The Ohio Supreme Court has just announced big changes for Ohio lawyer CLE in January 2014. Under the coming changes, attorneys will be able to double the number of self-study credits they can earn each biennial period from 6 to 12. Another big change will allow attorneys to early 1 hour of credit for every 6 hours of approved pro bono service, with a maximum of 6 hours each biennium. In addition, required final reporting transcripts will be eliminated, and Ohio attorneys will be allowed to earn credit during consumption of a meal. Click here for a link to view the text of the changes.
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 (email@example.com) 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 Cleveland Law Library will kick off its Fall 2012 CLE season on November 9th with an engaging CLE program on Entertainment Law, featuring lawyer, author, and singer, Sheldon P. Starke, Esq. Although the heart of the field of entertainment law is either in New York City or Los Angeles, Mr. Starke has created and established a thriving practice from his home base of Cleveland, Ohio. With over 30 years in this field, Mr. Starke will share his expertise with lawyers who would like to enter this field without moving to another state. He plans to cover business paradigms, talent representation, management, and book publishing. He will also generously share some examples of contracts and agreements that he has drafted and negotiated. Mr. Starke is an engaging speaker who will provide a lively and informative program. Registration for the program begins at noon, and the program will run from 12:30-2:45 p.m.