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Legal Aid's 116th Annual Meeting

Dec 9

Dec 9, 2021
12:15 pm-1:00 pm

To respect the health and safety of all,
Legal Aid's annual meeting is again a livestream in 2021.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters,
all tickets are free.
Toggle below to reserve your free ticket.
We look forward to gathering again in person in 2022.

Keynote Remarks
United States Attorney General Merrick Garland

Program led by:
Colleen M. Cotter, Esq.
Executive Director, Legal Aid

Legal Aid Update from:
Rita Maimbourg, Esq. (Tucker Ellis LLP)
President, Board of Directors

Staff Awards:
Claude E. Clarke Awards, presented to:
Tracy Ayers, Intake Specialist
Erik Meinhardt, Development & Communications Associate
Lisa Splawinski, Senior Attorney
and Matt Vincel, Supervising Attorney

Leadership Award, presented to:

Paige Nofel Kuri, Paralegal

Legal Aid's Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to:

Andrea Price, Senior Attorney

Volunteer Lawyers Program Awards, including:
Legacy of Justice Award, presented to:
Julie Rabin, Esq.
Community Impact Awards, presented to:
Ashley Bailes, Esq. (Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP)
James King, Esq. and
Art Smialek, Esq.

PDF of full program book for event available soon,
featuring ads from sponsors, award winner bios and more!

This event is free for all,
thanks to generosity of our sponsors

(list current as of 11/12/2021)

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Diebold Nixdorf
Frantz Ward, LLP
Giffen & Kaminski LLC
KeyBank National Association
The MetroHealth System
Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP
Thompson Hine, LLP

Silver Sponsors

Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
McDonald Hopkins
Squire Patton Boggs

Bronze Sponsors

Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland
Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
GE Lighting, a Savant Company
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Jones Day
Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper
Norman S. Minor Bar Association
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, LLP
Ulmer & Berne LLP
Wickens Herzer Panza
Walter | Haverfield

General Sponsors

Brouse McDowell
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Cavitch Familo & Durkin
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cuyahoga Community College
Dworken & Bernstein
HFLA of Northeast Ohio
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz
Margaret W. Wong & Associates
Ohio Access to Justice Foundation
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber, LLP
P. Kelly Tompkins

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