CLE Programs

Criminal Justice Forum: Jeffrey Rosen discussing DNA Exonerations: How to Reform the Criminal Justice System to Avoid Convicting the Innocent

CLE credit: 
1 hour approved
Weight: 
-10
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Criminal Justice Forum: Jeffrey Rosen discussing DNA Exonerations: How to Reform the Criminal Justice System to Avoid Convicting the Innocent

One of the challenges facing the criminal justice system is how to address and prevent the conviction of innocent persons. The availability of DNA testing has allowed us to identify individuals who have been wrongly convicted, and to identify factors that have contributed to those wrongful convictions, including faulty eyewitness identifications and confessions. Professor Rosen will discuss how we change the criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions in the first place. 

Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at The George Washington University and the legal affairs editor of The New Republic. He is a board member of the Mid Atlantic Innocence Project. His most recent book is "The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America." He also is the author of "The Most Democratic Branch," "The Naked Crowd," and "The Unwanted Gaze." Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, summa cum laude; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School.

Professor Rosen's essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the 10 best magazine journalists in America and the L.A. Times called him, "the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator."

Event date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Criminal Justice Forum featuring Jeffrey Rosen

Criminal Justice Forum III: Children and the Early Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court

CLE credit: 
One hour approved
Weight: 
-8
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Speakers/Special Guests: 

Diane Marie Amann, the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law

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

Professor Amann teaches Public International Law, International Criminal Law and the Laws of War. She also serves as the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Children in Armed Conflict. Professor Amann focuses her scholarship on the ways that national, regional and international legal regimes interact as they endeavor to combat atrocity and cross-border crime.

*The views expressed as part of this lecture are Professor Amann's personal views and not those of the ICC.

 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum - Diane Marie Amann

Crisis in the Courts: The New White House Push on Judicial Confirmations and the Vacancy Rate's Impact on Justice

CLE credit: 
2 free hours pending
Weight: 
-2
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
 
Panelists of national prominence, exceptional professional experience, and divergent viewpoints will discuss the current vacancy rate in the federal judiciary and the ongoing political struggle to fill the vacancies that remain. Panelists will also address the impacts of judicial vacancies and the current state of litigation and process in the federal courts. Finally, the panelists will debate the path forward to improving the process and removing the political roadblocks that have kept it from working better.
 
Panelists:

Honorable James Gwin, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Christopher Kang, Senior Counsel to the President, Office of White House Counsel (appearing via Skype)

Jeremy Paris, Chief Counsel for Nominations and Oversight for Chairman Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

Michael Zubrensky, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice

Marge Baker, Executive Vice President, People for the American Way

Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Moderator:

Dan Moulthrop, The Civic Commons

 

The event is co-sponsored by C|M|LAW, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Ohio Coalition for Constitutional Values, the American Constitution Society, the Alliance for Justice, and People for the American Way.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Crisis in the Courts

When the President Wants You Dead: U.S. Citizens, Drone Strikes, Terrorism and the Law

CLE credit: 
2 free hours approved
Weight: 
-8
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Provost Geoffrey Mearns, Cleveland State University
Prof. Milena Sterio, C|M|LAW
Prof. Michael Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Mag. William Vodrey, Cleveland Municipal Court, moderator

As the War on Terror enters its second decade, U.S. military forces and espionage assets have been used to sometimes lethal effect against U.S. citizens living abroad and allegedly engaged in terrorism. This seminar will explore the President's authority to order such strikes and the legal questions raised by them, as well as proposals to strip Americans engaged in terrorism of their U.S. citizenship.
Event date: 
Monday, May 14, 2012 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Short title: 
U.S. Citizens, Drone Strikes, Terrorism and the Law

The Center for Health Law & Policy: More Than a Tummy-Ache

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

The Center for Health Law and Policy presents: More Than a Tummy-Ache: Regulating, Preventing and Litigating Foodborne Illness Cases.

Robert Rodriguez, Supervisor, Consumer Safety Officer, and Import Program Manager, US Food and Drug Administration

Fred H. Pritzker, Esq., Partner, Pritzker Olsen Attorneys

Each year millions Americans are sickened, hospitalized, or die as the result of something they put into their stomach. To reduce this largely preventable public health problem, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law. The FSMA gives the United State Food & Drug Administration more authority and resources for food contamination prevention and food inspections. Nonetheless,there has been increase in foodborne illness because the government has not taken steps to coordinate the efforts of the agencies that are responsible for keeping food safe.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Short title: 
Preventing and Litigating Foodborne Illness Cases.

Watergate at 40: John Dean and the Ethics of Lawyers

CLE credit: 
1 free hour of Ethics
Weight: 
0
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Speakers/Special Guests: 

John W. Dean, Nixon White House Counsel

James Robanalt, Partner, Thompson Hine

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

John W. Dean

Forty years ago, John Dean was a 34-year-old lawyer faced with an ethical dilemma that set a historic precedent for the legal profession. As White House counsel, Dean learned that five men had been arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. In the ensuing cover-up of the crime, Dean felt he had few choices beyond his obligation to the administration. Ultimately, he testified against President Nixon, who eventually resigned the presidency as a result of the scandal, and turned in the names of other officials he believed had been involved in the obstruction of justice—himself included. Many of the names on the list were lawyers, which brought to light the question of how those who practice law could be better equipped to defend their ethics and expose wrongdoing, rather than become a part of it.

