Program Calendar

This Calendar of Events contains information on programs, receptions and seminars sponsored by the FBA-NDOC.  To view a Calendar of Events for all programs, including board/committee meetings, please click here.

Upcoming events

    • 02 May 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Cleveland Foodbank -Cleveland at 15500 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44110

    Cleveland Foodbank Volunteer Night

    Sign up Now and Help us Feed the Hungry in Northeast Ohio!  

    Join your friends of the FBA-NDOC, Chief Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr., and Judge Dan Polster and their chambers in combating hunger in our community.  Members of the Northern District of Ohio Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Younger Lawyers Committee and Law Clerk Committee will volunteer at the Cleveland Foodbank on May 2, 2016 from 6-8 P.M. All FBA-NDOC members are invited to register and volunteer.

    The Cleveland Foodbank provides food for local shelters, food pantries and other programs offering hunger relief in Northeast Ohio. Food is obtained from food manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and community groups. The food is then sorted and distributed to more than 600 hunger programs in Northeast Ohio. Volunteers provide a helping hand in sorting and packing foods which are distributed to those in need. The Cleveland Foodbank is conveniently located close to downtown Cleveland at 15500 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44110.

    Please follow these instructions to register online for this event:
    1.
     Visit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank event registration page: click here for the link.  
    2.
     Click on the "Register" button at the bottom of the page.
    3.
     Follow the on screen instructions to access the CERVIS registration system. If this is your first time using the CERVIS online registration system, you will be prompted to create a Volunteer Profile.
    4.
     Once you have successfully signed into the system (or created a profile, if needed) you will automatically be registered for this event and receive a confirmation E-mail.
    5.
     If you would like to register additional individuals for this event, please select their name from the list and enter the code below into the "Event Registration Code" field. Next, click the "Register for selected event" button to complete the additional registration.

    Event Registration Code: kG58sG
    For more information, please contact Erin Brown at ebrown@rbrownllc.com or Hope Lu at hope_lu@ohnd.uscourts.gov 

    You can also visit www.clevelandfoodbank.org for more information about the Cleveland Foodbank.

    • 13 May 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
    • Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse - Courtroom 17A & 7th Floor Auditorium

    SPECIAL DISCOUNT  if you attend all three programs -Introduction to Federal Practice Seminar, Brown Bag Luncheon with Magistrate Thomas Parker & New Lawyer Training.

    Attend all three programs listed below for a discounted rate or attend any of the programs individually.  See Registration for rates on the brochures or website.

    Introduction to Federal Practice Seminar

    Friday, May 13, 2016
    Time:  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse - Courtroom 17A
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.
    (Includes continental breakfast)

    This seminar satisfies Local Rule 83.5 Admission of Attorneys to Practice in the Northern District of Ohio.

    Join us for this informative seminar covering federal practice in the Northern District of Ohio.  Topics discussed include: the role of the magistrate judge; court programs, accessing court information and electronic filing; local rules and practice; and electronic courtrooms.

    Participants who have completed the course and otherwise met the requirements of Local Rule 83.5 will be sworn in to practice in the Northern District of Ohio immediately following the seminar.  A tour of the courthouse will also follow the program.

    Click here for a brochure.

    Brown Bag Luncheon with U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Parker

    Friday, May 13, 2016
    Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse - 7th Floor Auditorium
    Cleveland, Ohio
    (Includes lunch)

    Click here for a brochure.

    If you are ONLY attending the BBL please click here to register for the BBL with Thomas Parker. 

    New Lawyer Training CLE Seminar

    Friday, May 13, 2016
    Time:  1:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse - 7th Floor Auditorium
    Cleveland, Ohio  

    Registration starts at 1:00 p.m.

    Course Description: 

    This seminar will provide new attorneys with training on law office management, client fund management, and professional conduct and relationships. It fulfills the three hours of NLT classroom instruction on professionalism, law office management, and client fund management required by the Ohio Supreme Court of all newly admitted Ohio attorneys.

    Click here for a brochure.

    Registration note:  If you do not have a supreme court number and would still like to attend please enter seven zeros (0000000) in the "SupCtNum " field when registering. CLE  program approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio.

    Cancellations received by 5:00 p.m. two business days prior to the seminar will receive a full refund; less than three business days prior to the seminar will be refunded less a $25 administrative fee; no shows will not receive a refund.

    • 13 May 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse - Courtroom 17A

    Brown Bag Luncheon with

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Parker

    Friday, May 13, 2016

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse
    Courtroom 17A
    801 West Superior Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1846

    Registration for both the Introduction to  Federal Practice and New Lawyer Training on May 13, 2016 is available at a discounted rate including a Brown Bag Luncheon with  U.S. Magistrate Thomas Parker for $165 for members and $190 for non-members.  Please click here to see the combined registration.

    Click here for the BBL brochure.

    • 26 May 2016
    • 4:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    Please see the attached about the second “Reach Out” pro bono program for this year on May 26, 2016 that provides free CLE and the opportunity to work alongside the CMBA and in-house counsel of NEO ACCA to help nonprofits in our community. 

    Specific Event Information:

    Title:  Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
    Location: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    1375 East Ninth Street, Floor 2
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114

    Date: May 26, 2016
    Time: 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Registration
     4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Topic Discussion (1.5 hr. CLE credit) 
     6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Consultation/Brief Advice Clinic

    Details:

    The Community Relations and Public Service Committee is pleased to announce the second program of this year topic of: Government Relations: IRS Compliance and Political Activities. Reach Out is a collaborative effort of our local chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Northeast Ohio Chapter - Association of Corporate Counsel - America (NEO ACCA), and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) - all of which have teamed up to develop and provide valuable law-related education and pro bono legal assistance to non-profit organizations in Northeast Ohio whose missions focus on community service and who demonstrate financial need.

    The second of four educational seminars and clinics for this year is scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2016 on the topic of: Government Relations: IRS Compliance and Political Activities. 

    For the attached “Reach Out” pro bono program flyer click here. 

    Registration for the programs and clinics please click here

    Should you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lesny Fleming, Chair of the Community Relations and Public Service Committee at jlesnyfleming@gmail.com

    • 01 Jun 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse - Courtroom - 17A

    Please join us for a Brown Bag Luncheon with Peter Elliott, United States Marshal Northern District of Ohio 

    When:  Wednesday, June 1, 2016
    Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location:  Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse 
    Courtroom - 17A
    801 West Superior Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1846

    Click here for a printable brochure.
    • 09 Jun 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse, Courtroom 19A

    Law Clerk Committee CLE - Dos and Don'ts: Practice Pointers from Current Federal Law Clerks

    1.0 Hours of Ohio CLE Credit
    (accreditation approval pending)

    Thursday, June 9, 2016
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse
    801 West Superior Avenue, Cleveland OH, 44113
    Courtroom 19A

    Course description:   This panel of current federal law clerks will provide practice pointers and tips for litigating effectively in federal court.  The panel will address questions posed by the moderator and will answer questions from the audience.

    Agenda:
    11:30 a.m. Registration
    12:00 p.m. Dos and Don’ts: Practice Pointers from Current Federal Law Clerks
     1:00 p.m. Conclusion

    Moderator:
    David Mills, The Mills Law Office LLC

    Panelists:
    Courtney Dixon, Law Clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    Hope Lu, Law Clerk to the Honorable Solomon Oliver, U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio
    Nelson Leese, Law Clerk to the Honorable Arthur Harris, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    Kristen Stuber, Law Clerk to the Honorable Kenneth S. McHargh, U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio
    Donna Harati, Law Clerk to the Honorable James Gwin, U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio

    Click here for a brochure.

    Cancellations received by 5:00 p.m., three business days prior to the seminar will receive a full refund; less than three  business days prior to the seminar will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee; no shows will not receive a refund.

    • 15 Sep 2016
    • 17 Sep 2016
    • Cleveland


    Save The Date!

