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The monthly podcast for the Ohio Association for Justice

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

We are one of the few organizations really pushing its members to get involved in the electoral process this year. And if there’s ever a year to do it, this is the year.

– Rick Topper, Episode 62

OAJ Votes and the Importance of the 2020 Election

In episode 62 of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris speaks to Rick Topper, an attorney, longtime poll worker, and election rights advocate, about the importance of being involved in this year’s election.

Looking at the Plaintiff Side from A Different Perspective

In this episode of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris talks with Toledo attorney Katie Harris. Before becoming a plaintiff attorney, Katie worked for the courts and spent a few years in insurance defense. With her background, Katie brings a unique perspective to the plaintiff side and shares how her work experience impacts her practice today.

Looking at the Plaintiff Side from A Different Perspective

In this episode of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris talks with Toledo attorney Katie Harris. Before becoming a plaintiff attorney, Katie worked for the courts and spent a few years in insurance defense. With her background, Katie brings a unique perspective to the plaintiff side and shares how her work experience impacts her practice today.

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I think we’ll move away from, you know, giant offices for partners or giant offices for upper level management and the corporate structure and kind of go to a more, a smaller office space with the opportunity to use conference rooms or things like that.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Workplace and Employment Law

In this episode of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris talks with Columbus attorney Jessica Doogan, an Associate in the Labor and Employment practice at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz Mclnerney Peifer, LLP. Jessica shares her perspective on how COVID-19 has impacted the workplace, how it will change the infrastructure both in traditional workplaces and law firms and how it will affect employment law.

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