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Community Involvement

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Supporting the missions of various Ohio organizations along with our involvement in the Cleveland legal community has been a large part of Spangenberg Shibley & Liber's culture for the past 65 years. Through defending people's rights, promoting legal education and helping non-profit programs, Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP encourages public service that benefits our community. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is proud to sponsor a variety of charities and causes that make a difference.

★ THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF CLEVELAND

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is pleased to support The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. Founded in 1905, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is the fifth oldest legal aid society in the world and has an illustrious history of providing high quality legal services for indigent clients.

Legal Aid serves a five county area in northeast Ohio from Ashtabula County to Lorain County including the City of Cleveland. The Society has 39 attorneys and 33 other professionals and support personnel to serve 231,000 eligible clients in its service area.

★ GOLD SPONSORS: Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP

Hattie Larlham provides health care and social programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Supporters gathered at the ninth annual Rudolph H. Garfield Circle of Caring to honor Bruce G. Hearey for his service and dedication. The Circle of Caring is an annual gala which recognizes people whose leadership and generosity epitomize the spirit of dedication and caring at Hattie Larlham.

AS AN ALUMNUS OF THE CASE WESTERN RESERVE LAW SCHOOL, PETER H. WEINBERGER IS COMMITTED TO FURTHERING THE UNIVERSITY'S MANY WORTHY CAUSES

Pete currently holds a position as a Vice Chair of the Case Medical School Comprehensive Cancer Research Center.

He also is an advisory member of the Law Medicine Institute of CWRU Law School. The challenges that will face the medical and health law professions in the coming decades are enormous and the Law-Medicine Center at Case School of Law is uniquely poised to prepare its students to address these challenges. The Law-Medicine Center is the oldest law school-based center for the study of legal medicine and health law in the United States.

Peter also provides an annual contribution to fund a law school scholarship at the Law School.

PETER J. BRODHEAD ACTIVE TRUSTEE AND COMMITTEE MEMBER IN THE COMMUNITY

Peter is active in trustee and committee work with several non-profit organizations, including North Coast Community Homes (which provides safe, comfortable, and affordable housing for individuals with mental retardation, mental illness, and other disabilities), and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

DENNIS R. LANSDOWNE ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT THE BECK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Beck Center for the Arts is a non-profit, performing arts and arts education organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for Northeastern Ohioans. The Beck combines professional theatrical productions with comprehensive curriculum-based arts education in Creative Arts Therapies, dance, music, theater, and visual arts, serving over 100,000 annually in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, and Summit Counties. Our Mission: To offer the highest quality arts experience, performance, and education to all people and communities of the region.

CLEVELAND LAWYERS ON THE RUN!

Spangenberg joins the sponsors of the 9th Annual Halloween Bench-Bar Run for Justice. Dennis R. Lansdowne from the Law Firm took on the challenge, braving the elements and the distance this year.

Planned in partnership with Hermes Sports & Events Cleveland, the run offered 5 mile, 5K and one mile distances and is paired with a morning of fun and family activities. All proceeds from event registrations and sponsorships will benefit the CMBF, which funds the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) pro bono and public service programs, including the 3Rs program. The 3Rs - Rights ¤ Responsibilities ¤ Realities - is an unprecedented, award-winning program that puts nearly 500 volunteers from the Cleveland legal community into 10th grade social studies classes in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and East Cleveland City Schools.

HELPING THE CLEVELAND FOODBANKCleveland Foodbank

Food donations help the Foodbank to distribute food to over 450 soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters serving the hunger. Gifts will help fill the stomachs and warm the hearts of hungry children and adults throughout Northeast Ohio.http://www.clevelandfoodbank.org

LAW OFFICE FUNDRAISER BENEFITS LOCAL CLEVELAND CHARITIES

Being involved in the community is a satisfying way of giving back. The Spangenberg Law Firm annually organizes interoffice fundraisers to collect individual donations from attorneys and staff. Two benefactors of their efforts are:

United Way of Greater Cleveland, a leader in addressing health and human service needs through convening partnerships, funding programs, and generating resources to support our community's priorities.

community shares

The mission of Greater Cleveland Community Shares, is to support social justice organizations through workplace giving programs and other philanthropic initiatives.

CITY OF PARMA ANDREW BOYKO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATIONCity of Parma

The Board of Trustees of the City of Parma Andrew Boyko Memorial Scholarship Foundation, offers significant scholarships to many worthy young men and womenas they further their post high school education. The next scholarships will be awarded in the Spring of 2010 as the Applicants commence their college education in the Fall of 2010.

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP GOES GREEN

The law office of Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is proud to announce we have been officially designated as CMBA Green Certified for 2010 - 2012. The attorneys and staff take great pride in this distinction and see it as one way of contributing to the GREEN Initiative.

The creation of the CMBA's Green Initiative and Green Initiative Committee (GIC) was first announced by 2008-09 President Michael E. Brittain at the 2008 CMBA Annual Meeting. The purpose of the GIC is to promote environmentally responsible programs ("green practices") for adoption by law firms, small law offices/solo practitioners, and the CMBA itself. The CMBA Green Initiative Committee will endeavor to promote its own suggested Green Practices to Cleveland firms in an effort to lessen the cumulative effects on the environment.