Law Directors Group

Law Directors Group training opportunities. 

The Ohio Township Association’s Law Directors Group provides continuing legal education and networking opportunities for attorneys who are township law directors, township legal counsel, county prosecutors or counsel and are routinely retained by township governments. 

The Law Directors' Group meets two or three times a year. At each meeting, five hours of approved CLE hours are offered. The Law Directors group is also a great resource to ask questions and there are several requests for information that are sent using this list throughout the year.

Full Upcoming Events Calendar


There is no cost to be a member of the Law Directors Group, but there is a cost to attend the trainings. An associate membership in the OTA does provide for reduced training fees. The list of members is maintained by OTA staff. If you would like to be placed on the list, please email Michael Zaky at

Upcoming Workshops:

  • April 23
    • Topic:
      Discrimination and Harassment Easy Button: What Townships Need to Know About Employment Discrimination and the Recent Changes to Ohio’s Discrimination Statute.

      Brad Bennett, Attorney, Bricker & Eckler LLP

      This presentation takes attendees through workplace discrimination and harassment, including the state and federal charge process and the impact of the recent changes to Ohio’s discrimination statute. The presentation will discuss the importance of employer policies, documentation and training to successfully defend employment discrimination claims.  

      To purchase the recording of this session, please contact Michael Zaky at 614-863-0045 or
  • June 18
    • Topic:
      Addressing Public Records Request Connected with Township Litigation

      David Riepenhoff, Attorney, Fishel, Downey, Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP

      On April 8, 2021, the Ohio Supreme Court decided the case of State ex rel. Armatas v. Plain Township Board of Trustees, determining that a township had to produce its defense counsel’s legal invoices submitted a township’s risk pool.  This presentation will discuss the implications of the Court’s ruling under the Ohio Public Records Act and in litigation, as well as the scope of redactions authorized by the law. 

      To purchase the recording of this session, please contact Michael Zaky at 614-863-0045 or
  • August 20
    • Topic:
      Streamlining Procurement with Term Agreements for Construction Professionals


      Laura Bowman, Attorney, Bricker & Eckler LLP

      Amy Riedel, Attorney, Bricker & Eckler LL

      With carefully crafted procurement and contract documents, a “term agreement” and “task order” arrangement may be used by Townships to allow a professional to work on multiple projects within a specific time frame, without the need to re-procure or re-negotiate a contract for each project. Term agreements are best-suited for either limited scope or multiphase projects and may be used for design professionals, CMRs, design-builders, and in certain instances, contractors. 

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      *This is pending approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 Hour(s) of General CLE Instruction.

  • October 21
  • December 17