This event will discuss the legal and societal consequences of the opioid epidemic in Ohio and propose solutions to the problem. The main focus of the program will be the impact of substance abuse, including opioid abuse on persons in the legal profession.
Dr. Crawford Barnett III. holds a graduate degree from Georgia State University and a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He did residencies in pain medicine and anesthesiology at the Mayo School of Graduate Education. He is Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He is a physician in the Pain Management Department at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Richard Kasmer '92 is a licensed as both a pharmacist and an attorney. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from Creighton University College of Pharmacy and his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Dr. Kasmer did his residency at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Currenty, he is the dean of the College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical Univeristy.
Ms. Kristen Schenker holds a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Ms. Schenker is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and Clinical Supervisor in Ohio and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. Ms. Schenker has been working in the behavioral health field for over a decade and has dedicated the last 6 years to working with adults struggling with substance use disorders, specializing in the treatment of dual disorders, grief, mood disorders, anxiety, and stress management. For the last three years she has worked at Glenbeigh Hospital, an inpatient specialty hospital, in the capacity of a counselor and clinical supervisor.
Ms. Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak holds an MBA from Kent State University and a J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law. She is a corporate attorney in the national Healthcare Practice Group at McDonald-Hopkins. Fluent in French, her native language, Ms. Bibet-Kalinyak has more than twenty years of international business experience in the healthcare, aerospace, and plastics industries. Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, she worked as a corporate health care attorney for the law firm of Brouse McDowell after honing her legal skills in-house as an intern for a major health system (Akron General Health System) and a local county hospital (Robinson Memorial Hospital). She is a frequent presenter at national and local conferences (AHLA, Ohio Hospital Association, Academy of Medicine of Cleveland, and Northeast Ohio, etc.) on topics related to health care and business immigration.
The Honorable Lauren C. Moore holds a J.D. from Case Western Reserve College of Law. Judge Moore is a judge on the Cleveland Municipal Court. She handles Drug Court, a specialized docket where qualifying offenders are required to enter a plea of “guilty” to a first-degree misdemeanor. Sentencing is held pending successful completion of the program. Once the defendant has successfully completed the Drug Court Program, he or she pays a supervision fee, and the legal plea is vacated, the charges are dismissed, and the case is sealed or expunged. Prior to being elected to the bench, Judge Moore was a civil attorney and a public defender at the Legal Aid Society. She also served as Chief Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland and as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor.
Moderator: Stacy King, Counselor, Glenbeigh and third-year student at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
In this seminar, the newest members of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court team will be presenting in their arguments their take on how to approach appellate advocacy topics such as: What is the best way to commence an appellate argument? To what extent is it advisable to begin wth a "roadmap," setting forth the major points that you plan to address? And what are the best approaches to answering questions from the bench?
Attendance is free of charge and open to the public. The program will begin at 5:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.
2.0 CLE hours pending
Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society, Cleveland–Marshall College of Law, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association and the Federal Bar Association.
The panel discussion will examine the Department of Justice’s aggressive new policy for taking property from criminal defendants. It will feature panelists from diverse ideological backgrounds, including panelists from the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the American Civil Liberties Union. The event will look at a controversial, but little-known change in DOJ policy that threatens to raise the stakes and complicate proceedings for criminal defendants, and thus for the attorneys representing them.
Ned Searby will moderate the discussion among a panel including:
Gary Daniels | ACLU of Ohio
Clark Neily | Cato Institute
Jason Snead | Heritage Foundation
Special Guest: Prof. Kimberly Ferzan
This lecture explores retributive punishment and the potential puzzles that arise when giving people what they deserve. Even if one takes giving people what they negatively deserve to be intrinsically good, one must confront questions of distribution. First, does retributivism have anything to say about the form and timing of punishment or about how to select among the deserving? That is, if the state must pick a form of punishment or must choose the kinds of crime to focus upon, does retributivism contribute to these selection questions, or are they determined by other considerations? Second, should distributions take into account differential susceptibilities to punishment or prior undeserved suffering? For instance, should it matter that the rich and poor do not experience the same fine as equally punitive?
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
Harrison Robertson Professor of Law and Caddell & Chapman Professor of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan joined the University of Virginia School of Law in 2014 after serving on the faculty of Rutgers University, School of Law Camden since 2000. Ferzan teaches criminal law, evidence, advanced criminal law, and advanced law and philosophy seminars.