    Join the FBA at its most diverse meeting of the year for 22 CLE sessions on a wide variety of topics, networking with fellow federal practitioners, and FBA business meetings. Hosted this year by the Cleveland Chapter, the convention will feature an offsite reception for all attendees and awards luncheons honoring the great work of dedicated practitioners, the Foundation of the FBA and its Fellows, and FBA leaders. The convention will conclude with the Presidential Installation Banquet, at which Hon. Michael J. Newman will be sworn in as the next FBA president. Support the Foundation of the FBA by bidding on items in the Silent Auction—last year’s top-grossing item was a week-long ticket for Space Camp! There’s something for everyone at the FBA Annual Meeting and Convention.

    The Westin Cleveland 
    777 St Clair Ave NE 
    Cleveland, OH 44114

    $189.00 Singles/Doubles 
    $209 Triples 
    $219 Quads 

    Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 12, 2016
    .

    Call 1-800-937-8461 
    today to reserve your room.

    Date

    September 15 - 17, 2016

    Location

    The Westin Cleveland
    Cleveland, OH

    For updated information and registration information please follow the  link below. 
    FBA 2016 Annual Meeting and Convention

Past events

14 Apr 2016 Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O'Malley & Special Master David Cohen will co-host a Brown Bag Luncheon
07 Apr 2016 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
10 Feb 2016 FBA Younger Lawyers Committee Event
15 Dec 2015 Professionalism Topics 2015
14 Dec 2015 Federal Civil Rule One and More—A Change in Culture, Cost, and Complexity (New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure)
03 Dec 2015 Brown Bag Luncheon with Judge Patricia A. Gaughan
03 Dec 2015 New Lawyer Training CLE Seminar & Introduction to Federal Practice Seminar
20 Nov 2015 The Problem - OUR Problem of Student Loan Debt Seen Through the Eyes of Judges, Lawyers, and Debtors
29 Oct 2015 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
13 Oct 2015 Installation of Chapter President, Officers & Directors
17 Sep 2015 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
16 Sep 2015 2015 State of the Court Luncheon
16 Sep 2015 State of the Court Seminar - The Barbarians Are At The Gate: Defending Your Firm From Cyber Attacks & Panel Discussion On The State Of The Profession Seminar
21 Aug 2015 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar
30 Jul 2015 2015 FBA-NDOC Annual Summer Social Event
29 Jul 2015 Fundamental Rights, Due Process, and Marriage Equality: An Examination of the Supreme Court’s Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and Its Consequences for Employers, Taxpayers, and Society
24 Jul 2015 Dealing with Exonerees and Returning Citizens in Our Criminal Justice System: A Dialogue with Our Community
16 Jul 2015 Summer Associate Reception
19 Jun 2015 Combat Veterans and the Criminal Justice System: Ways to Help Them & Ways to Improve Their Legal Representation
12 Jun 2015 Free and Low-Cost Legal Research Resources
06 Jun 2015 New Lawyer Training
29 May 2015 Introduction to Federal Practice CLE Seminar
28 May 2015 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
29 Apr 2015 Law Clerk Committee Meeting
26 Mar 2015 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
05 Mar 2015 Magistrate Judge Vernelis K. Armstrong Retirement Celebration
02 Mar 2015 Law Clerk Committee Meeting
26 Feb 2015 FBA Young Lawyers Committee Event
20 Feb 2015 Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office Celebrates Stephanie Tubbs Jones and Black History Month
19 Dec 2014 Professional Conduct Seminar
19 Nov 2014 Insurance Law
14 Nov 2014 Introduction to Federal Practice CLE Seminar
06 Nov 2014 American Red Cross Blood Drive
30 Oct 2014 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
27 Oct 2014 Installation of Chapter President, Officers & Directors
