Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Apr 8/Baltimore, MD - 3rd Annual Veterans' Legal Assistance Conference

Designed for law students, lawyers, policy makers, and other service professionals, this conference will provide a forum for discussing critical issues facing our veterans. The conference also includes a training for lawyers interested in representing veterans in their claims for service-connected disability benefits.
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, University of Maryland School of Law, Homeless Persons Representation Project

April 8, 2010 0  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

University of Maryland School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD
Kiah Elmore
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Website: http://www.probonomd.org/

This conference is free, but registration is required.
Apr 8/Baltimore, MD - 3rd Annual Veterans' Legal Assistance Conference

Monday, February 7, 2011

Feb 11/Cleveland, OH - Divided Loyalties: Professional Standards and Military Duty

There has always been some tension between the ethical, legal, and professional obligations of professionals and the requirements of military service. This tension has been increased by the War on Terror. Physicians, mental health professionals, lawyers, and law enforcement/corrections officers serving in the military have been placed in situations in which their professional ethics, obligations, and legal duties may contradict military necessity or directives, or even place the role of professional in direct conflict with the role of military personnel.
As the management of armed conflict, the law of war, and the professionalization of the military has increased, this tension has similarly increased. Military professionals have been asked to bring their expertise, skills, and professional talents to the prosecution of military action not just as military personnel but as doctors, mental health professionals, lawyers, and law enforcement/corrections officers. Doctors and mental health professionals are charged with supervising and controlling interrogations, lawyers are asked to provide legal opinions and advise on the treatment of prisoners, and law enforcement and corrections officers must guard and control prisoners. While performing these duties military necessity can impose conflicting duties and concerns. The need for information, validation, or security may require different loyalties and focus than the professional duty. The need for information about an upcoming attack that could save the lives of comrades may directly contradict the need for care or treatment of a prisoner.
This symposium brings together professionals, ethicists, theorists and practitioners from medicine, mental health care, the law, law enforcement, and the military to explore these complicated and timely issues in an open and frank discussion.

"Divided Loyalties: Professional Standards and Military Duty"
An Interdisciplinary Symposium funded in part by the Arthur W. Fiske Memorial Lectureship Fund
Co-sponsored by: Center for Professional Ethics, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Institute for Global Security Law & Policy, Law-Medicine Center, and Center for Social Justice

Speaker Information:

  • Deborah Ascheim, MD, Associate Professor Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • George Annas, Professor Boston University Law School & School of Public Health
  • David Frakt, Professor Barry University Law School, Orlando
  • Jon Hanson, Professor Harvard Law School
  • Beth Hillman, Professor University of California, Hastings
  • Steven Reisner, Physicians for Human Rights/ International Trauma Studies Program New York University.
View Agenda: http://law.case.edu/centers/law_med/content.asp?content_id=177


Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

CLE Credit:
6.5 of CLE credit available.

Additional Information:

Open to the public at no cost.
CLE credit will be available for a $200 fee to lawyers who attend.
We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated. 

There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

Recording in any form is prohibited.

Supplemental Readings: