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.

In 2019, the Academy will present the customary Ohio Election Law programs, 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 first 2019 program will be March 21.

The March 21, 2019, six-and-one-half-hour "Ohio Election Law 2019.1" program is approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio, Commission on CLE, for four hours general CLE and two and one-half hours Professional Conduct, and has been approved by the office of Secretary of State LaRose, for one hour of Board of Elections credit approval. The detailed description of this program is posted here.

Later in 2019, the Academy will likely present Ohio Election Law 2019.2 on a day to be determined in the last week of July or first week in August, in advance of the August 7 filing deadline for Township and Board of Education candidates for the November 5 general election. The Academy may also present Ohio Election Law 2019.3 on a day to be determined in the first week of December, in advance of the December 11, 2019, filing deadline for partisan candidates for the March 10, 2020, Presidential primary election, subject to any changes the General Assembly may make as to the date of the primary election.

It is anticipated that the Academy will present an Environmental Law program, dealing with river, lake, and other water resource issues, on June 7, 2019, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary observances of the Great Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969. Those arrangements have not yet been formalized.

Click for details on the March 21 Ohio Election Law 2019.1 program, a program outline, and a registration form.

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