State of the Court Seminar: Federal Practice and Other Issues Important to Federal Practitioners

  • 08 Sep 2014
  • 8:25 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

Registration

  • You must be a current FBA member to register under this option. Your membership status will be checked after your registration is received.
  • If you are a law student/law clerk or court staff member you may attend this seminar for free.
  • This registration is for members of the public not applying for CLE credits.
  • This registration is for non-members applying for CLE credits.
  • No Charge

State of the Court Seminar: Federal Practice and Other Issues Important to Federal Practitioners 

Risk Versus Reward: The New Pros and Cons of Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers
In the wake of recent rulings by the Supreme Court of the United States and other appellate courts, many employers will need to reevaluate their stance on arbitration agreements.  This session will cover important changes to the incentives and disincentives of arbitration since the recent decisions came down.  The presenters will also discuss the viability of class action waivers.  Finally, the course will provide practical tips and best practices for drafting or updating an arbitration agreement to use in the new legal landscape.

John Gerak, Esq., of Ogletree Deakins
Jason R. Bristol, Esq., of Cohen, Rosenthal & Kramer, LLP

In-House Counsel Forum: How Outside Law Firms Get Noticed and Hired

Attendees at this session will hear from in-house counsel about their experiences in hiring and maintaining relations with outside counsel.  The program will include discussion about the expectations of general counsel and how outside lawyers can enhance their images in the eye's of their corporate clients.  Panel members will address approaches they have seen used well and others that were not used so well.

Carolyn E. Cheverine, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel (Industrial Sector), Eaton Corporation
Tim Clancy, Esq., Group General Counsel (Healthcare), STERIS Corporation
David Lamb, Esq., Vice President and General Counsel, The Scott Fetzer Company
David R. Sheil, Esq., Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Jeld-Win Inc
Brian Ramm, Esq., of Ulmer Berne, LLP (Moderator)

Technology in the Courtroom: Views from the Bench about What Works and What Doesn’t
This course will not only teach attendees about the latest means of using technology in a courtroom setting, but it will also share first-hand insight from a panel of distinguished local judges about how to best use technology to your advantage.  The course includes demonstrations about different types of media available to practitioners and examples from real-life trials.  Trial lawyers, you won’t want to miss this program.

The Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr., Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
The Honorable Jack Zouhary, District Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
The Honorable Benita Y. Pearson, District Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Linda Weber, Senior Litigation Consultant, Visual Evidence
Lori Riga, Esq. of the Officer of the Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Ohio (Moderator)

Monday September 8,  2014
8:25am to 11:45am
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square

Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Click here for a completed brochure with agenda, listing of speakers and in-house counsel. 

3.0 Hours of Ohio CLE Credit
Pending Approval by the Ohio Supreme Court

**Cancellation policies will be followed.  Click link for more details. 

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