Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
    Room: Camp
    Floor: Third Floor

    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.

Session Speakers
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

University of Oklahoma College of Law

University of Minnesota Law School

New York Law School
Speaker from a Call for Papers

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