Our clients may wonder why the attorneys in our office are in Columbus so often. Short answer, we're working for you! Longer explanation, we travel to Columbus for a variety of reasons. Columbus is our State's capitol city and many courts and state agencies are based there. It is also the geographic center of the state which is convenient for meetings.
We travel to Columbus to attend Industrial Commission third level appeal hearings. We travel to Columbus for oral arguments before the 10th District Court of Appeals which has jurisdiction over mandamus actions in workers' compensation claims. Mandamus actions are requests for the appellate court to take extraordinary action to reverse an Industrial Commission order because it abused its discretion in adjudicating a claim. We travel to Columbus for Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments for appeals on an array of cases as this is the highest court in our state.
We travel to Columbus for meetings for professional organizations. We are members of the Ohio Association for Justice which advocates for injured workers. This organization meets with the managers of the Ohio BWC to discuss policy changes, rules changes and other such matters. OAJ also is an advocate for injured workers in Ohio legislative matters. We are members of the Ohio State Bar Association. OSBA's membership is broader, but it too advocates for injured workers in policy matters and procedures. It also provides opportunities for networking and continuing legal education.
So we're working for you not only in our office in Cleveland, but in other parts of the State, too.