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2010 OPAA Summer Training

Breakers Hotel, Cedar Point
June 24th through 27th (trainings on the 25th and 26th), 2010

It’s time to register for OPAA’s Summer Workshop. Thursday will consist of Committee Meetings in the afternoon, and a Welcoming Reception in the evening. Friday will be training in the a.m., and a Family Dinner Buffet in the evening. Saturday morning is the Family Breakfast Buffet, and a.m. training. Golf Tournament on Friday afternoon. Cedar Point and Soak City discount tickets will be on sale during registration hours Thursday through Saturday. The training program will offer criminal and civil tracks on Friday and Saturday mornings.


2:00 - 5:00 Registration and Cedar Point, Soak City, and Ride & Slide Ticket Sales
Breakers Lobby

TBA Committee Meetings

6:00 - 7:30 Welcoming Reception (open bar) – Coral Courtyard


8:00 - Noon Registration and Cedar Point, Soak City, and Ride & Slide Ticket Sales
Breakers East Conference Center

CRIMINAL TRAINING – Cedar Point Convention Center, 2nd floor

8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 Developing Policies and Practices for Success in Vehicular Homicide Cases
The presentation will include discussion of policies that will enhance investigation and prosecution of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault cases by using actual case examples for discussion.
John B. Kwasnoski
Professor Emeritus of Forensic Physics
Western New England College
Springfield, MA

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:30 Vehicular Homicide Cases continues...

11:30 - 12:00 Senate Bill 77: What You Need To Know To Prosecute Your Cases and Advise Local Law Enforcement
Discussion will include a review of the SB 77, which will become effective in July 2010. Topics will include: biological evidence retention by local law enforcement; suspect interrogation and audio or videotaping; blind and blinded line-ups, show-ups and photo arrays; statutory presumption of non-custodial status of certain interrogations and constitutional repercussions.
Alice L. Bond, Assistant Prosecutor
Licking County

6:00 - 9:00 Family Dinner Buffet
Aperitifs at 6:00; dinner at 7:00.
Coral Dining Room

CIVIL TRAINING – Breakers East Conference Center

8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 Clean Water, County Fees: Leaky Separate Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems; Contempt Actions For Violations of Old Consent Orders; Sewer Planning Disputes Between Counties and Municipalities.
What do I , my staff , and my clients need to know about the Clean Water Act, which could cost my county money, civil penalties, or forfeitures?
Stephen N. Haughey
Frost Brown Todd LLC

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:15 Centralized Sewers: What Should County Prosecuor’s Know About Ohio EPA Iniatives To Force Counties To Build Centralized Sewers?
Can Ohio EPA force my county to install centralized sewers in an area with failing septic tanks?
Frank J. Reed, Jr.
Frost Brown Todd LLC

11:15 - 12:00 Garrity Issues
The legal interaction between criminal investigations and internal administrative investigations is becoming increasingly more complicated. To provide representation to public employers, legal counsel must navigate a variety of complications including timing, thoroughness, differing standards of proof, and safeguarding any criminal case. This presentation will address how to successfully pursue an internal disciplinary case while simultaneously prosecuting a criminal case.
Cheri B. Hass, Partner
Downes Fishel, Hass, Kim LLP

6:00 - 9:00 Family Dinner Buffet
Aperitifs at 6:00; dinner at 7:00.
Coral Dining Room


7:00 - 9:30 Family Breakfast Buffet – Coral Dining Room

8:00 - Noon Registration and Cedar Point, Soak City, and Ride & Slide Ticket Sales
Breakers East Conference Center

CRIMINAL TRAINING – Cedar Point Convention Center, 2nd floor

9:00 - 10:00 Ohio Supreme Court Update
Criminal law decisions of the Ohio Supreme Court since June 1, 2009, will be discussed, with an emphasis on sentencing issues.
Steven L. Taylor
Chief Counsel of Appeals Division
Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:15 The New Criminal Rule 16
The Ohio Supreme Court has approved an entirely new criminal discovery rule, which will go into effect in July. The rule changes the central paradigm in discovery and introduces multiple new procedures.
Nick A. Selvaggio, Champaign County Prosecuting Attorney
David A. Yost, Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney

11:15 - 12:00 Pre Trial Detention Of A Felony OVI Offender
This course involves a review of an actual repeat OVI offender case where the trial court, after a hearing, denied bail under provisions of Ohio law. This presentation will cover the laws, procedure and strategy involved in making the pretrial detention case in felony OVI and other applicable non-capital felony arrests. The case, titled State v. Keith Urso, by way of actual case materials will give the audience a reality-driven view of what actually happens at a contested detention hearing.
Dennis Watkins, Prosecutor
Trumbull County

