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$155

CLE Hours

3 CLE Hours
including
1 Ethics Hour and
1 Professionalism
Hour

 

CLARENCE DARROW:
Crimes, Causes and the Courtroom

Archive Webcast

About the Program:
Clarence Darrow, a master of the courtroom stage, who possessed an uncanny understanding of human character, was arguably the greatest trial lawyer of the twentieth century. He was an adamant opponent of capital punishment and a passionate proponent of civil and human rights. He was often called the “Attorney for the Damned,” because he fought for the underdog and took on criminal cases thought to be hopeless. Yet, while commanding respect as a trial lawyer, Darrow was often embroiled in bitter controversy for his unpopular stands on many issues and criticized for his purported unethical professional behavior.

Clarence Darrow: Crimes, Causes and the Courtroom is a spellbinding and realistic character portrait of Darrow and his deeply held beliefs and hard fought courtroom battles. This solo performance by Graham Thatcher, replete with humor, humanity and intense courtroom drama, engages the audience in four of the great defense lawyer’s most famous cases between 1910 and 1928: Loeb and Leopold, Henry Sweet, the McNamara Brothers bombing of the LA Times Building and the Scopes “Monkey Trial.” Using Darrow’s own thoughts and courtroom summations, this program explores timeless social, legal and ethical issues and provides a fresh and provocative tool to facilitate audience discussion.

Presented by:
Graham Thatcher, Ph.D.

ACT I, SCENE 1:  LOEB AND LEOPOLD TRIAL

ACT I, SCENE 2:  HENRY SWEET TRIAL

act II, scene 1:  mcnamara trial

ACT II, SCENE 2:  SCOPES TRIAL

Professionalism and Ethics Panel DISCUSSION
Moderator:
David N. Lefkowitz, The Lefkowitz Firm, LLC, Atlanta

Panelists:
Hon. John J. Ellington, Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, Atlanta
Jenny Mittelman, Deputy General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Jeffrey M. Smith, Greenberg Traurig, Atlanta
Charlotte K. Perrell, Perrell & Wright, LLC, Atlanta