Founded in 1989 by Leo C. DiEgidio, Esq., the Academy of Continuing Legal Education seeks to provide classes which will be useful to small-office practitioners who encounter a wide variety of legal issues of concern to individuals, families, and small businesses. The Academy has engaged judges, magistrates, administrative hearing officers, and experienced private practitioners, to present a continuing series of programs at various locations around Ohio, each of which is approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio toward fulfilling an Ohio attorney's biennial requirement of 24 hours of continuing education. The Academy has incorporated presentations fulfilling the Professional Conduct requirement into many of our programs.
Ohio Election Law 2022.1 will be presented January 19, 2022, live, in-person, at Richfield.
The Academy has reserved the large banquet room at the Venue South, formerly the Richfield Conference Center, at the Days Inn Richfield. This is the same location used for the past eleven years, but uses the largest room in the venue. Seating of attendees will be distanced at six feet. Attendees will be requested, or if the public health situation deteriorates, required to wear masks, except program speakers when speaking from the podium and distanced from others. The Academy has arranged for a process to take the temperature of each attendee before permitting entrance to the banquet room, using a no-touch thermometer. Persons with a temperature in excess of the limit set by the Ohio Department of Health will not be admitted. Each attendee will be required to complete and sign a printed inquiry verifying that the attendee has not done the obvious high-risk activities and does not currently have symptoms of infection. If you believe you are sick, please do not attend. The Academy has customarily attracted some of the most experienced Ohio election law practitioners to our events, and we will do our best to make sure that our attendees stay healthy.
These procedures are not without monetary cost. The Academy will not raise the registration fee for this program, $225.00 for regular registration and $170.00 for non-attorney election official registration received before January 11, and $250.00 for all registrations received on or after January 11. But, for this program, the Academy will suspend the discounts previously offered to smaller counties, so there will not be "buy one get one free" or other reductions in price for attendance at this event. All attendees will be required to pay the full registration, as all attendees will be provided the same procedures to protect their health.
Additionally, to minimize contact, the Academy will make the program materials available in pdf format, on January 13, before the program, so as to minimize paper handling. If you require a paper copy of the materials, the Academy will provide a set of paper materials for an additional cost of ten dollars per set. There is a space on the Reservation form that an attendee may pay the additional $10.00 and receive a printed set of materials at sign-in on the day of the program. The Academy has arranged with the venue so that electric power outlets are available for charging the devices of attendees
These extraordinary times make it even more important that the Academy present the Ohio Election Law program, to keep Ohio attorneys, election officials, candidates, campaign professionals, and citizen activists, informed on actions of the Ohio General Assembly, of the Secretary of State of Ohio, and of Ohio and federal courts, as those actions affect the conduct of elections in Ohio. The 2022.1 program will be January 19, fourteen days before the February 2, 2022, deadline for party candidates and issue filings for the May 3, 2022, primary election. One hopes that the Redistricting Commission and General Assembly and reviewing courts, will have completed the redistricting process for US Congress and Ohio General Assembly by that time.
The January 19, 2022, six-and-one-half-hour "Ohio Election Law 2022.1" program has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio, Commission on CLE, for four hours general CLE and two and one-half hours Professional Conduct. This program has also been submitted to Secretary of State LaRose, for Board of Elections continuing education credit for members and directors. The detailed description of this program is posted here.
Click for details on the January 19 Ohio Election Law 2022.1 program, a program outline, and a registration form.