CMLAA-CLE seminar - Trial Tactics
CMLAA-CLE seminar - The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform
CMLAA-CLE seminar - Electronic Surveillance
All Saturday morning CLE's are from 9:00 am - 12:15 pm. Registration begins at 8:30am.
March 22 - Elder Care Law
Many myths abound regarding Medicaid and Veterans benefits eligibility. This CLE will detail the complex eligibility criteria for Medicaid for elderly clients, both in and out of nursing homes. The CLE will detail strategies commonly used by elder law attorneys to protect assets legally. The CLE will also detail the Veterans Benefits available to elders facing chronic care, and their intersection with the Medicaid system. Even if you are not an elder law attorney, knowing what pitfalls to avoid in advising an increasingly aging population will give the attorney valuable information.
The program will further delve into the subject of elder care with the issue of elder abuse. The CLE will explain what constitutes elder abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and financial exploitation, how to recognize the “red flags” of elder abuse, the duty to report, and what measures Adult Protective Services can take under APS law and/or guardianship law, to reduce the risk to vulnerable older adults.
As our families and clients age and begin to face nursing home stays and chronic disease management, knowing the way the long term care system works is critical. When a loved one or client goes into a nursing home, they do not always understand their rights under federal and state law within that system.
Speakers: Rachel A. Kabb-Effron, Esq. and Kelli Kay Perk, Esq.
Appellate Advocacy Seminar - 45th Annual Moot Court Night
Global Business Law Review Symposium - A Look at International Human Rights and Labor Law’s Influence on Multinationals’ Corporate Responsibilities
Barabara J. Fick:
Barbara J. Fick currently teaches at Notre Dame Law School and has worked with the American Center for International Labor Solidarity since 1995, advising and teaching trade union leaders in Central and Eastern Europe on issues relating to protecting worker rights and ensuring domestic compliance with international labor standards. Fick’s teaching and scholarship concentrate on various aspects of labor law such as employment discrimination, individual rights in the workplace, and international and comparative labor law.
Fick earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. A member of the Wisconsin Bar, Professor Fick has worked as an associate at the Milwaukee firm of Foley & Lardner and as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Philadelphia. While at the NLRB, she also lectured in law at St. Joseph’s University.
Donald C. Dowling:
Donald C. Dowling is a Partner at the firm of White & Chase in New York City. Dowling concentrates his practice on outbound international employment law (cross-border human resources law issues for multinational employers). Dowling's practice is one of two in the US ranked in the top tier in the only competitive ranking category of international labor/employment lawyers by PLC Which Lawyer?,, and Dowling is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the top 36 Labor & Employment lawyers in New York. He is also ranked by Legal 500, ABA Who's Who, ABA/IBA Who's Who and others as a top New York-based Employment lawyer.
Dowling has published dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters on various aspects of international employment law, including the international law journals of Cornell and Northwestern law schools. He has spoken around the world in English and Spanish on international law topics, including presenting a paper at Rhodes House, Oxford. He serves on the editorial boards of publications including: PLC Labor & Employment; ABA/Bloomberg BNA International Labor & Employment Laws (treatise); Thomson/West International HR Journal, and EuroWatch. As an adjunct professor, Dowling teaches law school classes in International Employment Law and European Union Law.
Marley Weiss is a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Previously, Weiss worked as a visiting professor at the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law, in Budapest, Hungary, and returned there as a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer. Weiss served as chairperson of the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. National Administrative Office for the NAFTA Labor Side Agreement and as secretary of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. Weiss earned her J.D. from Harvard University, and specializes in all facets of labor and employment law, including comparative and international aspects of the field. Her work has been published on a wide range of related topics.
Professor Tim Wu will speak at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Tuesday, March 25 at 5 p.m. as the Cleveland-Marshall Fund Visiting Scholar. His discussion will focus on "The Attention Merchants and Consumer Protection."
