Spring 2009 Workshop

April 24, 2009 - 4:00pm to April 26, 2009 - 12:00pm


Theme One: What should be the basic competency of a lawyer in the first year of practice in relation to identifying ethical issues and handling them appropriately?  For example, what are three of the most important ethical challenges a new lawyer should be expected to encounter and be able to handle (realizing that such challenges are likely to vary by practice setting)?

Theme Two: In assessing the ability to identify and resolve ethical issues, what kinds of performance- based assessments are currently being used in law schools and in practice?  How can the use of performance-based assessment be expanded and improved?

4:00 p.m. Opening Reception in Lakeside Room 
4:30 p.m. Clark Cunningham
Introduction to Workshop
4:45 p.m. Doug Ashworth
What Should be the Ethical Competency of the 1st Year Lawyer?
On line form to report interview results | Survey Results
5:30 p.m. Leah Wotham
Teaching Demonstration: First Day of Class -- The Green Case
The Green Problem | PowerPoint Presentation
6:15 p.m. Muriel Bebeau
Professional Ethics Education -- Guided by Theory, Grounded in Evidence
7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Carl Zahner
The Florida Bar Initiative on Promoting Professionalism Through Legal Education
9:45 a.m. Deborah Schmedemann
Teaching Demonstration: Integrity in Negotiation
10:45 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 a.m. Muriel Bebeau
The Dental Ethical Sensitivity Test
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Free Time
4:00 p.m. Afternoon reception: Nacho Station in Lakeside Room
4:30 p.m. Margaret Raymond
Advising a Client Regarding Settlement: Analysis of Simulations
5:20 p.m. A "Legal Ethical Sensitivity Test?" -- Role Plays Based on the Green Case
7:15 p.m. Fran Catania
Interactive Web Sites for Professional Development
7:50 p.m. Dinner
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Lauren Marble
A Spiritual Dimension to Professionalism: Lessons from Navajo Justice
9:20 a.m. Muriel Bebeau
Promoting the Development of Professional Identity: Lessons from West Point
10:15 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m. John Truslow
Teaching Professionalism in Business Schools
11:00 a.m. Art Garwin, Cheryl Niro
Can Law Schools Be Accredited and Rated Based on Excellence in Promoting Professionalism?
American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar: Report of the Outcome Measures Committee (July 2008):
Marjorie M. Shultz & Sheldon Zedeck, Indentification, Development and Validation of Predictors for Successful Lawyering (September 2008):
Bob Morse, Should Ethics Be Part of the Law School Rankings?:
12:00 p.m. Working group meetings during Sunday brunch


Elizabeth A. Alston
Alston Law Firm, L.L.C.

Orrin K. Ames III (Skip)

Heather Bupp-Habuda

Heather Bupp-Habuda

Elizabeth Erny Foote
President of the Louisiana State Bar Association
The Smith Foote Law Firm, LLP

Renee Knake
Michigan State University College of Law

Arthur J. Lachman

Lauren Elaine Marble

Charles C. Olson
General Counsel
Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia

Margaret Raymond
University of Iowa College of Law

Deborah Schmedemann
William Mitchell College of Law

Keith Swisher
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Leah Wortham
Columbus School of Law
The Catholic University of America

Speakers and Discussants

Doug Ashworth
State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program

Muriel Bebeau
Director of the Center for the Study of Ethical Development
University of Minnesota

Clark D. Cunningham
W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics
Georgia State University College of Law

A. James Elliott
Associate Dean
Emory Law School

 Daisy Hurst Floyd
Dean and Professor of Law
Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University

Timothy Floyd
Professor of Law and Director of the campus-wide Law & Public Service Program
Mercer University

Art Garwin
Staff Counsel
ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Center’s Consortium on Professionalism Initiatives, Publications Board and Conference Planning Committee

Avarita L. Hanson
Executive Director
Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism

Patrick Longan
William Augustus Bootle Chair in Ethics and Professionalism
Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law

G. Melton Mobley
Lokey, Mobley and Doyle, LLP

Cheryl Niro
Executive Director
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

John W. Truslow III
Associate Director of the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University

Carl Zahner
The Florida Bar Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism