CLE | OVI: Keeping Up with Changes in the Law

Oct 21
Hosted by:Cleveland Marshall Law Al...
October 21, 2017 at 9:00am to
October 21, 2017 at 12:00pm
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Courtroom map 1801 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115

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Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association would like to invite you to attend a three credit hour CLE (credit approved) that will provide local legal professionals a look at Changes in OVI Laws. Judge Jennifer Weiler, renowned author of Ohio Driving Under The Influence Law, and criminal defense attorneys Ken Bossin and Gregory Gentile will provide recent updates in the area of OVI law. The program will include an overview of new legislation described as Annie's Law as well as new sentencing guidelines and other OVI issues including motions to suppress. We look forward to you joining us for another exciting CLE!


WHAT: Three credit hour CLE – credit approved

WHERE: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Courtroom

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Registration begins at 8:30 am

CLE begins promptly at 9:00 am and will conclude at 12:00 pm

HOW: Register through Classy today! $75 General Admission, $65 for CML Alumni Members

3.0 hour CLE Credit approved.


Organizer: Michelle Paris | Judge, Bedford Municipal Court


  • Jennifer P. Weiler | Judge, Garfield Heights Municipal Court
  • Gregory A. Gentile | Attorney at Law
  • Kenneth A. Bossin | Attorney at Law



Michelle L. Paris, Judge, Bedford Municipal Court

Michelle L. Paris was elected Judge of Bedford Municipal Court in November 2015.

Prior to that, she served as a magistrate and chief magistrate in Cleveland Municipal Court from January 1988 until her retirement in May, 2008. Thereafter, Ms. Paris served as a visiting magistrate at Cleveland Municipal Court.

Ms. Paris is a regular presenter for the Ohio Judicial College, Cleveland- Marshall College of Law.  She also served as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve School of Law and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law teaching Debtor-Creditor Rights.

She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in education and from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Ms. Paris is on the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association and the YWCA.


Jennifer P. Weiler, Judge, Garfield Heights Municipal Court

Jennifer P. Weiler has served as judge of the Garfield Heights Municipal Court since January 1, 2000. After completing clerkships for the Eighth District Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court, she was engaged in private practice for sixteen years. Before entering the legal profession, she was a secondary school teacher for Parma City Schools. Judge Weiler is a planner and frequent presenter for the Ohio Judicial College. She has also presented various continuing education topics for the Ohio State, Cleveland Metropolitan, Cuyahoga County, Lorain County, Cleveland and Parma Bar Associations, the Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District, and various professional and community groups. She is co-author of the legal treatise, Ohio Driving Under the Influence Law. She has also authored numerous articles for the Cuyahoga County Bar Association Law & Fact magazine and the Ohio Association of Defense Lawyers Vindicator. Judge Weiler served as a member of the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Superintendence from 2009 to 2011.She currently serves as co-chair of the Ohio Judicial Conference Traffic Law Committee. Formerly, she chaired the Ohio State Bar Association Traffic Committee and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Municipal Court Committee. She was the recipient of the 2010 President's Award for Judicial Excellence from the Association of Municipal and County Judges of Ohio, Inc. She received her B.A. from Ohio University in 1974 and her J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1979.


Gregory A. Gentile, Of Counsel

Gregory A. Gentile, Esq. graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2008 and began practicing in the area of criminal defense. In 2013 Mr. Gentile opened his own solo law practice, Gentile Law, LLC. He focuses his practice on representing individuals charged in felony and misdemeanor criminal cases across Ohio. Mr. Gentile is employed as a part-time Assistant Law Director/Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with the City of Parma; sits as an Acting Magistrate at the Lyndhurst Municipal Court; and serves as Of Counsel for Friedman & Nemecek, LLC.

Mr. Gentile is a life member of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association. He has spoken on the topic of OVI at various legal seminars including those at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Parma Bar Association, University of Akron School of Law, Kent State University, and Ursuline College. For the past eight years he has volunteered as a monthly speaker at Alternative Horizon Counsel Center’s 72-Hour Driver Intervention Program, offered to individuals charged with OVI.  In 2016, 2017, & 2018, Mr. Gentile was named a Rising Star by the Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. 

Kenneth A. Bossin, Attorney at Law

  • Past President of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • Served as an Acting Judge for 14 years in Lyndhurst Municipal Court
  • Lectured at Traffic and DUI Seminars through the State of Ohio since 1993
  • Authored articles on “Law You Can Use” for the Ohio State Bar Association and an article for the “Vindicator”, a quarterly publication for the Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • Participated in a panel discussion in Toronto, Canada giving a United States perspective on the laws of Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol and Drugs.
  • Certified Instructor in Field Sobriety Testing
  • Has testified as an expert on Field Sobriety Testing in Lake County Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Parma Municipal Court and Portage County Municipal Court
  • Has consulted as an expert in Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and other cases.
  • Presently serving as Vice-Chair of the OSBA Traffic Law Committee


If you find you can no longer attend a program, please contact the alumni office at  We would be happy to assist you by transferring your registration to a colleague or setting up a credit for a different CMLAA CLE event.

If you prefer, you may receive a full refund, less a $10 processing fee.  Any cancellations received within 3 business days of the seminar will not be eligible for a cash refund, but may still take advantage of one of the alternate options listed above.  Special full-day CLEs may have increased processing fees.

In the event that an event is cancelled a full refund will be issued.



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