JAMESTOWN - The Robert H. Jackson Center hosted a free Continuing Legal Education Seminar titled "Lincoln on Profes-sionalism" on Oct. 23.
The event opened with remarks by Greg Peterson (board member, Jackson Center) and Randy Sweeney (Executive Director, Chau-tauqua Region Community Foundation).
The seminar began with a presentation on "Charitable Gift Giving" by guest speakers Betsy Constantine of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, and Mich-ael B. Engdahl, certified financial planner and attorney, followed by "Fillmore and Cleveland: Presidential Ethics" by Maryann Sacco-mando Freedman, attorney and first female president of the Erie County and New York State Bar Associa-tions.
Front row: Hon. Michael B. Powers, Hon. Judge Eugene F. Pigott, Jr., Hon. Jeremiah J. McCarthy, John K. Plumb. Back row: Michael B. Engdahl, Maryann Saccomando Freedman, Gregory Peterson.
The seminar concluded with the feature program, "Lincoln on Professional-ism," based on Abraham Lincoln's life as an attorney.
Panelists for the discussion were Hon. Jeremiah J. McCarthy, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of New York, Hon. Eugene F. Pigott, Jr., Associate Judge for the New York State Court of Appeals, John K. Plumb, retired Jamestown area attorney and former James-town Bar Association president, and Hon. Michael B. Powers, a partner at Phillips Lytle LLP and Town Justice for the Town of Clarence. Greg Peterson was the moderator.
A luncheon featuring special guest speaker NFL free agent Jehuu Caulcrick 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 Jehuu Caulcrick in honor of his appearance, which was donated to the Refugee Development Center of Lansing, MI, where Caul-crick 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 on a bi-annual basis for area professionals which are also open to the public. The next seminar will be held in spring 2013.
Seminar sponsors included: Supreme Court level: Chautauqua Region Com-munity Foundation; Phillips Lytle LLP; The Robert H. Jackson Center; Attorney General level: Chautauqua Abstract Company, DFT Communications; The May-tum Company; Solicitor General level: Aleks-androwicz Private Inves-tors, 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 Chautau-qua County Bar Associa-tion; Quick Solutions; The Resource Center; Robert Half Management Re-sources; Roberto's; Rodgers Land Surveying.