Ohio Election Law 2013.1
April 26, 2013, Richfield, Ohio

The Academy of Continuing Legal Education presents a program April 26, 2013, Friday. This program will provide information on the statutory requirements of Ohio election law, and an update on Federal and Ohio court decisions affecting Ohio election law. This program has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio, Office of CLE, for 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including four hours of general CLE, 1.0 hour of Ethics, 1.0 hours of Professionalism, and 0.5 hour of Substance Abuse. The Secretary of State of Ohio has not approved credit for this program for Board of Elections member and director Additional Instruction required by Directive 2010-103.

The Academy is honored by the participation of a widely-respected authority on Election Law, Timothy M. Burke. Mr. Burke is the president of the law firm of Manley Burke, and has been a member of the Hamilton County Board of Elections since 1993. Mr. Burke served as an International Elections Supervisor in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997, and conducted an election procedures training program under a contract with the United States Department of State at four cities in the Republic of Slovakia in 2002.

The April 26 program includes:

Legislation, Referenda, Directives,and Injunctions - a Wholistic Approach to Administering Ohio Election Law, discussing requirements for Voter Registration; Early Voting and Absentee Voting, including in-person and mail-in voting; Election Day procedures and activities, and Provisional Ballot procedures. This material will be presented by Mr. Burke.

Court Decisions Affecting Ohio Election Law is presented by Richard N. Coglianese, Esq., Principal Assistant Ohio Attorney General. Mr. Coglianese has been the chief litigator representing the State of Ohio in most election law cases in this century. This is an evolving area of Ohio law, of which it is anticipated that Mr. Coglianese will present the most current developments as of the date of the program.

Campaign Practices and Campaign Finance, and Authority of the Ohio Elections Commission, is presented by Philip C. Richter, Esq., Executive Director of the Ohio Elections Commission since 1996. This will include descriptions of permitted and prohibited campaign practices, disclosure requirements for written, printed, and electronic campaign materials, Campaign Finance reporting, allowable contributions including corporate contribution questions, and allowable expenses. Director Richter will identify what matters come before the Commission, how the Commission proceeds, what remedial acts the Commission can require, and what penalties the Commission may impose for Election Law violations.

The mandatory Ethics hour, presented by Linette Stratford, Esq., Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Civil Division, of the Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney, will discuss Disciplinary Issues for Attorneys who hold Public Office. The mandatory Professionalism hour will also be presented by Ms. Stratford, discussing professional relations between legal counsel and client county officials, specifically in preparing for hearings before the Board of Elections. The Substance Abuse section is a repeat of the video presented by Judge Kenneth R. Spanagel of the Parma Municipal Court, and will discuss substance abuse considerations with respect to both clients and colleagues. A course outline is available here.

The seminar location is The Richfield Conference Center, at the Days Inn, 4742 Brecksville Road, Richfield, Ohio 44286, on Route 21 immediately south of the Ohio Turnpike exchange with Interstate Route 77.

The Days Inn / Quality Inn has made a limited number of rooms available at a group rate. These rooms may be reserved by calling (330) 659-6151, by April 16, 2013, and indicating "Academy of.C.L.E. Seminar" group.   information about the hotel…

Price for the six and one-half hours of CLE is $215.00, being $35.85 per credit hour with the SA complimentary, for reservations paid before April 16, 2013. Late registrations, received on or after April 16, are $240.00, to cover the expense of reproducing additional sets of the course materials at an expedited cost.

A discounted Early Registration fee is available for attorneys and election officials representing small-county governments, described online here.

The Registration fee includes electronic reporting of CLE attendance to the Supreme Court of Ohio, Commission on Continuing Legal Education. If an attendee requests additional communications or documents to enable that attendee to apply for credit for attending this program with any other State or agency, there is an administrative charge of $50.00 per other State or agency for which communications or documents are requested.

No provision is available for registration for less than the full 6.5-hour block. Attendance will be monitored in compliance with the rules provided by the Ohio Supreme Court. For additional information on registration, email AcademyofCLE@aol.com.

A Registration form that you may download, print, and postal mail
to the Academy with your check, is online here:

OHIO ELECTION LAW 2013.1 - Outline and Registration Form

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