Seminars Will Examine Ethics RulesFor Both Lawyers and Judges

Saturday, October 1, 2005 - 01:00

Politics, Causes, and Clients: Impeach Justice Douglas! Ethics Rules for Lawyers and Judges is the title of a CLE seminar scheduled this month by Virginia CLE.

A live presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 5 from 9:10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA. Video replays are scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 at the Holiday Inn Historic Caraadoc Hall, 1500 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA; Friday, October 28 at the Radisson Hotel Old Town, 901 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, and Monday, October 31 at the Holiday Inn Tysons Corner, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner, VA.

This four-hour program addresses ethics rules governing both judges and lawyers, focusing on the type of issues highlighted by the career of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, including: What limits should there be on judges' involvement in partisan politics or public causes What limits should there be on judges speaking about particular issues that might come before the court? What rules should apply to judges' acceptance of speaker fees or free trips?

Speakers at the live session will be James M. McCauley, Virginia State Bar, and Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods.

For information on available CLE credits or program fees, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

For reservations for any of the sessions, call (800) 979-8253 or access www.vacle.org,