Ohio Election Law 2017.3
December 7, 2017, Richfield, Ohio

The Academy of Continuing Legal Education presents a program December 7, 2017, Thursday. 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, including up-to-the-minute Federal court orders, amendments to Revised Code Title 35 and the most current Secretary of State Directives and Advisories. 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 and 2.5 hours of "Professional Conduct". The Secretary of State of Ohio has approved 1.0 hour credit for the first 4 hours of this program, not including the "Professional Conduct" afternoon sections, for Board of Elections member and director Additional Instruction required by Secretary of State Directive 2010-103.

"Real World Professional Conduct Dilemmas for the Trial and Appellate Lawyer" is presented by Hon. Mary Jane Trapp, former Judge of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals and former president of the Ohio Bar Association. This two and one-half hour presentation, a 90-minute and a 60-minute section, is offered to conclude the program, ending at 5:00.

The Academy is again honored by the participation of a widely-respected authority on Election Law, Timothy M. Burke, Esq. 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 a United Nations 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 December 7 program includes:

Legislation, Directives, and Advisories, 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 Aaron Ockerman, the executive director of the Ohio Association of Elections Officials.

Court Decisions Affecting Ohio Election Law is presented by Mr. Burke. This is an evolving area of Ohio law, of which it is anticipated that Mr. Burke will present the most current developments in Ohio and Federal courts as of the date of the program. An interactive discussion with some of the participants in these cases will be encouraged.

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. Discussions will include activities and obligations of candidates, candidate committees, issue committees, and Political Action Committees. 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.

These three sections, for which the Secretary of State has approved 1.0 hour for Board of Elections credit, will all be presented before the lunch break, so that attendees who do not have an interest in the attorney "Professional Conduct" presentation will be done at 1:30 PM.

The mandatory "Professional Conduct" two-and-one-half hour requirement is presented, in two afternoon sections of 90 minutes and 60 minutes, by former Judge Trapp.

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 has made a limited number of rooms available at a group rate. These rooms may be reserved by calling (330) 659-6151, by November 28, 2017, and indicating "Academy of.C.L.E. Seminar" group.   information about the hotel…

Price for the six and one-half hours of CLE is $225.00, being $34.61 per credit hour, for registrations paid by November 28, 2017. Late registrations, received on or after November 28, are $250.00, to cover the expense of reproducing additional sets of the course materials at an expedited cost. Non-attorney election officials who will not be attending the "Professional Conduct" portion, may register by November 28 for $160.00. This reduced rate applies to EARLY REGISTRATION ONLY.

A discounted fee, for Early Registration ONLY, 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. Pending approval of this program by the Secretary of State, the Registration fee also includes electronic reporting of attendance to the Secretary of State for Board of Elections credit, if requested by the attendee. 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 attorney 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 2017.3 - Outline and Registration Form

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