Public Lectures

Sheppard v. Maxwell: 50 Years Later - Reinvestigating The Sam Sheppard Murder Case

CLE credit: 
6 hours
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Scandal, sex, murder and the media. It has been almost 62 years since Marilyn Sheppard was murdered in her Bay Village home. The Sam Sheppard case marked a pivotal moment in the emerging medium of television and American jurisprudence. And the fascination with the case goes on.

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision in the case of Sheppard v. Maxwell that set aside the conviction for Marilyn's husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, and set the national standard on the issue of pretrial publicity and media in the court room. Learn both the history and currency of this life-changing criminal case for both the media and the justice system.

Join former Assistant County Prosecutors A. Steven Dever and Dean Boland and Civil Rights Attorney Terry Gilbert; trial judge Ron Suster; Plain Dealer reporter Brent Larkin and former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason as they discuss the history of the Sheppard Case as they give insight in the trial tactics used, including their personal involvement. C. Ellen Connally will moderate the program.

You be the judge and jury: Was Dr. Sam Sheppard guilty? Was there really a "bushy-haired man?" Was an innocent man wrongfully convicted? You decide.

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Registration begins at 8am

Fee includes materials, continental breakfast, and a boxed lunch.
All proceeds will be donated to the Cleveland-Marshall Alumni Scholarship Fund

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, November 13, 2015 -
8:30am to 4:00pm
Short title: 
Sheppard v. Maxwell: 50 Years Later

Civil Procedure CLE: Electronic Discovery and the Pending Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

CLE credit: 
3.0 free
Weight: 
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3 hours of CLE Credit

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in partnership with the Cleveland eDiscovery Roundtable will host the rescheduled “Electronic Discovery and the Pending Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," Friday, September 4th at 9:00 a.m. Two panels of distinguished federal judges and experienced practitioners will engaged in an informative discussion of these important changes and their relationship to eDiscovery. 

Funding for this event is provided by Eaton Corporation.

Panel I: Judicial Perspectives

Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Judge James G. Carr, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Magistrate Judge James R. Knepp, II, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Judge Benita Y. Pearson, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Moderator: Professor Brian E. Ray, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Panel II: Practitioner Perspectives

Julie Harris, Counsel, The Lubrizol Corporation

Ted Hiser, Counsel, Jones Day Cleveland

Theo Verginis, Senior Attorney, Litigation, Eaton Corporation

Moderator: Timothy Opsitnick, founder and General Counsel of JurInnov

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Short title: 
Civil Procedure CLE: Electronic Discovery

Police Use of Force Program Series - Consent Decree: Explained

CLE credit: 
1.0 free pending
Weight: 
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Sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Chapter and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the ACLU of Ohio, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association.

The third installment in this use of force program series will explain the details of Cleveland's Consent Decree. The panelists, who were intimately involved in the negotiations that produced the final consent decree, will begin the program by outlining the details of the agreement. The discussion will then focus on the judicial and external monitoring necessary to ensure the consent decree's success. To close, the panel will discuss how to keep the legal and civic communities engaged in the coming months and years.

Featured Panelists:

Carole Rendon, First Assistant US Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
Barbara Langhenry, Law Director, City of Cleveland
Gary Singletary, Chief Counsel, City of Cleveland

Moderator: Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Associate Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Police Use of Force Program Series - Consent Decree: Explained

CMLAA Event: OVI

CLE credit: 
3 hours
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

This program will draw upon the experience of Judge Weiler, co-author of Baldwin’s Ohio Handbook Series, Ohio Driving Under the Influence Law, as well as two criminal defense attorneys, to discuss and examine OVI law. The seminar will including an overview of Ohio’s OVI law, the different methods of blood testing and the regulations applicable to each, and present a practical look at motions to suppress.

Speakers: Judge Jennifer Weiler, Ken Bossin, Esq., and Mark Gardner, Esq.

General Public: $100 ($85 Early Discount Rate)
CMLAA Members: $90 ($75 Early Discount Rate)

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CLE credit: 3 hours

 

Event date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
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CMLAA Event: OVI

CMLAA Event: Toppling the Big Cases: The Lawyer vs. Goliath

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

Veteran and high-profile trial lawyers will share their knowledge and experience with the program attendees. In this seminar, the speakers will share their most successful strategies and discuss the time-tested methods used from the litigation paper strategy to the closing argument before the jury. While the seminar will cover civil and criminal matters, there is a commonality in effort and strategy that can be used in any type of case. The attendees will hear what has worked in some of the largest cases in Ohio’s history.

