Norman Minor Bar Association program - Voting Rights, Educaiton and Criminal Justice. For information call (216) 245-7703. Registration is required for this program.
The C|M|LAW Trial Team will demonstrate a product-liability lawsuit during the seminar.
In this seminar, two distinguished judges and a distinguished civil attorney will offer detailed advice on the finer points of trial advocacy. Topics addressed will include the following:
- the best way to commence a trial argument?
- the most important considerations when choosing the "theme" of a case?
- the best approaches to handling objections?
- the best approaches to handling questions from the bench?
- goals a lawyer should be pursuing during the rebuttal phase of a closing argumenent?
- the best way to express a dissagreement with the judge?
- the best way to cross examine a witness who has recently lost a spouse or loved one?
Honorable Judge Brendan Sheehan, J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, has served since 2009 as a Judge in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
Honorable Christopher Boyko, J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, is a Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Steve Walters, J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, serves as the Managing Partner of Reminger Co., L.P.A.
A reception will follow the demonstration.
The Fair Labor Standards Act at 75: Why Congress’ stated policy of eliminating substandard labor conditions remains as necessary today as it was in 1938
This lecture will explore the history of the Fair Labor Standards Act, its basic enforcement mechanisms, and the heightened importance of the law in the current U.S. economic climate. The lecture will also address potential threats to its continued viability.
Jason R. Bristol is an advocate for working people. Law and Politics Magazine has described him as a “Rising Star” in plaintiffs’ employment litigation. Handling class and collective actions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and various state laws, he has recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages and overtime compensation for workers across the United States. His cases have received coverage in the Wall Street Journal and in broadcasts ranging from America’s Workforce Radio to Chicago Public Radio’s This American Life. He lectures widely and publishes articles on employment-related issues, and is as an Adjunct Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches courses on the Fair Labor Standards Act and appellate advocacy. He is active in civic affairs and politics and sits on the boards of various organizations.
C|M|LAW and the C|M|LAW Student Public Interest Law Organization present
James J. Sandman, President Legal Services Corporation
James J. Sandman is president of the U.S. Legal Services Corporation, a federally chartered corporation charged with disbursing federal funds to support legal services to the poor. The LSC is the largest U.S. provider of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. Mr. Sandman, drawing on thirty-five years of experience and a peerless career of devotion to poverty legal services, will discuss the public interest as a legal calling and current challenges and issues in legal services for the poor.
Mr. Sandman is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College and received his law degree cum laude from University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Executive Editor of the Law Review. James J. Sandman is president of the U.S. Legal Services Corporation. Mr. Sandman was general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools from 2007 to 2011, president of the District of Columbia Bar from 2006-2007, and in a variety of leadership roles within the District of Columbia Bar and in other organizations he has established a long track record of innovation and success in the provision of pro bono legal services. He was an attorney at Arnold & Porter LLP from 1977 to 2007 and served as the firm's managing partner from 1995 to 2005.
Mr. Sandman is a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission’s District of Columbia State Advisory Committee. He also is vice chairman of the Washington Performing Arts Society and on the boards of the Meyer Foundation and the Women’s Bar Association Foundation. He previously served on the boards of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia, the International Senior Lawyers Project, the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education, Wilkes University, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Whitman-Walker Clinic. He also has served on the scholarship selection committee of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.There will be a Complimentary light lunch served at 12:30 p.m.
Criminal Justice Forum: International Law in Crisis: Piracy off the Coast of Somalia
The rise of piracy off the coast of Somalia over the last five years has been spectacular, amounting to a true crisis in international law. Somali pirates have attacked hundreds of ships and have taken hundreds of sailors hostage. Moreover, pirates have been attacking larger ships, such as oil tankers, and using more potent weapons, such as rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons. In sum, piracy has increased shipping expenses, costing an estimated $10 billion per year in global trade. What has sparked this international law crisis off the coast of Somalia? Moreover, what can the international community do in order to alleviate the crisis and prevent piracy from spreading to other regions of the world? What should be the way forward?
propose useful ways in which these countries could participate in the global fight against Somali piracy. In the absence of an international piracy court and in the face of major maritime nations’ unwillingness to participate in the prosecution of pirates on a large scale, the use of Kenyan, Seychellois and Mauritian courts may be the best tool in combatting Somali pirates.
Milena Sterio is a Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Professor Sterio earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School. She earned a master's degree, cum laude, in Private International Law from the University Paris I-Pantheon-Sorbonne and she earned a Maitrise en droit franco-americain cum laude, also from the Sorbonne. Her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science and French Literature is from Rutgers College.
