04.20.05 City Club: The Future of Cleveland’s Legal Profession

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/08/2005 - 13:32.
04/20/2005 - 11:00

The Future of Cleveland’s Legal

Steve Brogan and Fred Nance speak at The City Club of


CLEVELAND, OH—Steve Brogan, managing partner of Jones
Day, and Fred Nance, managing
partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, will discuss how the legal
community in Cleveland has evolved and where it’s going at
noon on Wednesday, April 20,
, at The City Club of
Cleveland. Joe Morford, partner at Tucker, Ellis
& West LLP, will serve as moderator.


Cleveland is one of the nation’s strongest
legal markets. For much of our history, Cleveland lawyers have led the city’s
political, charitable and civic institutions. (City founder Moses Cleaveland was
a lawyer.) The strong legal community developed as the city became home to some
of the largest and most successful manufacturing companies of
America’s industrial age. As these
companies became national and international, many relied on
Cleveland lawyers and their law firms grew
with them into national and international firms.


Today the city looks much different,
with many Fortune 500 companies leaving the region. Although we still are
headquarters to some of the nation’s largest firms, we have recently seen the
demise of what was, at the time, Cleveland’s oldest law firm. In addition, the
legal community confronts changes in the legal market itself. How do these
changes affect Cleveland’s legal market? And what do they
mean for the City of Cleveland?


This special program is organized by
The City Club New Leaders, which develops significant opportunities for civic
involvement and freedom of speech among young professionals under the age of 40.
Various New Leader initiatives allow emerging community leaders to experience
the benefits of an open exchange of ideas with people of all backgrounds. The
New Leaders have become recognized throughout Northeast
Ohio for
innovative programming that engages future civic, business and philanthropic
leaders in the civic arena. 


Tickets are $13 for members and $20
for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required 24 hours in
advance. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at


Established in 1912 to encourage new
ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest
continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of
debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire
citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for
dialogue in a collegial setting.



Missy S. Toms
Director of Membership & Marketing
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Fl.
Cleveland, OH 44114
mtoms [at] cityclub [dot] org


City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Fl.