CMLAA Alumni of the Year recipient Judge Benita Y. Pearson ’95 knew she would seek a judgeship even before attending law school. A graduate of Georgetown University, she worked at BP in accounting for seven years before enrolling in law school in her hometown. Her career as an accountant provided a means to allow her to attend law school, and with significant career experience in tow, she came to Cleveland-Marshall clear minded about her ultimate judiciary goal.
CMLAA Alumni of the Year recipient Matthew Crawford possesses critical skills for successful leadership. He is a consensus builder who encourages opinions from a variety of perspectives in decision-making. When it came to choosing a school for furthering his education, the 1994 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law graduate avoided the narrow-minded idea that attending law school was only for lawyers – and has used his education to help grow one of the area’s largest supply chain and manufacturing companies.
Taking your Practice to the Next Level: Law Practice Management & Tips for a Successful Practice
This seminar will focus on providing practical and affordable tips to clean up law practice management and take a law practice to the next level by focusing on social media marketing and business development. The speakers will explore tips and tricks that create efficiency and generate more income and less stress. This content is extremely important for anyone in solo or small practice and will also have value for lawyers in any setting.
**Satisfies the New Lawyer Training / Law Office Management requirement. All attorneys welcome!**
- Joshua Cornett | Forefront Technology, Inc.
- William Eadie, Esq. | Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers
- Michael Liner, Esq. | Liner Legal
- Rebecca S. Murphy, JD, ChFC, CDFA | Facilitated Divorce Solutions, LLC
- Allen Tittle, Esq. | Tittle & Perlmuter
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
A View from the Bench: How to Navigate a Specialized Docket
This three-credit hour seminar aims to help attendees develop best practices in their advocacy work before any of Cuyahoga County’s various specialty-docket courts and other courts, including the mental health, veterans, drug and re-entry courts, and more. Led by the administrative and presiding judge of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, distinguished judges and speakers from the special-docket courts and other courts, the discussion will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to their respective programs, including eligibility, local rules, practice fundamentals and pointers, roles and responsibilities of attorneys, participants, staff and third parties, and more.
Moderated and organized by Judge John J. Russo, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
- Judge Hollie L. Gallagher | Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Court, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
- Judge Michael E. Jackson | Veterans Treatment Court, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
- Molly Leckler | Drug Court & Recovery Court Coordinator, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
- Judge Nancy Margaret Russo | Re-Entry Court, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
SBA is excited to announce that Barrister's Ball is right around the corner!
What: The best party of the year.
For those of you who haven't attended, it's the biggest social event of the year. This nation-wide law school tradition is always a memorable night and includes a delicious 3-course dinner, an open bar, dancing & our very own DJ Wolfe.
When: Saturday, April 7
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Where: The Metropolitan at the 9
2017 E. 9th St., Cleveland, OH 44115
Tickets wil be on sale from Tuesday, Feb. 27 until Friday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. Look out for an email with a link to purchase tickets on that Monday. You must purchase you and your date's ticket together. After purchasing your tickets you will be able to select from two food options. Special accommodations will be made for those with dietary restrictions.
Students, faculty, alumni, and non-CMLaw dates are all welcome!
Attire: This event is formal. Our theme for Barrister's is a Masquerade, so if you choose, wear a mask!
Once the ticket sales have ended on March 23 you will have the option of selecting your own table of 10. Email confirmed tables of 10 to Alex Messina at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Questions? Email Alex Messina at email@example.com
Join us to meet and celebrate generations of dedicated law alumni who share a family tradition of CMLaw excellence.
A CMLaw Legacy is an alumnus, alumna or current student whose parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle or spouse/life partner also received a degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
RSVP by April 20: firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-687-2537
Sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017: What You Need to Know Now
This 3.0 Credit Hour CLE organized by Charles Adler, Schnieder Smeltz Spieth Bell, and Kevin Butler, Law Director of the Cities of Brooklyn and Lakewood, aims to help attendees understand the changes in federal tax law as a result of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA).
Deborah A. Geier | Professor, C|M|LAW
Jeffrey D. Neuman, CPA, JD | President, Barnes Wendling CPAs
John T. Plecnic | Associate Professor, C|M|LAW
Milena Sterio | Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment, C|M|LAW
Scott Swartz, J.D., LL.M., AEP | Attorney at Law, Wellspring Advisors
Maryann Thomas | Associate, Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell