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2007 Workshop

November 16, 2007 - 3:00pm to November 18, 2007 - 3:00pm

Program

Theme One: Development of Moral Decisionmaking and Ethical Commitment During Law School and the First Five Years of Practice
Theme Two: What Can Be Done in One Hour? How to Design a One-Hour Class or CLE Session that Makes a Difference

Friday
Overview of Workshop and Introduction of Participants 
Opening Session: Clark D. Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics, GSU College of Law
Introduction to Theme Two: What Can Be Done in One Hour?
Saturday
Theme One: Development of Moral Decisionmaking
Patrick Longan, William Augustus Bootle Chair in Ethics and Professionalism and Director of the Mercer Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Overview of Mercer's first year required course on professionalism
Neil Hamilton, Professor of Law and Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, University of St. Thomas School of Law & Carl J. Zahner, Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism, The Florida Bar
Clearly Defining and Assessing Professionalism
Lisa Brabbit, Assistant Dean for External Relations, University of St. Thomas School of Law
The St. Thomas Required Mentor Externship
Carol A. Needham, Professor of Law, St Louis University School of Law
Development of Moral Decisionmaking
Theme Two: What Can Be Done in One Hour?
A. James Elliott, Associate Dean, Emory University Law School
Ethics with a "Twist" (Professionalism CLE for alumni)
Avarita L. Hanson, Executive Director, Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
Effective Methods for Continuing Legal Education in Professionalism
Mary Lu Bilek, Associate Dean, CUNY School of Law
Demonstrating a First Year Orientation Program
Theme One: Development of Moral Decisionmaking
Timothy Floyd, Professor of Law and Director, Law & Public Service Program, Mercer University
Mercer's Law and Public Service Program
Doug Ashworth, Director of the State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program
Robert M. Wilcox, Associate Dean, University of South Carolina School of Law
Mentoring in the Profession
Sunday
Clark D. Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics, GSU College of Law Lawyers with a Moral Compass (use of documentary and cinema examples)
The Florida Bar Initiative: Meauring Outcomes (not recorded for webcasting)
General Discussion

Further NIFTEP Activities

Fellows

Cynthia Batt
Director of Clinical Programs
Temple University Beasley School of Law

Mary Lu Bilek
CUNY School of Law

David Chavkin
Director of Teaching Ethics Working Group
American University, Washington College of Law

A. James Elliott
Professor
Emory University Law School

Danny Mark Howell
Sands Anderson Marks & Miller

Michael B. Kent, Jr.
Professor
John Marshall Law School

Angela Mae Kupenda
Professor
Mississippi College School of Law

Carol A. Needham
Professor
Saint Louis University

Sharisse O'Carroll
Chair of the Tulsa County Bar Association [TCBA] Professionalism Committee

Katharine Traylor Schaffzin
Assistant Professor
University of North Dakota School of Law

Mitchell M. Simon
Professor
Pierce Law

William A. Wright
Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Carl J. Zahner
Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism
The Florida Bar

Speakers and Discussants

Doug Ashworth
Director of the State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program

John T. Berry
Legal Division Director
The Florida Bar

Lisa Brabbit
Assistant Dean for External Relations
University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis

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

Donald R. (Dick) Donovan
Chair
Georgia State Bar Committee on Professionalism

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

Neil W. Hamilton
Professor of Law and Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions
University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis

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

Ian E. Smith
King & Spalding's Atlanta Business Litigation Practice Group

Jim O. Stuckey II
Chair
American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism

Robert M. Wilcox
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of South Carolina School of Law