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CLE Seminar Uses Watergate to Examine Legal Ethics

OCTOBER 3, 2012—The Law School is offering the CLE seminar "How Watergate Revolutionized Legal Ethics" from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, in Room 25 of Mondale Hall. The seminar features John W. Dean, former Nixon White House Counsel, and James D. Robenalt, a partner and former chair of the business litigation group at Thompson Hine's Cleveland office.

New Watergate material has become available, prompting Dean and Robenalt, an instructor on legal ethics and representation of organizations under new Model Rules 1.13 and 1.6, to develop this CLE presentation. Dean, a full-time writer and lecturer since retiring from his investment banking career, also is working on a new book on Watergate in light of the new material.

Using Watergate as a case study and Dean as a fact witness, the seminar explores the ethical duties of an attorney representing an organization when wrongdoing is uncovered, with a focus on the "report up" and "report out" requirements of Model Rules 1.13 (Organization as Client) and 1.6 (The Duty of Confidentiality).

The seminar is open to the public. Cost is $150 with only checks accepted at the door. Event #172764 has been approved for 3 CLE ethics credits. For more information, visit www.law.umn.edu/cle/watergate-cle.html, or contact Jenna Hubbard at 612-626-5983 or jlhubbar@umn.edu.


John Dean

John Dean


James Robenalt

James D. Robenalt