Holloran Center brings together Watergate attorneys for ethics forum in April
Former Watergate prosecutors and White House attorneys will be taking the same stage at the University of St. Thomas School of Law this spring to participate in a forum on “Watergate Revisited: The Ethics of the Lawyers.”
Four attorneys – two White House insiders and two members of the prosecution team – involved in unraveling and resolving the Watergate scandal that forced President Nixon’s resignation will discuss what the legal profession did and did not learn from this historic event.
This will mark the first joint public appearance for two prominent Watergate defendants, John Dean and Bud Krogh, since serving as attorneys in the Nixon White House more than 30 years ago, not to mention their first public discussion of these events with former prosecutors Jill Wine-Banks and Charles Breyer.
The Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable Public Forum, hosted by the School of Law’s Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, will run from 4 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the Schulze Grand Atrium of the School of Law building, 11th Street and Harmon Place in downtown Minneapolis.
Registration is open to the public and there will be a $25 charge for admission with the exception of students, who will be admitted for free. Seating is limited. Two hours of ethics CLE credit has been applied for and will cost $75. Those planning to attend are asked to register at www.stthomas.edu/ethicalleadership. For more information please check the Web site or call Chato Hazelbaker at (651) 962-4888.
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This unique public reunion will examine how White House lawyers got themselves into trouble and how they dealt with their mistakes, their relationships as cooperating witnesses with the prosecutors, and most importantly, what lessons – if any – does history indicate were learned from these events, including ethical lessons of continuing interest to all attorneys.
The forum’s format will be informal and open, including audience participation. The moderator will be former U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug, now with the Minneapolis-based law firm of Fredrikson & Byron.
The Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions is located at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. It supports the School of Law’s mission to educate morally responsible leaders by providing research, curriculum development and programs on ethical leadership. You can learn more about the center’s mission and programs at www.stthomas.edu/ethicalleadership.
Medtronic Inc. has funded the Holloran Center’s Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable Public Forum series.