The Lawyers' Club of Cincinnati
New Life for an Old Club
Past Luncheon Speakers

March 18, 2010 - Bob Cettel: 60 Digital Tips for Lawyers in 60 Minutes

April 15, 2010 - Judge Mark Painter: Good Legal Writing

May 20, 2010 - Patrick F. Fischer: Does All of this Professionalism Stuff Really Matter?

June 17, 2010 - Judges Elizabeth Mattingly and Susan Tolbert, with Karen Brinkman: Job Loss Meets Divorce

July 15, 2010 - Brian Redden and Michael Marrero: Sports and Entertainment Law (Brian on NFL Agents and Labor Issues; Michael on Celebrities' Right of Publicity)

August 19, 2010 - Professor Roger Billings: Ethics Tips for Today from Abe Lincoln's Practice

- Scott Mote: Substance Abuse

September 16, 2010 - Judges Steven Martin, Beth Myers, Nadine Allen, Russell Mock, and Richard Bernat: Issues in Hamilton County Common Pleas and Municipal Courts (Judges Martin and Myers on the Commercial Docket; Judge Allen on Victims' Rights; Judge Mock on Housing Court; and Judge Bernat on Unclassified Misdemeanor Driving Under Suspension Cases)

October 21, 2010 - Judges Patrick Dinkelacker and Sylvia Hendon, along with Administrator Mark Combs: Local Rules Changes and Practice in the First District Court of Appeals

November 18, 2010 - Judge Arthur Spiegel: Trial on Its Merits: The Life of a Federal Judge

December 16, 2010 - Steve Simon and David Skidmore: Challenges in Bringing and Defending Labor and Employment Claims

January 20, 2011 - Paul Laufman: Civil Rights Litigation under Section 1983: Prosecuting the Powerful on Behalf of the Powerless

February 17, 2011 - Janet Pecquet: Medicaid Eligibility for Long-Term Care; Brian Nielson: Keeping Charities in Line with Gift Agreements

March 17, 2011 - Senator Bill Seitz: Ohio Legislative Update

April 21, 2011 - John Norwine, Terry Patterson, and Maria Palermo: The Cincinnati Bar Association View on Ethics

May 19, 2011 - Ray Pikna, Nick Zingarelli, and Jon Lieberman: Bankruptcy (Ray on Creditor's View; Nick on Debtor's View; and Jon on Real Estate Aspects)

June 16, 2011 - Mike Allen and Mark Krumbein: What Lawyers Can Learn from the Ryan Widmer Murder Trial

July 21, 2011 - Doug Weigle: The Latest in Immigration Law for General Practice Lawyers

August 18, 2011 - Judge J. Howard Sundermann, Jr.: Lawyers and the Law in Film

September 15, 2011 - Bea Larsen: Applying Emotional Intelligence to Your Negotiation Style

- Kathleen M. Brinkman: When Professionalism Demands That You Consult a Criminal Defense Attorney

October 20, 2011 - Sherri Goren Slovin and Ralph Ginocchio: Collaborative Family Law, Epicenter Cincinnati

- Kelly Pitocco: The Latest Research on Substance Abuse

November 17, 2011 - Janet Abaray: Dealing With Your Opponent's Dirty Tricks

December 15, 2011 - Michael Gehrig, Brett Goodson, and Nicholas Bunch: Personal Injury Trial Tactics That Work

January 19, 2012 - Professor Marianna Brown Bettman: The Supreme Court of Ohio - A Year in Review

February 16, 2012 - Betsy Agar: Cross-Examination and Impeachment: “Have You Stopped Beating Your Wife Yet?” and Other Questions for the Adverse Witness

March 15, 2012 - Jon Hoffheimer and Laura Raines: Et tu, Probate? Taking Stabs at Probate versus Living Trusts

April 19, 2012 - Joy Lawrence: Professionalism, Stress, and Depression: Caring for Yourself and Other Lawyers

- William R. Gallagher and Raymond L. Katz: Warrantless Monitoring of Our Movements: Technology vs. Privacy

May 17, 2012 - Justice Yvette McGee Brown: Highlights of the Last Year on the Ohio Supreme Court Bench

- Bill Purtel: Challenges for Counsel in Litigation: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

June 21, 2012 - Gail Hersh and Don Swartz: Real Property: Will the Real Party in Interest Please Stand Up?

