Public Lectures

Constitution Day Lecture: Reforming the Civil Legal System to Assure “Justice for All”

CLE credit: 
1 free hour approved
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law hosts a free Constitution Day Lecture on Reforming the Civil Legal System to Assure “Justice for All”, Wednesday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. The lecture will be delivered by James Sandman, president of Legal Services Corporation.

Pre-registration is not required.

About the lecture:

The concept of equal justice is deeply embedded in our national values. Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton all emphasized the importance of justice to the nation they helped to found and to the government they created. Our commitment to equal justice has found expression repeatedly throughout American history; it is reflected in the closing words of the Pledge of Allegiance and in the inscription on the pediment of the Supreme Court building. Yet every day across America, tens of thousands of people walk into courtrooms alone, without a lawyer, because they cannot afford to pay for one and have no constitutional right to a lawyer in civil matters. Their cases involve matters of safety, subsistence, and family stability – evictions, foreclosures, child custody and support, and domestic violence. They confront a complicated legal system built largely by lawyers for lawyers – an adversary system based on the assumption that you do have a lawyer. Their chances of a fair shot at justice are slim, especially if their opponent is represented by counsel.

Sandman will explain the facts underlying this inconsistency between our professed values and the reality of our civil justice system today. He will also offer suggestions for reforming the civil legal system to provide justice for all.

About James Sandman:

Jim Sandman has been President of the Legal Services Corporation since 2011. LSC is the largest funder of civil legal aid programs in the United States, supporting 133 programs with more than 800 offices serving every state and territory. From 1977 to 2007, Sanman practiced law with Arnold & Porter LLP and served as the firm’s Managing Partner for 10 years. He is a past President of the 100,000-member District of Columbia Bar. From 2007 to 2011, he served as General Counsel of the District of Columbia Public Schools. 

Sandman is chair of the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of the District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference and a member of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission. He is currently chair of the board of the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, vice chair of the boards of Washington Performing Arts and the Meyer Foundation, and a member of the boards of Albany Law School, the College of Saint Rose, and Tahirih Justice Center.

In 2008, Legal Times named Sandman one of the “90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years.” He has received the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Alumni Award of Merit and its Howard Lesnick Pro Bono Award, the District of Columbia Bar’s Justice William J. Brennan Award, the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Legal Rights and Urban Affairs’ Wiley A. Branton Award, the Council for Court Excellence’s Justice Potter Stewart Award, the Washington Council of Lawyers’ Presidents’ Award, Tahirih Justice Center’s Wings of Justice Award, DC Law Students in Court’s Celebration of Service Award, and the Women’s Bar Association of DC’s Star of the Bar Award. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters by the College of Saint Rose, where he was the 2013 commencement speaker. He has also given commencement addresses at Villanova Law School, Rutgers Law School, and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. 

Sandman is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Max Rosenn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Constitution Day Lecture: James Sandman

CMLAA-CLE

CLE credit: 
3.0 pending
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

ethics: ohio professional conduct - video replay

Pre-registration Rate: $75 for general admission, $65 for CMLAA alumni members. Walk in registration $85 general admission, $75 CMLAA alumni members.

http://www.classy.org/cleveland/events/cle-ethics-ohio-professional-conduct-video-replay/e139038

Event date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Short title: 
CMLAA-CLE

CMLAA-CLE

CLE credit: 
3.0 pending
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Voir Dire: the art of a jury trial

Pre-registration Rate: $75 for general admission, $65 for CMLAA alumni members. Walk in registration $85 general admission, $75 CMLAA alumni members.

http://www.classy.org/cleveland/events/cle-voir-dire-art-jury-trial/e139036

Event date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Short title: 
CMLAA-CLE

CMLAA-CLE

CLE credit: 
3.0 pending
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Ethics: Ohio Professional conduct

Pre-registration Rate: $75 for general admission, $65 for CMLAA alumni members. Walk in registration $85 general admission, $75 CMLAA alumni members.

http://www.classy.org/cleveland/events/cle-ethics-ohio-professional-conduct/e139035

Event date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Short title: 
CMLAA-CLE

Ohio K-12 Cybersecurity Forum

CLE credit: 
5 CLE
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Sponsored by Connect .

