Our Year in Review


December 15, 2017 - Bill of Rights Celebration

Sean Kelly, Marisa Darden, and Sarah Cleves celebrated the 226th birthday of the Bill of Rights with the fourth grade classes at Campus International School.  The students received a copy of the Bill of Rights, and Mr. Kelly and Ms. Darden explained how the Bill of Rights applies to their work.  We also had cake with the students.  Both the students and the teachers were engaged and seemed to love the event!

November 9, 2017 Will for Veterans Program

We would like to offer a special thank you to those that  volunteered and contributed to this successful event.

Mrs. Kelly Newmen and Ms. Laura Jones Administration Officer, Office of the Federal Public Defender . They were doing the witnessing of will signatures. Max Chandler Ms. Patty Stauffer, Paralegal - Tucker Ellis and Stephen Newman– Federal Public Defender for Northern District of Ohio help with the will's.

Not Pictured:  Bryan O'Mallay (Of Counsel, Valore & Gordillo) and  Mohammed J. "Mo" Bidar (Cavitch Familo & Durkin), Chris Albrecktson, (Assistant Executive Director/Lawyer Referral Service, Dayton Bar Association, also associated with Ohio Wills for Heroes). Rebecca Ruppert McMahon and Samantha M. Pringle of the CMBA, and Sarah Phillips and Kristen Parker, Community Relations, Stokes VA Center. 

October 26, 2017 Installment of FBA-NDOC President and Board Officers

Photos of Bruce Moyer's visit to Cleveland

He spoke at lunch to a small group of Board and Chapter members.  He also  spoke in the afternoon at a meeting of the Northern District of Ohio Advisory Group, which several judges from the court also attended.  Here is some info on that group: 
http://www.ohnd.uscourts.gov/home/attorney-information/advisory-group/ .


October 2, 2017 State of the Court Luncheon

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Congratulations to Kip Bollin, who was sworn in Saturday, September 16, 2017 as president of the Federal Bar Association. Celebrating at the national convention are (l-r) Aaron Bulloff, Jim Satola, Tim Collins, Tim Collins, Tony Vegh, Kip Bollin, Eric Daniel, Philip Calabrese and Alexandra Dattilo.

August 3, 2017 Summer Social Event - Hansa Brewery

President J. Philip Calabrese, Defender Stephen  C. Newman and Program Coordinator Christine Sason celebrating the 25th year Federal Criminal Practice Seminar collaboration between the FBA and Federal Defender Office. (8/2107)

The University of Akron School of Law's $21 million debt free renovation of the C. Blake McDowell Law Center will be complete by late July. The renovation features a new ceremonial 125 seat courtroom, a library fits the needs of modern legal education, more student spaces, a cafĂ©, and advanced technology throughout the building.

March 27, 2017 Geri M. Smith Retirement Celebration-Clerk of Court

February 9, 2017 -Criminal Committee AUSA/Federal Defender/CJA Panel Reception


October 5, 2016 Installment of Board Officers

Federal Bar Association- 2016 Annual Meeting and Convention hosted by FBA-NDOC in Cleveland Ohio

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2016 State of the Court Luncheon

May 2, 2016 - Young Lawyers Committee & Law Clerk Committee at Greater Cleveland Food Bank


2015 Installment of FBA-NDOC Board Officers

September 2015 Nationals held in Utah

July 30, 2015 Summer Social Event, Azure Sun Lounge at the 9

May, 2015 Case Western Reserve University School of Law winners of the FBA award in Constitutional Law

(L-R): Jonathan Entin, Joseph Czerwien, Kathryn Geisinger, Jim Satola, and Dennis Terez.

September 2014 Nationals held in Providence, Rhode Island

2014 State of the Court Luncheon

2014 Summer Social Event at the Cleveland Aquarium


Former Chapter President Carter Strang accepts the Boots Fisher citizenship award from current Chapter President Virginia Davidson at the FBA National Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 28, 2013 and more...

On Nov. 6, 2013, the Younger Lawyers Section hosted a lunch and CLE on Building Your Book: An Open Discussion of Steps Young Lawyers Can Take Today to Become an Effective Law Firm Partner Tomorrow. The seminar including a presentation by career coach Robert Drovdlic, Robert Gregory Partners, who gave advice on how young lawyers can begin thinking about building a book of business. Then, a panel of successful Cleveland attorneys discussed how they approach developing clients. The panel included Eric Johnson, Walter | Haverfield, Jayne Juvan, Roetzel & Andress, Philip Oliss, Squire Sanders, and Tracy Turoff, Taft.

August 21, 2013 FBA Summer Social Event at E&Y Tower

June 6, 2013 FBA Social & Bier - Tasting in Historic Ohio City @ McNulty's Bier Markt
April 8, 2013 Volunteer Event at the Cleveland Foodbank
Legal Aid Brief Advice Clinic, held on Sat March 9th 2013 at the Hough Branch of the Cleveland Public Library

The Fourth Annual Midwest APALSA Conference, Panel discussion"Increasing APA Representation in the Judiciary, February 27, 2013
held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

The Cleveland Foodbank Volunteer Event, August 27, 2012
Our FBA-NDOC Volunteer Team. Left to right: Kapri Saunders,
 Bozana Lundberg, Matt Robinson, Amanda Knapp, Bettye Reinhardt,
 Louisa Oliver, Maria Dallas, Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr.,
Virgil Morant, Diana Thimmig, and George Ofori. (Catherin Adinaro not pictured.) 

