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2019 Annual Meeting & Report to the Community

Nov 25

November 25, 2019
11:15 am-1:30 pm

Hilton Cleveland Downtown
100 Lakeside Avenue E, Cleveland OH 44114

Reception Opens - 11:15 a.m.
Lunch and Program - 11:45 a.m.

Keynote Remarks
The Honorable Nathan Hecht
Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court


Louis Stokes Paragon Award
The City of Cleveland:
Mayor Frank G. Jackson &
Cleveland City Council

Legacy of Justice Award
Patrick F. Haggerty, Esq.
Frantz Ward LLP

Community Impact Award
West Side Catholic Center
Fatima Family Center
Geauga County Bar Association

Pro Bono Access to Justice Award
Thompson Hine
McDonald Hopkins

Special thanks to our sponsors (as of October 16, 2019) --
Interested in sponsorship?
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Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Giffen & Kaminski




Thompson Hine

Wickens Herzer Panza

Silver Sponsors

Association of Corporate Counsel - Northeast Ohio

Bober Markey Fedorovich


Ross Environmental Services, Inc.

Squire Patton Boggs (US)

Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP

Tucker Ellis

Ulmer & Berne

Walter | Haverfield

Bronze Sponsors

Brouse McDowell

Calfee, Halter & Griswold

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland

Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Public Library

Fairport Asset Management

Fisher Phillips

Hahn Loeser & Parks

Jones Day

McDonald Hopkins

Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Norman S. Minor Bar Association

Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur

Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan

University Hospitals

General Table Sponsors

Accellis Technology Group

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs

Cavitch Familo & Durkin

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Center for Community Solutions

The Chandra Law Firm

City Club of Cleveland

Cleveland City Council

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Cuyahoga Community College

Colleen M. Cotter, Esq.

Diebold Nixdorf

Dworken & Bernstein

Gallagher Sharp

Geauga County Bar Association

Goldfarb Weber Creative Media

Jackson Lewis

Jaros Strategy

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz

James A. Lowe, Esq.

Tom Merriman, Esq.

The MetroHealth System

National Council of Negro Women

Nordson Corporation Foundation

Ogletree Deakins

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation


Roetzel & Andress, LPA

Saint Luke's Foundation

Schneider, Smeltz, Spieth & Bell

Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash

Sisters of Charity Foundation

Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber

St. Vincent Medical Center

Sutter O'Connell

United Way of Greater Cleveland

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

West Side Catholic Center

Margaret W. Wong & Associates

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