Roundtable Discussion: Building the 21st Century Lawyer: What Does it Take to Be an Effective Lawyer These Days?

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A Roundtable Discussion

 

Building the 21st Century Lawyer:

What Does it Take to Be an Effective Lawyer These Days?

 

January 22, 2020

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Quinnipiac University School of Law

370 Bassett Road

North Haven, CT 06473

 

Registration is Closed 

 

Facilitator

Professor Carolyn Wilkes Kaas

QUSL Associate Dean for Experiential Education

 

Panelists
Sheila Hayre, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, QUSL

Attorney Brendan Holt, Holt Law, LLC

Attorney Santolo Odierna, Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP

Attorney Diane W. Whitney, Pullman & Comley, LLC

Current Students at QUSL

 

Co-Hosts

Attorney Fred Ury, Founder and Principal of Ury and Moskow, LLC

Robert White, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, QUSL

 

Has the evolving world around us changed what it takes to be an effective lawyer now and in the foreseeable future?  If so, what skills, knowledge, and values would you identify as most crucial for the lawyers of today -- and tomorrow?  What, if anything, do you think law schools should be doing differently to prepare law students to enter the legal profession, ready to contribute on Day One? 

 

The panelists will first present data on several comprehensive recent studies of practitioners that asked them to rank the most important skills and knowledge for the practice of law. Those lists - of course - include traditional doctrinal knowledge and analytical research and writing skills, but also do identify newly essential attributes and skills. We will ask our panelists to each comment on one “new” aspect of practice, and then open the discussion. We will ask participants if they agree with the studies and what might be missing from the studies. In addition to having a robust and thought-provoking discussion, one other goal is to inform Quinnipiac Law in its current strategic planning for how best to prepare its students for 21st Century practice.  

 

 

CT CLE hours will be offered for this Roundtable Discussion

January 22, 2020 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
Quinnipiac University School of Law
370 Bassett Road
North Haven, CT 06473
United States
Fellow Fee $ 45.00
Student Fee $ 0.00