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NIFTEP Spring 2012 Workshop

Submitted by Tiffany Roberts on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:00
Long title
National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism Spring 2012 Workshop
Date
-
Conference location
Talaris Conference Center - Seattle, Washington
Country
United States
Sponsor organization(s) or institution(s)
National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism
American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism
American Bar Association Section on Criminal Justice
Sponsor(s)' contact information
Clark Cunningham, Director
Tiffany Roberts, Deputy Director
National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (NIFTEP)
Georgia State University College of Law
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
Phone: (404) 413-9178
Fax: (404) 413-9225
Street Address for Courier Delivery:
140 Decatur Street, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Email: twroberts@gsu.edu
NIFTEP web site: http://law.gsu.edu/niftep
ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-7598

Fax Number: (312) 988-5491

Staff

Paul A. Haskins
Lead Counsel, Standing Committee on Professionalism
Telephone: (312) 988-5175
Email: Paul.Haskins@americanbar.org

Conference Description
Spring 2012 Workshop
Seattle, Washington
Talaris Conference Center
Seattle, Washington
June 22-24, 2012
NIFTEP conducts bi-annual workshops that bring together leading academics and practitioners involved teaching legal ethics and promoting professionalism. Workshops are cosponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism. NIFTEP's Spring 2012 Workshop was co-sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, the ABA Section on Criminal Justice and University of Washington School of Law.
Theme - Ethical Practice in the Criminal Justice System: Finding Common Ground
Schedule:
FRIDAY
1:00 pm
- 2:30 pm
Welcome Luncheon
Workshop Overview
Participant Introductions
2:40 pm
- 3:35 pm
Panel: A Specialized Law School Course
Bruce Green & Ellen Yaroshefsky
Why a specialized law school course on ethics in criminal advocacy?
What are the essential topics?
Materials: Ethics in Criminal Advocacy: Table of Contents; Criminal Justice Hypotheticals
3: 30 pm
- 3:35 pm
The Criminal Practice Course at St. Thomas
Mark Osler
Materials: Course Syllabus; Negotiation forms
3:45 pm
- 4:15 pm
Break
Review your confidential instructions for negotiation exercise
Write down suggested small group discussion topics on flip chart
4:15 pm
- 5:00 pm
Negotiating with your own client: Role play exercise for all participants
Mark Osler
5:00 pm
- 5:30 pm
Southern Public Defender Training Center (SPDTC)
David Singleton
Materials: SPDTC Course Descriptions
5:30 pm
- 6:20 pm
Transition to Practice Programs
Charles Olson
Materials: The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia, Prosecutorial Ethics & the Geogia Rules of Professional Responsibility (2012) (Table of Contents, Introduction, Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor, Resources)
Judge Lynne Battaglia
Professionalism Course for New Admittees to the Maryland Bar: Criminal Section
Materials: Professionalism Commission, Maryland Court of Appeals, New Admittees' Professionalsm Student Manual (2012) (Table of Contents, Program Evaluation Results)
6:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
Evening Reception - Maple Room Foyer
Pasta Station, Hors d'Oeuvres, Dessert & Cash Bar
SATURDAY
7:30 am
- 9:15 am
Full Breakfast Buffet - Maple Room Foyer
Sign up for small group discussions
9:15 am
-10:15 am
Transition to Practice Programs
Charles Olson
Materials: The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia, Prosecutorial Ethics & the Geogia Rules of Professional Responsibility (2012) (Table of Contents, Introduction, Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor, Resources)
Judge Lynne Battaglia
Professionalism Course for New Admittees to the Maryland Bar: Criminal Section
Materials: Professionalism Commission, Maryland Court of Appeals, New Admittees' Professionalsm Student Manual (2012) (Table of Contents, Program Evaluation Results)
10:30 am
- 11:30 am
Confidentiality and candor to the court at sentencing: Role Play
Lara Bazelon
Materials: Hypothetical Sentencing Memo
11:30 am
- 12:30 am
Addressing Prosecutorial Ethics through the Bar Discipline System
Peter Rotskoff
Materials: Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 3.8: Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor; Illinois Disciplinary Cases Involving Prosecutors (2011) (excerpts)
12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
Lunch - Dining Room
1:30 pm
- 2:00 pm
The Battle, The Blame & The Belief: Ethical Client-Centered Practice for New Public Defenders
Zanel Ngubeni
Materials: Hypothetical to be distributed during session
2:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
Time Management and Ethical Practice for Public Defenders: Exercise for All Participants
Tiffany Roberts
Materials: Excercise Flowchart; Fulton County Non-Complex Case Management Order; Teaching Demonstration Handout to be distributed during session
3:00 pm -
3:30 pm
Death Row and Innocence Projects: Ways to teach ethics and professionalism in the context of post-conviction relief
Kathy Swedlow, Lara Bazelon, Mark Osler, Ellen Yaroshefsky
4:30 pm
- 5:30 pm
Small Group Discussions
5:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
Evening Reception - Maple Room Foyer
Carving Station, Vegetable Crudite, Dessert & Cash Bar
SUNDAY
7:30-9:00 am
Full Breakfast Buffet & Room Check-Out
9:00 am
-
10:00 am
Defense lawyers as co-teachers in a law school prosecution clinic
Maureen Howard
Materials: The Prosecutorial Ethic: A Tribute to King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng (University of Washington School of Law) (May 30, 2008)
10:30 am
- 11:00 am
Conclusion
Departures to airport begin
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