Wu is an author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School. His book, The Master Switch was named a best book of the year by the New Yorker, Amazon, Scribes, Publisher's Weekly, and other publications.
Wu's best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he has written widely about private power, free speech, copyright and antitrust. Wu writes for Slate, and has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, The Wall St. Journal and other publications. Wu has been recognized by Scientific American magazine, National Law Journal, 02138 Magazine, and the World Economic Forum. He also twice won the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free continuing legal education credit. Preregistration is not required.
For information, contact the Law Alumni Association, 216-687-2368.
Two Warren Commission Members to Speak at JFK Assassination Forum Hosted by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Never-before-released information to be discussed by eight-member panel of legal experts.
CLEVELAND – Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.) will host “JFK’s Assassination and the Law: 50 Years Later,” on Friday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m., in recognition of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, The all-day program, sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, will focus on the legal issues relating to the investigation and hypothetical trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Highlighting the eight-member panel of legal experts are two staff members of the 1963 Warren Commission, responsible for investigating the assassination of President Kennedy. Judge Burt W. Griffin was assistant counsel for the commission, and Howard Willens served as second in command of the commission’s staff. Willens is the author of an upcoming book on the Warren Commission, “History Will Prove Us Right,” and his discussion will feature never-before-released information from the book.
The event is open to the public and a $20 admission fee includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch and reception. Admission is free to students with a valid CSU ID and those seeking continuing legal education credits can receive six hours (including 1 hour ethics/professionalism CLE pending) for a fee of $160. All proceeds will benefit the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Scholarship Fund. For more details or to register, call 216.687.2368 or visit law.csuohio.edu/alumnigiving/cle
“JFK’s Assassination and the Law: 50 Years Later” Panelists:
- Judge Burt W. Griffin: Judge Griffin served as Assistant Counsel to the Warren Commission. His responsibility was investigating whether Jack Ruby was part of a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy or murder Lee Harvey Oswald. Judge Griffin will detail the activities of Jack Ruby prior to Ruby’s shooting Oswald. He will address the challenges the Warren Commission faced in conducting a collateral investigation and publishing its conclusions with respect to a defendant who was being tried for murder and had a possible appeal to the United States Supreme Court–the very court that the Chairman of the Warren Commission headed.
- Howard Willens: Mr. Willens was second in command of the Warren Commission’s staff. He was on leave to the Commission from the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Before joining the Commission, Mr. Willens had been involved in assessing the legal issues facing the United States from the moment President Kennedy was killed. As second in command at the Commission, Mr. Willens played a major role in selecting Commission staff and in determining the issues and investigatory process to be addressed by the Commission. Mr. Willens maintained a diary of the day-to-day workings of the Commission. That diary has become the basis of a soon-to-be released book by Mr. Willens entitled “History Will Prove Us Right.” It is about the workings of the Warren Commission.
- Judge Brendan Sheehan (moderator): Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Brendan Sheehan, a former Cuyahoga County prosecutor, has been a long-time student of the assassination of President Kennedy. Judge Sheehan will serve as moderator and master-of-ceremonies.
- Judge C. Ellen Connally: A retired Cleveland Municipal Court judge, Judge Connally is currently the president of the Cuyahoga County Council. She has completed her course work for a PhD in history and has researched efforts to try Jefferson Davis for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Judge Connally will highlight issues in the prosecution of the assassins of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley, and will contrast them with the problems faced by the nation in determining the essential facts related to the assassination of President Kennedy.
- Steven Dever: Mr. Dever is a former Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. He defended the County against a civil action to secure a judgment of innocence for accused murderer Samuel Sheppard. Improper media publicity had been a critical factor in the reversal of Sheppard’s criminal conviction. Mr. Dever will discuss the legal issues related to pre-trial publicity that would have occurred if there had been a trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.