- Representative Lou Blessing: Ohio Legislative Update

July 19, 2012 - W. Kelly Johnson: Everything I Know About Cross-Examination I Learned From the Movies

- Mel Marmer: Baseball and the Presidency

August 16, 2012 - Chuck Strain: Pulled Over: Will It Be a DUI? Part 1 - Critical Advice Before the Arrest

- Chuck Strain: Pulled Over: Will It Be a DUI? Part 2 - Critical Advice After the Arrest

September 20, 2012 - Senate President Stan Aronoff, Bea Larsen, Ed Marks, Judge Bill McClain, Len Meranus, Judge Jack Sherman, and Paul Tobias: Geezer Wisdom for Whippersnappers: Seven Senior Counselors—Ages 71 to 99!—and Their Secrets of Success

- Joy Lawrence: Mental Health for Lawyers

October 18, 2012 - Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis and Chief Deputy Sean Donovan: Salute to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office: Early History, the Last Quarter Century, and What the Future Holds

- Tom Cuni: Ethical and Practical Trust Accounting

November 15, 2012 - Professor Ronna Greff Schneider and Jack Greiner:
Who's on First? Speech, Press, Assembly, and Religion from in the Dugout and on the Diamond

- Doug Wojcieszak:
Sorry Works: Better Results When Your Clients (or You?) Own Up to Mistakes

- Chuck Strain: Preventing, Recognizing, and Treating Alcoholism in Lawyers: Saving a Job, a Practice, a License, a Family, and a Life

December 20, 2012 - Hamilton County Chief Assistant Prosecutors Bill Breyer and Mark Piepmeier:
Ohio's Death Penalty: Charging Decisions, Trials, Appeals, and Needed Changes

Dan Moore, David Stonehill, and Ben Cramer: Law Office Technology: Techie Tips for Non-Geeks

January 17, 2013 - Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister:
Jurors in the Digital Age

- Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister:
Social Media and Criminal Law

February 21, 2013 -
Carol Furnish, Ken Hirsch, and Mary Jenkins: Three Library Captains and Their Treasure Map to Local Research Troves

- Mary Lynn Wagner:
Mining Social Media and Public Records for Gold

March 21, 2013 - Howard Levy:
Getting to Yes with the IRS: Collection and Enforcement

- Natasha Cavanaugh:
Recent and Proposed Tax Legislation: What you Need to Know to Survive a Dinner Party

- Steve Robison: Choosing the Right Section 1031 Exchange: Eliminating Taxes Now and Later

April 18, 2013 - Professor Sandra Sperino:
Recent Events in Employment Discrimination Law

- Robert Perez: Protecting Your Client’s Rights to Employee Benefits: Avoid the Top Ten Lawyer Mistakes

May 16, 2013 - Tim Burke, Tim Mara, and Mike Morgan:
Historic Preservation Law and Regulation: Bulldozers vs. Heritage

Jim Butler and Tim Smith: Gun Laws, Regulation, and Policy: A Shotgun Approach

June 20, 2013 - David Kapor, Jim Williams, and Steve Olden:
Social Security Disability Appeals Update

- Mike Mooney:
Veterans Administration Disability Claims: A Frustrating Gold Mine

July 18, 2013 - Bill Knapp:
Courtroom Science for Dummies (Lawyers Who Didn't Wear Lab Coats in College)

- Jim Hunt:
An Insider's View of the Watergate Break-In and Its Legal Repercussions

August 15, 2013 - Judge Steve Martin:
Trial Tactics from A to Z

- Chuck Strain:
Professional Persuasion

September 19, 2013 - Judge Lee Hildebrandt:
First District Court of Appeals Update

- Professor Roger Billings:
Agency, Partnership, and LLCs in 60 Minutes, Flat!

October 17, 2013 - David Singleton:
How to Conduct Theory-Driven Voir Dire

- Kieran Hurley:
Dealing with Clients and Pro Se Litigants with Substance Abuse or Mental Health Issues

November 21, 2013 - Rob Wall:
Reclaiming Lives After Prison: New Collateral Sanctions Law

- Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, Clermont County Sheriff Tim Rodenberg, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers President Jon Paul Rion, Ohioans to Stop Executions Executive Director Kevin Werner:
Not your Grandma's Death Panel Debate: Should We Execute Ohio's Death Penalty?

