Examining the Opioid Epidemic: Causes, Consequences & Cures

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room) [map]

This event will discuss the legal and societal consequences of the opioid epidemic in Ohio and propose solutions to the problem.  The main focus of the program will be the impact of substance abuse, including opioid abuse on persons in the legal profession.  


Dr. Crawford Barnett III. holds a graduate degree from Georgia State University and a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He did residencies in pain medicine and anesthesiology at the Mayo School of Graduate Education. He is Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology.  He is a physician in the Pain Management Department at the Cleveland Clinic.


Dr. Richard Kasmer '92 is a licensed as both a pharmacist and an attorney.  He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from Creighton University College of Pharmacy and his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  Dr. Kasmer did his residency at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.  Currenty, he is the dean of the College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical Univeristy. 


Ms. Kristen Schenker holds a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Ms. Schenker is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and Clinical Supervisor in Ohio and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania.  Ms. Schenker has been working in the behavioral health field for over a decade and has dedicated the last 6 years to working with adults struggling with substance use disorders, specializing in the treatment of dual disorders, grief, mood disorders, anxiety, and stress management. For the last three years she has worked at Glenbeigh Hospital, an inpatient specialty hospital, in the capacity of a counselor and clinical supervisor.


Ms. Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak holds an MBA from Kent State University and a J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law. She is a corporate attorney in the national Healthcare Practice Group at McDonald-Hopkins. Fluent in French, her native language, Ms. Bibet-Kalinyak has more than twenty years of international business experience in the healthcare, aerospace, and plastics industries. Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, she worked as a corporate health care attorney for the law firm of Brouse McDowell after honing her legal skills in-house as an intern for a major health system (Akron General Health System) and a local county hospital (Robinson Memorial Hospital). She is a frequent presenter at national and local conferences (AHLA, Ohio Hospital Association, Academy of Medicine of Cleveland, and Northeast Ohio, etc.) on topics related to health care and business immigration.


The Honorable Lauren C. Moore holds a J.D. from Case Western Reserve College of Law. Judge Moore is a judge on the Cleveland Municipal Court.  She handles Drug Court, a specialized docket where qualifying offenders are required to enter a plea of “guilty” to a first-degree misdemeanor.  Sentencing is held pending successful completion of the program. Once the defendant has successfully completed the Drug Court Program, he or she pays a supervision fee, and the legal plea is vacated, the charges are dismissed, and the case is sealed or expunged.  Prior to being elected to the bench, Judge Moore was a civil attorney and a public defender at the Legal Aid Society.  She also served as Chief Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland and as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor.


Moderator: Stacy King, Counselor, Glenbeigh and third-year student at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

CLE credit: 2.5 free hours

Category: Alumni, CLE Programs, Faculty, General, Public Lectures, Student

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