Local Legal Events

Women in Law Section Meeting @ Cleveland Metro Bar Association
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join the Women in Law Section for their Wednesday, April 1, 2015, meeting from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the CMBA Office.

According to a report by the World Bank, “The Female Political Career”, women are far from achieving equality in political and public leadership positions. The hurdles women face in winning election to public leadership include lower donations than male counterparts, public perception challenges and negative media portrayal. Changing this trend starts locally, with women becoming leaders in our communities.

At our April luncheon, we will meet Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin, a lawyer who has paved a path of public service, politics and community leadership. Currently, she is the mayor of the City of Aurora, Ohio. She has served in the cabinet of former Governor of Ohio Bob Taft as the Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance, as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, and as a member of the State Board of Education. Benjamin began her career practicing law with firms in Canton and Cleveland.

Join us and meet the Mayor at our luncheon on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Lunch begins at Noon at the CMBA offices, One Cleveland Center, 2nd floor. Meet and mingle with Cleveland’s women in the law. This is a great event to bring a friend, mentor or mentee, and be inspired!

Registration and lunch: 12:00 p.m.

Lunch is $5 for section members and $10 for non-section members.

Pre-pay for lunches – 5 lunches for $25 or 10 lunches for $50.

RSVP by 3:00 p.m. on March 31 to guarantee lunch.

15th Annual Northern Ohio Labor & Employment Law Conference @ The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Apr 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Section announce the 15th Annual Northern Ohio Labor and Employment Law Conference on April 22 and 23, 2015 at the CMBA offices. The conference offers two full days of instruction on hot topics in Labor & Employment Law.

Topics include:

  • Employment Law and Emerging Technologies
  • Mediation Practice Pointers
  • Pregnancy Leave Rights
  • Crisis Communications
  • Development of Half the Loaf, Avoiding Protracted Litigation of Statutory Attorney Fee Awards
  • Background Checks: How to Strike the Right Balance Between Not Hiring an Axe Murderer, Not Becoming Big Brother, and Not Running Afoul of the EEOC
  • The Claims You’re Missing
  • Ethical Implications in the Representation of Entities: Lessons from the Penn State Scandal
  • Religion in the Workplace: A Look At Religious Accommodation Claims Following EEOC Guidance
  • Birds of a Feather: Recognition of Associational Discrimination Claims under O.R.C. § 4112
  • Effectively Communicating with In-House Counsel
  • NLRB Update
  • LGBT Issues in the Workplace

Agenda Both Days:
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m.
Adjourn: 4:30 p.m.

CLE Credits: 13.00 hours requested with 1.0 hour Professional Conduct credit

Complete program and single day registration is available.

The CMBA offers seminar participants their choice of print or electronic materials.

Specialization hours are available in Labor & Employment Law.