Miller Becker Center events

Archive of prior events

'Why Did the Lawyer Cross the Road? The ABA’s Proposal to Overhaul Model Rule 5.5 and Permit Cross-Border Practice'

Paula Frederick, Chair of the ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility and General Counsel for the State Bar of Georgia

November 3, 2023

'Using Rule 5.1 to Combat Prosecutorial Misconduct'

Professor Michael Cassidy, Professor and Dean's Distinguished Scholar, Boston College Law School

March 31, 2023

'Using Social Media in Litigation: Winning Practices and Ethics for Litigators, Agitators and Policymakers'

Scott L. Malouf, Vanderbilt Law School, social media attorney and solo practitioner

Nov. 9, 2018

'Prosecutors and Empathy in the Search for Justice'

Steven I. Friedland, professor of law and senior scholar and the Director of the Center for Engaged Learning in the Law at Elon University School of Law, presented "Prosecutors and Empathy in the Search for Justice" in October 2017 as part of the Miller Becker Lecture Series.

11/5/21 - Lecture
Ethical Duty to Investigate Your Clients?
Speaker: Peter A. Joy, the Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis

4/13/18 - Lecture 
Paying the Piper But Not Calling the Tune: Litigation Financing and Professional Independence.
Speaker: W. Bradley Wendel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School 

11/15/16 - Access to Justice Lecture Series
An American Paradox: How the Legal System Really Functions Today in a Nation That Espouses 'Justice for All'
Speaker: James J. Sandman

4/21/16 - Lecture
The Future of Legal Services
Speaker: Judy Perry Martinez, former chair of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services and current special advisor to the newly created ABA Center for Innovation. 

10/28/16 - Prosecutors, Ethics, and Promoting Justice Lecture Series
Turning a Blind Eye: Prosecutorial Ethics and Expert Evidence
Speaker: Professor Jane Moriarty

4/22/16 - Miller-Becker Center Inaugural Lecture
Prosecutorial Ethics and the Quest for Justice: A new perspective
Speaker: Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney

10/23/15 - Columbus Disciplinary Seminar
2015 Annual Miller-Becker Seminar

10/09/15 - Access to Justice Lecture Series
A New Model for Law - For the Underserved
Speaker: Charles Rampenthal, General Counsel for LegalZoom.

4/03/15 - Access to Justice Lecture Series
Three Minutes to Midnight: Applying the Doomsday Clock to the Legal Profession
Speaker: Art Garwin, Director of the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility.

11/07/14 - Access to Justice Lecture Series
Never Mind the Death of "BigLaw": Access to Justice, Alternative Business Structures and the Future of the Small Law Firm
Speaker: Dr. Paul D. Paton, Dean and Wilbur Fee Bowker Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta.

10/24/14 - Columbus Disciplinary Seminar
2014 Miller-Becker Center Seminar

2/21/14 - Inaugural Access to Justice Lecture Series
Meeting the Unmet Legal Need: Empowering and Expanding the Delivery of Legal Services
Speaker: Steve Crossland, Esq., Chair of the Washington State Bar Association's Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT).

11/08/13 - Journalism & the Law Lecture Series
From Thurgood Marshall to Sonia Sotomayor: The Voices of Groundbreaking Supreme Court Justices
Speaker: Joan Biskupic, editor-in-charge of legal affairs for Reuters News Service.

11/01/13 - Columbus Disciplinary Seminar
Aging Lawyers: Recognizing and Addressing the Issues

4/04 & 4/05/13 - Miller-Becker Center Symposium
Navigating the Practice of Law in the Wake of Ethics 20/20

11/09/12 - Distinguished Lecture Series
Lawyers’ Professional Independence: Overrated or Undervalued?
Speaker: Bruce A. Green, Louis Stein Professor at Fordham Law School, Director of the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics.

10/26/12 - Columbus Disciplinary Seminar
Lawyers in Distress: Treatment and Sanctions

3/30/12 - Journalism & the Law Lecture Series
Health Care and the Constitution: The Supreme Court Arguments
Speaker: Jess Bravin, the Supreme Court Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

10/28/11 - Distinguished Lecture Series
The Changing Face of Legal Education: It's Impact on What it Means to be a Lawyer
Speaker: Thomas D. Morgan, Oppenheim Professor of Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law at The George Washington University Law School.

10/21/11 - Columbus Disciplinary Seminar
Can We Be Friends? The Intersection of Legal Ethics, Professionalism and Technology

4/08/11 - Distinguished Lecture Series
What Counts When We Count on Lawyers Being Good? Preliminary Thoughts on the ABA National Lawyer Regulatory Data Bank
Speaker: Burnele Venable Powell, Professor at the University of South Carolina.

10/29/10 - Distinguished Lecture Series
Why Lawyers are Different and Why We are the Same: Structural Incentive that Promote Ethics
Speaker: Ronald Rotunda, The Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Chapman University School of Law.

10/22/10 - Columbus Disciplinary Seminar
2010: It's All About Trust

9/27/10 - Delegation Visit form India and Bhutan
Exploring Principles of Ethics and Transparency in American Government and Issues in Corporate Responsibility
Speakers: Jack Sahl, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Miller-Becker Cetner, and Frank Quirk, Director of the Miller-Becker Center.

4/06/10 - Journalism & the Law: Inaugural Lecture
Covering the Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporter's Reflections
Speaker: Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent and columnist for The New York Times.

10/23/09 - Columbus Disciplinary Seminar
2009: Reflections on Our System, Conflicts, and the Future

10/08 & 10/09/09 - Miller-Becker Center Inaugural Symposium
Lawyers Beyond Borders & Practicing Law in the Electronic Age

4/23/09 - Lecture
We're Not Yesterday's Coffee: The Most Rewarding Aspects of Being a Lawyer
Speaker: Nancy H. Rogers. Rogers has served as Moritz Chair in A.D.R., Ohio Attorney General, Dean of the Moritz College of Law, and President of the Association of American Law Schools.

11/21/08 - Distinguished Lecture Series
Not the City of God: Confronting Multiple Obligations
Speaker: Geoggrey C. Hazard, Jr., Thomas E. Miller, Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. Former Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Director of the American Law Institute.

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