2013 Free Ethics

Date: 5/10/2013 
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Ethical Use of Evolving Technologies
Justice Daniel J. Crothers
Modern day legal offices often require use of electronic devices. Using those technologies implicate ethical responsibilities of lawyers and their staff. This session is designed to introduce lawyers to some of the ethical and other dangers surrounding use of established and emerging technologies.

Civility - Pay it Forward.
David S. Maring
This presentation will focus on civility in the practice of law, civility/aspirational codes that have been promulgated to promote civility, and how civility by attorneys/judges enhances the public image of the legal profession. Civility by attorneys can be contagious. Unfortunately, so can a lack of civility. Civility - Pay it Forward.

Ethical Perspectives, the Bench, the Bar and YOU
A free flowing discussion in which the panel will “kick around” ethical concerns involving the Bench and the Bar and the participants will have the opportunity to air their views

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Hon. Gerald W. VandeWalle
a Noonan native, attended UND and received his B.S. in Commerce from the School of Business. In 1958 he received his J.D., magna cum laude, from UND School of Law. Admitted in July 1958, he was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General. In January, 1975 he was appointed First Assistant Attorney General. On August 15, 1978, he was appointed to the Supreme Court, and was re-elected to ten-year terms in 1984, 1994 and 2004. Justice VandeWalle was elected Chief Justice effective January l, 1993, re-elected January 1, 1995, January 1, 2000, and January 1, 2005, January 1, 2010.
Hon. Daniel John Crothers
has been a North Dakota Supreme Court Justice since 2005. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Dakota and is a Past President of the State Bar Association of North Dakota. He is past Chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Client Protection, a current member of the ABA’s Policy Implementation Committee and is a judicial advisor to the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Crothers presents training throughout the United States and its Territories on the interaction of technology and legal and judicial ethics, ethics in discovery of electronically stored information, judicial disqualification and ethics for new judges and their families. He is an adjunct faculty member at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.
Hon. Steven E. McCullough
was elected a District Judge for the East Central Judicial District in 2004 and 2010. He is presently the Chair-elect of the Executive Committee of the North Dakota Judicial Conference. He serves on the Administrative Council, the Joint Procedure Committee, the Judiciary Standards Committee and the Judicial Branch Education Committee of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Prior to attaining the bench Judge McCullough had served as the President of both the Cass County Bar Association and the East Central Judicial District Bar Association, and was elected a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar Association of North Dakota. He also served as a member of the SBAND Ethics Committee.
Mr. David S. Maring
is a shareholder in Maring Williams Law Office, P.C. He has over 35 years’ experience in civil litigation. His main areas of practice are personal injury/wrongful death and commercial/business litigation. Maring received his B.S. degree from North Dakota State University and his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law. Maring is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota (past President and past member of the Disciplinary Board) and Minnesota State Bar Association (past member of the 7th District Ethics Committee and past co-chair of the Committee on Professionalism) and is a fellow in the International Society of Barristers. Maring has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Civil Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and as a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Event Cost:
  Member $95.00
  Non-Member $95.00

Credit Hours:
  Ethics 3 hr(s)

Registration Closes:
  January 1, 2017 4:00 PM