Chase College of Law to host fall symposium on transactional ethics

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Thursday – Oct. 4, 2012

NKU Chase College of Law to Host Free
Fall Symposium on Transactional Ethics

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law and its Northern Kentucky Law Review will sponsor a free public symposium on the “Legal Ethics for the Transactional Lawyer” on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the NKU James C. and Rachel M. Student Union Ballroom.

The symposium is open to the public and will focus on legal ethics for the transactional attorney and will examine the American Bar Association’s proposed changes to the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility. These proposed changes attempt to address challenges associated with the outgrowth of technology and with a more globalized lawyer pool.
The event will feature a panel of distinguished speakers including:

  • John G. Browning: author; partner at Dallas-based Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith; and adjunct professor of law at SMU Dedman School of Law and Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
  • Professor David Chavkin: author and professor of law at American University Washington College of Law
  • Professor Diane Lourdes Dick: author and associate professor of law at Seattle University School of Law
  • Professor Louise Hill: author and professor of law at Widener University School of Law
  • Professor Peter C. Kostant: associate professor of law at Roger Williams University School of Law and visiting professor at the New York Law School
  • Thomas E. Rutledge: author; member of business services practice and banking litigation practice at Stoll Keenon Ogden in Louisville; editor of the ABA’s PUBOGRAM newsletter for the committee on LLCs, partnerships and unincorporated entities
  • A.J. Singleton: author; member and deputy counsel for Stoll Keenon Ogden in Lexington; frequent speaker on legal ethics and professional responsibility

The speakers will present papers and topics on the overall impact of the 20/20 commission, ethical dilemmas associated with social media, changes to the conflict of interest rules, the impact of the “Certainty Imperative” on attorney conduct and the increase in judicial recognition of transactional legal ethics.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will receive 3.0 ethics hours in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana (approval pending). Registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Presentations begin at 9 a.m. For more information and to register to attend email

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