December 19, 2013 - Professor Marianna Brown Bettman:
The Supreme Court of Ohio: A Year in Review

- John Mueller:
Legal Ethics in a Nutshell: The Principal Principles You Need to Know

January 16, 2014 - Professor Jennifer Kinsley:
Criminal Case Law Update

- Randi Bloch: Upcoming Episodes of Divorce Court: Soap Opera Melodrama That's Real

February 20, 2014 - Rich Goldberg:
Drug War Stories: Tips on Defending Drug Cases

- Bill Gustavson:
How Legal Malpractice Can Happen to You

March 20, 2014 - Paul Calico, Bob Kaiser, and Norton Roberts:
The Real Art of the Deal: Hardball Haggling or Win-Win Values?

- Bruce Petrie, Jr.:
A Brush with the Law: Six Principles of Art and Law (Illustrated!)

April 17, 2014 - Chuck Hollis, Scott Hicks, and George Fee:
Immigration Law for “Amateurs:” Help! There's an Alien in My Office!

- Tom Cuni:
Succession and Retirement Planning for Small Firm and Solo Practitioners

May 15, 2014 - Kelly Mulloy Myers and David Croall:
Workplace Litigation: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Fence

- David Whaley:
ObamaScare or ObamaFair? What You Need to Know About the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

June 19, 2014 - Poul Lemasters:
A Consumer's Guide for Lawyers to the Deathcare Industry, Including "Can Wrongful Cremation Litigants Just Bury the Hatchet?"

- Senator Bill Seitz:
Ohio Legislative Update: Sausage-Making in Columbus

July 17, 2014 -
Justice Sharon L. Kennedy - Professionalism: Reflecting on the Ideals

- Paul M. Laufman -
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Depositions (But Were Afraid to Ask)

August 21, 2014 -
Michael K. Allen - The Constitutionality of Speed and Red Light Cameras

- Kelly Farrish -
DUI Education in Mayor or Municipal Court: How to Coach a Client on DUI

September 18, 2014 - Tabitha Hochscheid - Alter Your Life to Be Less Stressed

- Dean Suder - Land Use Law: the Collision of Property Rights and the Police Power

October 16, 2014 - Judge Patrick Dinkelacker -
Top 10 Mistakes Made By Litigators

- Judge Amy Searcy, Lisa M. Gorrasi, and Gary Crouch - An Overview of Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court and Current Practices

November 20, 2014 - Judge Patrick Fischer -

- Gwen Bender and Kathy Ancona -
The Tricks of the Trade in Hamilton County Municipal Court

December 18, 2014 - Robert Cettel - 60 Digital Tips for Lawyers in 60 Minutes-2015

-Professor Marianna Brown Bettman - Ohio Supreme Court Update

January 15, 2015 - Jason T. Forbes -
Everybody's Somebody's Fool: Collections 101

- Robert W. Dziech II -
Everyone Can Be Stopped … Defending Traffic Violations

ebruary 19, 2015 - Scott Knox and Lisa Meeks - The Impact of Same Sex Marriages in Both Probate and Juvenile Courts

Konrad Kircher - Dealing With The Media In High Profile Cases

March 19, 2015 - Matthew Curran and Matt Curtin - E-Discovery - Computer Forensics: A Case Study and Practical Tips

- Peggy Gruenke -
Adhering to Ethics Rules While Building An On-Line Presence: Social Media, On-Line Directories and Reputation Management for Lawyers

April 16, 2015 - Mary Argo -
Impact of House Bill 9 as an Alternative to Bankruptcy

- Kevin Frank -
Local Government 101: Representing Clients Dealing with Villages, Townships, and Cities

May 21, 2015 - Lorie Krafte
- Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

- M.J. Donovan-
Litigating Criminal Forfeitures in Civil Court

June 18, 2015 - Jack Greiner
- Ethical Issues in Personal Branding for Lawyers

- Ashley Shannon Burke
- Elder Law 101

July 16, 2015 - Ben Dusing -
Stay Out of Jail! White Collar Crime

- Allison Kropp - Are You at Risk? Fiduciary Duties for Board Members - Non-Profit Law

August 20, 2015 - Magistrates Elizabeth Igoe, Scheherezade Washington, and Dave Kelly
- Juvenile Court Update

- Hamilton County Law Library Director Mary Jenkins - Should I Download Apps for Lawyers?

