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Leadership, Ethics and Professionalism Initiative

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Past Events

  • Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

    Monday, April 11, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Speaker: Glenn M. Grossman, '75, Bar Counsel

    Glenn Grossman, Maryland's chief attorney disciplinary officer, leads Maryland’s Attorney Grievance Commission which is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of violations by attorneys of the Maryland Lawyer's Rules of Professional Conduct.  Mr. Grossman met with students to discuss how to avoid the common mistakes that new lawyers make.
  • Negotiating from a Place of Nice: Getting the Outcome You Want While Preserving Relationships

    Monday, February 29, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Speakers: Toby Guerin, '02, Managing Director, Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland School of Law (C-DRUM) and Clinical Law Instructor

    Alicia Wilson, '07, Member, Gordon Feinblatt LLC – Labor and Employment Practice Group and Chair of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.

    “You can catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.”

    “Be soft on people and hard on problems.”

    “What comes around goes around.”

    These common phrases exist for a reason. The stereotypical hardball attorney may get the deal done, but at what cost?  Aggressive negotiation tactics often sacrifice relationships and may overlook more advantageous, cooperative agreements.   It is possible to engage in civil, even nice, negotiations and still achieve the same or better end result.   The goal of this program was to help students to learn how to be zealous advocates for their clients while maintaining cordiality and promoting positive interactions with colleagues.   This workshop paired conflict resolution and negotiation theory with its practical application when representing clients.

  • Vernā Myers – “What if I Say the Wrong Thing”: Presentation and Interactive Dialogue

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Vernā Myers, Esq., a noted diversity advocate and author of "Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well Doing" (ABA 2012), and "What If I Say The Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People" (ABA 2014), visited the law school to give a presentation and engage in an interactive dialogue with law school faculty, staff and students about professionalism, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Leadership Dialogue Speakers Series
    Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.
    Governor of Maryland (R-MD), 2003-2007

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Distinguished guest, former Governor Bob Ehrlich, met with students to share highlights from his career and to discuss his path to leadership roles throughout his career in public service and the private sector. A question and answer session was facilitated by Dean Donald B. Tobin.

    Governor Ehrlich previously served four terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representative and earlier as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He is currently Senior Counsel in the Government Advocacy and Public Policy practice group at King & Spalding in Washington, DC.

  • Conflict Styles Workshop

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    With an understanding that we face conflict every day in a variety of circumstances, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument(TKI) is designed to help participants gain an understanding of their own behavior in conflict situations. Students who participated in the Conflict Styles Workshop first took the TKI and then attended a workshop led by Toby Guerin, Managing Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution. Through different scenarios, Ms. Guerin helped students explore their approaches to decision-making, how their approaches might change depending upon the circumstances, their desired outcomes, and the importance of their relationships with those with whom they are experiencing a conflict.

  • Leadership Dialogue Speakers Series
    Benjamin R. Civiletti, '61
    Former Attorney General of the United States

    Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Distinguished alumnus, Benjamin R. Civiletti, '61 met with students to share highlights from his career and to discuss his path to leadership roles throughout his career in public service and the private sector. Dean Donald B. Tobin facilitated a question and answer session.

    Mr. Civiletti is a former Attorney General of the United States and retired partner and past chair of Venable LLP.

  • Leadership Dialogue Speaker's Series
    John Frisch, '83
    Chairman of Miles & Stockbridge, PC


    Tuesday, March 24 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Distinguished alumnus, John Frisch,'83, Chairman of Miles & Stockbridge, PC, met with a select group of student leaders to discuss the characteristics of effective leadership — insights gleaned from both work and life experiences. The session included a question and answer session facilitated by Dean Donald B. Tobin.

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