Tatyana Pishnyak is taking part in a free legal clinic and resource fair for Ukrainians affected by war on June 24th from 9am-2pm at the Church of Evangelic Faith in Parma, OH. Consultations and legal advice will be provided for free for a range of legal issues such as immigration, real estate, employment, discrimination, etc.

*Complimentary childcare will be provided.

Tatyana and her husband are from Ukraine, where their family and friends still reside.

Malek Khawam will serve as a moderator for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s upcoming program titled “Whitewashing the Arab American Experience: No Need to Apply as a Minority!”

About the program:
This program will explore the history of the legal designation of Arab as “white” in the United States. Arab Americans are in a catch-22 – “white” enough not to be a minority and yet not “white” enough to be included in the mainstream. They will also discuss the legal and societal remedies to improve the Arab American experience in Ohio and the United States.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 19th from 12-1pm and is eligible for 1 hour of CLE via Zoom only.

For additional information or to register, click here.


Diane A. Calta will participate in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s upcoming REAL (Racial Equity and the Law) Talk webinar titled “Diversifying Outside Counsel Spend and Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Talent.” The webinar will feature multiple in-house and outside counsel panelists discussing practical, action-oriented best practices for in-house counsel to review, track, and engage with their outside counsel to increase the diversity of external legal spend and for all legal organizations to recruit, retain, and engage diverse talent.

The webinar will take place Fri, February 11, 2022 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET and offers 1 hour of CLE credit.

For additional information and to register, click here.

On Monday, May 4, Amy Kullik will present at Cleveland SHRM’s seminar Virtual Learning: Anti-Asian Discrimination & Harassment in the Workplace in the Wake of COVID-19.

Event Overview:
As employers reopen across the state, and for those who have remained open, it is important to recognize situations involving anti-Asian discrimination against their workers of Asian descent as a result of COVID-19, originating in China. Employers will learn about the types of harassment that such individuals are experiencing not only in the workplace but also in public as well.  This program will highlight the importance of awareness, education and communication as well as what steps employers should be taking now to prevent the impact of this stigma and to address anti-Asian discrimination in the workplace.

The objectives for the event are:
Awareness of Issues Facing Employees of Asian Descent
How Employers Can Prevent Discrimination & Harassment
Steps to Address Discrimination & Harassment

This program has been submitted for SHRM and HRCI recertification 1.0 credit hour.

Click here for additional information or to register for this free event.

Ed Patton will be providing an overview of International Contracts at the the City of Mentor’s International Trade Initiative 2020 Seminar Series International Contracts and the New Incoterms on Thursday, February 27.

This seminar will show how to use the new Incoterms and negotiate international contracts more effectively according to the U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods.

For additional information or to register, visit

Mansour Gavin’s John Monroe served as a panelist at the Legal Netlink Alliance’s Fall Meeting in Atlanta, GA where firm leaders discussed associate retention, succession planning and business development efforts. Read more.

Dan McGuire will be discussing “Key Elements of Effective Wills” at the National Business Institute’s “Step-by-Step Guide to Drafting Wills and Trusts” seminar on November 21 in Independence, OH. Additional details and registration information can be found here.

Jim Budzik will be speaking at the National Business Institute’s Mini Law School for HR Professionals (a comprehensive primer on labor and employment law) in Canfield, OH on October 21. Jim will be discussing “Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs.” Additional details and registration information can be found here.

Bruce Rinker will discuss “Form-Based Zoning for the Rest of Us” at the AHA Ohio State Planning Conference on October 4. Registration is now closed but you may register on-site the day of the conference. Additional information can be found on the APA Ohio website.

Bruce Rinker will be presenting at the Municipal Civil Law Seminar sponsored by the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association & Northeast Ohio Law Directors Association on October 4. He will be providing an update on 5th Amendment “Takings” after Knick and Eminent Domain. Additional information can be found here.