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CMBA Third Annual Meeting

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's 2010 Annual Meeting was held Friday, June 4, 2010 at the Marriott at Key Center. This year's event was sold out and hosted more than 500 guests.

Highlights of the luncheon included the welcome of our new presiding and administrative judges, installation of officers and trustees for 2010-2011, the recognition of this year's 50-year members and 65-year-plus honorees, and presentation of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's annual awards.

Click here to see photos of the 2010 Annual Meeting.

Below are 12 video segments from the Annual Meeting. Videos include the inaugural speech of the 2010-11 President of the CMBA, Michael N. Ungar of Ulmer & Berne, farewell speech of the 2009-10 President Mary K. Whitmer of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, introduction of Executive Director David R. Watson and award presentations. See the descriptions of each video below. Click here to read the inaugural speech of President Michael Ungar in its entirety.

*Video was divided into shorter segments to accomodate the time restraints for YouTube videos.  Videos provided by Rennillo Deposition & Discovery.

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Video 1 - Outgoing CMBA president, Mary K. Whitmer, introduces Michael N. Ungar, as 2010-2011 president of the CMBA. Mike pays tributed to Mary Whitmer. Mike introduced Judge David Katz of U. S. District Court. Judge Katz speaks.

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Video 2 - Judge David Katz, U. S. District Court, issues oath to Michael Ungar. Mike introduces the new officers and trustees. Judge Nancy Fuerst, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, issue oath to new 2010-11 officers and trustees of the Association.


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Video 3 - Michael Ungar delivers his inaugural speech (segment 1 of 5)
Mike introduces his presidency in connection to the the status of the Association. Mike recognizes and thanks the judiciary, colleagues, family, friends and firm.

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Video 4 - Michael Ungar delivers his inaugural speech (segment 2 of 5)
Mike discusses the mandate to advance the system of justice. He addresses leadership and shares a video from the ABA's Bar Leadership Institute about how bar associations are making a difference in their communities.

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Video 5 - Michael Ungar delivers his inaugural speech (segment 3 of 5)
Mike introduces the aggressive agenda for the 2010-11 fiscal year of the CMBA, including the formal announcement the creastion of the CMBA Task Force on Judicial Excellence. (see story in The Plain Dealer 06/27/10)

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Video 6 - Michael Ungar delivers his inaugural speech (segment 4 of 5)
Growing business for our world class legal community, including working with the CMBA's Lawyer Referral Service, COSE and others; membership to the Association, including the introduction of Member Value Proposition (MVP), membership cards and new benefits; mental health; certified grievance committee; and pro bono.

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Video 7 - Michael Ungar delivers his inaugural speech (segment 5 of 5)
Diversity; Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation; The 3Rs program and Foundation Fellows. Closing comments.

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Video 8 - Mary K. Whitmer welcomes and introduces David Watson, executive director and secretary of the CMBA. Welcome and introduction of Rabbi Matthew Eisenberg of Temple Israel Ner Tamid for the invocation. Introduction of the head table and special guests. Thank you to the Cleveland School of the Arts Jazz Band.

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Video 9 - Tribute to the students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for their accmoplishments in Mock Trial competitions and The 3Rs. Recognition of volunteers for the 3Rs program. Acknowledgement of sponsors. Tribute to outgoing trustees. David Watson recognizes Honorary Life Members and 65-year practitioners.

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Video 10 - Presentation of the CMBA Annual Awards: William K. Thomas Professionalism Award and the Justice For All Volunteer of the Year awards.

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Video 11 - Presentation of the Presidents' Award. Mary reviews her year as president. Recognition and thank you to the staff of the CMBA.

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Video 12 - Mary Whitmer offers well wishes to Michael Ungar; thank you to Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, and her husband. Mary says goodbye and recognizes some of the distinguished women from her class at CWRU School of Law. Final goodbye.