Watch a playlist of our Hot Talks starting with the most recent live streaming event.
Next up: April 19, 2021 at Noon
What is “design-build,” and what does it mean for major public projects like the Cuyahoga County Jail? While Cleveland.com has questioned the bidding process for the new jail, Ohio law has allowed for a streamlined process since 2011. Learn the facts and the history behind modern delivery models and how transparency and efficiency are balanced according to Ohio law. Join us for this free, open discussion as we move through the critical next steps in building a new Justice Center. Check out more program details here.
Why Hot Talks?
The CMBA’s mission begins with five simple words: “To promote the rule of law.” To believe in the rule of law means that we believe all people and all institutions are subject to and accountable to the laws of our land. It also means that we believe all laws must be both fairly applied and fairly enforced.
One way we strive to fulfill our mission is by creating opportunities for the open, civil exchange of ideas and viewpoints across a vast array of subjects – both for our members and the community at large. Hot Talks offers an opportunity for civil conversations about these subjects.
What do these talks look like?
Since the beginning of Covid-19 restrictions, Hot Talks have continued as virtual forums, continuing to bring the community together safely via Zoom and Facebook Live.
We usually start with 2-3 lead speakers providing introductory information about the topic. (15-20 mins)
Then comes the Q&A. Free form. (30-40 mins) Our speakers will field questions and provide their perspectives. Sometimes they’ll agree. Sometimes they won’t. Sometimes the audience will agree; sometimes it won’t. The point here is to take real-time developments and talk about them in an environment that is conducive to genuine, respectful give-and-take.
No, we won’t be catering to the left or to the right. No, we won’t be offering the CMBA’s view on whether a policy announcement is good or bad. Yes, we will be giving people an opportunity to learn more about the legal news of the day in an environment that will enable us to discuss, debate, and ultimately become better educated about the changes coming out of Washington D.C. and elsewhere – changes that will affect all of us.
Our doors are open to all who wish to engage in civil discourse.