April 27, 2012
Justice O'Donnell Speaks at Law Seminar

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O’Donnell served as a speaker today at a Cleveland law firm’s annual law seminar. His remarks centered on the roles and responsibilities of the Ohio Supreme Court and common misperceptions that attorneys have about the court.

About 150 attorneys, insurance claim professionals and managers attended the seminar sponsored by Davis & Young.

“Defining the role of the Supreme Court of Ohio as a court of last resort is important and necessary; too many lawyers and litigants fail to distinguish between the appellate courts of our state that review assignments of error and the Supreme Court that considers propositions of law,” said Justice O’Donnell. “Focusing on this difference can lead to success in matters filed in the Supreme Court.”

Other presentations during the half-day program included a judicial panel discussion on technology and uniformity in the courtroom and a neuropsychologist-led discussion of causation, diagnosis and treatment of trauma and neuropsychological injuries.

Justice O’Donnell has been a member of the state judiciary for more than 25 years and has served on both the trial court and appellate court before being elected to the Ohio Supreme Court. He began his service on the Ohio Supreme Court in 2003 and was elected in 2004 and 2006. His current term will expire in December.

For a high-resolution, publication-quality photo of Justice O'Donnell, visit: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/PIO/news/images/justices/odonnell_highres.zip.

Contact: Chris Davey or Bret Crow at 614.387.9250.