Watergate’s legacy directly led to reform in the legal profession, including the mandatory teaching of ethics in law schools, a separate ethics bar exam, and ongoing requirements for Continuing Legal Education in ethics and professionalism.

Dean, who spent four months in prison for his role in the scandal, will address Watergate as a case study to examine cover-up crimes and activities and analyze them under post-Watergate ethical rules and standards.

Cleveland attorney James Robenalt, a partner in the firm Thompson Hine, developed the program along with Dean, and will be a co-presenter.

In addition to the public program, Dean will be on campus throughout the day to share his experience with students and faculty at the law school.

“It is important that law students understand the historic implications of Watergate,” said C|M|LAW Dean Craig M. Boise. “We educate future lawyers to live their lives in justice, and through the ethics teaching that began after Watergate, we now help them build the highest level of professional integrity.”

The event is sponsored by Thompson Hine.

 

 

Event date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Watergate at 40: John Dean and the Ethics of Lawyers

Urban Agriculture: It’s Not an Oxymoron. Policies for Cultivating City Land and Increasing Access to Local Food

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

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is presenting “Urban Agriculture: It’s Not an Oxymoron. Policies for Cultivating City Land and Increasing Access to Local Food” a symposium on policy, land-use and other legal issues connected to urban agriculture and the local food movement.

Schedule:

Noon - 12:30 Lunch, Moot Court Room  Please RSVP to Patricia Gause, 216-687-2307

12:30-12:55 pm, Paper Presentations,

LB 207 - Distancing our Food System and How Urban Agriculture can Regenerate the Knowledge of How our Food is Produced

LB 208 - Illegal Fowl: A Survey of Municipal Law relating to Backyard Poultry and a Model Ordinance for Regulating City Chickens

1-1:25 pm, Paper Presentations

LB 207 - Case Study of Reimagining Cleveland: the importance of public private partnerships in repurposing cities to create sustainable, health, and enjoyable places

LB 208 - Of Backyard Chickens and Front Yard Gardens: The Conflict Between Local Governments and Locavores

1:30-1:55 pm, Paper Presentations

LB 207 - An Environmental Perspective: Green City Policies and Role of Urban Agriculture

LB 208 - A farmer and Librarian's Perspective on Urban Agriculture: What the Urban Farmer needs from Public Policy

Panel Presentations in the Moot Court Room, 2 to 5 pm - 3 Hours CLE credit

2 - 3 pm Why Urban Agriculture?

3 - 4 pm Cleveland Leaders in Urban Agriculture

4 -5 pm National Urban Agriculture Policies: Challenges and Successes


As the movement towards local food continues to grow, cities are finding that they must develop law and policies to allow for and regulate agricultural practices within urban communities. Many cities are implementing policies to increase urban food production through regulation, incentives, and more comprehensive land-use and public-health policies. Cities are doing so because they recognize that increasing agricultural land use can be a good answer to declining populations and an excess of abandoned or foreclosed properties. Cities are also recognizing that increasing access to local food can provide economic and public health benefits. And, regions are realizing that increasing the connections between rural farmers and urban consumers can provide a synergistic relationship with economic benefits to the farmer, health benefits to the consumer, ecological benefits to the environment, and a more sustainable and secure food sources for the community.

This symposium will first discuss why local food benefits the community, and then will elucidate the laws and policies that Cleveland and other cities have implemented to increase local food production and access to local food. It will also address some of the benefits and challenges of implementing these policies. Finally, it will address the need to strengthen the urban, suburban, and rural food connection to move towards more sustainable and reliable local food production.

As part of the symposium, we will also have a lunch meeting where a smaller group, including the speakers and others who have a vested interest in the area of urban agricultural policy, can talk more freely about how other Cities can benefit from Cleveland’s success, and how Cleveland can learn from what other cities have done.

Local Speakers

Karen Butler – Director of the City of Cleveland’s Department of Public Health

Joe Cimperman – Cleveland City Councilman.

Brad Masi – Founder City Fresh and George Jones Farm

Rich Hoban – Cleveland Crops, Stanard Farm, and Director of Economic Development at Cuyahoga County Board of Mental Retardation.

Darwin Kelsey - Executive Director at Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy

Morgan Taggart – Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition and Ohio State University Extension.

 

National Speakers

David Orr – Oberlin College

Neil Hamilton – Drake University - Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law and Professor of Law & Director, Agricultural Law Center.