09 Oct 2014 Guns, Drugs, Boats & Bits: Dealing with Difficult Assets In Bankruptcy Seminar
19 Sep 2014 Looted Masterpieces: The Ethical Implications of World War II Stolen Art
18 Sep 2014 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
08 Sep 2014 2014 State of the Court Luncheon
08 Sep 2014 State of the Court Seminar: Federal Practice and Other Issues Important to Federal Practitioners
22 Aug 2014 2014 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar
21 Aug 2014 FBA Young Lawyers Committee Meeting and Happy Hour
31 Jul 2014 Summer Social Event at the Cleveland Aquarium
09 Jul 2014 Summer Associate Reception
19 Jun 2014 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
07 Jun 2014 Notice: Website off line.
15 May 2014 American Red Cross Blood Drive
15 May 2014 iPractice on an iPad
06 May 2014 2014 Sixth Circuit Appellate Practice Institute
25 Apr 2014 A Book of Your Own - Book Drive Ends April 25th, 2014
22 Apr 2014 Brown Bag Luncheon with United States Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman, Jr.
07 Apr 2014 2014 Annual Greater Cleveland Bench Bar Memorial Program
27 Mar 2014 One Bankruptcy Judge's Exit Interview with the Public
27 Mar 2014 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
20 Mar 2014 FBA Young Lawyers Committee Spring Kick-Off Happy Hour
24 Feb 2014 Introduction to Federal Practice CLE Seminar
04 Dec 2013 Ethics, Professionalism, and Substance Abuse CLE Seminar
02 Dec 2013 Federal Labor & Employment Law Seminar
06 Nov 2013 Building Your Book: An Open Discussion of Steps Young Lawyers Can Take Today to Become an Effective Law Firm Partner Tomorrow
04 Nov 2013 Installation of Chapter President, Officers & Directors
29 Oct 2013 Jury Perceptions of Diverse Lawyers in the Courtroom
24 Oct 2013 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
19 Oct 2013 Brief Advice and Referral Clinic
16 Oct 2013 Brown Bag Luncheon with Judge Jack Zouhary
09 Sep 2013 2013 State of the Court Luncheon
09 Sep 2013 Taking Aim at Violent Crime: What Does the Second Amendment Tell Us?
27 Aug 2013 New Lawyer Training CLE Seminars
21 Aug 2013 Summer Social Event at the E&Y Tower
16 Aug 2013 2013 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar
08 Aug 2013 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
19 Jul 2013 Introduction to Federal Practice CLE Seminar
17 Jul 2013 Summer Associate Reception
27 Jun 2013 American Red Cross Blood Drive
27 Jun 2013 Using (& Not Misusing) Power Point in the Courtroom, Arbitrations, Client Presentations & Elsewhere
10 Jun 2013 ROAD WORK AHEAD: REVISITING THE PATH TO REENTRY
06 Jun 2013 FBA Social and Bier-Tasting in Historic Ohio City
05 Jun 2013 Brown Bag Luncheon with Magistrate Judge Kathleen Burke
30 May 2013 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
22 May 2013 The Evolution of Computer Assisted Review – Past, Present and Future
26 Apr 2013 A Book of Your Own - Book Drive Ends April 26th, 2013
25 Apr 2013 Priorities of the U.S. Attorney's Office and their Impact on Corporate Counsel
25 Apr 2013 Commercial Damages 101 - Assessing Damages in Commercial Disputes Seminar
08 Apr 2013 Cleveland Foodbank Volunteer Night
14 Mar 2013 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
09 Mar 2013 Brief Advice and Referral Clinic
27 Feb 2013 Brown Bag Luncheon - Immigration Practice--Surely Not in this Courthouse
23 Feb 2013 Panel Discussion - Increasing APA Representation in the Judiciary
22 Feb 2013 Introduction to Federal Practice CLE Seminar
19 Dec 2012 American Red Cross Blood Drive
12 Dec 2012 Ethics, Professionalism, and Substance Abuse CLE Seminar
13 Nov 2012 The Price of Justice: The Federal Budget and the Federal Courts
08 Nov 2012 Installation of Chapter President Virginia A. Davidson
25 Oct 2012 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
18 Oct 2012 Younger Lawyers Committee Evening Social
11 Oct 2012 Investiture of the Hon. Jeffrey J. Helmick with Reception hosted by the FBA-NDOC
