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2006 OPAA Summer Training
June 22-25, 2006
The Breakers Hotel, Cedar Point

OPAA is again offering all the usual Summer Workshop activities: welcoming reception on Thursday, family buffet dinner on Friday, family buffet breakfast on Saturday, golf, and discounted Cedar Point tickets.

The training program will offer dual civil and criminal tracks on both Friday and Saturday mornings.

The registration fee of $225.00 includes all training, handout materials, Friday continental breakfast, and all breaks for registrants. In addition, it includes the Thursday welcoming reception, Friday buffet dinner, and Saturday buffet breakfast for registrant and guests. In the event of cancellations by June 8th, there will be a $40.00 charge assessed to cover the cost of the handout materials, and those materials will be sent to the registrant. After June 8th the assessment will be $100.00, to also partially cover the cost of meals which will have been guaranteed by that date. Please registrater with the OPAA by June 8th - earlier if possible. If a registrant is only attending one day, the registration fee is $130.00, with an assessment of $40.00 if cancellation is made by June 8th, and $75.00 after June 8th.

OPAA has requested approval of 5.50 CLE credit hours for this training

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Committee Meetings

Friday, June 23, 2006

CRIMINAL 9:00-10:00 Key Principles Of Trial Persuasion
"Key Principles of Trial Persuasion" is a rewarding and lively seminar offering a comprehensive set of skills and strategies for the trial prosecutor. The presentation explores these three key principles of trial persuasion: (1) The Persuasive Message - How to craft convincing case theories and themes and how to apply the arts of story telling and arguing; (2) The Persuasive Messenger - How to be a great communicator in trial; and (3) The Persuasive Media - How to dynamically present your story, argument and self.
Ronald H. Clark, former Chief Deputy, Criminal Division,
King County (Seattle) Prosecutor's Office

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:00 Key Principles Of Trial Persuasion, continued

CIVIL 9:00-10:00 Employee Discipline Update
An overview of public employees behaving badly, including discipline based on drug or alcohol use, or sexual misconduct. We will also discuss the special problems confronting the public sector including bar and merger issues, multiple fora and collateral litigation, and using "after acquired" evidence in discipline cases.
E. Pete Nevada
Director of Research and Development
Clemans Nelson and Associates, Inc.

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Construction - Contract Issues
A discussion of basic contract provisions to include in construction contracts, provisions to be concerned about, how to avoid the AIA "trap" and some suggestions on more advanced provisions to discuss with clients.
Kenneth A. Fisher, Jr., Of Counsel
Chester Willcox & Saxbe LLP

11:15-12:00 Construction - Claims Issues
A discussion of some of the more common construction claims together with the elements necessary to prove each, claims which are implied by law, and some of the claims scenarios which are currently receiving a lot of attention by practitioners such as the economic loss doctrine and the issue of "betterment".
Craig B. Paynter, Partner
Chester Willcox & Saxbe LLP

Saturday, June 24, 2006

CRIMINAL 9:00 - 10:45 Winning Domestic Violence Cases: The Use of Evidence Based Prosecutions and Stalking Charges
Evidence Based Prosecution has been developed to enable law enforcement and prosecutors to successfully obtain convictions in domestic violence cases with uncooperative or recanting victims. By assuming that a likely victim will recant, and by using a cooperative approach involving first responders, investigators, advocates, and prosecutors, this approach permits prosecutors to obtain domestic violence convictions even when the victim odes, in fact, recant. This talk will focus on the techniques which have been proven successful, and will help teach "best practices" to prosecutors. Stalking charges are one of the most valuable tools for prosecutors. Stalking is not limited to the traditional unwanted advances by a defendant, but includes relationships with a significant power imbalance, and defendant who are otherwise thought of as model citizens. Stalking charges, unlike domestic violence charges, focus on the entire relationship between the defendant and the victim. By using stalking charges, in connection with evidence based prosecution techniques, prosecutors can obtain convictions in serious domestic violence cases.
Joshua A. Engel, Assistant Prosecutor
Warren County

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Recent Trends In Identity Theft: Understanding The Scope Of The Problem and Considering Solutions
This presentation surveys the landscape of recent ID theft trends, through a review of case studies, and discusses the impact of the Internet and high technology on the crime. It also analyzes these trends in order to search for and articulate helpful law enforcement and prosecution approaches.
Terrence Berg
United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Michigan

CIVIL 9:00-10:00 Fair Labor Standards Act Update - Court Application of the 2004 Regulations
On April 24, 2004, the Department of Labor published the long awaited overhaul of the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations. The regulations became effective August 23, 2004. Now, nearly a year and a half later, courts have started to apply the new regulations, sometimes with surprising results. This presentation will examine new case law and trends stemming from the August 2004 regulations.
Cheri B. Hass, Partner
Downes, Hurst, & Fishel

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Records Retention and Disposition Procedures for Ohio's Public Offices
Introduction to the Ohio Historical Society-Local Government Records Program including discussion on your record commission's responsibilities, inventory preparation, records retention and disposition forms, filing certificates of records disposal, media decisions (paper, microfilm, electronic), and basics of disaster prevention & preparedness.
Pari J. Swift
Assistant State Archivist
Ohio Historical Society

11:15-12:00 Issues in the Dissolution of Financially Troubled Villages
The session will cover the statutory process used for villages to surrender their corporate powers, and possible problems for counties and townships that result, such as: Ohio Water Development Authority loan collection; Ohio EPA involvement for villages with water systems; and what to do when the village tries to leave other entities with its debt.
Andrew P. Pickering, Chief Civil Assistant
Clark County Prosecutor's Office

Sunday, June 25, 2006

9:30-11:00 General Business Meeting

GUEST ROOM RESERVATIONS. The cutoff date has passed for our block of rooms at the Breakers. However, there might still be a few rooms available. Their phone number is 419-627-2106 if you would like to try. Identify yourself as being with OPAA. If they are not able to accommodate you, they can direct you to the Sandcastle Suites, Radisson Harbour Inn, or Breakers Express. These are all Cedar Point properties. If the guarantee is by credit card, I believe the amount is charged to the account immediately -- not when the room is used. In the event of cancellation, these hotels usually require that you give a 72-hour notice in order to obtain a refund. Be sure to clarify these issues with the hotel, as OPAA cannot accept any responsibility for correct information in these areas. If you have additional questions about hotels, give Delores a call (614-221-1266) as she might be able to help. Also, if you have rooms reserved, and find that you will not be using them, please call Delores before canceling, as there is usually a waiting list.

TAX EXEMPTION FORMS. The Cedar Point hotels require that each person registered have an individual tax exemption form. And, they will accept only their form.

OPAA REGISTRATION DESK. The registration desk will be open 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

GOLF TOURNAMENT. The OPAA Open will be held at the south course of Thunderbird Hills on Friday, June 23rd. We have seven tee times beginning at 1:03 p.m. The cost is $35.00, including cart. Payment is to be made to Thunderbird, the day of the tournament (NOT to OPAA)! Tee times remaining after Friday, June 16th, will be released.

WELCOMING RECEPTION. A Welcoming Reception (hors d'oeuvres and open bar) for registrant and family/guests will be held in the Coral Courtyard from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22nd.

FAMILY DINNER BUFFET. A steamship round buffet (also includes chicken, ham, and casseroles, plus many, many side dishes and desserts) for registrants and family/guests will be served on Friday, June 23rd, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner will be preceded by an open bar at 6:00 p.m.

FAMILY BREAKFAST BUFFET. A breakfast buffet for registrants and family/guests will be served on Saturday, June 24th, from 7:00 - 9:30 a.m.

CEDAR POINT TICKETS. Discounted park tickets may be purchased at the registration desk. Tickets for use on Wednesday, June 21st, and early Thursday, June 22nd can be had by making prior arrangements with Delores (614-221-1266). Make your request early enough to allow ample time for mailing. See price information in the Activities Schedule that was faxed to your office. Tickets are valid Wednesday through Sunday. Sorry, but OPAA does not have access to Soak City tickets.


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