Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A

    Within the United States, the role of the government lawyer has catapulted to the national stage. The ethics of government officials and their personal lawyers, of lawyers employed by the government, and lawyers heading government agencies and investigations are facing national scrutiny and attention. High--ranking government attorneys, including Sally Yates, James Comey, and Preet Bharara, have been removed from office. The press and citizenry are engaged in a robust debate regarding the legitimacy and integrity of our government and its processes. In such a climate, it is critical to examine the role and ethical obligations of lawyers in government service. What responsibilities do lawyers have--and what concrete actions can they take-if and when lawyers find themselves working for a governmental employer who is engaged in potentially unethical, unconstitutional, or illegal activity? What can lawyers do to preserve and improve the legitimacy and integrity of our system of government?

    Business meeting at program conclusion.

    Papers from this program will be published in The Indiana Law Review.

Date & Time
Kathleen Clark, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Melissa Mortazavi, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Richard W. Painter, University of Minnesota Law School

Rebecca Roiphe, New York Law School

Margaret C. Tarkington, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Session Fees
  • [3190] Professional Responsibility, Co-Sponsored by Leadership - The Ethics of Lawyers in Government: $0.00
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