Jacqueline Hand – Professor at Detroit Mercy College of Law

Kimberley Hodgson- Owner/Consultant, Cultivating Healthy Places, Former Senior Research Associate and Manager of the Planning and Community Health Research Center at the American Planning Association

5 - 6 pm, Reception with local food from Cleveland Crops & Nature's Bin

Meet local farmers, farmers' markets, and CSAs

Photo of Cleveland's Ohio City Farm courtesy of Kate Taylor
Event date: 
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
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Urban Agriculture Policies

A Tour Through the Supreme Court of Ohio's New Citation Rules & Style Guide

CLE credit: 
1.5 hours approved - free
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Professor Carolyn Broering-Jacobs, C|M|LAW

Professor Jaime Bouvier, C|M|LAW

 

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

New citation rules went into effect January 1, 2012. Are you

prepared? 

This presentation will take you through the Supreme Court of Ohio’s newly issued Writing Manual. In the Manual, the Supreme Court completely overhauls its earlier Manual of Citations, which it has not significantly revised since 1992. The Supreme Court now brings Ohio’s citation rules into line with much of the rest of the country by aligning itself with (but not following) both the Bluebook and ALWD’s citation manual. 

In the Manual, the Supreme Court has also, for the first time, put forth a Style Guide. The Style Guide not only deals with citations, but also with more general punctuation and structural rules, including how to properly use quotation marks, ellipses, footnotes, and headings. 

While the rules in the Writing Manual are not mandatory, the Supreme Court strongly encourages lawyers to follow these rules when writing briefs. Learning and following these rules will help you to write more persuasive and trustworthy briefs for your clients.

This presentation will combine lecture with an interactive workshop so that attendees will not only learn the new citation and style rules, but will be ready to put them into practice. Attendees will also be provided with materials that summarize some of the biggest changes in the areas lawyers use most.

Professor Broering-Jacobs has taught legal writing to law students and lawyers for over ten years, and she is currently C|M|LAW’s Director of Legal Writing. In addition to teaching at the law school, Professor Broering-Jacobs frequently speaks on writing topics to law firms, student groups, and other organizations. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame, and she graduated fourth in her class from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. After graduation she clerked for two years for the Honorable Sam H. Bell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Before she began teaching, Professor Broering-Jacobs was a litigation associate in the Cleveland office of Baker & Hostetler.

Professor Bouvier is a Visiting Legal Writing Professor teaching first-year students legal writing, research, and advocacy. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Iowa where she majored in English. She graduated first in her class from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. After law school, she clerked for Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley in the Northern District of Ohio. She also served as staff counsel to Congressman Dennis Kucinich. She taught Constitutional Law and Civil Rights and Liberties in the political science department at Cleveland State while practicing law at the Chandra law firm. She has practiced before federal, state, municipal and administrative courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Tour Through the Supreme Court of Ohio's New Citiation Rules & Style Guide

A Tour Through the Supreme Court of Ohio's New Citation Rules & Style Guide

CLE credit: 
1.5 hours approved - free
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Professor Carolyn Broering-Jacobs, C|M|LAW

Professor Jaime Bouvier, C|M|LAW

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

New citation rules went into effect January 1, 2012. Are you

prepared? 

This presentation will take you through the Supreme Court of Ohio’s newly issued Writing Manual. In the Manual, the Supreme Court completely overhauls its earlier Manual of Citations, which it has not significantly revised since 1992. The Supreme Court now brings Ohio’s citation rules into line with much of the rest of the country by aligning itself with (but not following) both the Bluebook and ALWD’s citation manual. 

In the Manual, the Supreme Court has also, for the first time, put forth a Style Guide. The Style Guide not only deals with citations, but also with more general punctuation and structural rules, including how to properly use quotation marks, ellipses, footnotes, and headings. 

While the rules in the Writing Manual are not mandatory, the Supreme Court strongly encourages lawyers to follow these rules when writing briefs. Learning and following these rules will help you to write more persuasive and trustworthy briefs for your clients.

This presentation will combine lecture with an interactive workshop so that attendees will not only learn the new citation and style rules, but will be ready to put them into practice. Attendees will also be provided with materials that summarize some of the biggest changes in the areas lawyers use most.

Professor Broering-Jacobs has taught legal writing to law students and lawyers for over ten years, and she is currently C|M|LAW’s Director of Legal Writing. In addition to teaching at the law school, Professor Broering-Jacobs frequently speaks on writing topics to law firms, student groups, and other organizations. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame, and she graduated fourth in her class from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. After graduation she clerked for two years for the Honorable Sam H. Bell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Before she began teaching, Professor Broering-Jacobs was a litigation associate in the Cleveland office of Baker & Hostetler.

Professor Bouvier is a Visiting Legal Writing Professor teaching first-year students legal writing, research, and advocacy. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Iowa where she majored in English. She graduated first in her class from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. After law school, she clerked for Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley in the Northern District of Ohio. She also served as staff counsel to Congressman Dennis Kucinich. She taught Constitutional Law and Civil Rights and Liberties in the political science department at Cleveland State while practicing law at the Chandra law firm. She has practiced before federal, state, municipal and administrative courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
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Short title: 
New Citation Rules & Style Guide

CMLAA-CLE Videotape Repeat Performances

CLE credit: 
3 hours
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Atrium)

CMLAA-CLE Videotape Repeat Performances:

Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse

Family Law

Collections, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Estate Planning

Event date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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CMLAA-CLE Videotape Repeat Performances

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