Before joining the Cleveland-Marshall faculty, she was an associate in the New York City firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and an Adjunct Law Professor at Cornell, where she taught in the International War Crimes Clinic. Her research interests are in the field of international law, international criminal law, international human rights, law of the seas, as well as private international law. She has published in the American University Law Review, the Connecticut International Law Journal, the Fordham International Law Journal, the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, the Florida Journal of International Law, and the UC Davis of International Law and Policy.
Introduction by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor
Featuring William Meinecke, Ph.D.
- Historian, Education Division of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Ph.D. dissertation entitled, “Conflicting Loyalties: The Supreme Court in Weimar and Nazi German 1918-1945”
- Extensive work with law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors and attorneys in the Law, Justice, and the Holocaust training program
- Author of “Nazi Ideology and the Holocaust,” published in 2007.
Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, kosher dietary laws observed.
This event is free and open to the public. However, reservations are required as seating is limited. R.S.V.P. by August 30. at jewishcleveland.org/events, or by e-mailingor calling 216-593-2860.
Watch live stream at http://www.ohiochannel.org
The Constitution, The PPACA, and The U.S. Attempt to Fix its Broken Health Care System
In 2010, the United States enacted comprehensive health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Soon after the enactment, several lawsuits were filed challenging the constitutionality of the PPACA. Nearly two years later, on June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court released its decision upholding the constitutionality of the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion provisions of PPACA (National Federation of Independent Business et al. v Sebelius). This presentation will analyze the implications of the Supreme Court decision and its impact on future efforts to improve the US health care system.
Gwendolyn Roberts Majette, J.D., LL.M. is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Center for Health Law and Policy at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Professor Majette received her undergraduate degree from Emory University, her J.D. from George Washington University School of Law, and her LL.M. in Global Health, with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Majette's scholarship focuses on patients' rights, delivery system reform, and health care reform. Her scholarship has been cited in a leading health law text and relied on by the United States Commission for Civil Rights and the Department of Health and Human Services. Professor Majette frequently consults on health care matters for the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, Professor Majette worked on Medicare, Medicaid and Health Care Reform policy as a Congressional Legislative Fellow with two of the five committees responsible for drafting health care reform legislation. She has taught contracts and various courses in the health law curriculum. Past courses include: Health Care Law and Policy; Health Care Finance and Access; Introduction to International Health, Human Rights and Public Health; Law and Medicine; and Bioethics.
Materials for the CLE:
CMLAA-CLe seminar - Hot Topics In Employment Law
For information contact the Law Alumni Association - 216-687-2356.
CMLAA-CLE seminar - Starting a New Business Venture
For information contact the Law Alumni Association - 216-687-2368
In conjunction with Kol HaLev, Cleveland's Reconstructionist Jewish Community C|M|LAW will host "The People versus Eve," a trial and panel discussion, in which law professors, judges and attorneys will preside over the trial of Eve. Following the trial, a panel of Cleveland’s most prominent religious leaders will reflect on the moral and ethical dimensions of the case.
Guilty or NOT Guilty? YOU decide.
Eden's matriarch has been charged with theft and sedition following the sampling of a forbidden fruit from a special tree. What will the verdict be? Join us for this dramatic, live courtroom battle and YOU, the audience-as-jury, will decide!
|Presiding Judge:||The Honorable Maureen O’Connor
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio
|Defense Attorney:||Avery Friedman, civil rights attorney
Chief Counsel of The Fair Housing Council and CNN legal correspondent
|Prosecuting Attorney:||Geoffrey S. Mearns, President, Northern Kentucky University, former Provost, Cleveland State University and Dean, C|M|LAW|
While the jury’s votes are counted, a distinguished panel will wrestle with the challenging cultural and ethical issues enmeshed in Eve’s actions and legacy:
- Rabbi Steve Segar, Spiritual Leader, Kol HaLev, Cleveland’s Reconstructionist Jewish Community
- Dr. Susan W. Hinze, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies, Case Western Reserve University
- The Very Reverend Tracey Lind, Dean of Trinity Cathedral
- Panel Moderator: The Reverend Leah C.K. Lewis, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church
Materials for the CLE:
To register, please visit www.kolhalev.net/trial by November 13
Registration fees - $25 - $125
CLE credits for attorneys are available with $55 and $125 tickets.
$125 ticket holders are invited to a post-show reception with the cast.