UND Law School hosts Vogel Lecture at SBAND Annual Meeting

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The UND Law School is privileged to welcome Lawrence J. Foxas the 2014 Vogel Lecturer. The Vogel Lecture will take place on Friday, June, 13, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo as part of the SBAND Annual Meeting.

Mr. Fox is a partner (since 1976) and former managing partner of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where he specializes in the counseling of law firms on professional responsibility concerns, providing advice in capital habeas proceedings and handling complex litigation.

Mr. Fox is a nationally known author and expert on the professional responsibility of lawyers and law firms. His practice includes consulting with and counseling law firms, and participating in legal malpractice cases, on behalf of either the plaintiff or the defense. He often appears as an expert witness including several occasions as a court appointed expert.

In addition, Larry is the Crawford Lecturer at Yale Law School, where he teaches professional responsibility and is the founder and the supervising lawyer for the Ethics Bureau at Yale, a not-for-profit provider of pro bono professional-responsibility advice. Prior to teaching Yale, Larry was a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, and the I. Grant Irey, Jr. adjunct professor at Penn Law School.

2014 Mart Vogel Lecture on Professionalism and Legal Ethics Lawyer Independence: Its Meaning and Purpose in the Legal Profession

Friday, June 13, 2014


Michael S. McGinniss Assistant Professor of Law University of North Dakota School of Law

2014 Mart Vogel Lecture on Professionalism and Legal Ethics Can the Profession be Saved . . . from Itself, the Academy and PWC?

Lawrence J. Fox Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Crawford Lecturer, Yale Law School

Panel Presentation on Lawyer Independence

Introduction Michael S. McGinniss

Panel Discussion The Honorable Michael Sturdevant, N.D. District Judge, Northeast Judicial District Jane Voglewede, Esquire Lawrence J. Fox, Esquire Michael S. McGinniss, Moderator

The Vogel Lecture honors Mart Vogel's lifelong commitment to the highest standards of professionalism in the practice of law. Following his graduation from law school in 1938, Mart moved to Minot, where he served as attorney for the FDIC. In 1941, Mart joined the firm of Thorp, Wattam and Vogel. For the next 50 years, Mart maintained an active and successful practice as one of North Dakota's best known trial lawyers. He enjoyed his work and the profession of law, and even after he retired from the active practice, he continued to go to his office until he was over 90 years old. Mart was known for his commitment to the legal profession and to his home community. The UND School of Law is privileged to host the Vogel Lecture as part of Mart's lasting legacy in the North Dakota legal profession. We thank SBAND for generously including the Vogel Lecture in this year's Annual Meeting program.