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October 12, 2023 | 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

2000 Ikea Way
Columbus, OH, USA 43240

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Central Ohio


11:30—11:55 a.m.

11:55 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

12:30—1:30 p.m.
“Cannabis in the Workplace” 

1. Introduction 
2. Public Perceptions
3. Federal Law
      1. Current Federal Approach
      2. Timeline
4. State Laws
5. New Approaches
      1. Reform In Congress
      2. State Reform
6. Considerations for Employers
      1. Workers’ Compensation
      2. General Employment
7. Law In Action
      1. Relevant Case Law
8. Take-Aways

Myra Barsoum Stockett, Managing Attorney, and Anne Marie Schloemer, Attorney, Perez & Morris LLC

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

1:45—2:45 p.m.
“Taming Godzilla:  Tips and Tricks for Defending Against the Reptile Theory”

1. Introduction
2. Mock Deposition Without Preparation
3. What is the Reptile Theory
       1. The 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff’s Revolution
       2. The science behind the Reptile
4. Strategies using the Reptile Theory
5. Strategies to Tame the Reptile
       1. Get to know the Reptile
       2. Pre Trial and Trial Tips
6. Client perspective of the Fight with the Reptile
       1. Communication is Key
       2. How to Minimize the Disruption
       3. Role in Corporate Representative Depositions
7 Mock deposition with preparation
8. Questions and Answers

Presenters: Angela Alexander Savino, Lead Attorney-Transportation, Global Supply Chain & Logistics,  Kelly Grigsby Jones, Attorney, and Rebecca Johnson, Attorney, Perez & Morris LLC

2:45 p.m.
Happy Hour/Golf

2000 Ikea Way
Columbus, OH 43240 

This course is pending approval, by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education, for 2.00 hours of general credit. 

The cost of the program is $25/members and $45/non-members. Registration and payment can be made online. Refunds will be honored up to Thursday, October 5, 2023. There will be no refunds after this date.  

(Our law firm-sponsored events are open to CO-ACC members, prospective CO-ACC members, and guests of the sponsoring firm. Membership ineligibility includes attorneys presently working in law firms. ACC membership is open to individuals who are engaged in the active practice of law employed by organizations in either the private or public sector, do not have regulatory, enforcement or policymaking responsibilities nor work in an institution with such authority, and do not hold themselves out to the public for the practice of law.) 

Contact Chapter Administrator, Nancy Waterhouse, at 614.228.4716. 


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State: This course is pending approval, by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education, for 2.00 hours of general credit.
Category: Credit Pending