December 5, 2007
Best Summary of the Year of Legal Ethics Stories
Posted by Alan Childress
I highly recommend at least a quick read of this blog post by Legal Ethics Forum naming its top ten legal ethics events and stories of 2007. It is a really thoughtful survey, including international stories too, and be sure to follow the post past its top ten to its honorable mentions. Nice compilation by John Steele, with obvious contributions by others at the site and readers.
The only thing I'd add is the loss this year of some great voices in the teaching and practice of legal ethics, such as Father Robert Drinan. In addition to his legendary leadership in the Church and Congress, activism for peace and humanity, and teaching and writing on legal ethics at Georgetown, I know that Father Drinan was a personal mentor and hero to Mike Frisch.
Can I ask John to add an entry (or better yet a new post) of some of the people related to ethics who are worthy of an In Memoriam this year? I am sure he and his readers, and Mike and Jeff here, have some good ideas for such recognition.
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Great idea. Done. I didn't take Father Drinan at Georgetown, but he did guest lecture for us.
Posted by: John Steele | Dec 5, 2007 11:16:16 AM
Michael E. Shaheen, Jr., first and longtime head of the Office Of Professional Responsibility at the Department of Justice, recently passed away at the age of 67.
Posted by: Mike Frisch | Dec 5, 2007 3:05:31 PM