This weekend, legal professionals across the country will make their way to the Windy City for the ABA Annual Meeting held in Chicago. At this week-long event, American Bar Association members will partake in EXPOs, panels, and a wide array of networking events and workshops alongside the nation’s legal community.
On Sunday, August 2nd, the ABA will be hosting a CLE Showcase Program, entitled, Policing Lawyer Manners: The Complicated Question of Civility Compliance.
Sponsored by both the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), the panel will take a look at incivility within the legal profession and debate whether or not disciplinary action should be made when facilitating or participating in this type of behavior within the courtroom setting.
Moderated by Jayne Reardon, Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, the panel will decipher whether or not civility should be made mandatory lawyer conduct or remain aspirational.
Aside from Reardon, the panel will also include insight from John Allen of Varnum LLP, David A. Grenardo of St. Mary’s University Law School, Mary T. Robinson of Robinson Law Group LLC, and William D. Slease of the New Mexico Chief Disciplinary Counsel.
The program will begin promptly at 10:30am at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on the Gold Level within the East Tower in Columbus Hall GH. Registration is still open to those attending the ABA Annual Meeting.