civilly speaking

The Ohio Association for Justice Podcast by Trial Lawyers, for Trial Lawyers


September 2020

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 61

OAJ Votes and the Importance of the 2020 Election

In episode 61 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.

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