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Spring 2015 CLE Series

Unless otherwise noted, all programs will be for three (3) Ohio CLE Credits and presented on Saturday mornings at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1801 Euclid Ave., at 9:00 a.m. Registration begins a 1/2 hour before each program.  

Pre-registration is recommended for all CLEs.

PDF with information and registration form for all Spring 2015 CMLAA CLE events

April 25 – Toppling the Big Cases: The Lawyer vs. Goliath

Veteran and high-profile trial lawyers will share their knowledge and experience with the program attendees. In this seminar, the speakers will share their most successful strategies and discuss the time-tested methods used from the litigation paper strategy to the closing argument before the jury. While the seminar will cover civil and criminal matters, there is a commonality in effort and strategy that can be used in any type of case. The attendees will hear what has worked in some of the largest cases in Ohio’s history.

Speakers: Ian N. Friedman, Esq., Christian R. Patno, Esq., James A. DeRoche, Esq., and Gerald S. Gold, Esq.

May 2 – OVI

This program will draw upon the experience of Judge Weiler, co-author of Baldwin’s Ohio Handbook Series, Ohio Driving Under the Influence Law, as well as two criminal defense attorneys, to discuss and examine OVI law. The seminar will including an overview of Ohio’s OVI law, the different methods of blood testing and the regulations applicable to each, and present a practical look at motions to suppress.

Speakers: Judge Jennifer Weiler, Ken Bossin, Esq., and Mark Gardner, Esq.

3 Hours of Ohio CLE pending

General Public: $100 ($85 Early Discount Rate)


CMLAA Members: $90 ($75 Early Discount Rate)


June 6 – New Lawyer Training

This four-hour program will devote one hour to each of the following topics required by the Ohio Supreme Court for new lawyers who have recently passed the Ohio Bar Exam: Professionalism; Client Fund Management; and Law Office Management. There will be an additional hour devoted to electronic research resources.

Speakers: Kristina Supler, Esq., Joseph Gross, Esq, Sue Altmeyer, J.D., and Laura Ray, M.L.S.

4 Hours of Ohio New Lawyer Training CLE pending

General Public: $130 ($115 Early Discount Rate)


CMLAA Members: $120 ($105 Early Discount Rate)


June 12 – Free and Low-Cost Research Resources (Friday 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm)

Presenters from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library will explain efficient and cost-effective strategies to get ideal research results. The program will discuss ways to utilize modern technology as well as library resources to aid your practice.

Speakers: Lauren M. Collins, J.D., Sue Altmeyer, J.D., and Laura Ray, M.L.S.

3 Hours of Ohio CLE pending

General Public: $100 ($85 Early Discount Rate)

CMLAA Members: $90 ($75 Early Discount Rate)



There will be parking available on a first come first serve basis for $10 (cash only) in the Central Garage.  The garage can be accessed from East 21st Street between Chester Avenue and Euclid Ave.  East 21st Street is one-way and runs north to south. MAP (

If an attendant is on duty when the guests arrive, they will be asked to pay the attendant and place the parking ticket face up on their dash board.

If the new gate system is in place, guests should pull a ticket to enter the garage and pay when leaving by inserting the ticket pulled to enter.

For questions please contact the alumni office at or 216-687-2300.