Agenda & Presenters

5th Biannual Conference for African-American Aspiring Attorneys
October 4, 2014
Schedule (Subject to change)
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8:30 AM – Registration/Breakfast/Networking
Beatrice Nokuri, JMLBA At-Large Board Of Trustees
Health Care Associate
Bricker & Eckler LLP
9:00 AM – Opening Remarks
Jarrod B. Skinner, JMLBA President
Columbus City Attorney 
9:20 AM – All About Admissions

Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey

Director of Admission, JD & Graduate Law Programs

Capital University Law School


Kathy Seward Northern

Associate Dean for Admissions, Associate Professor of Law

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

10:45 AM – Break
10:55 AM – Mock Law School Class

Professor Melinda S. Molina

Assistant Professor

Capital University Law School

11:50 AM – Lunch & Bathroom Break
Lunch sponsored by Papa John's Pizza
 12:10 PM – Law Student Panel

Akpevwe “Apps” Akpofure

3L, Capital University Law School


Demetrice Allen

3L, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law


Danielle Dillard

2L, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law


Karia Ruffin

2L, Capital University Law School 

1:10 PM – Attorney Panel

Jocelyn Armstrong, JMLBA President-Elect

Assistant Executive Director of Operations

Columbus Bar Association


Elizabeth E. Cary

Litigation Associate

Ice Miller LLP


Lindsay Ford Ellis, JMLBA At-Large Board Of Trustees

Associate Council, Department of Legal and Governmental Affairs

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)


David Ingram, JMLBA At-Large Board Of Trustees


Columbus City Attorney


Ashon McKenzie, JMLBA At-Large Board Of Trustees

Assistant Attorney General- Criminal Justice and Education Sections

Ohio Attorney General's Office


Douglas Nobles

Assistant Public Defender

Franklin County Public Defender


Nicole Pittman

Assistant General Counsel

Nationwide Financial

2:10 PM – Break
2:20 PM – Business Etiquette/ Networking/ Professionalism/ Resumes

Shawn M. Beem

Assistant Dean, Office of Professional Development

Capital University Law School

Andre Hewitt

Assistant General Counsel, Litigation & Employment Group

Office of the Chief Legal Officer

Nationwide Insurance Company

3:20 PM – Closing Remarks And Written Evaluations
 Jarrod B. Skinner, JMLBA President
3:30 PM – Dismissal