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Prof. Susan Fortney to Speak at Upcoming Professional Responsibility Events

Susan Fortney, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics, Director of the Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics and John DeWitt Gregory Research Scholar

Susan Fortney, the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics, will be presenting or moderating at several events in spring and early summer 2015:

• On April 7, she will present at the Legal Ethics Scholars’ Roundtable in New York City. In the session, Professor Fortney will draw on her empirical work and discuss different approaches to using compliance-based principles in lawyer regulation. The roundtable discussion will provide guidance for proposals to be presented at an upcoming conference for regulators interested in proactive regulation of lawyers.

• On May 29, she will moderate a panel at the ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility, the preeminent national conference for academics, lawyers and regulators interested in legal ethics and lawyer regulation. The panelists will discuss “Ethics Audits in Law Firms.”

• On May 30, a workshop on the Proactive Regulation of Lawyers, for which Professor Fortney serves as the Planning Committee co-chair, is scheduled to meet at the Colorado Supreme Court Building, following the ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility. The interactive workshop is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Maurice Deane School of Law, and the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Regulatory Counsel.

• On June 29,  she will present at the University of Birmingham (U.K.) symposium “Power, Practice and Privilege: Corporate Law Firms and Corporate Clients.” Her topic is “The Changing Rule of General Counsel: General Counsel as Sherpa.” Professor Fortney will be in the United Kingdom serving as Hofstra’s Research Fellow at the Harris Manchester Summer Research Program at Oxford University.

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