The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a free continuing legal education seminar entitled, "Lincoln on Professionalism" on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
The doors will open for attendees at 8 a.m. Randall J. Sweeney, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation executive director, and Gregory L. Peterson, a partner at Phillips Lytle LLP in Jamestown and board member at The Robert H. Jackson Center, will begin the program with a welcome and introductions.
The seminar will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a presentation on Charitable Gift Giving given by Betsy Constantine, vice president for giving strategies at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, and Michael B. Engdahl, attorney and assistant professor of financial services and business law at Edinboro University and director of the University's CFP Board Registered Program.
A second program, Fillmore and Cleveland: Presidential Ethics will be presented by Maryann Saccomondo Freedman, an attorney with Cohen and Lombardo, P.C. and former president of the Bar Association of Erie County and New York State Bar Association, along with George M. Cleveland, grandson of U.S. President Grover Cleveland. The seminar will conclude with the feature program, Lincoln on Professionalism, based on Abraham Lincoln's life as a lawyer. Panelists include Jeremiah J. McCarthy, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of New York, Eugene F. Pigott, Jr., associate judge for the New York State Court of Appeals, John K. Plumb, retired Jamestown area attorney and former Jamestown Bar Association president, and Michael B. Powers, a partner at Phillips Lytle LLP and Clarence town justice. Peterson will moderate the program.
The program will be followed by a luncheon featuring guest speaker Jehuu Caulcrick, an NFL free agent with Chautauqua County roots. A 2003 Clymer Central School graduate, Caulcrick is a graduate of Michigan State, where he played tailback and part-time fullback. He has played on practice teams for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills.
Developed primarily as a continuing legal education seminar for attorneys, the seminar will appeal to a cross-disciplinary audience of lawyers, municipal officials, business leaders, bankers, accountants, financial planners, insurance and investment agencies, non-profit organizations and their board members.
The program is approved for state CLE credit for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys for a maximum of 4.0 credit hours. Phillips Lytle LLP, an accredited provider of continuing legal education in New York, will handle state CLE credit requests.
The seminar and luncheon are free. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. To register, contact Mary Parsons, CLE administrator, Phillips Lytle LLP, at 847-5461. For more information, call the Robert H. Jackson Center at 483-6646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.