October 13, 2023

Superstar Seminar and Annual Membership Meeting

Top Golf, Columbus, OH

October 12

OACDL Annual Membership Meeting.  OACDL members are invited to join us this year at the Hyatt Polaris (2006 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH 43240) at 5p.  Following the meeting, there will be a Happy Hour on site for all in-person attendees.  

October 13


Superstar Seminar at Topgolf Polaris (2000 IKEA Way, Columbus, OH 43240) Get Directions

President-elect Joe Hada wants you to have a fun at this event!  This will be our first time ever at a Topgolf facility.  The meeting room is very nice, and after the seminar, stay for the food/drinks and golf!  If you are a golfer, you will love it.  If you are NOT a golfer, you will love it! This venue is so much fun! 

The speaker lineup is second to none - including OACDL Past President Ian Friedman of Cleveland and attorney Robert Weiss of Los Angeles, CA.  Mr. Weiss spoke at our sex crimes seminar in 2018, and we have received many request for his return!

We will also announce the 2022 Lawyer of the Year recipient.

*UPDATED* Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 am 


Registration and Welcome


Joe Hada, President, OACDL
9:00 – 10:00 am 


Throwing the First Pitch: Tried and True Voir Dire Techniques


Travis Noble, St. Louis, MO
10:00 - 11am


Understanding Information is More Than Collecting Data


Matt Curtin, InterHack   
11:00 – 11:15 am  Break  
11:15 – 12:15 pm Psychological Benefits of Defendant Testimony

Brock Schoenlein, Dayton, OH

Kate Bowling, Dayton, OH

12:15 – 1:15 pm  Lunch (provided)  
1:15 – 2:15 pm


Always Be Closing                         

Shaun Kent, Manning, SC
1:45 – 2:15 pm

Developing a Self Defense Claim with Imperfect Facts: Strategies and Supreme Court Update   

Kate Bowling, Dayton, OH
2:15 – 3:15 pm


RemAIning Current on Artificial Intelligence and the Law


Brad Wolfe, Cleveland, OH
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break  
3:30 – 4:30 pm 


Trial at Sentencing: The Case for Mitigation in Sex Crime Prosecutions


Ian Friedman, Cleveland
Dr. Robert Weiss, Sexual Recovery Institute, Los Angeles, CA


Registration Fees

  • Member: $195
  • Public Defender Member: $175
  • Public Defender Non-Member: $205
  • Non-Member: $225

Hotel Information

OACDL has a room block at the Hyatt Place Columbus/Polaris (1 mile from Topgolf venue). The rate is $119/night.  To book a room on the block, please use this link You will need to enter the dates you wish to reserve and the code for the reduced rate will automatically be applied.  


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