A Media Case Study: The Evolving Public Perception of Lawyers and the Legal Profession

A Media Case Study:
The Evolving Public Perception of Lawyers and the Legal Profession

A free CLE for Legal Aid attorneys and volunteers
1.5 general and 2.5 professional CLE credit hours have been requested from the Ohio Supreme Court

Summit County
Friday, October 9, 2015
12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m.

American Red Cross
501 W Market St
Akron, OH  44303

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Registration Deadline is Friday, October 2, 2015

Course Description

This course traces the evolving public perceptions of lawyers and the legal profession.  It explores how impressions are shaped by the ethical, unethical and unprofessional behaviors of lawyers and also examines how lawyers view themselves.  The relationship of poverty, pro bono, and professionalism will be discussed and their relationship to reinforcing the public’s trust in the legal profession.

Speakers

Carla Boyle is an attorney with Legal Aid’s Volunteer Legal Services Program.  She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College Of Law in 2003 and passed the Ohio bar in 2005.  She first came to Legal Aid as an AmeriCorps volunteer in 2010, and joined the staff in 2012.  Carla works closely with our volunteer lawyers and plays a central role in the Jerome L. Holub Bankruptcy Program the Peace of Mind Clinics and Legal Aid’s Summer Intern Program.

Jennifer van Dulmen earned her law degree at Hameline University.  Moving to Ohio, Ms. van Dulmen entered private practice, focusing primarily on family, bankruptcy, and criminal law.  Joining Legal Aid in 2006, she reinvigorated the Volunteer Legal Services Program developing clinics, expanding services, and engaging private attorneys.  She is active in numerous bar associations, earning an award for her leadership from the Akron Bar Association.  She has served as president of the Portage County Bar Association and the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals.  She currently serves on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee for Pro Bono and Public Service.

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Registration Deadline is Friday, October 2, 2015