CMBA 9th Annual Meeting

On June 3, 2016, Richard D. Manoloff of Squire Patton Boggs was inducted as the 2016-2017 CMBA President during our 9th Annual Meeting and Inaugural Luncheon in the Grand Ballroom at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Incoming Bar Association and Bar Foundation officers -- including Incoming Foundation President Drew T. Parobek of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease -- and board members were also sworn in during the luncheon, and special tribute was given to the new 50-year members and 65-year members of the Bar Association. Several of our colleagues in the greater legal community were recognized for their contributions to professionalism and public service.

For the first time, we hosted a Membership Expo as an interactive addition to our 9th Annual Meeting and Inaugural Luncheon. The Rocky River High School Jazz Band kicked off the morning with a live music performance as guests began to mix and mingle with CMBA program leaders as well as community organizations, learning about opportunities for development and engagement. To round out the warm Friday afternoon, Transportation Boulevard continued to capture the crowd with their music performance. With a cash bar available, the post-luncheon expo moved into high gear and you could feel the excitement spreading throughout the Convention Center. This event helped celebrate all this is great about our Bar Association, our community and our country.
Be sure to check out additional photos of the 2016 Annual Meeting on our Facebook Page!

We are proud to announce the following awards:

The Honorable William K. Thomas Professionalism Award - David A. Kutik of Jones Day
Justice for All Volunteer of the Year Award - Jennifer M. Himmelein of Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co., LPA
The President's Award - Judge Jean Murrell Capers


We would like to thank our 2016 Annual Meeting Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors
All Covered, Inc.
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Gold Sponsors 
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
Maloney & Novotny LLC
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP
Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP
Toshiba Business Solutions
Walter | Haverfield LLP

Silver Sponsors  
Avalon Document Services
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Case Western Reserve University Law School
Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co., LPA
Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc.
Frantz Ward LLP
Gallagher Sharp LLP
Giffen & Kaminski LLC
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Hennes Communications
Jones Day
McDonald Hopkins LLC
Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co., LPA
Oswald Companies
Parker Hannifin Corporation
PNC Wealth Management
Reminger Co., LPA
Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., LPA
Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP
Stephanoff Rennillo LLC
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Thompson Hine LLP
Tucker Ellis LLP
Ulmer & Berne LLP
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

Table Sponsors
BakerHostetler LLP
Berns, Ockner & Greenberger LLC
Buckley King LPA
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Diebold, Inc.
The Ford Family
Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.
Grant Thornton LLP
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
The Manoloff Family
Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis LPA
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Reminger Co., LPA
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan LPA

In-Kind Printing Sponsors
Avalon Document Services
Hudson Printing

Thank you to all of our 2016 Expo participants:

All Covered, Inc.
Avalon Document Services
Cleveland Association of Paralegals, Inc. 
The Cleveland Law Library
Hennes Communications 
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Maloney & Novotny LLC
Oswald Companies 
Outsource Ohio
PNC Bank- Business Banking and Private Client Group
Toshiba Business Solutions 

CMBA tables & ways to get involved at the Bar! 

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation
CMBA Conference Center
CMBA Events
Continuing Legal Education
Guardian ad Litem (GAL)
Lawyer Referral Service
Legal Technology Committee
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