I just had a conversation with the new attorney in our office (paralegal who just passed the bar exam). He insisted there was a constitutional right to a jury trial in civil cases. I said I wasn't sure. He gave me that look that said that he thought he knew more than me.
State constitution does not entitle all civil litigants to a trial by jury; instead, it preserves the right only for those civil cases in which the right existed before the adoption of the constitutional provision providing the right. Const. Art. 1, § 5. Arrington v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 109 Ohio St. 3d 539, 2006-Ohio-3257, 849 N.E.2d 1004 (2006).
I wonder...should I print it off and hand it to him? or send it via email?
Or should I just dance around and sing like Sam does?
I was right...I was right...I was right...
How is it that I'm a lawyer? I'm clearly not sophisticated enough to handle the responsibilities.