For those attending the ABA’s National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Denver later this week, please join us for a panel discussion on Behavioral Legal Ethics (program here). I am participating, along with Molly Wilson, Robert Prentice and Catherine O’Grady. Andy Perlman, who was recently announced as the next Dean of Suffolk Law School, will moderate. I will report back on the event next week.
Update: 06/4/15: The ABA conference was excellent. Our BLE presentation followed a wonderful discussion, led by Stephen Pepper and John Barrett, and moderated by Lisa Lerman, about lawyer decision-making in Nazi Germany, which has been described as “the worst legal ethics disaster in the Western world.” Our panel on behavioral ethics focused on a more modern case of legal ethics, the Dewey & LeBoeuf debacle, which again is in the news because of the current trial of the firm’s leadership. I understand that the materials from our presentation will soon be posted by the ABA, which I will link to here when available. Thanks to all who helped make the panel discussion so enjoyable.
Update: 06/9/15: The ABA has now posted the materials from the session here.
Update: 09/5/15: The ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, 31 Law. Man. Prof. Conduct 320, 06/03/2015, has a nice write-up of the program. Alas, it is behind a pay wall, but is often available through law school libraries for those with access.