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Alumni Practicing Law To Discuss Ethics, Professionalism and How the Profession Has Changed

Publication Date: 10/15/2012

The 25th Rhodes Institute on the Profession of Law, Volume III will be held Oct. 19, in Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall, 3-5 p.m. as part of Homecoming/Reunion Weekend. The title is “Legal Lynx: The Evolution of the Practice of Law” and will include Rhodes alumni who are attorneys discussing changes in the practice of law regarding professionalism and ethics over the last 75 years.

Panelists include Lewis Donelson, Rhodes Class of 1938 and founder of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Mike Cody, Class of 1958 and former Tennessee Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee; Herman Morris, Class of 1973, City Attorney for Memphis and former president of Memphis Light Gas & Water; Pamela Casey, Class of 2003, District Attorney of Blount County, Ala. and the youngest woman to hold that office in the state. The program moderator will be Dr. Tim Huebner, the L. Palmer Brown Professor of History at Rhodes and author of The Southern Judicial Tradition.

Panelists will consider issues such as how ethical governance and self-regulation of the profession have evolved over time; how larger socio-economic and political changes have affected the profession; and how the practice of law relates to the pursuit of justice.

Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. The 25th Institute on the Profession of Law is sponsored by Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC; Commercial Bank and Trust Company and Jackson Lewis LLP. The program will provide 2.0 hours of dual credit in Tennessee. A cocktail reception hosted by Commercial Bank & Trust will follow the program.

For information about fees and registration, contact Tracy Vezina Patterson at pattersont@rhodes.edu or (901) 843-3856.

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