Register

In the span of less than one year—from January 2016 to March 2017—U.S. public schools experienced at least 105 separate cybersecurity-related incidents resulting in the disclosure of personal information, the loss of taxpayer dollars and the loss of instructional time, according to Ed Tech Strategies’ new K-12 Cybersecurity Incidents Map. The scope, scale and sophistication of these attacks is predicted to grow significantly in the near term with the incorporation of new technologies and the increased use of mobile devices that increase the attack surface exponentially.

Cleveland State University's Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection in partnership with Connect is pleased to announce the first annual Ohio K-12 Cybersecurity Forum. The Forum will bring senior leaders from school districts across the region and the state together with national and regional experts on K-12 cybersecurity and privacy to develop shared strategies, learn best practices and gain hands-on experience with practical tools for addressing these growing threats, including training for the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Certification.

Keynote Speaker

Linnette Attai is the founder of PlayWell, LLC, a compliance consulting firm helping companies and districts navigate regulations and best practices surrounding data privacy and user safety, as well as security, product development and marketing. Linnette has over 25 years of experience in the compliance industry, with special expertise creating industry and school compliance programs. Linnette co-authored the Future of Privacy Forum Guide to Student Data Protections Under SOPIPA for School Administrators and Vendors, and has advised the Mobile Marketing Association, helping write their guidelines on children’s advertising and leading a subcommittee on children’s privacy. She works with schools and youth groups, teaching stakeholders how to manage online privacy and safety, and serves as Project Director for CoSN’s Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment program. In addition, Linnette is an adjunct professor of marketing at The New School and at Fordham Graduate School of Business, where she teaches a course she designed on ethical marketing to young consumers.

Who Should Attend?

  • School district Superintendents
  • Senior district leaders—both technical and non-technical—with responsibility policy development and implementation
  • District CTOs and senior technical staff

Why Should You Attend?

  • Understand the Threat Landscape for K-12 Institutions
  • Learn from National experts on K-12 Security and Privacy
  • Receive free training on the Trusted Learning Environment Certification Linnett
  • Network with school district leaders & share solutions

Parking Information and directions

Presented in partnership with the Education Law Association.

5 Professional Learning Hours (certificate) for contact

 

Event date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Short title: 
Ohio K-12 Cybersecurity Forum

CMLAA-CLE

CLE credit: 
3.0 pending
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

OVI: Keeping Up with Changes in the Law

Pre-registration Rate: $75 for general admission, $65 for CMLAA alumni members. Walk in registration $85 general admission, $75 CMLAA alumni members.

http://www.classy.org/cleveland/events/cle-ovi-keeping-up-changes-law/e139034

Event date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Short title: 
CMLAA-CLE

CMLAA-CLE

CLE credit: 
3.0 pending
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Zoning and Land Use: Navigating Codes, Boards & Commissions, and Getting Your Client Approved

Pre-registration Rate: $75 for general admission, $65 for CMLAA alumni members. Walk in registration $85 general admission, $75 CMLAA alumni members.

http://www.classy.org/cleveland/events/cle-zoning-rebuilding-city/e139025

Event date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Short title: 
CMLAA-CLE

Art Tour of the Law Building

Weight: 
0

Homecoming Event!

Come learn about the Law School's extensive collection of artwork featuring Cleveland and Cleveland artists. Tour of the Law Building lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Atrium. Event is open to everyone.

Sponsored by the Law Alumni Relations Department

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Law School Atrium)
Event date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Short title: 
Art Tour of the Law Building

Moot Court Night

CLE credit: 
1.5 free hours
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Appellate Advocacy Seminar

A distinguished panel of judges will preside over and comment on a mock appellate argument involving the following issues: whether rap lyrics authored by a criminal defendant are admissible at trial and whether Batson v. Kentucky applies to peremptory strikes based on sexual orientation.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Short title: 
Moot Court Night

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