CLE Programs

American Constitution Society Program

CLE credit: 
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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Event sponsored by the Cleveland Chapter of the American Constitution Society, in conjuction with our Student Chapter and other organizations, TBA.

 

Details TBA

Event date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Short title: 
American Constitution Society Program

CMLAA-CLE: The Return of the Commercial Docket to Cuyahoga County

CLE credit: 
3.0 pending
Weight: 
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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association will provide a Seminar on the Commercial Docket, which has been reinstated by the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas, and is to resume in January 2018.

The program will include an overview of the history of the Commercial Docket and its return to Cuyahoga County, recent amendments to the Rules of Superintendence of the Court of Ohio governing Commercial Dockets, a practitioner’s perspective on litigating cases on the Commercial Docket, and a moderated panel discussion with Judges Maureen Clancy, Cassandra Collier-Williams, and Nancy A. Fuerst, who will preside over cases on the reinstated Commercial Docket when it resumes in January 2018.

Co-sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Organizers:

  • Kenneth R. Callahan and Joseph H. Gutkoski

Judicial Panel:

  • Judge Maureen Clancy (invited)
  • Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams (invited)
  • Judge Nancy A. Fuerst (invited)

REGISTER TODAY!

Pre-registration rates:

  • $75 General Admission
  • $65 CMLAA (Alumni Members)
  • $35 Students
  • $10 Solo Practice Incubator Tenants

Learn more and register today: https://www.classy.org/cleveland/events/cle-return-commercial-docket-to-cuyahoga-county/e154720

  • Day-of registration also available ($10 additional charge applies)
  • Registration @ 8:30 am
  • CLE begins promptly at 9:00 am

2.0 Credit hours pending

CMLAA CLEs will be held in the Moot Courtroom of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University,

1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

Event date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Short title: 
CMLAA-CLE: The Return of the Commercial Docket

CMLAA Special CLE Event: Legends in the Law

CLE credit: 
6.25 pending
Weight: 
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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

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Building on the experiences of the legal legends of Northeast Ohio, this special CMLAA CLE event features four interactive presentations from 12 C|M|LAW Hall of Fame members: Legends of Business, Legends from the Bar, Legends from the Bench, and Legends in Academics. Each presentation will draw distinctions of career moments and highlight the changes in the operation of law overtime and how the legal field has adapted.

Legends of Business

  • Mark Smolik | General Counsel Chief Compliance Officer, DHL Supply Chain Americas
  • Richard P. Stovsky | Vice Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • P. Kelly Tompkins | Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Legends in Academics

  • Sheryl King Benford | Chief Legal Officer, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
  • Avery Friedman | Civil Rights Lawyer & Law Professor
  • Stephen G. Sozio | Partner, Jones Day

Legends from the Bench

  • Dan A. Polster | Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Melody Stewart | Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals, Eighth Appellate District
  • Patricia A. Blackmon | Judge, Court of Appeals, Eighth Appellate District

Legends from the Bar

  • José C. Feliciano | Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Karen Giffen | Attorney at Law, Giffen & Kaminski
  • Kerin Lyn Kaminski | Attorney at Law, Giffen & Kaminski

Organized by Nicholas E. Froning, Attorney at Law

 

$160 Full Day Admission

$90 Half Day Admission (morning or afternoon)

$50 for non-attorneys

$25 for students
 

Admission includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Event date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Short title: 
CMLAA Special CLE Event: Legends in the Law

Criminal Justice Forum: Federal Sentencing Under the Guidelines and After Booker: Do They Lead to Just Punishment?"

CLE credit: 
1 free hour pending.
Weight: 
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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Featured Speaker: 

Judge James S. Gwin
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

In his 20 years on the federal bench, Judge James Gwin has been one of the most innovative judges in the country in his approach to sentencing. In his criminal cases, Judge Gwin adopted a practice of polling juries for their sentencing recommendations and comparing those with the sentences recommended by the federal sentencing guidelines. The results were striking--jurors who had heard the case and convicted the defendant recommended sentences that were, on average, dramatically lower than the guidelines recommend. In 2010, Judge Gwin published an article in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, arguing that his study showed that federal sentencing guidelines were out of line with community values about just punishment. More recently, Judge Gwin began basing his own sentencing decisions, in part, on the recommendations of the jurors, an innovative approach virtually unheard of in American criminal sentencing. His novel approach was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 2016. Drawing on his 20 years of sentencing criminal defendants under the federal sentencing guidelines, as well as his extensive research into this area, Judge Gwin will address the critical question of whether the federal sentencing guidelines lead to just punishment.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
CJF: Federal Sentencing Under the Guidelines and After Booker

