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 https://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.
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)|
|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|
|Lyle Griffin Warshauer|
|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)|
|Hannibal F. Heredia|
|Introduction of Justice Nahmias||State Bar of Georgia President Elizabeth Fite|
|Closing Thoughts on Professionalism||Chief Justice David E. Nahmias|
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