Feb 17

MSBA and University of St. Thomas School of Law team up to present program on “Uncle Al Capone.”

Published on: Thursday, February 17, 2011

The MSBA's Criminal and Tax Law Sections in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas School of Law Present "Uncle Al Capone: The Untold Story of Chicago's #1 Gangster from his Niece's Perspective - Legal and Ethical Lessons from the 1931 and 1991 Capone Trials".  The program will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23 in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Downtown Minneapolis.

The MSBA Criminal and Tax Law Sections and the University of St. Thomas School of Law are presenting the story of Al Capone's life as Chicago's lead gangster and his run-ins with the legal system from the perspective of his niece, Deirdre Marie Capone. Ms. Capone will share her personal experiences as a member of the Capone family.

She will be joined by attorneys Joseph Friedberg and Thomas Bauer who will dissect the legal and ethical lessons for lawyers using testimony, court transcripts and trial excerpts from Al Capone's 1931 and 1991 trials.  Following the program, Ms. Capone will be available to answer questions and autograph copies of her book Uncle Al Capone.

Since breakfast will be provided it is import that those wishing to attend register.  There is no charge for University of St. Thomas faculty, students, and staff who can register by email toefarnsworth@mnbar.org and mention event code 15321.  More information can be found at:http://www.mnbar.org/sections/criminal-law/02-23-11.html.

Standard CEU and ethics CEU credits have been applied for.

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