2012 Convocation on Professionalism

Recorded November 15, 2012

Co-Sponsors

  • Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
  • Board of Bar Examiners, Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants, Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Schiff-Hardin, LLC
  • State Bar of Georgia, Committee on Professionalism
  • State Bar of Georgia, Law Practice Management Program
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division

Presiding

  • Hon. Carol W. Hunstein, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia; Chair, Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, Atlanta

  • Avarita L. Hanson, Executive Director, Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, Atlanta

Welcome and program overview

Avarita L. Hanson

Program moderator

Steven Hobbs, Professor, University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL

session one:

Where Are We? How Did We Get Here?

The Current and Future Legal Profession
The Carnegie Report, Law School Accreditation and the Ever-Changing Legal Profession’s Ability to Meet Client Needs

Discussants:

  • Hulett “Bucky” Askew, Former Consultant, ABA Section on Legal Education, Chicago, IL

  • Linda A. Klein, Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., Atlanta

  • Thomas D. Morgan, Professor, George Washington University School of Law, Washington, DC

  • Ralph F. Simpson, Chair, Board of Bar Examiners, Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta

session two:

Where Do We Need to Be?

Some Options for Preparing Practitioners in Law School and After Law School [Canadian Articling, Washington & Lee’s Third Year Curriculum, Incubators, First Year Associate Development Programs, Skills Courses, Clinics, Externships, Practicums, Advocacy, Professional Responsibility, California Practical Skills Proposed Pre-Admission Mandate, NY Pro Bono Pre-Admission Mandate]

Presenters:

  • C. Lash Harrison, Ford & Harrison LLP (First Year Associate Programs), Atlanta

  • James E. Moliterno, Professor, Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA

  • Carol A. Needham, Professor, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO

  • Fred Rooney, Director, CUNY School of Law Community Legal Resource Network, New York, NY

session three:

GEORGIA STAKEHOLDERS ROUNDTABLE I

How Do We Get There? Preparing Practice-Ready Attorneys What is A Practice-Ready Attorney?

Participants:

  • Frank S. Alexander, Professor, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta

  • Shatorree Bates, Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta

  • Steve Gottlieb, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Atlanta

  • Vivian Rippy Ingersoll, Community Volunteer, CJCP Member, Atlanta

  • Steven Kaminshine, Dean, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta

  • Tangela S. King, Director, Transition Into Law Practice Program, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta

  • Charles C. Olson, Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, Atlanta

session four:

GEORGIA STAKEHOLDERS ROUNDTABLE II

How Do We Get There? What Can We Do to Promote Meaningful Innovation?

Participants:

  • Robin Frazer Clark, President, State Bar of Georgia; Robin Frazer Clark, P.C., Atlanta

  • J. Antonio DelCampo, Chair, Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants, Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta

  • Kimberly W. D’Haene, Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta

  • Daisy Hurst Floyd, Professor, Mercer University School of Law, Macon

  • John T. Marshall, Bryan Cave, Atlanta

  • Jonathan B. Pannell, President, Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta

  • Rebecca H. White, Dean, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens