The 2018 Greater Cleveland Bench-Bar Memorial Program will be held on Monday, April 16 at the CMBA Conference Center Auditorium beginning at Noon. The program will pay tribute to attorneys and judges from Cleveland and Cuyahoga County who passed away in 2017 (January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017) and had devoted their lives to upholding the rule of law and the highest standards of the community.

Every year, during the ceremony, brief remarks are made by various judges and local bar association representatives, and reflections are provided by a guest speaker. A full reading of the names of those being memorialized take place, and a reception with light refreshments are held immediately following the ceremony. 

The Memorial Program is presented each year as a collaborative effort by the bench and local bars, including the Cleveland Metropolitan, Federal-Northern District, and Norman S. Minor Bar Associations,. The program is open to the public at no cost and lasts approximately one hour.

For more information about the program, or if you see an attorney or judge omitted from this list, please contact Krista Munger.

The 2018 Memorial Program honors:

Fred J. Ball
Michael Lamont Belcher
The Honorable Jean Murrell Capers
Joyce E. Carlozzi
Zolman Cavitch
Leo Robert Collins
Thomas Lee Dettelbach
Elizabeth Druyfuss
Mark D. Klimek
David P. Kraus
The Honorable Robert M. Lawther
George W. MacDonald
James Michael Mackey
Thomas A. McCormack
Gary W. Melsher
John T. Meredith
Richard David Messerman
Harvey Stuart Morrison
Timothy J. Ochsenhirt
William Wilbert Owens
Samuel Richard Petry II
The Honorable Raymond L. Pianka
Magistrate Elliot Ian Resnick
Mark Alan Smith
Robert Lee Steely
Lawrence Anthony Sutter III
The Honorable Pauline H. Tarver
Fred Weisman