Monday, May 5, 2008

The Prosecutorial Ethic: A Tribute to King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng

The University of Washington School of Law hosts a day-long conference (and CLE), The Prosecutorial Ethic: A Tribute to King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng, on Friday, May 30, 2008.

A featured speaker is Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (Chicago). He'll speak on high-profile cases, of which he's had a few. (Anybody hear of Scooter Libby? ) Also speaking on high-profile cases -- as well as hosting the day -- will be John McKay, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington and now a professor at Seattle U.

Here's the whole line-up:

  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks by Dean Gregory Hicks and John McKay

  • 9:20 a.m. Maintaining an Ethical Culture in a Prosecutor’s Office - Patrick J. Fitzgerald

  • 10:30 a.m. High-Profile Prosecutions: Special Issues Created by Heavy Media Coverage - Hon. William L. Downing (moderator), Judge, King County Superior Court, Seattle; Patrick J. Fitzgerald; Anne M. Bremner, Stafford Frey Cooper, Seattle; John McKay

  • 11:25 a.m. Defense Perspectives on the Prosecutorial Ethic - Jacqueline McMurtrie (moderator), Associate Professor of Law; Director, Innocence Project Northwest Clinic, University of Washington School of Law; Daniel S. Medwed, Associate Professor of Law, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Ellen Yaroshefsky, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law, Cardozo Law School (also an author of one of the chapters in Trial Stories); Daniel T. Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney, Seattle

  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

  • 2:00 p.m. Comparative Perspectives on Prosecution - Maureen A. Howard (moderator) Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Trial Advocacy Program, University of Washington School of Law; Hon. Ann C. Williams, Judge, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Chicago; Luz Estella Nagle, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida; Molly Townes O’Brien, Associate Professor in Law, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

  • 3:00 p.m. Who is the Client of an Elected Prosecutor? - Hugh D. Spitzer (moderator), Affiliate Professor, University of Washington School of Law and member, Foster Pepper PLLC, Seattle; Wayne C. Witkowski, Deputy, Legal Counsel Division, Office of the Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.; Thomas A. Carr, Seattle City Attorney, Seattle; Janice E. Ellis, Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney, Everett

  • 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks - Hon. Robert S. Lasnik, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Seattle; John McKay, Professor from Practice, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle
Attorneys, this is not only a great program, but a terrific bargain: 5.75 Ethics CLE credits for $50 ($25 for government attorneys).

See you there!

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