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Legal Aid's 117th Annual Meeting


Dec 2

December 2, 2022
1:30 p.m. doors open


Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44113


1:30 p.m. - doors open
** click here for helpful parking details **

2:00 p.m. - program (prompt start)
(for attorneys, 1.0 CLE professional conduct credit available)

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. - reception

Keynote Remarks: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
in conversation with journalist Connie Schultz

Program led by:
Quo Vadis Cobb, Esq.
Vice President, Board of Directors

Legal Aid Update from:
Colleen Cotter, Esq.
Executive Director, Legal Aid
&
Steve Fazio, Esq.
President, Board of Directors

Louis Stokes Paragon Award
presented to:
The Campaign for Legal Aid Cabinet

Staff Awards:
Claude E. Clarke Awards, presented to:
Corrylee Drozda, Esq.
Katherine Hollingsworth, Esq.
Haley Martinelli, Esq.
Deborah Petit-Frere

Leadership Award, presented to:

Jennifer Kinsley Smith, Esq.

and
Legal Aid's C. Lyonel Jones Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to:

Alexandria Ruden, Esq.

Volunteer Lawyers Program Awards, including:
Legacy of Justice Award, presented to:
The Honorable Mary Jane Trapp
&
Access to Justice Awards, presented to:
Mark Dobbins, Esq.
Michael Durnwald, Esq.
Allison Kreiner, MD
Irene Meyerhoefer
&
Community Impact Awards, presented to:
Leslie Gentile, Esq.
Lydia Gross, Esq.
Jennifer Himmelein, Esq.

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

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Grateful to our Sponsors (as of 11/22/2022)

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Accellis Technology Group
BakerHostetler
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Diebold Nixdorf
Frantz Ward
KeyBank National Association
Perez Morris
Thompson Hine

Silver Sponsors

Calfee, Halter & Griswold
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
McDonald Hopkins
Northern Ohio Printing
Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino
Wickens Herzer Panza

Bronze Sponsors

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland
Cavitch Familo & Durkin
Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland Public Library
Fairport Wealth
GE Lighting, a Savant Company
Hahn Loeser & Parks
Ideastream Public Media
Jones Day
Margaret W. Wong & Associates
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Norman S. Minor Bar Association
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur
Ulmer & Berne
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease
Walter | Haverfield

General Sponsors

Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Hupp Co.
Brouse McDowell
Cohen Rosenthal & Kramer
Dworken & Bernstein
Eaton Corporation
Flannery | Georgalis
Gallagher Sharp
HFLA of Northeast Ohio
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz
Littler
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman
Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper
Ogletree Deakins
Ohio Access to Justice Foundation
Parker Hannifin
Reminger
Saint Luke's Foundation
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber
Stout
United Way of Greater Cleveland
Yourkvitch & Dibo

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