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"The Legal Profession at a Crossroads—Predicting our Future from the Past and Present," by Chief Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

  • 26 Jun 2013
  • 12:00 PM
  • Belo Mansion
As the inaugural speech of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta Discussion Forum, Chief Judge Fitzwater will discuss the current economic and competitive pressures facing lawyers and law firms, and how we face a crossroads between either treating our practice as an ordinary business or reasserting our roots as a profession that has obligations to the greater system of justice.  He will explore the historical foundation and continued necessity of lawyers balancing their need to earn a living with their obligations to the client and the court.  After relating how legal practice in America reached its current ultracompetitive state, Chief Judge Fitzwater will explore the future of legal practice and offer workable means for lawyers to facilitate the efficient administration of justice in the court system.

1.0 hour of MCLE credit will be offered.  This event kicks off a series of CLE presentations that will culminate with a trip to London in 2015 for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.  This series was developed in part by STMS friend Gerry Wegemer at the Center for Thomas More Studies at Univ. of Dallas.  For more information click link for flyer. 

The St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Dallas is open to Catholic attorneys and others interested in the intersection of faith and law.  Its purpose is to encourage Catholic lawyers within the diocese of Dallas to live a Christian vocation by sanctifying their daily work.  The St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Dallas is a Non-Profit Corporation and tax exempt under IRS 501(c)(3).

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