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The Intersection of Media & The Law

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you have a good chance of getting CLE credit.
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If you’re not an attorney or you are, but you don’t need the CLEs,
all of the seminars below can be audited for a very low price.

The Intersection of Media & the Law

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Hennes Communications are proud to present The Intersection of Media & the Law. This all-new, 11-part series will take a deeper look at some of the many ways in which law and media interact. Guest speakers include David Yost, Ohio Attorney General, Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court beat for the New York Times and reporters from Bloomberg, CBS and other news outlets to rarely heard outside the classroom professors from Cleveland’s two law schools. Based on headlines right out of today’s news, these programs are not to be missed!

The programs in this series will only be offered virtually live for CLE credit. After registering, you will receive an email on the day of the program with your unique Zoom link. Tune in from your home or office!

All programs are 2 hours long, running from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm eastern standard time.

For a complete description of each individual program, pricing information (per seminar or as a bundle, with or without CLE credit) and to register for each seminar, click here.

Schedule of Programs:

Police Body Cameras & Facial Recognition
Friday, October 16, 2020
Moderator: Prof. Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
Joseph Delguyd, attorney, Cleveland Police Union
Prof. Andrew Geronimo, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Chad Marlow, Sr. Advocacy & Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union

The Press, the Law & Protestors
Monday, October 26, 2020
Moderator: Lee Fisher, Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland
State University
Elizabeth Bonham, attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
Terry Gilbert, attorney, Friedman & Gilbert
Prof. Kevin O’Neill, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
Christopher Rivero, attorney, Esparza Rivero
Cory Shaffer, reporter, The Plain Dealer &

Covering Politics Today
Monday, November 9, 2020
Moderator: Mary Anne Sharkey, former Editorial Director for The Plain Dealer, former Communications Director for former Ohio Governor Bob Taft
Laura Bischoff, Dayton Daily News
Henry Gomez, Buzzfeed
Karen Kasler, reporter, ideastream
Gregory Korte, National Political Correspondent, Bloomberg News
David Yost, Ohio Attorney General

The Law, the Media & Race
Monday, November 16, 2020
Moderator: Thom Fladung, Managing Partner, Hennes Communications
Prof. Bryan Adamson, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Judge C. Ellen Connally, former Cleveland Municipal Court
Wes Lowery, Pulitzer Prize winner, CBS News
Mark Stanton, Cuyahoga County Public Defender
Niraj Warikoo, reporter, Detroit Free Press
Laura Yuen, editor for Race, Class and Communities, Minnesota Public Radio

Master Class: The Criminal Defense Bar
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Moderator: Ian Friedman,
Friedman & Nemecek
David Chesnoff,
Chesnoff & Schonfeld, P.C., Las Vegas, Nevada
Drew Findling,
The Findling Law Firm, P.C., Atlanta, Georgia
Tommy Spina,
Law Office of Tommy Spina, Birmingham, Alabama
Stacey Richman,
Richman Hill & Associates, Bronx, New York

TV News & the Law
Friday, December 4, 2020
ModeratorHoward Fencl, Hennes Communications
Steven Friedman, attorney, Squire Patton Boggs
Lynna Lai, reporter and weekend anchor, WKYC-TV
Karen Lefton, attorney, The Lefton Group
Adam Shapiro, former Cleveland TV news anchor, Yahoo Finance

Politics, Money & the Law
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Moderator: Michael McIntyre,
John Funk,
reporter, Energy News Network and Utility Drive
Brian Katz,
Director of Campaign Finance and Campaign Finance Counsel, Ohio Secretary of State
Kathiann M. Kowalski,
attorney and journalist, Energy News Network, Eye on Ohio and other publications
Chris Olivetti,
Director of Legislative Affairs, Ohio Secretary of State

The Intersection of the Law and Social Media
Monday, December 14, 2020
Moderator:Aaron Minc,
attorney, Minc Law
Prof. Bryan Adamson,
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Prof. Andrew Geronimo,
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Prof. Thaddeus Hoffmeister,
University of Dayton Law School
Dr. Jacqueline Lipton,
University of Pittsburgh Law School

Covering the Supreme Court
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Moderators: Lee Fisher,
Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, and Jessica Berg, Dean, Case Western Reserve University  School of Law
Richard Davis,
author of “Covering the United States Supreme Court in the Digital Age”
Adam Liptak,
The New York Times

Master Class: The White-Collar Criminal Defense Bar
Friday, February 19, 2021
Moderator: Thom Fladung,
Managing Partner, Hennes Communications
Hank Asbill,
Buckley LLP, Washington, D.C.
David Gerger,
Gerger Khalil Hennessy & McFarlane, Houston, Texas
Ellen Podgot,
Stetson University, Gulfport, Florida

Drones and Privacy
Friday, April 16, 2021
Darrell Clay, Walter Haverfield

All of the programs are 2-hours in length.


If you need Ohio CLE, each program is
$80.00 for CMBA Members and
$100.00 for Non-Members

Bundle Pricing for all 11 CLEs in this series is
$660.00 for CMBA Members and
$880.00 for Non-Members

*Court Personnel eligible to use applicable court funds/hours may email Dominica Essi

Don’t need CLE and looking to simply audit?
$20 for CMBA Members
$30 for Non Members

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