04 Oct 2012 Brown Bag Luncheon with Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder
27 Sep 2012 The History of the Northern District of Ohio Symposium
20 Sep 2012 Federal Bar Association - Annual Meeting and Convention
14 Sep 2012 State of the Court 2012
28 Aug 2012 New Lawyer Training CLE Seminars
27 Aug 2012 Cleveland Foodbank Volunteer Night
17 Aug 2012 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar
16 Aug 2012 Summer Social Event
06 Aug 2012 Brown Bag Luncheon with Magistrate Judge James R. Knepp, II and the Hon. Jeffrey Helmick
25 Jul 2012 Everything MDL: First-Hand Perspectives from MDL Panel Judges, MDL District Court Judges, and MDL Lawyers
19 Jul 2012 Summer Associate Reception
19 Jul 2012 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
12 Jul 2012 Younger Lawyers Committee Evening Social
20 Jun 2012 Younger Lawyers Committee Evening Social
16 Jun 2012 Hitchcock Center for Women - Outdoor Cleaning Volunteer Event
14 Jun 2012 American Red Cross Blood Drive
22 May 2012 Federal Labor & Employment Law CLE Seminar
17 May 2012 Younger Lawyers Committee Evening Social
02 May 2012 Making a Federal Case Out of It
27 Apr 2012 Shoes and Clothes for Kids "Packing Day"
25 Apr 2012 Federal Law Clerk Happy Hour
20 Apr 2012 Reception Following U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony and Afternoon CLE
20 Apr 2012 The Good, the Bad, and the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court Term
20 Apr 2012 Luncheon and Swearing-In Ceremony
20 Apr 2012 Swearing-In Ceremony for Admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
19 Apr 2012 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
12 Apr 2012 Younger Lawyers Committee Evening Social
02 Apr 2012 2012 Annual Greater Cleveland Bench-Bar Memorial Program
30 Mar 2012 After the Motion: Attacking and Impeaching Intercepted Communications at Trial CLE Seminar
29 Mar 2012 Younger Lawyers Committee Evening Social
29 Mar 2012 Reach Out Legal Assistance Seminar and Clinic
29 Mar 2012 Federal Bar Association - Mid-Year Meeting
28 Mar 2012 Brown Bag Luncheon with Judge Benita Y. Pearson
26 Mar 2012 Cleveland Foodbank Volunteer Night
16 Mar 2012 Do's and Don'ts: Practice Pointers from Federal Law Clerks CLE Seminar
24 Feb 2012 Introduction to Federal Practice CLE Seminar
23 Feb 2012 Younger Lawyers Committee Evening Social
11 Feb 2012 Brief Advice and Referral Clinic
07 Feb 2012 American Red Cross Blood Drive
26 Jan 2012 Younger Lawyers Committee Evening Social
25 Jan 2012 Brown Bag Luncheon with Magistrate Judge Greg White
17 Jan 2012 The Future of Legal Education: Responses from Northern Ohio's Law School Deans
14 Dec 2011 Younger Lawyers Committee Evening Social
08 Dec 2011 American Red Cross Blood Drive
07 Dec 2011 Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse CLE Seminar
05 Dec 2011 CANCELLED - Federal Labor & Employment Law CLE Seminar
18 Nov 2011 Investiture of Judge Jessica E. Price Smith, with Reception hosted by FBA-NDOC, CMBA and Norman S. Minor Bar Association
17 Nov 2011 Younger Lawyers Committee Evening Social
15 Nov 2011 Cleveland Foodbank Volunteer Night
07 Nov 2011 The Disappearing Trial in Federal Court
04 Nov 2011 CANCELLED - What You Need to Know About NLT CLE Seminar
21 Oct 2011 Investiture of Magistrate Judge Kathleen B. Burke, with Reception hosted by the FBA-NDOC
19 Oct 2011 Installation of Chapter President Diana M. Thimmig
30 Sep 2011 Members-Only Networking Breakfast
27 Sep 2011 A Whole Trial in 3 Hours
19 Sep 2011 State of the Court Luncheon
17 Sep 2011 Joint FBA - ACCA Brief Advice and Referral Clinic
25 Aug 2011 2011 Inaugural Federal Law Clerk Happy Hour
24 Aug 2011 Standing Up in Court
19 Aug 2011 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar
11 Aug 2011 Reception to Honor the Career of Judge Randolph Baxter
04 Aug 2011 Film, Law and Friends at the Capitol Theatre
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