- Jerome Emoff: Mr. Emoff is a former Cuyahoga County Public Defender who has been a highly respected criminal defense lawyer for nearly 40 years. In a trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, his defense lawyer would have been faced with overwhelming evidence of lies by Oswald to the Dallas police – that he did not own a rifle, that he did not know the identity of the person on a forged Selective Service card found in his wallet, that he never lived at an address where a photograph of him with a rifle was taken, and that the photograph was a forgery. Mr. Emoff will address questions of how one professionally and ethically represents a client whom he believes is lying.
- Magistrate William Vodrey: A magistrate of the Cleveland Municipal Court and a former prosecutor, Magistrate Vodrey has long been a student of the assassination of President Kennedy. He will explore the legal issues related to the spousal privilege of Oswald’s estranged wife Marina, Oswald’s earlier alleged attempt to kill former U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Edwin Walker, and the potential introduction of Oswald’s political activities and beliefs that would have arisen at a trial of the accused presidential assassin.
- Jonathan Witmer-Rich: Prof. Witmer-Rich teaches criminal law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Public Defender. The investigation of Lee Harvey Oswald by the Dallas Police Department would have raised serious questions with respect to Oswald’s Fifth Amendment rights and the conduct of police line-ups if Oswald had gone to trial. Prof. Witmer-Rich will discuss the status of such rights in 1963, how they might have affected an Oswald trial, and the status of those rights today.
At a Glance:
What: JFK’s Assassination and the Law: 50 Years Later
Who: Eight-member panel of legal experts including two former staff members of the Warren Commission.
Where: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Court Room (1801 Euclid Ave.)
When: Friday, December 6, 2013, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Why: Observing the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, a look at the legal issues relating to the investigation and hypothetical trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Registration: Attorneys seeking CLE credit, $160 paid seven days in advance; less than seven days in advance, $175. CMLAA members deduct $10. General public, $20; Free with student I.D.
$20 registration fee includes museum admission, CLE credit, panel discussion and a dessert reception.
Preregistration is required
Register by phone at 216.593.0575
The 1894 court martial of French army Captain Alfred Dreyfus was the world’s first “trial of the century” – a media spectacle fueled by government misinformation and blatant anti-Semitism, all orchestrated in the name of national security. The case had a global impact, nearly destroying France’s reputation among civilized nations, sowing the seeds of future wars and even indirectly inspiring the birth of the modern Zionist movement.
In conjunction with a world-premiere exhibition “TRAITOR! Spies, Lies and Justice Denied: The Dreyfus Affair,” Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage are co-hosting a panel of legal professionals to discuss the Dreyfus Affair trials, and their implications in the legal community to this day.
Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
Judge Stuart A. Friedman, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
Doron M. Kalir, Clinical Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Employment and Labor Law Lecture by Rick McHugh, Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project - "Unemployment Compensation: Is There Still Room for a New Deal Program in a Global Economy?"
Rick McHugh is a lawyer and activist with extensive experience assisting low income and dislocated workers with social insurance and reemployment programs. McHugh is employed as senior staff attorney with National Employment Law Project, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. His principal responsibilities at NELP are providing technical advice to state partners engaged in unemployment compensation policy campaigns and advocacy for dislocated workers. His recent research focus has included the solvency of state unemployment insurance trust funds and best practices in dislocated worker programs.
Prior to joining NELP in 2000, McHugh worked as a legal services lawyer and union lawyer in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Michigan. He litigated cases in state and federal courts, including significant cases involving unemployment compensation, Medicaid, disability, Trade Adjustment Assistance, and Food Stamps. While at the UAW Legal Department from 1984 until 1995, he served as the principal advisor to UAW President Owen Bieber during Bieber’s service on the federal Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation from 1993 to 1996.
Both before and since joining NELP, McHugh has published legal and policy articles on unemployment compensation, WARN, wage and hour law, and other employment law topics. He has testified before committees of Congress and state legislatures on several occasions, and has presented at numerous policy conferences over the past three decades, including a U.S. Department of Labor conference commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Social Security Act in 2010.
McHugh has a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. in political science from Wabash College.