CIVIL TRAINING – Breakers East Conference Center

9:00 - 10:00 Representing the County Library
Although easily accessible and open to all, public libraries must overcome numerous legal challenges in order to maintain their invaluable service to the public. The legal landscape relative to libraries, as well as other public entities, continues to shift. Recent case law developments pertaining to public records law as applied to emails and/or databases have a direct impact on the public library. Additionally, public libraries continue to be fertile ground for privacy and First Amendment issues. Ms. Hass’ presentation helps navigate the legal and practical pitfalls facing public libraries in order to assist in promoting effective and efficient representation.
Cheri B. Hass, Partner
Downes Fishel, Hass, Kim LLP

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:15 The Bonds Have Been Issued - Now What?
This session describes the steps a bond issuer needs to take to comply with federal tax and securities law after the bonds are issued in order to preserve the benefits of the financing.
Bill Conard, Partner Public Finance Group
Bricker and Eckler LLP

11:15 - 12:00 Evaluating Bids for Construction Contracts in Light of the Supreme Court of Ohio's Decision in State ex rel. Associated Builders v. Franklin County Bd. of Comm'rs, 2010 Ohio 1199 (Ohio Mar. 25, 2010).
This discussion will include a review of the decision in State ex rel. Associated Builders v. Franklin County Bd. of Comm'rs, 2010 Ohio 1199 (Ohio Mar. 25, 2010). The Court announced the following in the Syllabus: “When a public authority adopts a policy establishing criteria for evaluating the eligibility of bidders on public works projects, the public authority must apply its evaluation criteria in a manner consistent with the exercise of sound discretion”. Understanding this decision and its potential impact on a public owner’s discretion to award contracts through the competitive bidding process is essential to avoiding bid disputes and to prevailing in those bid disputes that proceed to an action in court.
Samuel Wampler, Partner
Construction Law Group
Bricker and Eckler, LLP


9:30 - 11:00 General Business Meeting
Breakers East Conference Center

OPAA HAS REQUESTED SUPREME COURT APPROVAL FOR 5.50 HOURS OF CLE TRAINING The registration fee of $250.00 includes all training, handout materials, Friday’s continental breakfast, and all breaks for registrants. In addition, it includes the Thursday Welcoming Reception, Friday Family Dinner Buffet, and Saturday Family Breakfast Buffet for registrant and guests. In the event of cancellations by June 4th, there will be a $45.00 charge assessed to cover the cost of the handout materials, and those materials will be sent to the registrant. After June 4th the assessment will be $135.00, to also partially cover the cost of meals which will have been guaranteed by that date. Please return (or fill out online)the training registration form to OPAA by June 4th – earlier if possible. If a registrant is only attending one day, the registration fee is $150.00, with an assessment of $45.00 if cancellation is made by June 4th, and $85.00 after June 4th.

Please provide each person registered with a copy of the Activities Registration Form and request that they complete and return it to OPAA no later than June 4th. Failure to submit the form could prevent participation in the activities.

A Hotel Breakers tax exemption form was enclosed with your mailing. Send the completed tax exemption form directly to The Breakers (NOT OPAA)! The Breakers tells us that if a county has previously filed an exemption form, they will use it the following year. You can be the judge of whether you want to chance them having their records in order, or file a new one! The Breakers’ phone number is 419-627-2106. Use group code OPAA10. Breakers cancellation policy: $50.00 penalty, and cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance to receive a refund.

GUEST ROOM RESERVATIONS. The cutoff date for our block of rooms at the Breakers is Tuesday, May 18th. Their phone number is 419-627-2106. Use group code OPAA10. If they are not able to accommodate you, they can direct you to the Sandcastle Suites, Castaway Bay, or Breakers Express. These are all Cedar Point properties. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. 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 there is a $50.00 penalty, and you must 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.

OPAA REGISTRATION DESK. The registration desk will be open 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday (Breakers Lobby), and 8:00 a.m. to noon on both Friday and Saturday (Breakers East Conference Center).

GOLF TOURNAMENT. The OPAA Open will be held at the south course of Thunderbird Hills on Friday, June 25th. We have six tee times beginning at 1:03 p.m. The cost is $37.50, including cart. If you admit to being 62 or over, the senior rate is $26.25. Payment is to be made to Thunderbird, the day of the tournament (NOT TO OPAA)! Tee times remaining after Friday, June 18th, 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 24th.

FAMILY DINNER BUFFET & REFRESHMENTS. A steamship round buffet (also includes several other meat dishes, plus many casseroles, side dishes, and desserts) for registrants and family/guests will be served on Friday, June 25th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner will be preceded by aperitifs at 6:00 p.m.

FAMILY BREAKFAST BUFFET. A breakfast buffet for registrants and family/guests will be served on Saturday, June 26th, from 7:00 - 9:30 a.m.

CEDAR POINT, SOAK CITY, AND RIDE & SLIDE TICKETS. Discounted tickets may be purchased at the registration desk. Tickets for use on Wednesday, June 23rd, and early Thursday, June 24th, 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. Tickets are valid Wednesday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 27th.

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