Fall 2011 Workshop

November 12, 2011 - 1:00pm to November 14, 2011 - 9:00am

Co-Sponsored by National Organization of Bar Counsel
November 12-14, 2011


Saturday & Sunday: The Inn at Serenbe, 30 miles south of the Atlanta airport.

Monday: Georgia State University College of Law, as part of a one-day Burge Conference on Law & Ethics, hosted by the W. Lee Burge Chair in Law & Ethics every four years. 

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 | Video

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 | Video

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 |Video

4:00 pm Break
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 | Video

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 | Video

11:25 am

Teaching Demonstration: Virtue Ethics and the Deciding Lawyer:

Michael S. McGinniss, Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota School of Law | Video

12:10 pm

Reporting Discipline Decisions Back to Law Schools

John Berry, Legal Division Director, Florida Bar and Clark Cunningham |Video

12:40 pm Lunch
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 |Video

2:00 pm

Teaching Demonstration: Determining the Appropriate Sanction

Mitch Simon, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire [and 2-3 bar discipline lawyers] | Video

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| Video

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 | Video

4:30 pm Break
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. | Video
6:00 pm Preview of the Panel Discussions at Tomorrow’s Burge Conference | Video
7:00 pm Concluding Dinner at the Inn
7:30-8:45 am Breakfast & Check-Out at Serenbe
9:00 am Carpool to GSU College of Law for Burge Conference



David S. Caudill 

Kelly Faglioni 

Charles Herring, Jr. 

Warren Hinds

Aviva Meridian Kaiser

Michael S. McGinniss 

Reena E. Parambath 

Kamina Pinder 

Barbara Seymour 

Mitchell Simon 

Sarah Valentine 

Workshop Speakers and Discussants

John T. Berry  

Clark D. Cunningham 

Dick Donovan 

A. James Elliott

Daisy Hurst Floyd 

Timothy W. Floyd  

Paula Frederick  

James J. Grogan 

William "Bill" Henderson 

Avarita L. Hanson  

John G. Haubenreich 

Dennis Honabach 

Patrick Longan 

Selene Mize 

Jerome Organ  

Dennis A. Rendleman 

Tiffany Roberts 

Wallace "Gene" Shipp

Roy Sobelson  

Maret Vessella  

Michael J. Virzi  

William Weigel

Participant Biographical Information: PDF iconNIFTEP Fall 2011 Bios