Greet the Judges and GCs

Greet the Judges

The "Greet the Judges and GCs" annual reception is part of the CMBA's continuing effort to bring together the outstanding individuals that make Northeast Ohio a world-class center of professional excellence. The event is open to members and the CMBA's invited guests. It is supported and attended by honored members of the judiciary from our federal, state and local courts, as well as general and other in-house counsel from the from diverse institutions and settings.

The reception also welcomes and celebrates the newest Ohio attorneys who are sworn in by the Supreme Court in May.

We hope you will take the opportunity to stop by on May 22 to celebrate our outstanding legal community, including the newest attorneys sworn in, with an evening of appetizers and drinks.

The CMBA is again partnering with NEOACCA to present a one-hour CLE on social media preceding the reception. More details below.


Join the CMBA, in conjunction with the NEOACCA, for a special CLE presentation held prior to the annual Greet the Judges and GCs reception. 

Social Media Perspectives from the Bench and In-house Counsel
The CMBA and the Northeast Ohio Chapter - Association of Corporate Counsel (NEOACCA) are partnering for this one-hour CLE on how social media has influenced corporate policy and judicial practice. Please join us for this panel discussion on social media’s impact on corporate legal practice and how it can influence jurors, counsel, and the courts. 

CLE Panelists:

  • Judge Dan Aaron Polster, United States District Court
  • Judge Michael P. Donnelly, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
  • Ari Sherwin, Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property, The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • James Stone, Managing Shareholder, Cleveland, Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Richik Sarkar, McDonald Hopkins, Moderator

Free to CMBA and NEOACCA members. Space is limited. For full details and to register, click here or contact the CMBA at 216-696-3525. 


If you are interested in being a sponsor, see the links at right for more information.

In order to provide this free event to our members, we rely on the generous support of sponsors. Several sponsorship packages are available in order to satisfy different organizations’ budgets and interests. For your convenience, sponsorship form with details of each level are available for download. Sponsors will have the option to be on-site as well to network with members.

Join Us

May 22, 2014
5-7 p.m.
Cafe Sausalito (2nd Level of the Galleria)

CLE at 4 p.m. at CMBA offices 

Registration Required
(Space is Limited)

Free to CMBA Members
(and Invited Guests of the CMBA)
Register by email or by phone at 216-696-3525

Registration for the reception does not grant access to the CLE, so when you register, indicate if you are attending the CLE, the reception or both. 

Thank You 2014 Sponsors!

 If you are interested in being a sponsor, see the links below. 

 Avalon Document Services 

Bloomberg BNA


Special Counsel

Gabriel Partners 

Black Letter \ Discovery
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
CT Corporation System
Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., LPA
Walter | Haverfield LLP

Cathleen M. Bolek
Darrell A. Clay
Anne Owings Ford
Bruce Hennes
Ashley L. Jones, Esq.
Jon Leiken
Sharece A. Miller-Curry, Esq.
Darlene E. White 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Leverage your brand at this members-only event. 

Opportunities are available for service providers/vendors as well as firms and individuals. 

For more information, contact Tressa Mazzocca at the CMBA.