Speakers: Ian N. Friedman, Esq., Christian R. Patno, Esq., James A. DeRoche, Esq., and Gerald S. Gold, Esq.

General Public: $100 ($85 Early Discount Rate)
CMLAA Members: $90 ($75 Early Discount Rate)
 

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Event date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
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Short title: 
Toppling the Big Cases: The Lawyer vs. Goliath

CMLAA-CLE Program - OVI

CLE credit: 
3.0
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Judge Jennifer Weiler, Ken Bossin, Esq., and Mark Gardner, Esq.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

This program will draw upon the experience of Judge Weiler, co-author of Baldwin’s Ohio Handbook Series, Ohio Driving Under the Influence Law, as well as two criminal defense attorneys, to discuss and examine OVI law. The seminar will including an overview of Ohio’s OVI law, the different methods of blood testing and the regulations applicable to each, and present a practical look at motions to suppress.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:15pm
Event category tags: 
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CMLAA-CLE Program - OVI

Cleveland State Law Review Symposium - Power of the Purse: The Influence of Money in Today's Political Regime

CLE credit: 
1.75 free hours
Weight: 
0

The Cleveland State Law Review is proud to present a timely debate concerning the influence of money in today's political culture. Presenters will discuss the basic concerns of money in politics, as well as creative solutions to these concerns. Each presenter will present on individual topics for twenty minutes each, followed by a thirty minute question and answer panel discussion.

The symposium precedes a keynote address by renowned Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig "How Money (in politics) Matters."

Presenters:

  • Professor Bruce Ledewitz, Duquesne Law School
  • Professor James G. Wilson, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Professor Eugene D. Mazo, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • The Honorable Lynn Adelman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Short title: 
Cleveland State Law Review Symposium - Power of the Purse

Cleveland's Consent Decree: The Path Forward

CLE credit: 
1 hour free
Weight: 
0

Presented by Cleveland–Marshall College of Law, the Cleveland–Marshall Law Alumni Association, the Northeast Ohio Chapter and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, and the ACLU of Ohio

"Cleveland's Consent Decree: The Path Forward" with focus on the consent decree being negotiated between the Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland. The speakers will discuss the consent-degree-negotiation process, explore the hot-button issues at the center of those negotiations, and discuss how to create effective and enforceable solutions to the problems identified in the DOJ’s investigation. A reception will follow the event.

Featured Speakers:

Carole Rendon, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio

Professor David A. Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Moderator: Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:15pm
Short title: 
Cleveland's Consent Decree: The Path Forward

"Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes"

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host a public screening of the political documentary “Pay 2 Play,” Wednesday April 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court Room. The event is free and open to the public.

“Pay 2 Play” follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, where politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury -- through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Among the central focuses of the film is Ohio’s importance to the national political spectrum – and the political corruption that has resulted. 

"There's nothing more important to our economy and our democracy than getting big money out of politics. Watch this film and learn why," said Robert B. Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor.

The documentary features a cast of over 25 legal, political and media experts including Lawrence Lessig, the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and the Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Lessig will speak at Cleveland-Marshall Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. on “How Money (in politics) Matters.”

CLICK HERE for more information on Lessig’s CLE lecture.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Short title: 
Pay 2 Play Documentary

POSTPONED: Civil Procedure CLE: Electronic Discovery and the Pending Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

CLE credit: 
3.0 free
Weight: 
0

ATTENTION: This event has been postponed due to weather conditions and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host “Electronic Discovery and the Pending Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," Friday, February 20 at 9:00 a.m. This event, sponsored by Eaton Corporation and presented by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in partnership with the Cleveland eDiscovery Roundtable, will examine pending changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and their relationship to electronic discovery.

Panel I: Judicial Perspectives

Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Judge James G. Carr, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Magistrate Judge James R. Knepp, II, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Judge Benita Y. Pearson, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Moderator: Professor Brian E. Ray, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Panel II: Practitioner Perspectives

Julie Harris, Counsel, The Lubrizol Corporation

Ted Hiser, Counsel, Jones Day Cleveland

Katherine Wall, Counsel Litigation, Eaton Corporation

Moderator: Timothy Opsitnick, founder and General Counsel of JurInnov

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, February 20, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Short title: 
POSTPONED: Civil Procedure CLE

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