CLE Programs

Watergate at 40: John Dean and the Ethics of Lawyers

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

John W. Dean, Nixon White House Counsel

James Robanalt, Partner, Thompson Hine

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.

 

 

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

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
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
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

 

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.

 

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

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.

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
New Citation Rules & Style Guide

CMLAA-CLE Videotape Repeat Performances

CLE credit: 
3 hours
Weight: 
0

CMLAA-CLE Videotape Repeat Performances:

Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse

Family Law

Collections, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Estate Planning

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Atrium)
Event date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
CMLAA-CLE Videotape Repeat Performances

CMLAA-CLE Videotape Repeat Performances

CLE credit: 
3 hours
Weight: 
0

CMLAA-CLE Videotape Repeat Performances:

Ethics, Professionalism, Substance Abuse

Family Law

Collections, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Estate Planning

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Atrium)
Event date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
CMLAA-CLE Videotape Repeat Performances

CMLAA-CLE Video repeat performances

CLE credit: 
3 hours
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

CMLAA-CLE videotape repeat performance -

Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse. 

Family Law

Collections, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Estate Planning

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
CMLAA-CLE Videotape Repeat Performances

CMLAA-CLE Video repeat performances

CLE credit: 
3 hours
Weight: 
0

CMLAA-CLE videotape repeat performances -

Ethics, Professionalsim and Substance Abuse. 

Family Law

Collections, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure'

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Estate Planning

These programs will also be offered at 1 pm on this day.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
CMLAA-CLE Videotape Repeat Performances

3rd Annual Symposium of The Global Business Law Review

CLE credit: 
2.5 free hours
Weight: 
0

 "Navigating Anti-Bribery Legislation: Remaining Compliant and Competitive in the Global Marketplace"

1:30 – 1:40 Welcome and Introductory Remarks by Mark J. Sundahl

Mr. Sundahl is Associate Dean for Administration and Professor of Law, Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

1:40 – 2:20 The Impact of Int’l Law on the Struggle Against Corruption in Africa, John Mukum Mbaku

Dr. Mbaku is the Williard L. Eccles Professor of Economics and John S. Hinckley Fellow at Weber State University, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, and an author.

2:20 – 3:00 Designing Effective Anti-Bribery Corporate Compliance Programs, Robert Biskup

Mr. Biskup is Director of Forensic and Dispute Services at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and former global chief compliance officer at Ford Motor Company with extensive experience handling sensitive regulatory matters and internal investigations.

 Break

3:10 – 3:50 Anti-Bribery Compliance: The Role of Internal Accounting Controls, Stuart H. Deming

Mr. Deming is a best-selling author whose regulatory practice focuses on FCPA, economic sanctions, and other international business concerns including the UK Bribery Act and Sarbanes-Oxley.

 

3:50 – 4:30 Expanding Anti-Bribery Compliance to Cover all Business Dealings, Edmund “Ned” Searby

Mr. Searby chairs McDonald Hopkins’ White Collar Crime, Antitrust and Securities practice and is a former federal prosecutor whose work included potential FCPA violations and industrial espionage.

More information is availalbe on the GBLR website.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Navigating Anti-Bribery Legislation

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