In Youngstown: 201 E Commerce St., Suite 150 - Youngstown, OH 44503 • P: 330.743.5555 • F: 330.743.1802
In Warren: 147 W. Market St. - Warren, OH 44481 • P: 330.469.6832 • F: 330.394.5601


Join Us for a Free and Engaging Continuing Education Seminar on October 18

Co-sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and the Dr. James Dale Center for Ethics at YSU
Designed for attorneys and accountants

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 | 2 to 5:20 p.m.
WHERE: Youngstown State University, The Williamson College of Business Administration
WHO: Designed for local attorneys and accountants looking for a continuing education opportunity approved by the Ohio Supreme Court and the Accountancy Board of Ohio
TOPIC: “Power, Perception, and Professionals”
AFTER-HOURS MIXER: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., for participants and speakers

Free admission

Amy Klumpp, MSed is the coordinator of the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board’s Felony Drug Court. Klumpp received her BA degree in Sociology and criminology from Miami University in 1982 and her Master’s in Social Agency Counseling from YSU in 1995.

Marie B. Curry, JD is the Managing Attorney of Community Legal Aid’s Health, Education Advocacy and Law (HEAL) Project as well as Legal Aid’s Immigration practice. Curry graduated from Harvard Law School in 1989 and completed a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011.

Brant T. Lee, JD is Professor of Law and Director of Diversity and Social Justice at the University of Akron School of Law. Lee received his BA from the University of California at Berkley and his JD and MPP from Harvard University.

Clients’ Best Interest, Legislation, and the Opiate Crisis
This presentation will address the opiate crisis in Ohio and legislation created due to overdose deaths. Existing treatment options will be explored, and the discussion will address clients’ best interests.

Perception, Power, and Professionals
The appearance, behavior, and attitude of individuals interacting with professionals such as accountants and lawyers affects how those individuals are perceived and treated. This session will engage participants in an extended, dynamic simulation exercise meant to demonstrate the impact of unconscious perceptions and actions to better enable professionals to understand and serve clients from diverse backgrounds.

2:00 – 2:10: Welcome
Shari Harrell, President, CFMV

2:10 – 2:15: Introduction of Speaker
Dr. Mark Vopat, Director, Dr. James Dale Ethics Center

2:15 – 2:45: Clients’ Best Interest, Legislation, and the Opiate Crisis
Amy Klumpp, MSed

2:45 – 3:00: Break

3:00 – 5:00: Interactive Exercise on Group Dynamics
Marie B. Curry, JD and Brant T. Lee, JD

5:00 – 5:15: Debrief and Evaluation
Marie B. Curry, JD and Brant T. Lee, JD

5:15 – 5:20: Closing Remarks
Attorney Jerry Bryan, Board Chair, CFMV

5:30 – 6:30: Reception

This seminar has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 2.50 total CLE hours, with 2.50 hours of attorney professional conduct instruction.

The seminar has also been approved by the Accountancy Board of Ohio for 3.00 continuing professional education (CPE) hours in specialized knowledge.

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, a public charity, was established in 1999 to provide grantmaking services to nonprofits in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The foundation currently manages over $58 million in investments and has provided grants in excess of $20 million.

The Dr. James Dale Ethics Center was founded in 1993 to support the study and teaching of ethics and to promote moral reflection and conduct in personal and professional life.

This seminar is free but space is limited. To register, contact Janet Byrne at the Community Foundation, 330-743-5555 or Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 11.