Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Univ. of Akron Hosts Symposium on Legal Ethics Oct. 8-9, 2009

Posted by Alan Childress

The Conference themes are “Lawyers Beyond Borders” and “Practicing Law in the Electronic Age.” The keynote speaker is Steve Gillers of NYU.  University of Akron School of Law's Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility [with co-sponsorship from the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility] is putting it on, and has a website hereOther speakers are below the fold (including our friends Andy Perlman, Laurel Terry, and John Dzienkowski).  The announcement says:

This Symposium examines important developments and questions concerning multijurisdictional practice, both on a domestic and international basis.  It also considers the role of technology in the practice of law, the regulation of lawyers and the increasing globalization of the profession (cross-border practice).

More speakers;

Professor Stephen Gillers, NYU School of Law (a member of ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20) is delivering the keynote address.  Others speakers participants include: Professor David Caudill, Villanova U. Law School; Professor Sarah Cravens, Miller-Becker Inst. Fellow, U. of Akron School of Law; Professor Nathan Crystal, Charleston School of Law; Professor Xiangshun Ding, School of Law Renmin U. of China; Professor John Dzienkowski, U. of Texas School of Law; Arthur Garwin, Deputy Counsel, ABA Ctr. for Professional Responsibility; Arthur Greenbaum, The Ohio State U. School of Law; The Honorable James Gwin, U.S. Dist. Court for the Northern Dist. of Ohio; Donald Hilliker, McDermott Will Emery LLP (Chicago, IL); Janet Green Marbley, Clients’ Security Fund, Supreme Court of Ohio; William Mason, Deputy Counsel, Lubrizol, Inc. (Wycliffe, OH); Professor Judith McMorrow, Boston College School of Law; Professor James Moliterno, Washington & Lee U. School of Law: Professor Carol Needham, St. Louis U. School of Law; Professor Paul Paton, McGeorge School of Law, U. of Pacifica; Professor Andrew Perlman, Suffolk U. School of Law; Professor Margaret Raymond, U. of Iowa School of Law; Professor Jack Sahl, Faculty Director, Miller-Becker Inst. for Professional Responsibility; Visiting Professor Carole Silver, Executive Director, Center for the Study of the Legal Profession, Georgetown U. Law Ctr. (a member of ABA Commission on Ethics); Professor Laurel Terry, Penn. St., Dickinson School of Law; Mark Tuft, Cooper, White & Cooper LLP (San Fran., CA); Brian Toohey, Jones Day LLP (Cleve. OH); Donald Wochna, Vestige Ltd. (Medina, OH); and Associate Dean Stephen Yandle, School of Transnational Law, Peking U. of China.


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