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Anderson Center Symposium: Navigating the Intersection of Advocacy and Professionalism

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University of Illinois College of Law, Kimball R. and Karen Gatsis Anderson Center for Advocacy and Professionalism
Winston & Strawn LLP, 35 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60601
Oct 7, 2022   8:00 am - 2:30 pm  
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Lawyers are zealous advocates for their clients, but their advocacy is bound by the rules of the legal profession. Those rules, and attendant norms, limit the claims lawyers may bring, the arguments they may make, and how they advocate. This symposium examines the intersection of advocacy and professionalism in multiple contexts. 

5.00 hours of Illinois MCLE credit pending approval, including 1.75 hours of general credit and 3.25 hours of professional responsibility credit.

Registration is required.


Attendees may choose to attend remotely, via Zoom.

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM                         
Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM  - 9:15 AM                        
Opening Remarks
Kimball R. Anderson, Winston & Strawn LLP

Vikram D. Amar, Dean, University of Illinois College of Law

9:15 AM - 11:00 AM                      
Session 1: Election Law – Where Are the Red Lines?
Moderator: Vikram D. Amar, Dean, University of Illinois of College of Law

Congressman Eric Swalwell
Professor Catherine Ross, George Washington University School of Law
Matthew Morgan, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Ryan Germany, General Counsel, Georgia Secretary of State

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM                      
Session 2: Family Law: Ground Zero for Incivility and Professionalism Challenges
Moderator: Erika Harold, Executive Director, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

Honorable Debra Walker, Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County
Professor Stephanie Tang, Baylor University School of Law
Brad Trowbridge, Circuit Court of Cook County Domestic Relations Guardian Ad Litem 

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM                       
Keynote: Judicial Ethics - Overview of the Existing Codes and Proposals for Change
Honorable Thomas Kirsch, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM                         
Session 3: Ethical Considerations for Criminal Lawyers
Moderator: Professor Andrew Leipold, University of Illinois College of Law

Professor Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe, UC Davis School of Law
Stacy Ludwig, Director of Professional Responsibility Advisory Office, Department of Justice
BJay Pak, Alston & Bird LLP

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