The Robert H. Jackson Center hosted a free continuing legal education seminar titled "Lincoln on Professionalism" recently.
The event opened with remarks by Greg Peterson, Jackson Center board member, and Randy Sweeney, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation executive director. The seminar began with a presentation on "Charitable Gift Giving" by guest speakers Betsy Constantine of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and Michael B. Engdahl, certified financial planner and attorney, followed by "Fillmore and Cleveland: Presidential Ethics" by Maryann Saccomando Freedman, attorney and first female president of the Erie County and New York State Bar associations.
The seminar ended with the feature program, "Lincoln on Professionalism," based on Abraham Lincoln's life as an attorney. Panelists for the discussion were the Hon. Jeremiah J. McCarthy, .S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of New York, the Hon. Eugene F. Pigott Jr., Judge for the state Court of Appeals, John K. Plumb, retired Jamestown area attorney and former Jamestown Bar Association president, and the Hon. Michael B. Powers, a past Phillips Lytle LLP attorney and Clarence town justice. Greg Peterson was the moderator.
Front row, from left, are the Hon. Michael B. Powers, the Hon. Judge Eugene F. Pigott Jr., the Hon. Jeremiah J. McCarthy and John K. Plumb. Back row, from left, are Michael B. Engdahl, Maryann Saccomando Freedman and Gregory Peterson.
A luncheon featuring Jehuu Caulcrick, NFL free agent, immediately followed the program. James C. Johnson of the Robert H. Jackson Center and June Diethrick of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation presented a $500 check to Caulcrick in honor of his appearance, which was donated to the Refugee Development Center of Lansing, Mich., where Caulcrick has been a long-time volunteer.
Developed primarily as a continuing legal education seminar for attorneys, the seminar appealed to a cross-disciplinary audience of attorneys, municipal officials, business leaders, bankers, accountants, financial planners, insurance and investment agencies, not-for-profit organizations and their board members. The Robert H. Jackson Center hosts free, continuing education seminars twice a year for area professionals which are also open to the public. The next seminar will be held in the spring.
For more information, call the Jackson Center at 483-6646, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit roberthjackson.org.
Seminar sponsors included:
Supreme Court level: Chautauqua Region Community Foundation; Phillips Lytle LLP; The Robert H. Jackson Center;
Attorney General level: Chautauqua Abstract Company, DFT Communications; The Maytum Company;
Solicitor General level: Aleksandrowicz Private Investors Inc.; Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C.; Cattaraugus County Bar Association; Citizens Bank; Com Doc; CCIDA; Five Star Bank; Gametime Sportsbar & Grill; Geer & Dunn; Greater Chautauqua Region Estate Planning Council; Holt Associates, Inc.; In Hand Sam Process Service; Jamestown Bar Association; Jamestown Business College; Johnson Estate Wines; Lewis & Lewis P.C.; Manning & Napier; Northern Chautauqua County Bar Association; Quick Solutions; The Resource Center; Robert Half Management Resources; Roberto's; Rodgers Land Surveying.