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Ohio Advisory Committee Releases Report on Education Funding on Ohio

The United States Commission on Civil Rights recently announced the release of its Ohio Advisory Committee’s report on Education Funding in Ohio.  The Committee, chaired by Giffen & Kaminski’s Diane Citrino, examined whether and to what extent Ohio’s current school funding efforts impact identified disparities in educational quality and outcomes on the basis of race, Read More

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Karen Giffen Speaks at CMBA Hot-Talk About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Karen Giffen recently participated as part of a panel at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s “Hot Talk” entitled Coronavius: Facts Not Fear: Legal Rights and Responsibilities in a Public Health Emergency.  Other participants were Eileen Guttman, C.N.P., M.S.N., Director of Health Services at Cleveland State University and Bruce Hennes, CEO of Hennes Communications. Karen was Read More

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Jan Roller Re-Elected as Port Authority Board Chair

Jan Roller was recently re-elected for another one year term as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority.  The Port Authority’s mission is to foster job creation and economic vitality in the Greater Cleveland area.

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Melissa Laubenthal and Kathleen Nitschke attend Legal Aid’s Citizenship Day

On February 1, 2020, Melissa Laubenthal and Kathleen Nitschke spent the day volunteering at the Legal Aid Society for a special program called Citizenship Day.  At Citizenship Day, attorneys assist immigrants on the process of naturalization, and assist in preparing citizenship applications.   Melissa and Kathleen got to meet people from all over the world who Read More

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Diane Citrino attends American Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting

Diane Citrino recently attended the American Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas as a Delegate to the ABA’s House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the bar association.  Shown below with her colleague, Janet Marbley, who serves as the Administrator of the Client Security Fund of the Supreme Court of Ohio, Diane and many Read More

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Kathleen Nitschke Co-Hosts CMBA “Mini Bar” Event

Kathleen Nitschke recently co-hosted a CMBA “Mini Bar” networking event at Stone Mad Pub in the Gordon Square neighborhood of Cleveland.  The Mini Bar events are intended to encourage local attorneys to socialize at locations that are close to where they work.

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Diane Citrino adds Michigan to list of bar admissions

Diane Citrino was recently admitted to the bar of the State of Michigan.  During her swearing in, Diane promised to conform to the high standards required for the practice of law in Michigan and to support the state constitution.  Diane is already licensed in the states of Ohio and Illinois and her Michigan admission enables Read More

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Kathleen Nitschke joins Ladder Down’s Class of 2020

Congratulations to Kathleen Nitschke who has been chosen as one of just 24 members of the 2020 class for the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Ladder Down Program.  Ladder Down is a yearlong leadership, business development and mentoring program.  It was founded in 2012 by two Arizona attorneys who were interested in finding Read More

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Jan Roller Appointed to Legal Aid Board of Directors

Congratulations to Jan Roller on her recent appointment to the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.  Jan is also a Co-Chair of The Campaign for Legal Aid —  a  five-year plan to obtain funding to support Legal Aid’s work on behalf of Cleveland’s underprivileged citizens.  For more information, go to https://lasclev.org/donate/extendjustice/.

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Jan Roller Joins Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries in the Fight Against Family Homelessness

Jan Roller is pictured below with Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey at the ground breaking for the first of 20 houses in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood of Cleveland that will be renovated for local homeless families.  The project is part of a multi-million dollar affordable housing initiative by Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries (LMM) and the Cleveland Read More

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