Brush with the Law, An Artful Eye on Law.” The afternoon will include breakout sessions. Attendees can choose from:
Voir Dire: A panel of judges and attorneys discuss the art of voir dire, varying approaches, and the do’s and don’ts by the most experienced observers and practitioners.
Appealing Practices: A panel of appellate practitioners and judges discuss the art of the appeal: What works, what doesn’t, and how oral argument differs from argument in the trial court.
How to Try a Divorce Case: A panel of judges and practitioners will discuss every aspect of trial from preparing the trial notebook to closing arguments
Juror Perspectives: The view from the jury box: What works, what doesn’t, and what real people really think of lawyers in the court room
Ohio Supreme Court Year In Review: Discussion of the leading cases from 2013-2104, the direction of the Court, and what to look for in the fall term
Emerging Trends in Domestic Relations Practice: Judges and lawyers discuss what’s new in domestic relations law including emerging case law addressing same gender issues.
Event concludes with a reception on the Columbus Commons stage featuring the Klatt Brothers Band.