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Solo Practice Incubator: Informational Meeting

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Recent Cleveland-Marshall graduates interested in learning more about applying for occupancy in the new Solo Practice Incubator opening this February are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Room 237 of the law school. At this meeting, you will hear from Solo Incubator Advisory Council members and have the opportunity to get your questions answered.


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is now accepting attorney applications from recent graduates interested in launching their own solo law practices.

Recent Cleveland-Marshall graduates accepted into occupancy looking to start careers as legal entrepreneurs will be housed in a state-of-the-art, newly constructed office space situated in what was previously a section of the school’s law library. Each practitioner will establish his or her own private law practice over a two-year period in the practice area of their choosing.

Occupants will be provided with low-cost resources, including office space, office amenities and business services. Through a partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, reduced-cost health and liability insurance and vendor discounts will also be available to the practitioners.

Beyond the monetary advantages, occupants will benefit from substantial guidance in the practical management of their firms, and from the comradeship of fellow graduate entrepreneurs. The school’s Solo Incubator Advisory Council will host frequent presentations, workshops and CLE seminars by prominent Cleveland practitioners, local businesses, service providers and others. The incubator will also have a designated coordinator who will be available as a resource for guidance and troubleshooting, and will hold regular workshops to discuss practical management and pending matters.

Read more and download your Tenant Application at the Solo Practice Incubator website.

Complete informaton on the Solo Practice Incubator Grand Opening.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Room 237)
Event date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Solo Practice Incubator: Informational Meeting

Stand Your Ground Laws: A Legal Forum on the Trayvon Martin Verdict

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BLSA & CLS - Stand Your Ground Laws: A Legal Forum on the Trayvon Martin Verdict

Panelists include:

Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Prof. of Criminal Law & Procedure

Ian Friedman, Defense Attorney and C|M Law Alum

Lance T. Mason, Common Pleas Court Judge & former State Senator

This event is Free and Open to the community.

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Stand Your Ground Laws: A Legal Forum on the Trayvon Martin Verdict

CMLAA-CLE seminar - JFK’s Assassination and the Law: 50 Years Later

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6 hours (see description)
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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.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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JFK’s Assassination and the Law: 50 Years Later

Meeting of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission

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Meeting of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission - At this meeting, OCRC Commissioners will hear arguments from parties of discrimination complaints and will rule on cases that have undergone investigation in one of the agency's five regional offices.

The ORCR receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, housing, places of public accommodation, credit, and higher education on the basis of race, color, sex, age, ancestry, religion, national origin, disability, and families with children,.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Meeting of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission

Homecoming Weekend: Principles of Professionalism & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Law

CLE credit: 
1.5 hours
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Principles of Professionalism & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Law
Law School Moot Court Room
1.5 hours of Ohio Free CLE

Registration required:
Please contact rsvpnull@law.csuohio.nulledu or call 216-687-4617
 

This event is part of Cleveland-Marshall's Homecoming festivities. For more information on all the weekend's events visit http://www.csuohio.edu/homecoming

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:30am to 11:00am
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Homecoming Event: Professionalism & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Law

False Justice: Eight Myths That Convict The Innocent

CLE credit: 
2.0 CLE hours
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False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent - featuring James M. Petro, Former Ohio Attorney General and Nancy Petro, Contributing Editor, Wrongful Conviction Blog; Co-Author, False Justice; Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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False Justice: Eight Myths That Convict the Innocent

C|M|LAW New York City Reception

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The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law invites our alumni and friends to an evening reception:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
6:00 - 7:30pm


Event Location:

Jane Restaurant
100 W. Houston Street
New York, NY 10012
 

Local Hosts:

Steven P. Orlowski (’93), Jeffrey A. Kaplan (’94),
Nicole Lester Arrindell (’11), Chandra Ann Whalen (’11)
 

Featured Presenter:

Doron M Kalir, Clinical Professor
DNA, Privacy, and the Supreme Court: What's New at C|M|Law Litigation Clinic



RSVP by Friday, March 8, 2013 to:
Rita Pawlik
Phone: (216) 687-4617
Fax: (216) 687-6881
E-Mail: rsvpnull@law.csuohio.nulledu

 

 

Location: 
Jane Restaurant, 100 W. Houston Street, New York, NY 10012
Event date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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C|M|LAW New York City Reception

Inside the Minds of Inside Counsel

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Inside the Minds of Inside Counsel

Presented by C|M|LAW and the Northeast Ohio chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the event features six in-house counsel panelists who will address topics ranging from creative strategies for addressing legal needs to key opportunities for partnering with outside firms.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Inside the Minds of Inside Counsel

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