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Bar Discipline - What do we know and what should we teach?

Submitted by Tiffany Roberts on Fri, 08-31-2012
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National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism Fall 2011 Workshop
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Tiffany Roberts
Deputy Director, National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism
November 12-14, 2012
The Inn at Serenbe & Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia
Workshop Themes:
1) What do we know - and what should we teach - about how lawyer discipline actually works?
2) Improved and innovative collaboration between law schools and disciplinary authorities
1:00 pm
Welcome Luncheon
Workshop Overview
Clark Cunningham, Director, National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism, and W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics, GSU College of Law
Participant Introductions
2:15 pm
Preview and Open Discussion of Burge Conference Keynote:
What Do We Know and What Should We Teach About How Bar Discipline Really Works?
An Empirical Study of Bar Discipline in Georgia and Other States.
Daisy Floyd, University Professor of Law and Ethical Formation and Former Law Dean, Mercer University, and Tim Floyd, Director of the Law & Public Service Program and Professor of Law, Mercer University
3:30 pm
Teaching Demonstration: Warning Entering Students About Failure to Disclose Criminal History on Their Law School Applications
Sarah Valentine, Assistant Dean of Students and Admissions and Associate Law Library Professor, City University of New York, and Roy Sobelson, Associate Dean, GSU College of Law
4:00 pm
4:40 pm
Teaching About Bar Discipline in a Required First Year Course
Bill Henderson, Indiana University- Bloomington
Pat Longan, William Augustus Bootle Chair in Ethics & Professionalism, Mercer University
5:30 pm
Break for dinner
6:15 pm
Dinner at the Hil Restaurant - 9110 Selborne Lane, Suite 110, Palmetto, Georgia 30268
8:00 - 10:30 am
Free time to explore Serenbe. Coffee and pastries provided at 10:30 am
10:40 am
Teaching Demonstration: Communications and Partnering – Inadequate Guidance from Rules of Professional Conduct
Kelly Faglioni, Partner, Hunton & Williams, LLP, Richmond, Virginia
11:25 am
Teaching Demonstration: Virtue Ethics and the Deciding Lawyer:
Michael S. McGinniss, Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota School of Law
12:10 pm
Reporting Discipline Decisions Back to Law Schools
John Berry, Legal Division Director, Florida Bar and Clark Cunningham | Video
1:40 pm
Teaching Demonstration: What Are Your Options When Your Client Threatens to File a Grievance?
Aviva Meridian-Kaiser, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin
2:00 pm
Teaching Demonstration: Determining the Appropriate Sanction
Mitch Simon, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire [and 2-3 bar discipline lawyers]
2:30 pm
Teaching Demonstration: South Carolina’s “Ethics School”
Barbara Seymour, Deputy Disciplinary Counsel, Supreme Court of South Carolina
Michael Virzi, Instructor, School of Law, University of South Carolina
3:00 pm
Small Group Meetings: One (topics to be chosen by participants during workshop)
4:00 pm
Bar Discipline Externships
David Caudill, Arthur M. Goldberg Family Chair & Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
4:30 pm
4:40 pm
Small Group Meetings (topics to be chosen by participants during workshop)
5:15 pm
What Was the Best Thing About This Workshop? Each participant in turn.
6:00 pm
Preview of the Panel Discussions at Tomorrow’s Burge Conference
7:00 pm
Concluding Dinner at the Inn
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