Medina County Courthouse

Monday, October 10, 2011

Judge Kimbler's HB 86 Seminar Well Received

In September Professional Development Communications in partnership with the Celebrezze-Zanghi Community Legal Education Project conducted two continuing legal education seminars on HB 86, the new criminal sentencing bill. The bill, which took effect on September 30, 2011 makes significant changes to Ohio's criminal sentences. Judge Kimbler presented both seminars.

The title of the seminar was HB 86 & The Common Pleas Court: One Judge's Perspective. Judge Kimbler focused on how HB 86 will affect Ohio's common pleas courts and judges. The seminar attracted attorneys, judges, and one parole officer. The September 17, 2011 seminar had 11 attendees and the September 23 seminar had 19 participants. Both seminars were held at the Rustic Hills Country Club in Medina, Ohio.

Seminar attendees were asked to evaluate Judge Kimbler's presentation on a 1 to 5 point scale. They were asked to rate the presentation; materials; handouts; speaker; and facility. The average scores for all participants were as follows:

Presentation: 4.9
Materials: 4.8
Handouts: 4.8
Speaker: 4.9
Facility: 4.6

HB 86 & The Common Pleas Court: One Judge's Perspective will be offered again during the last week of December. The seminar is certified by the Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.0 hours of general CLE credit.

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