Cleveland-Marshall will host "The People versus Joseph's Brothers," a dramatic mock trial and panel discussion, presented by Kol HaLev, Cleveland's Reconstructionist Jewish Community. Distinguished members of Cleveland's legal community will argue and preside over the trial of the biblical story of Joseph, with the audience acting as jury. Following the trial, a panel of prominent local religious leaders and scholars will discuss the moral and ethical implications of the case.
Has parental favoritism paved the way for criminal intent?
Join us for this dramatic, live courtroom battle, and YOU, the audience-as-jury, will decide!
Presiding Judge: The Honorable Dan Aaron Polster, U.S. District Court
Defense Attorney: Jonathan B. Leiken, Senior V.P, Chief Legal Counsel & Secretary, Diebold, Inc.
Prosecuting Attorney: Steven M. Dettlebach, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
Expert Witnesses: Andrew Edwards, MSW, M.Div., Ph.D., Assoc. Prof., CSU School of Social Work
Deborah Isaak-Shapiro, LISW, MAJCS, Jewish Family Service Association
Cast your ballot, then engage in discourse with our distinguished panel as they wrestle
with the social and ethical implications of this formative tale, presented as a City Club Forum:
- Rabbi Steve Segar, Kol HaLev, Cleveland’s Reconstructionist Jewish Community
- The Rev. Leah C.K. Lewis, The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
- Cathleen A. Lewandowski, Ph.D., LSCSW, Cleveland State University School of Social Work
- Panel Moderator: Jill Miller Zimon, JD, MSSA, Attorney and Freelance Writer, Writes Like She Talks
Tickets for the event are $30-$125 and can be purchased at http://www.kolhalev.net/trial.html.
2 CLE credits are available at the $60, $75 and $125 ticket levels.