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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

Secrets and Lies: Misperceiving the Asian Next Door

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Professor Brant Lee (Akron), Secrets and Lies: Misperceiving the Asian Next Door. Sponsored by C|M|LAW and the CSU Diversity Office as part of CSU's Asian Awareness Celebration.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Short title: 
Secrets and Lies

2012 Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Debate

Weight: 
-10

C|M|LAW in collaboration with the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Cuyahoga County Democratic Women's Caucus, Democratic Lawyers Group of Northeast Ohio, C|M|LAW Black Students Association and C|M|LAW Democratic Law Association present the 2012 Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Debate - Subodh Chandra, Stephanie Hall, James McDonnell, Tim McGinty, Robert Triozzi and Moderator Jill Miller Zimon of Pepper Pike City Council and Writes Like She Talks

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
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Short title: 
2012 Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Debate

Urban Agriculture: It’s Not an Oxymoron. Policies for Cultivating City Land and Increasing Access to Local Food

CLE credit: 
3 free hours
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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
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Short title: 
Urban Agriculture Policies

Up Close and Personal with Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis

Weight: 
-6

Note Special Location: Waetjen Auditorium, Music and Communication Building, Cleveland State University

Hear Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address through the talents of reenactor Mel Maurer. Mr. Maurer will then join fellow past-presidents of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable William Vodrey and John Fazio as they perform Lincoln’s Last Debate: Confrontation at Hampton Roads, a one-act play in which Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis are interviewed by a Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter in 1865.

The program is part of the "Lincoln The Constitution and the Civil War" exhibit on display at the Law Library through February 17, 2012.

Location: 
Note Special Location: Waetjen Auditorium, Music and Communication Building, CSU
Event date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Up Close and Personal with Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis

Perspectives on Lincoln: The Constitution and Civil War Exhibition Opening

CLE credit: 
1.5 free hours
Weight: 
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Speakers/Special Guests: 

Professor David Forte
Professor Dennis Keating
Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss

 

Join C|M|LAW for the opening of the traveling exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” produced by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Cleveland Marshall College of Law will display the exhibition from January 4 to February 17, 2012.

The opening night event features three expert presentations focusing on the exhibition's themes: the civil war as a constitutional crisis, secession, slavery, civil liberties, and Lincoln’s legacy.

"The Soldier and the Negro"

Constitutional law expert Professor David Forte will present a talk on how the Civil War experiences of two soldiers, Albion W. Tourgee, and John Marshall Harlan, affected their attitudes toward segregation in their post war legal careers and jurisprudence. Professor Forte is a Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, and writes and speaks extensively on constitutional law and history, religious liberty, Islamic law, the rights of families, and international affairs. He is an active Civil War reenactor.

"Lincoln and Civil Liberty: Suspension of Habeas Corpus"

Levin College of Urban Studies Distinguished Professor Dennis Keating will examine Lincoln’s suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in the interest of national security. Dr. Keating holds a joint faculty appointment in the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is Director of the Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development Program at Cleveland State University. He teaches and writes in the areas of housing, neighborhood development, urban planning and land use law. He is a past President of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable.

"Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Role of Early Cherokee Newspapers in Promoting the Cherokee Practice of Black Slavery"

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss traces the history of African-ancestored slavery among the Cherokee and the way it was promoted in early Cherokee newspapers, especially in the period leading up to the war, and examines slavery practices under the Cherokee constitution versus the U.S. constitution. Professor Inniss is a member of the law faculty at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and is the Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law. Professor Inniss’ current research areas include: critical legal rhetoric, gender and the law, and comparative racism. 

Learn more in the Research Guide prepared by the Law Library.

CLE Materials
Professor Forte:

Professor Keating:

Professor Inniss:

 

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Lincoln: The Constitution and Civil War Exhibition Opening

Moneyball© for Legal Recruiting

CLE credit: 
2.75 free hours
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Bill Henderson, director of the Center on the Global Legal Profession, and professor of law and Nolan Faculty Fellow at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.

Can your firm benefit from a "Moneyball" stats-driven approach to legal recruiting that focuses on attributes that actually correlate to job performance? Join keynote speaker Bill Henderson — an expert in qualitative analysis, legal labor markets, and law firm recruiting —along with panelists from small, medium, and large law firms, as we explore this question in our special forum for law firm hiring attorneys.

Please pre-register with the Office of Career Planning.

Conference Agenda:

8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.:
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.: Keynote Speaker: William Henderson, Director of the Center on the Global Legal Profession, and Professor of Law and Nolan Faculty Fellow at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law

10-10:15 a.m. Break

10:15-11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: "Hiring Challenges and a Look at How We Assess Our Candidates"
Guest panelists will represent small, medium, and large firms.

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 8:00am to 11:30am
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Moneyball© for Legal Recruiting

Current E-Discovery Issues

CLE credit: 
2.75 free hours approved
Weight: 
0

Speakers:

The Honorable Dan Aaron Polster, Northern District of Ohio
The Honorable James R. Knepp, II, U.S.M.J., Northern District of Ohio
The Honorable Nancy A. Vecchiarelli, U.S.M.J., Northern District of Ohio
Peter Hardin-Levine, Thorman & Hardin-Levine Co., LPA
Ted Hiser, Jones Day
Elizabeth Rader, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Elizabeth Grove, Lubrizol Corporation
J. Jay McCracken, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Scott Kane, Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
Timothy M. Opsitnick, JurInnov Ltd.
Brian Ray, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Watch the event.

Electronic discovery or "e-discovery" has emerged as a significant pre-trial element of civil litigation in state and federal courts that burdens both courts and litigants. This half-day conference, co-sponsored with the Cleveland-based e-discovery firm JurInnov, brings together judges, litigators, corporate counsel and industry experts to discuss many of the pressing issues in e-discovery practice.

The conference opens with opportunities to tour C|M|LAW's new state-of-the art electronic courtroom followed by an introduction to the current issues and recent e-discovery rulings and a practitioner's roundtable to discuss those issues and cases. After a short break, several local judges together with industry experts provide a judicial perspective on these same issues. At the end of the conference participants are invited to join a new Northern Ohio E-Discovery Roundtable that will convene periodically to discuss current trends and practice alternatives.

Please note - Tours of the new trial room will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 am. The program begins at 8:30 in the Moot Court Room.

Download CLE Materials

Agenda

Mini Conference on Preservation and Sanctions summary

NDOH Appendix K

Judicial Resources CLE Handout

(Full information here)

Legal Holds CLE handout

(Full information here)

 

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Current E-Discovery Issues

Appellate Advocacy Seminar and 43rd Annual Moot Court Night

CLE credit: 
1.5 CLEs
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

The Honorable Maureen O'Connor, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio

The Honorable Benita Pearson, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

The Honorable Dan Aaron Polster, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

This year's case will focus on a case involving comments a student made about a classmate online, and whether student internet speech that takes place off campus is fully protected by the First Amendment.

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Short title: 
Moot Court Night

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