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Some Tips for Managing Stress

Yesterday was National Stress Awareness Day, celebrated on the first Wednesday of November. If you happen to be one of the 66% of Americans stressing out today, you are in good company. Some stress is good for us, but too much stress can be harmful to our health and our relationships, both professional and personal. …

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Happy Constitution Day 2020!

On September 17, 1878, the Constitutional Convention Delegates signed the final draft of the U. S. Constitution.  It was then sent to the states to ratify. Like many of you, I’m pretty sure I had to memorize the Preamble in 5th Grade Social Studies class (although, Schoolhouse Rock! also helped…) We the People of the …

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AMENDMENT XIX

AMENDMENT XIX The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.   On August 18, 1920, Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which …

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Mr. Rogers Teaches Civility

A few weeks ago, I was watching a Professional Conduct CLE on civil behavior. One of the speakers suggested that a great rule of thumb for how lawyers should think about conducting themselves was to keep Mr. Rogers in mind regarding how to treat each other with civility. Fortunately, for a little refresher on Mr. …

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Ohio Civics Essentials

Ohio Civics Essential In Honor of the 4th of July Holiday, if you need a brush up on your Civics, and want to participate in a fun friendly virtual competition, consider Soapbox Media’s Ohio Civics Essentials. Through a strategic impact grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation, Soapbox Media has presented Ohio Civics Essential, a …

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10 Minute Mentoring YouTube

Hello, Everyone! I hope that you are all feeling healthy and strong in this time of social isolation. If you are looking for a few minutes of professional development (or a break from home-schooling), I have discovered that the CBA has recorded all of the TedX style talks and posted them on their YouTube channel.  …

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Music and the Mind

Tonight and tomorrow, to celebrate the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s 125th anniversary, becoming one of five American Orchestras to reach that milestone, world renowned Soprano, Renee Fleming is joining the CSO for 2 nearly sold out concerts. (I just checked, and there are limited seats available to both concerts). As a special treat for Cincinnati, on …

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Book Review—Felon, Or Why Lawyers Should Read Poetry

On September 26, 2019, the Law Library offered the CLE Poetry for Lawyers, taught by Joseph Tomain, Dean Emeritus and the Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law. During the CLE, Dean Tomain addressed how reading and analyzing poetry helps lawyers read closely– especially cases, statutes, and legal documents. …

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2 minutes of mindfulness

I want to thank the CBA Health & Well Being Committee for this past Friday’s Balanced Living Lecture. As the holiday season approaches, it was incredibly timely for Sian Cotton, PhD, Director of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at the UC College of Medicine, to talk about a mindfulness as one tool …

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