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Burge Conference 2011

2011 BURGE CONFERENCE ON LAW AND ETHICS

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT HOW BAR DISCIPLINE REALLY WORKS?
WHAT SHOULD LAW SCHOOLS TEACH ABOUT BAR DISCIPLINE?
HOW CAN LAW SCHOOLS AND DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITIES COLLABORATE IN INNOVATIVE WAYS?

Monday, November 14, 2011
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Georgia State University College of Law
Urban Life Building
Room 201

Georgia State University
140 Decatur Street at Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

SCHEDULE:

10:00 am Welcome from Conference Sponsors:
Dean Steven Kaminshine, GSU College of Law
John Berry, National Organization of Bar Counsel
Dean Dennis Honabach, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism
Video

10:10 am Conference Overview
Clark D. Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics, GSU College of Law
Video

10:15 am Keynote Part 1: What Do We Know? 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
Timothy Floyd, Director, Law & Public Service Program and Professor of Law,
Mercer University
Video

10:45 am Panel One: Perspectives From Other Jurisdictions
Aviva Meridian-Kaiser, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin
Wallace Shipp, Bar Counsel, District of Columbia
Maret Vessella, Chief Bar Counsel, State Bar of Arizona
William Weigel, Litigation Counsel, Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation
Video

11:15 am Panel Two: More Perspectives From Other Jurisdictions
John Berry, Legal Division Director, Florida Bar
James Grogan, Chief Counsel, Illinois Discipline Commission
Selene Mize, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, New Zealand
Video

11: 45 am Lunch in the West Exhibit Area

1:00 pm Panel Three: Reflections from Georgia
Dick Donovan, Paulding County District Attorney and Chair, Committee on Professionalism, State Bar of Georgia
Dean Jim Elliott, Emory Law School and Former President, State Bar of Georgia
John Haubenreich, Partner, Seacrest, Karesh, Tate & Bicknese, and Chair, Georgia Disciplinary Rules Committee
Paula Frederick, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia
Brad Marsh, Partner, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP and Member, Review Panel, Georgia State Bar Disciplinary Board
Video

1:45 pm Keynote Part 2: What Should We Teach?
Daisy Floyd, University Professor of Law and Ethical Formation and Former Law Dean, Mercer University
Timothy Floyd, Director, Law & Public Service Program and Professor of Law, Mercer University
Video

2:15 pm Small Group Discussion of Keynote and Reports Back to the Plenary
Video

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Learning From Bar Discipline
Barbara Seymour, Deputy Disciplinary Counsel, Supreme Court of South Carolina
David Caudill, Arthur M. Goldberg Family Chair & Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
Video

3:30 pm: Character and Fitness in Law School
Sarah Valentine, Assistant Dean of Students & Admissions, and Law Library Professor, City University of New York
Roy Sobelson, Associate Dean, GSU College of Law
Video

4:15 pm Where Do We Go From Here?
Facilitated by Professor Clark Cunningham
Video

*CLE CREDIT PROVIDED BY GEORGIA ICLE