September 17, 2015 - Magistrate Rogena Stargel - Probate Court 101

- Nick Zingarelli - Overcome by Debt? Bankruptcy 101

October 15, 2015 - Judge Josh Berkowitz - Municipal Court

- Joe Suhre - OVI - Ohio vs. Kentucky

November 19, 2015 - Scott Thomas - Strategies for Elevating Your Trial Game

- Robert Cettel -  60 Digital Tips for Lawyers in 60 Minutes

December 17, 2015 - Judge Patrick Fischer -
Professionalism and Ethics

- Professor Jennifer Kinsley - 
Supreme Court Review - 2016

January 21, 2016 - Magistrate Michael Bachman - Overview of Hamilton County Magistrate Court

- Lynn Streck -
E-Filing in Hamilton County

February 18, 2016 - Greg Jacobs & Brian Hausterman
- Persuasive Trial Preparation

- Timothy Spille - Insurance Coverage 101

March 17, 2016 - Michaela Stagnaro - Appellate Practice 101

- Wayne Coates and Dave Pittinger - All About the Recorder's Office

April 21, 2016 - Judge Steven Martin - The Commercial Docket

- Lauren Morrison - Legislative Research

May 19, 2016 - Rich Goldberg - Voir Dire 101

- Chuck Hollis -
Practicing Immigration Law

June 16, 2016 - Magistrate Melissa West and Former Chief Magistrate Ellen Wolf - Small Claims

- Howard Levy - Tax Practice 101

July 21, 2016 - Betsy Agar - The Art of Cross-Examination

- Manuel Hernandez - Family Law and Child Support 101

August 18, 2016 - UC College of Law Professor Chris Bryant and Dean Emeritus Louis Bilionis -
Today's Supreme Court & Constitutional Law

- Judge Heather Russell - Mental Health & the Courts

September 15, 2016 - Judge Patrick Dinkelacker - Ohio Criminal Procedure

- Christine Zimmer - Ohio Pubic Records Law

October 20, 2016 - Sheriff Jim Neil and Ken Noonan - CCW Nuts & Bolts

- Poul Lemasters - Lawyers' Guide to the Death Care Industry

November 17, 2016 - Justice Sharon Kennedy - Professionalism & Ethics

- Mark Godsey - Ohio Innocence Project

December 15, 2016 - David Prem - Professionalism & Ethics in the Prosecutor's Office

- Lew Gatch - 2016 Estate Planning Update

January 19, 2017 - Jennifer Kinsley -
U.S. Supreme Court in Review

- Magistrate Rosalind Florez-
Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court

February 16, 2017 - Christopher Finney -
Political False Claims in Ohio

- Daniel Drew -
Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms

March 16, 2017 - Joseph Suhre -
Ohio Versus Kentucky on Probable Cause

- Michael Weber -
Workers Compensation 101

April 20, 2017 - Greg French -
Dramatic Changes in Ohio Medicaid Law

- Erin Campbell -
Ohio's False Claim Statute

May 18, 2017 - Steven R. Adams -
Fighting DUIs

- Judge Marilyn Zayas
- The Art of Appeals, A to Z

June 15, 2017 - Robert W. Cettel -
60 Digital Tips, 2017

- Kimberly Wilcoxon - The Affordable Care Act and an Analysis of Insurance Options

July 20, 2017 - Brian J. O'Donnell - Nine Common Construction Contract Clauses

- David Donnett - Landlord-Tenant law

August 17, 2017 - Hal Arenstein and Jay Clark - Theories of Your Case

- Judge Jerome Metz - Common Pleas Court

September 21, 2017 - Judge Mark Painter - Legal Writing to Persuade 101

- Judge Mark Painter - Legal Writing to Persuade 201

October 19, 2017 - Dean Jeffrey Standen - Fantasy Sports betting in Ohio and Kentucky

- Aftab Pureval - The Modern & Professional Clerk's Office

November 16, 2017 - Judge Steve Martin -
Professionalism/Ethics in the Courthouse

- Judge J. Howard Sunderman - Law as Portrayed in the Film Industry

December 21, 2017 - Paul Laufman -
Professionalism/Ethics in the Courthouse

- Judge Marianna Brown Bettmann - Ohio Supreme Court Summary, 2017

January 18, 2018 - Judge Curt Hartman - Effective Trial Litigation: Important Civil & Evidence Rules

- Professor Jennifer Kinsley - U.S. Supreme Court Summary, 2017

February 15, 2018 – Dusty Rhodes - The Outspoken Auditor

- Jeff Meadows – Intoxicating Pretrial OVI/DUI Motions


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