FBA-NDOC volunteers sort food on The Cleveland Foodbank's                District Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr. sorts sauces and pastas, while other 
conveyor belt.                                                                                                                 volunteers (including FBA-NDOC member Catherin Adinaro and Judge Oliver’s
                                                                                                                                          Judicial Assistant Bettye Reinhardt) gather other food groups.

Judge Oliver’s Courtroom Deputy Maria Dallas and Law Clerks                        Volunteers check quality and freshness before sending the food                     
Kapri Saunders and Matt Robinson check expiration dates                                 for sorting.
alongside FBA-NDOC President Diana Thimmig. 

Foodbank volunteers hard at work.                                                                          We'll bet that no Foodbank volunteers have ever been this
                                                                                                                                         safe with a District Judge working security detail!

Shoes and Clothes for Kids "Packing Day" Volunteer Event, April 27, 2012

Left to right:  Amanda Knapp, Rinda Vas, Bozana Lundberg,                George Ofori (back) and Virgil Moran (front) assist at the volunteer
Audrey Hudak, Judge Annette Butler and George Ofori pack                 event.
clothes at the Shoes and Clothes for Kids warehouse.

                                               Left to right:  Volunteers Virgil Morant, Rinda Vas, Amanda Knapp,
                                               Madelyn Otcasek, Bozana Lundberg, Audrey Hudak, Georgia Hatzis
                                               and George Ofori at the Shoes and Clothes for Kids volunteer event.

Supreme Court of the United States Swearing-In Ceremony and Luncheon with William K. Suter, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, April 20, 2012, The Toledo Club - Centennial Room, Toledo, Ohio.

Major General William K. Suter, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the          Applicants to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar stand to receive the 
United States addresses those gathered at the Swearing-In Ceremony.    the administration of the oath.

General Suter sharing remarks after the administration of the oath.        Left to Right:  Jim Satola (Movant and Member of the Supreme Court Bar),
                                                                                                        Daniel J. Steinbock (Dean at The University of Toledo College of Law),
                                                                                                        Diana Thimmig (Chapter President), and General Suter.

2012 Annual Greater Cleveland Bench-Bar Memorial Program, April 2, 2012, Howard M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse, Cleveland, Ohio (photographs provided courtesy of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association)
Chief Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District     Chief Judge Oliver addresses those gathered at the Memorial Program.
of Ohio, presides over the Memorial Program.
Father Edward Estok, pastor at St. Albert the Great Church (far right),      Father Estok shares reflections at the Memorial Program
and other speakers at the Memorial Program.

                                                     Congregation at the Memorial Program gathered to honor 48 judges and attorneys from
                                        Cleveland and Cuyahoga County who passed away in 2011.

Memorial Program gathering in the atrium at the Courthouse.                   Speakers for the Memorial Program - left to right: Chapter President Diana
                                                                                                       Thimmig, Ronald V. Johnson, President of the Norman S. Minor Bar
                                                                                                       Association, and Jonathan B. Leiken, Vice President of the Cleveland
                                                                                                       Metropolitan Bar Association.
Federal Bar Association's Mid-Year Meeting, March 29 - 31, 2012 - Arlington, Virginia

Fern Bomchill (left), FBA President, and Chapter President Diana           2012 FBA Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court 
Thimmig (right) at National's Mid-Year Meeting.                                   Competition at National's Mid-Year Meeting.

Chapter President Diana Thimmig and Mark Vincent of the FBA Board     Left to right: Phillip Ripper, Rachel Felderhoff, Meagan Scott,
of Directors at National's Mid-Year Meeting.                                          and Erin Oglesby, all students from St. Mary's (San Antonio)
                                                                                                        from the final round of the Moot Court competition at the Mid-Year Meeting.
                                                                                                        One team won the oral arguments and the second team came in
                                                                                                        third on their brief.

2012 Chairs inviting all members to the annual FBA Convention to be
held in September 2012 in San Diego, California.

FBA-NDOC Cleveland Foodbank Volunteer Event, March 26, 2012
FBA-NDOC members Amanda Knapp and Kristin Morrison at the              FBA-NDOC members at the Cleveland Foodbank's warehouse.
Cleveland Foodbank.

            FBA-NDOC member Virgil Morant at the volunteer event.                  FBA-NDOC member Amanda Knapp at the Foodbank.

                                                  FBA-NDOC member volunteers (left to right):  Bozana Lazic Lundberg,
                                                  Kristin Morrison, Amanda Knapp and Virgil Morant.

FBA-NDOC and ACCA Brief Advice and Referral Clinic, February 11, 2012
Amanda Knapp (FBA-NDOC Younger Lawyers Committee Vice-Chair)       Natalie Cheung (Case Western law student) and Michelle
and Chris Meta (Akron law student).                                                     Creger (ACCA).
Ann Porath (Legal Aid Society of Cleveland) and                           Left to right: John Moran (ACCA), Derek Diaz (FBA-NDOC), and Cindy
Attorney Robert Cambridge.                                                       Binns (FBA-NDOC and ACCA).
U.S. District Court, ND Ohio and FBA-NDOC Red Cross Blood Drive, December 8, 2011

Ethics, Professionalism, and Substance Abuse CLE seminar, December 7, 2011


Speaker Ari Sherwin (c) with guest speaker Cliff Lewis (r)                     Guest Speaker Tamir Goodman, former NBA star.
and Arthur Green (l), both former NFL stars.

Investiture of Judge Jessica E. Price Smith, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, ND Ohio, November 18, 2011






Cleveland Foodbank Volunteer Night, November 15, 2011





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