Illinois Bar Studies Civility In Fictional And Real Lawyers

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 01:00

The Illinois Bar Association presents A Civil Matter: A Study in Civility in Fictional and Real Lawyers. This CLE event will be held on Tuesday, December 8 at the UBS Tower, One North Wacker Drive, Chicago, from 8:25 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.

The seminar is presented by Dr. William E. Glisson, Justice Earl Warren Professor of Law and Social Values. Dr. Glisson has practiced criminal law for 34 years and is licensed to practice before the courts of general jurisdiction and the appellate courts of Illinois and Georgia. In addition, he has a special commitment in actively pursing the transformation of humanity and has authored the Transforming Humanity: A Proposal for Tranquility.

Participants will learn about real and fictional civility in the law through an examination of films and literature featuring fictional attorneys and matters of civility. Dr. Glisson will examine what civility is, why we need it, and how to achieve civility by using examples from notable films such as Judgment at Nuremberg, Eight Men Out, Twelve Angry Men, Kramer v. Kramer, The Firm, A Few Good Men and The Rainmaker.

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