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Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism


The Future of Legal Education:  Will It Produce Practice-Ready Lawyers?  Where We Are, Where We Need To Be, and How We Get There!

NOVEMBER 15, 2012

Archived Webcast

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour and 1 Professionalism Hour

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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

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