Professionalism After the Statewide Judicial Emergency Order CLE 09-28-21

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Professionalism After the Statewide Judicial Emergency Order

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Professionalism Learning Objectives:

  • To acquaint Bar members with the Commission’s Mission Statement and Calling to Tasks, including the aspiration that lawyers and judges fulfill their obligations to improve the law and the legal system and to ensure access to that system.See http://cjcpga.org/mission/
  • To highlight various aspects of A Lawyer’s Creed and the Aspirational Statement on Professionalism including tenets on cooperation, inclusion, and educating the public about the legal system, among others.

Program Overview:

September 28, 2021, 11 am – 2 pm

Title: Professionalism after the Statewide Judicial Emergency Order

Program Co-Chairs: Judge T. Russell McClelland and Ms. Elizabeth Fite

Program Moderator/MC: Ms. Rebecca Grist (Chair, Commission CLE Committee)

Introduction of Judge T. Russell McClelland Ms. Elissa Haynes, President, Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia or YLD Designee
Professionalism Context for post-SJEO and Task Force Role and Updates post-SJEO Judge T. Russell McClelland
Judge’s Perspective: What Do We Want to Keep Post-SJEO?
A panel of Council of Class of Court Presidents or their designees will discuss what each class of court is considering in terms of changes to court rules or Georgia code to maintain practices that the courts want to continue after the SJEO.  The panel will also provide suggestions for how each class of court wants lawyers and/or judges to engage in the process of court rules or code changes. Moderator: Judge Clyde Reese (Commission Member)
Panel:
Judge J. Wade Padgett, Council of Superior Court Judges 
Judge T. Russell McClelland, Council of State Court Judges
Judge Wes Tailor, Council of State Court Judges
Judge Shawn Rhodes, Council of Probate Court Judges
Judge Render M. Heard, Jr., Council of Juvenile Court Judges
Judge Quinn M. Kasper, Council of Magistrate Court Judges
Judge Lori B. Duff, Council of Municipal Court Judges
Judge JaDawnya C. Baker, Council of Municipal Court Judges
Lawyer Perspectives on Post-SJEO Professionalism (Professionalism Practice Pointers)
Practitioners will share their thoughts on professionalism including cooperation between legal adversaries, balancing duties to clients versus duties to the justice system, and inclusion. Moderator: Judge Walter Davis
Panel:
Lyle Griffin Warshauer
Matthew Moffett
Sheila Ross
Don Samuels
Lawyer Engagement in Crafting and Passing Post-SJEO Legislation
This panel will discuss the legislative process and professionalism aspirations like educating the public about the law and the legal system and working to improve the administration of justice. Moderator: Judge Andrew Pinson (Commission Advisor)
Panel:
Jill Travis
Tracy Mason
Hannibal F. Heredia 
Francys Johnson 
Kyle Williams
Introduction of Justice Nahmias State Bar of Georgia President Elizabeth Fite
Closing Thoughts on Professionalism Chief Justice David E. Nahmias

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