Ferzan's work focuses on criminal law theory. She is the co-editor in chief of Law and Philosophy, and is also on the editorial boards of Legal Theory and Criminal Law and Philosophy. She is the author of numerous articles, and the co-author of Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press), with Larry Alexander and Stephen Morse. Her paper, "Beyond Crime and Commitment," was selected for the 2013 American Philosophical Association's Berger Memorial Prize, for the best paper written in law and philosophy for the prior two years, and her paper, "Beyond Intention," was selected for the 2006 Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum in the category of criminal law.
The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association will provide a Seminar on the Commercial Docket, which has been reinstated by the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas, and is to resume in January 2018.
The program will include an overview of the history of the Commercial Docket and its return to Cuyahoga County, recent amendments to the Rules of Superintendence of the Court of Ohio governing Commercial Dockets, a practitioner’s perspective on litigating cases on the Commercial Docket, and a moderated panel discussion with Judges Maureen Clancy, Cassandra Collier-Williams, and Nancy A. Fuerst, who will preside over cases on the reinstated Commercial Docket when it resumes in January 2018.
Co-sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Kenneth R. Callahan and Joseph H. Gutkoski
- Judge Maureen Clancy (invited)
- Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams (invited)
- Judge Nancy A. Fuerst (invited)
- $75 General Admission
- $65 CMLAA (Alumni Members)
- $35 Students
- $10 Solo Practice Incubator Tenants
Learn more and register today: https://www.classy.org/cleveland/events/cle-return-commercial-docket-to-cuyahoga-county/e154720
- Day-of registration also available ($10 additional charge applies)
- Registration @ 8:30 am
- CLE begins promptly at 9:00 am
2.0 Credit hours pending
CMLAA CLEs will be held in the Moot Courtroom of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University,
1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Students are invited to a conversation with Brian Howe, an attorney with the Ohio Innocence Project, on Wednesday, November 1 at noon in LB 60.
In the U.S., more than 500 wrongful convictions have been overturned in just the past two decades alone. Hear about the work of the Ohio Innocence Project to free wrongfully convicted inmates.
Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Criminal Law Society and the National Lawyers Guild.
Building on the experiences of the legal legends of Northeast Ohio, this special CMLAA CLE event features four interactive presentations from 12 C|M|LAW Hall of Fame members: Legends of Business, Legends from the Bar, Legends from the Bench, and Legends in Academics. Each presentation will draw distinctions of career moments and highlight the changes in the operation of law overtime and how the legal field has adapted.
Legends of Business
- Mark Smolik | General Counsel Chief Compliance Officer, DHL Supply Chain Americas
- Richard P. Stovsky | Vice Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- P. Kelly Tompkins | Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
Legends in Academics
- Sheryl King Benford | Chief Legal Officer, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
- Avery Friedman | Civil Rights Lawyer & Law Professor
- Stephen G. Sozio | Partner, Jones Day
Legends from the Bench
- Dan A. Polster | Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- Melody Stewart | Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals, Eighth Appellate District
- Patricia A. Blackmon | Judge, Court of Appeals, Eighth Appellate District
Legends from the Bar
- José C. Feliciano | Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
- Karen Giffen | Attorney at Law, Giffen & Kaminski
- Kerin Lyn Kaminski | Attorney at Law, Giffen & Kaminski
Organized by Nicholas E. Froning, Attorney at Law
$160 Full Day Admission
$90 Half Day Admission (morning or afternoon)
$50 for non-attorneys
$25 for students
Admission includes a light breakfast and lunch.
Judge James S. Gwin
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
In his 20 years on the federal bench, Judge James Gwin has been one of the most innovative judges in the country in his approach to sentencing. In his criminal cases, Judge Gwin adopted a practice of polling juries for their sentencing recommendations and comparing those with the sentences recommended by the federal sentencing guidelines. The results were striking--jurors who had heard the case and convicted the defendant recommended sentences that were, on average, dramatically lower than the guidelines recommend. In 2010, Judge Gwin published an article in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, arguing that his study showed that federal sentencing guidelines were out of line with community values about just punishment. More recently, Judge Gwin began basing his own sentencing decisions, in part, on the recommendations of the jurors, an innovative approach virtually unheard of in American criminal sentencing. His novel approach was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 2016. Drawing on his 20 years of sentencing criminal defendants under the federal sentencing guidelines, as well as his extensive research into this area, Judge Gwin will address the critical question of whether the federal sentencing guidelines lead to just punishment.