NIFTEP Spring 2012 Workshop

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Long title: 
National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism Spring 2012 Workshop
Date: 
Fri, Jun 22nd 2:00 pm - Sun, Jun 24th 11:00 am
Conference location: 
Talaris Conference Center - Seattle, Washington
Country: 
USA
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

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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