Ethics and Professionalism During Career Transitions

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The State Bar of Georgia Committee on Professionalism


Ethics and Professionalism During Career Transitions

(staff support provided by the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism)

A FREE to attend CLE Virtual Only via Zoom: Thursday, March 28, 2024, 8:45 am – 11:15 am


The Ethics Panel will discuss issues such as trust account pitfalls, attorney advertising, keeping or leaving clients when moving between firms, and transitioning to the bench.

Confirmed Ethics Panelists:  Paula Frederick, Sharon Edenfield, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Judge Robert McBurney.  Moderator, Michael Pérez


The Professionalism Panel will discuss considering the impacts on clients, colleagues, and courts of transitions, forming professional friendships in new environments, mentoring and personal boards of advisors, maintaining or re-building professional community during transitions, and  professional and community involvement for lawyers transitioning into practice.

Confirmed Professionalism Panelists:  Sharon Edenfield, Cathy Hampton, Samantha Beskin-Schemer, Judge Eric Richardson.  Moderated by Judge Rhonda Kreuziger.


Introductions by Ian Reyes

J.D. Candidate ’25 | GSU College of Law



Planning Team: Michael Perez, Judge Rhonda Kreuziger, Judge Kimberly Alexander, and Karlise Y. Grier

Information Regarding CLE Credit

The Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, on behalf of the State Bar of Georgia Committee on Professionalism, applied for CLE credit for the program. The CLE has been approved for 2 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of professionalism CLE credit and 1 hour of ethics CLE credit. Attorneys are responsible for paying the cost of the CLE credit directly to the State Bar of Georgia’s CLE Department. The Commission will only report CLE attendance in Georgia.

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