The OCP is pleased to present two important topics for our final programs of the year. These topics are relevant for all students, from 1Ls to our soon-to-be graduates. We look forward to seeing you at them! Both programs will be held in the Learning Commons. Please RSVP to

CMLAA Presentation for Students: The Business of Law
A crucial component of success as a new attorney is understanding the law as a business, and developing relevant business development skills in addition to your legal expertise. Knowing how to find and keep clients is important, whether you’re a sole practitioner or a new Associate in a law firm. Understanding key elements of business development, depending on firm size or type of practice, will make a difference in your career development as a new attorney.
On Friday, April 13 at 12PM, all law students are invited to attend a panel discussion designed by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association to address this topic in a way that is meaningful to students. Whether you are a first-year student seeking to better understand the elements of successful practice or a graduating student preparing to enter practice very soon, this panel will help you to identify the skills – beyond just knowledge of the law – that legal employers are seeking.
Moderated by Scott Kuboff, C|M Law ’07 (Ibold & O’Brien), the panel will include: Bradley Greene, C|M Law ’89 (Law Offices of Bradley L. Greene), David Herman, C|M Law ’06 (Nurenberg Paris), Alex Reich, C|M Law ’09 (Calfee), and Dan Ross (Daniel Ross & Associates LLC). Each will share their experiences in getting and keeping good clients, along with answering your questions about the business of law.
Ask the Experts: Successful Applications & Interviews
It’s a competitive marketplace and the hardest part of the job search frequently is drafting application materials that will get you noticed – in the right way! Every detail matters, from format and content to what you name your computer files.
On Wednesday, April 18 at 5PM, Cleveland-Marshall’s Leaders-in-Residence, Mr. Steve Percy and Mr. P. Kelly Tompkins, will offer their insights and observations from their years of hiring and working with those who hire, including recent insights shared by employers about common issues in applications. There will be time for questions as well.
Students who are interested can also schedule one-on-one meeting times with Mr. Percy and Mr. Tompkins for Thursday, April 19. This appointments can be used for document reviews, informational interviewing, discussion of job search or networking strategy, or any other career-related topic. Please sign up for your meeting time in the Events module of CareerConnect.