The Nuts and Bolts of Campaign Finance

CLE credit: 
2 hours
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

In partnership with the CMBA and the League of Women Voters

Session 1: Ohio Campaign Spending/Finance Laws

  • Donald C. Brey, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • Donald J. McTigue, McTigue and Colombo

Session 2: Alternative Campaign Funding Models Currently Used in Other States and Communities

  • Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio
  • Cyndra Miller Cole, The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron

Registration to receive CLE credit is $30. Register with the CMBA

Event date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 9:20am to 11:15am
Short title: 
The Nuts and Bolts of Campaign Finance

Constitution Day Lecture: Reforming the Civil Legal System to Assure “Justice for All”

CLE credit: 
1 free hour approved
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law hosts a free Constitution Day Lecture on Reforming the Civil Legal System to Assure “Justice for All”, Wednesday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. The lecture will be delivered by James Sandman, president of Legal Services Corporation.

Pre-registration is not required.

About the lecture:

The concept of equal justice is deeply embedded in our national values. Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton all emphasized the importance of justice to the nation they helped to found and to the government they created. Our commitment to equal justice has found expression repeatedly throughout American history; it is reflected in the closing words of the Pledge of Allegiance and in the inscription on the pediment of the Supreme Court building. Yet every day across America, tens of thousands of people walk into courtrooms alone, without a lawyer, because they cannot afford to pay for one and have no constitutional right to a lawyer in civil matters. Their cases involve matters of safety, subsistence, and family stability – evictions, foreclosures, child custody and support, and domestic violence. They confront a complicated legal system built largely by lawyers for lawyers – an adversary system based on the assumption that you do have a lawyer. Their chances of a fair shot at justice are slim, especially if their opponent is represented by counsel.

Sandman will explain the facts underlying this inconsistency between our professed values and the reality of our civil justice system today. He will also offer suggestions for reforming the civil legal system to provide justice for all.

About James Sandman:

Jim Sandman has been President of the Legal Services Corporation since 2011. LSC is the largest funder of civil legal aid programs in the United States, supporting 133 programs with more than 800 offices serving every state and territory. From 1977 to 2007, Sanman practiced law with Arnold & Porter LLP and served as the firm’s Managing Partner for 10 years. He is a past President of the 100,000-member District of Columbia Bar. From 2007 to 2011, he served as General Counsel of the District of Columbia Public Schools. 

Sandman is chair of the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of the District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference and a member of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission. He is currently chair of the board of the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, vice chair of the boards of Washington Performing Arts and the Meyer Foundation, and a member of the boards of Albany Law School, the College of Saint Rose, and Tahirih Justice Center.

In 2008, Legal Times named Sandman one of the “90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years.” He has received the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Alumni Award of Merit and its Howard Lesnick Pro Bono Award, the District of Columbia Bar’s Justice William J. Brennan Award, the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Legal Rights and Urban Affairs’ Wiley A. Branton Award, the Council for Court Excellence’s Justice Potter Stewart Award, the Washington Council of Lawyers’ Presidents’ Award, Tahirih Justice Center’s Wings of Justice Award, DC Law Students in Court’s Celebration of Service Award, and the Women’s Bar Association of DC’s Star of the Bar Award. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters by the College of Saint Rose, where he was the 2013 commencement speaker. He has also given commencement addresses at Villanova Law School, Rutgers Law School, and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. 

Sandman is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Max Rosenn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Constitution Day Lecture: James Sandman

CMLAA-CLE: Ethics: Ohio Professional Conduct

CLE credit: 
3.0 pending
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

ethics: ohio professional conduct - video replay

Pre-registration Rate: $75 for general admission, $65 for CMLAA alumni members. Walk in registration $85 general admission, $75 CMLAA alumni members.

http://www.classy.org/cleveland/events/cle-ethics-ohio-professional-conduct-video-replay/e139038

Event date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Short title: 
CMLAA-CLE: Ethics: Ohio Professional Conduct

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