Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Ethics Journal Symposium

On October 21, 2006, the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics will celebrate "Twenty Years of Legal Ethics" under the leadership of faculty advisor Robert Drinan, S.J. with a keynote address by Prof. Stephen Gillers, the Emily Kempin Professor of Law at New York University. After brunch, a distinguished panel will offer insights into the future of legal ethics as part of the celebration of the journal's twentieth year. The symposium is part of Georgetown's alumni weekend and was organized by the journal's present editor-in-chief Lauren Weeman.

[Mike Frisch]


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Mike, I have heard Steve Gillers speak before (on conflicts of interest) and he is interesting and quite substantive. Congratulations to your school's journal for 20 great years. It somehow seems like longer.

Posted by: Alan Childress | Oct 10, 2006 9:27:32 AM

I will always be so grateful to the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics for publishing my first scholarly article, When Helping Others Is A Crime: 18 USC 205's Restrictions on Government Attorneys Performing Pro Bono (Spring 1990). I was just a year out of law school, working for the government and so frustrated at the rules that made it difficult for government lawyers to do pro bono work, especially in DC, (at the time, federal attorneys were deemed to have a conflict even where the DC government was a party in the case). My article set in motion a series of events leading to a change in the law; various bar committees addressed the topic, other articles were written and government agencies began to implement formal pro bono policies. And all of that change set off by a journal that took a chance on publishing an article by someone who wasn't able to write on to law review in law school.

Posted by: Carolyn Elefant | Oct 15, 2006 8:03:09 PM

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