Lectures & Events

 
October 2016
Wednesday
5
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Kirk J. Nahra partner with Wiley Rein LLP
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Franita Tolson
Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
13
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Nathan Quick
Trial Chambers, International Criminal Court
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
14
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: David J. Garrow, Distinguished Research Professor of History and Law, University of Pittsburgh
Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford University
Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina former Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Approved for 4.5 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
15
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
18
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
October
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kevin C. McMunigal
Professor of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
25
October
2016
The Rattlesnake Club
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Rattlesnake Club
300 River Pl Dr
Detroit, Michigan 48207
Friday
28
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Leo M. Gordon
U.S. Court of International Trade
Webcast live
November 2016
Tuesday
1
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Matt Herndon, Chief Legal Officer & Vice President of Government Affairs Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
9
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation
Juscelino F. Colares, Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Avidan Y. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Jonathan L. Entin, David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
Richard Gordon, Director of the Financial Integrity Institute Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Professor of Law
B. Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy Department of Political Science
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
11
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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5.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
16
November
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
19
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan Gordon, Professor of Law and Associate Director, LLM Lawyering Skills Program
Jean McQuillan, Assistant Professor of Law
Andrew Pollis, Professor of Law
Cassandra Burke Robertson, Professor of Law
2 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
February 2017
Friday
10
February
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal
Columnist, The New York Times
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner
Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance
Professor Business and Society
Center for Business and Human Rights
NYU Stern School of Business
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Alec Baldwin and PAS (Parental Alienation Syndrome): Shifting the Paradigm On Abuse
Sponsor
Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences and The Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Co-sponsored by
The Law-Medicine Center
SEP 11, 2009
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location
Mandel Center for Nonprofit Management, Rm. 108
On April 11, 2007, actor Alec Baldwin was taped using highly derogatory language toward his then 11- year- old daughter. After much nationwide publicity about the incident, mostly negative, he published a co-authored book, “ A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey through Fatherhood and Divorce,” in which he alleges he was driven to speak to his daughter this way by his ex-wife, Kim Basinger, because she had “alienated” his daughter from him. He devotes 20 pages to the now discredited “Parental Alienation Syndrome” (PAS).

In this presentation, Judge Gothard will first give a brief history of the Baldwin/Basinger case, leading up to the now infamous remarks. Judge Gothard will show how child abuse perpetrators often use the media, politicians, and particularly the courts to shift the paradigm so that they are now perceived as the victims, and the focus becomes the “alienating” parent, all too often causing the original complaint(s) of child abuse or neglect, to be ignored.

This is often done by “High Conflict People,” especially in contested cases of custody and/or visitation. Contributing to this misuse of the court system is the discredited “Parental Alienation Syndrome,” problems with the Guardian Ad Litem system; “punishment” for reporting abuse; problems with Judges, unwarranted psychological and/or social work evaluations, court appointed “experts” and other issues.
Speaker Information
Judge Sol GothardJudge Sol Gothard
retired Chief Judge
Juvenile Court, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana


Judge Sol Gothard, JD, MSW, ACSW, was elected to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal for the State of Louisiana in 1986 where he served as Senior Judge, until his retirement in 2005 .He was formerly Chief Judge of the Juvenile Court, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, having served there for fourteen years. Before being elected Judge in 1972, he was engaged in the private practice of law for over ten years. Prior to that, he was a social worker for sixteen years in a variety of settings. He has a Masters degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University, and a JD from Loyola University in New Orleans. He is an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Army.

He has participated as lecturer, workshop leader and keynote speaker for numerous international, national and regional conferences and workshops. His articles have been published in Child Welfare, Social Work, Journal of Independent Social Work, Journal of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, The Practicing Law Institute, The American Medical Association, Journal of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, Journal of The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Seattle University Law Review, Louisiana Bar Journal, and other books and publications.

He is Past President of the Louisiana Council of Juvenile Court Judges. He teaches at Tulane University Graduate School of Social Work, where he has the rank of full professor.

In the past, Judge Gothard was selected "Citizen of the Year" by the Louisiana State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers; he was awarded the Alfred E. Clay award for significant contributions to children by the Children's Bureau of Greater New Orleans; he delivered the commencement address to the graduates of the Tulane University Graduate School of Social Work, and the commencement address to the graduates of Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University, where he was also honored as "Alumnus of the Year" .He delivered the keynote address at the closing plenary of the 1990 NASW annual conference in Boston, which was attended by approximately 5,000 social workers.

Judge Gothard is a member or past member of the Board of Directors of numerous organizations, including The American Professional Society On The Abuse Of Children (APSAC), The American Humane Association, Children's Division, The National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW), 2000: Year of the Humane Child, One Voice: The National Alliance for Abuse Awareness, Our Children Our Future Charitable Foundation, and the Louisiana/SPCA. He is currently vice-chairman of the Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission, and President of the Council for Family Court Reform.

His most recent publications include: "The Evolving Law of Alleged Delayed Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse"(APSAC Journal); "Therapeutic Jurisprudence In The Appellate Arena-A Louisiana Jurist's Response"( Seattle University Law Review); "'Truth' versus 'Justice' In The Legal Arena: A Survey Of Judges, Lawyers And Mental Health Professionals"(Louisiana Bar Journal);." He recently taught two Internet Courses on "The Social Worker in Court: Playing Ball in an Unfamiliar Ballpark" and "Child Sexual Abuse and the Courts," under the auspices of the Tulane University Graduate School of Social Work.

He currently presents power point presentations at many conferences and to many groups, organizations and schools. His recent presentations include "Human Abuse/Animal Abuse: Psychological and Legal Implications; The Courts and judges in child abuse and custody cases: what’s the problem?; Conducting Custody evaluations in the best interests of the child: a judge’s perspective; Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Allegations in Custody cases; The Forensic Worker in Court: Playing the Game in an Unfamiliar Ballpark; Disorder in the Court: High Conflict People and Misuse of the Courts, Particularly in Custody Disputes ; The Judge and the Court System in Custody and Visitation Cases: “Truth” versus/and/or “Justice”? SOCIAL WORKERS, THE LAW AND THE COURTS: A JUDICIAL PERSPECTIVE.
Additional Information
EVENT TAKES PLACE at Mandel Center for Nonprofit Management, Room 108; Bellflower Road; Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7167

Free and open to the public. Up to 3.0 FREE hours of CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend. Please note - Recording in any form is prohibited.

Supplemental Readings:
· Dangerous Legal Tactic
· Warning Signs for Violence
· Batterers and Custody
· Divorce American Style
· Who Gets the Kids?

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