Dec 2, 2022
1:30 p.m. doors open
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44113
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1:30 p.m. - doors open
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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
The Campaign for Legal Aid Cabinet
Claude E. Clarke Awards, presented to:
Corrylee Drozda, Esq.
Katherine Hollingsworth, Esq.
Haley Martinelli, Esq.
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
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)
Accellis Technology Group
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
KeyBank National Association
Calfee, Halter & Griswold
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Northern Ohio Printing
Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino
Wickens Herzer Panza
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
GE Lighting, a Savant Company
Hahn Loeser & Parks
Ideastream Public Media
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
Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Hupp Co.
Cohen Rosenthal & Kramer
Dworken & Bernstein
Flannery | Georgalis
HFLA of Northeast Ohio
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman
Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper
Ohio Access to Justice Foundation
Saint Luke's Foundation
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber
United Way of Greater Cleveland
Yourkvitch & Dibo