Lectures & Events

Common Ground Symposium
Center for Social Justice
OCT 14, 2011
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 3 hours of in-person CLE credit
This conference brings together consumer law attorneys who use different tools to help people who have been victimized by consumer fraud. The victims are often people from underserved populations, who are susceptible to mortgage or foreclosure-related scams, credit or debt-related schemes, or other “bottom dollar” frauds, such as work-at-home scams, that prey on people who are suffering in the economic downturn. By bringing together people from government agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, legal services attorneys, and attorneys and advocates in the private sector, we hope that the panelists and the audience will learn from one another and benefit from the resources that we each have.
Speaker Information
Richard Alston
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

Carlie Boos
Legal Aid Society of Columbus and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

Francis Cintron
Spanish American Committee

Linda Cook
Senior Attorney
Ohio Poverty Law Center

Mark Heller
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

Hilary Mason King
The Housing Center

Jeffrey Loeser
Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection Section, Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Sandra Lynskey
Assistant Attorney General & Chief of the Consumer Protection Section
Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Erin Pettegrew
Ombudsman Projects Coordinator
Ohio Department of Aging

Professor Andrew Pollis
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Julie Robie
Senior Staff Attorney
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Melissa Szozda
Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Emily White
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Harold L. Williams
Managing Attorney
Consumer Law Unit
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Additional Information
Additional Information:
For more information, please contact Maria Del Monaco at (216) 263-3405 or mdelmonaco@ftc.gov.
Free and open to the public. 3 hrs. continuing legal education credit available.

At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated.


There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

Recording in any form is prohibited.

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