The Second Annual Judge Sam H. Bell Trial Advocacy Program

The Judge Sam H. Bell Trial Advocacy Program

Judge Sam H. Bell
The Bell family would like to give special thanks to The Honorable John R. Adams, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, for his assistance and continued support of this program.

The Honorable Sam H. Bell was a member of Akron Law’s Class of 1952 and was the first Akron Law alumnus to serve on a federal district court. Appointed in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan, Judge Bell served on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He never retired or resigned from the federal bench and remained a federal judge in inactive status until the day he died on Dec. 23, 2010.

Program Information

Fee includes CLE programming on November 21. $100 per person for applications received by Nov. 7, 2013 ($125 per person for applications received after this date). Scholarship opportunities to attend the program are available. CLE Credits: 3.25 CLE hours have been requested for Ohio. CLE credit requests for other states will be facilitated upon request. (NOTE: please include such requests on registration form).

To register, contact:

Shannon Aupperle
Office of External Programs
The University of Akron School of Law

330-972-7988 (Phone)
330-258-2343 (Fax)
sfauppe@uakron.edu

Apply online

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 - 10:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion: A Conversation with Recent Jurors regarding the Role of Jurors in Criminal Trials

Moderator:
Professor Emeritus J. Dean Carro, The University of Akron School of Law
Panelists:
Paul Adamson, Esq., Burdon & Merlitti
Donald Varian, Esq., Law Office of Donald S. Varian, Jr.
Recent jurors

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Admission of Documentary Evidence and the Electronic Courtroom
The Honorable James S. Gwin, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

The Honorable Patricia A. Cosgrove (retired), Summit County Court of Common Pleas
David Zendlo, Administrator of Courtroom Technology, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sentencing Issues, a candid conversation with probation officers
Arthur Bowker, Computer Crime Specialist, United States Probation Office
Edward Bryan, Esq., Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio
Laurie Fisher, Summit County Probation Department Mental Health Supervisor
Sharon Long, Esq., Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
Michelle Spaulding, United States Pretrial Services and Probation Officer

12:30 p.m.

Adjournment