The Cleveland Law Library is hosting a November 29th CLE program on Acquiring, Building & Leasing Commercial Real Estate. This seminar will focus on the three (3) major phases related to commercial real estate. First, Elliott M. Kaufman from Buckley King will provide a detailed road map explaining how to purchase commercial real estate from the meeting with the client through all post-closing issues. Michael S. McMahon from McMahon DeGulis will then discuss building on commercial real estate, with a topical focus on "green" building and the risks associated with unanticipated problems. Finally, Richard D. Tomsick from Forest City Enterprises will discuss the best and worst practices in the preparation of commercial leases. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m., and the program will run from 1:30 p.m. through 4:15 p.m. Registration is $70 for members and $85 for non-members. Click here for the registration form, or call (216-861-5070) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Law Library to sign up.
If you are interested, look for more information later on three (3) other programs we have on tap for December.
The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism has released the first of a quarterly series of "Professionalism Dos and Don'ts." This issue covers best practices regarding depositions, including recommended guidelines for scheduling, conducting and attending depositions. Examples of Dos include reviewing local rules, setting a reasonable time limit for a deposition, and providing documents to a deponent when asked. Examples of Don'ts include making rude or degrading comments to a deponent or opposing counsel, taking a deposition to harass a witness, and providing answers for a witness to give.
On Friday, November 16, 2012, the Cleveland Law Library is sponsoring a probate CLE captioned Practical Probate Practice for the Local Practitioner. Because changes are likely coming very soon for estate taxation, William A. Duncan plans to update attendees on the most current legislative developments in this area. Utilizing practice scenarios he commonly encounters in Cuyahoga County’s Probate Court, Bradley Hull IV will then discuss probating estates ranging from a full administration to a release of assets. Finally, Magistrate Charles T. Brown will explain all of the new changes that the Cuyahoga County Probate Court has implemented to streamline local probate practice, including Local Rule amendments and statutory changes. Those who are interested can find the registration form on our website or register in person on the 4th floor of the Law Library. The program is only $70 for members and will provide 2.5 hours of Ohio continuing legal education.
I am not sure how long Gerald E. Fuerst has been the Clerk of Court in Cuyahoga County, but the County posted his job on August 15th, and it is still pending. According to the Clerk's employment web site page, the position will remain open until it is filled. The preview of the job shows a salary range of $86,000 - $125,000 and general job requirements. The job responsibilities are also listed and include: being the official record keeper for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas General and Domestic Relations Divisions and the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Appellate District in Ohio; receiving and collecting statutory fees and court ordered fines and costs; calling jurors; maintaining search warrants; expunging records; and other duties.
The Cleveland Municipal Court has issued a creative sentence for a woman who drove onto a sidewalk in order to pass a school bus full of children-she will have to wear an "idiot" sign. ABC news reports that the woman, who the bus driver caught on video, will have to wear a sign that says "Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus" next Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at the intersection of East 38th and Payne in Cleveland. The sign has to be on white poster board with capital letters in black marker. This situation makes me think of Bill Engvall and "Here's Your Sign."