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The monthly podcast for the Ohio Association for Justice

Elections and judicial are two great pillars of democracy, and they’re really only as good as what people believe them to be. So that perception is as important as the work that’s done.

– Judge Jennifer Brunner, Episode 64

A Conversation with Judge Jennifer Brunner on Election Law

In episode 64 of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris speaks to Judge Jennifer Brunner, one of eight state appeals court judges of the Tenth District Court of Appeals in Franklin County and a candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court.

It made me a better judge in understanding how if judges and other officials protect the rule of law, it leaves little room for corruption to worm its way in.

– Judge Jennifer Brunner, Episode 64

I would really encourage more of our members to take a couple of years and serve in the general assembly… if you want to make a real, long-term difference for the state and for our clients as a whole.

– Dennis E. Murray, Jr., Episode 62

Why More Trial Lawyers Should Run for Public Office

In episode 62 of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris speaks to Dennis E. Murray, Jr., a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, about his experience as a politician and why more OAJ members should consider running.

I think it made me a much better lawyer because I was able to relate to more people and frankly, just running and giving presentation after presentation and speech after speech with very little time between just made me better on my feet and I think that’s always going to help us be advocates for our clients.

– Dennis E. Murray, Jr., Episode 62

Gamesmanship, within the rules, is part of litigation.

– Judge John O’Donnell, Episode 63

Proportionality in Discovery with special guest Judge John O’Donnell

In episode 63 of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris speaks to Judge John O’Donnell, a judge in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court and candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court, about the new rule 26.

I would say from a practice tip perspective, make sure that if you have discoverable information, you have given it over. And you’ve made clear to your opponent, essentially by giving over what you have – and it might be limited – that you believe the evidence that’s most supportive of your cause of action is in your opponent’s possession.

– Judge John O’Donnell, Episode 63

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