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2001 OPAA Support Staff Training
October 4 & 5, 2001
Hyatt on Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio


This seminar is open to all staff members (victim/witness personnel, clerical, executive secretaries, office managers, etc.) There have even been investigators and prosecutors in attendance.

Thursday, October 4

9:00 - 10:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:30 to 12:00 Public Records
A review of Ohio's public records law. What is a public record. Requests for public records. Exceptions to the public records law. Responses to public records requests.
Martin D. Susec
Assistant Attorney General

12:00 to 1:15 Lunch

1:15 to 2:00 Plea Bargaining
A description of how plea bargaining works, its necessity, and guidelines and policies.
Edward W. Morgan
Chief Counsel, Criminal Division
Franklin County Prosecutor's Office

2:00 to 3:00 Consumer Fraud
The common types of consumer fraud, with emphasis on various schemes that typically involve elderly victims. How to help persons avoid these schemes and how to help victims seek assistance.
Paula Armantrout
Attorney General's Office of Consumer Fraud

3:00 to 3:15 Break

3:15 to 4:00 Crime Victims' Programs
A discussion of victims' issues, including sexual assault forensic exams, the automated crime victim notification and information system, and the crime victims' compensation program.
Al Schaub
Attorney General's Victims of Crime Section

4:00 to 4:45 Personal Finances
Deferred Compensation, IRAs, Educational Savings Bonds, other personal financial issues of interest.
Geoff Darling and Jeff Gilbert
Personal Finance Advisors
American Express Financial Advisors

Friday, October 5

7:30 - 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 to 10:00 How to Manage Multiple Projects, Meet Deadlines, and Achieve Objectives
A follow-up program to our presentation last year on dealing with difficult people. Now learn how to:
- better manage your time
- take control of multiple tasks
- deal with unexpected, difficult situations
- handle pressure and stress.
Presented by Fred Pryor Seminars
Cynthia Hernandez, Featured Speaker

10:00 to 10:15 Break

10:15 to 11:30 How to Manage Multiple Projects, continued

11:30 to 12:30 Lunch

12:30 to 2:00 How to Manage Multiple Projects, continued

2:00 to 2:15 Break

2:15 to 3:30 How to Manage Multiple Projects, continued

We have blocked guest rooms for Wednesday, October 3, and Thursday, October 4. Rates are: single occupancy, $134.00; double occupancy, $144.00; triple occupancy, $154.00; and quadruple occupancy, $164.00. Reservations can be made by calling Hyatt on Capitol Square at 614-228-1234. Identify yourself as being with OPAA to get our rate. The cutoff date for our block of rooms is September 13.

The registration fee of $150.00 covers handout materials, continental breakfast and lunch both days, and refreshments at breaks. Please submit your registrations to OPAA by September 21st. Because we must commit early to the expenses involved in producing the handout, cancellations through September 28th will be assessed a $35.00 fee, and the handout materials will be sent to you. Cancellations after September 28th will be assessed a total of $85.00. In addition to the handouts, this will help to defray the cost of food guarantees required at that time.

If you can only attend one day, the following fees apply: $90.00 registration; $35.00 assessed for cancellation through September 28th; and $50.00 assessed for cancellation after September 28th.

NOTE: If any registrant has special dietary needs, contact Delores at 614-221-1266, so that advance arrangements can be made.



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