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Thursday, October 18th
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 East State Street, Columbus OH 43215

This year’s Aadministraive Professionals training will include a look at the “speedy trail” timing; professionalism and misconduct in the legal profession; dealing with difficult victims and witnesses; and extradition and detainers.


9:00 - 10:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00 Understanding Ohio’s Speedy Trial Statute
Ohio’s speedy trial statutes implement the constitutional guarantee of a speedy trial. The General Assembly has imposed the “death knell” of dismissal for prosecutors who fail to bring the defendant to trial within 90 days. Therefore, a prosecutor must bring the defendant to trial within this 90 day period or the defendant gets a “get out of jail free card.” It is essential that support personnel have a general understanding of this statute in order that they assist the prosecutor in bringing the defendant to trial within the statutory period. In this presentation we will review the time requirements of the speedy trial statute and the automatic tolling of time under circumstances described in R.C. 2945.72. We will also review case law interpreting these tolling provisions. The goal of this seminar is for support personnel to appreciate the importance of tracking the speedy trial time of every defendant.
Philip Bogdanoff
Career Prosecutor

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15 -12:15 “Me Too” Sexism, Bias and Sexual Misconduct in the Legal Profession.
As the "Me Too" movement shines a light on sexual misconduct and sexually inappropriate actions, it's time for legal professionals to examine the effects of this kind of conduct in the legal community. When speaking on this issue, presenter Philip Bogdanoff has found that sexual misconduct and bias is a recurrent issue in our legal system and that many legal professionals are hesitant to report this misconduct. As a Summit County Assistant Prosecutor in Akron, Ohio, Bogdanoff was shocked to learn that a respected Judge he had appeared before had made sexually inappropriate comments to two young female assistant Summit County prosecutors, including one of Bogdanoff's former law clerks. The same Judge also attempted to kiss a member of the court staff. The Judge was eventually forced to resign and was disciplined for this misconduct. In this presentation Bogdanoff will discuss sexism in the legal profession and how legal professionals can prevent this type of conduct.
Philip Bogdanoff
Career Prosecutor

12:15-1:30 Lunch (provided)

1:30 - 2:30 Dealing with Difficult Victims and Witnesses
We’ll delve into different ways to identify and work with witnesses who just want to be, or can’t help but be, difficult throughout the legal process, in the office, or on the telephone. We’ll look at how to get key items and testimony for their case in place so should they fail to appear, the office can move forward without them. We’ll also look at some of the possible causes of their behavior.
Gractia Manning, Chief Assistant Prosecutor
Preble County

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:45 Communication Across Borders: Extradition and Detainers
Handling all extraditions, detainers, governor’s warrants, IADs and other items for Trumbull County, Mr. Becker will explain how their county works through these items, their process for the extradition of Claudia Hoerig from Brazil, as well as moderating a discussion of how counties in the audience deal with these items in their county.
Christopher Becker, Assistant Prosecutor
Trumbull County

The member registration fee of $150.00 covers handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments. Please submit registrations to OPAA by October 4th. Cancellations after October 12th (other than emergencies) will be assessed a total of $100.00. This will help to defray the cost of food guarantees required by that time. Non-member pricing is double the member prices shown above.

OPAA has sought approval from the Ohio Victim Witness Association (OVWA) for victim-witness advocates to receive continuing education hours for this training.

OPAA has also sought approval from the Ohio State Bar Association Paralegal Certification Board for approval to offer continuing education hours to paralegals.

If you wish to arrive Wednesday evening, OPAA has blocked a few rooms at the Sheraton. Reservations can be made by registering online at


or calling 800-325-3535 and identifying yourself as being with group “Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Administrative Professionals Training”. The room rate is $169.00 single or double. The cutoff time for registrations is 5:00 p.m., September 15th. Payment at the Sheraton must be made with either an office check or office credit card to receive tax exempt status. If payment is made with personal check or personal credit card with the expectation of being reimbursed by your office, tax exemption cannot be claimed (state law).

NOTE: If any registrant has special dietary needs, contact Delores at
614-221-1266 so that advance arrangements can be made.
If the request can be handled by the hotel food service,
there will not be a charge. However, if it is necessary
to go to an outside source, there will be a charge,
and the registrant will be notified in advance.


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