NIFTEP-Teaching Legal Ehics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice

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National Institute for Teaching Legal Ethics & Professionalism Spring 2012 Workshop on Criminal Justice
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Tiffany Roberts Deputy Director, National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism twroberts@gsu.edu
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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.

June 22-24, 2012
Talaris Conference Center
Seattle, Washington

Theme: Ethics & professionalism in America's criminal justice system.

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

SATURDAY

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)

Professionalism Course for New Admittees to the Maryland Bar: Criminal Section, Judge Lynne Battaglia

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)

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Battle, The Blame & The Belief: Ethical Client-Centered Practice for New Public Defenders, Zanele 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

SUNDAY

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)

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