Hot Talks at the CMBA!

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association has accepted the challenge to be a force for positive, permanent change in our justice system. One of the ways that we as a community can create reform is through new laws. Join us on Tuesday June 23rd at Noon as our series of Hot Talks continues via Zoom and Facebook Live, this time with a look at what Ohio legislators are doing to change policing and the impact that could have on public safety.

Our panelists have proposed legislation to demilitarize the police by stopping departments from obtaining military-style assault equipment and gear.
Ohio Rep. Casey Weinstein (D), District 37
Ohio Rep. Erica Crawley (D), District 26
Moderator: Ian N. Friedman, CMBA President, Friedman & Nemecek LLC 
We will take questions from the audience. In order to maximize the number of questions we can take during this one-hour event, you can send questions in advance to Hot Talks are always free and open to the public. 

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Check out Previous Hot Talks

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 will these talks look like?
We will 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.