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1 The Bencher November/December 2014 THE MAGAZINE OF THE AMERICAN INNS OF COURT PRO BONO & ACCESS TO JUSTICE

2 FROM THE PRESIDENT Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart The law is a noble profession. This nobility is rooted in our historical commitment to bettering the lives of those most in need of our services, regardless of their ability to pay. In this issue, we celebrate that devotion and explore further how we as lawyers, and as members of our communities, can continue to improve them. Nowhere in American history is this obligation better exemplified than in the 1963 Supreme Court decision Gideon v. Wainwright. In that case, Clarence Earl Gideon had faced a felony charge carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison and was forced to conduct his own defense. He was promptly convicted by a jury and sentenced to five years imprisonment. The court overturned that conviction, finding a right to counsel for all indigent criminal defendants. Last year, we celebrated Gideon s 50th anniversary. And in this issue, we honor some of the decision s animating principles: the systemic indispensability of pro bono work and access to justice. In the criminal context, the demand is great. Legal representation for the poor in criminal cases is often hamstrung by inadequate resources and colossal caseloads. In this issue, practitioners share their effective pro bono and legal aid efforts, programs, and innovations. Justice, though, is not confined to the criminal courtroom. In a promising development, Access to Justice initiatives have sprung up across the country to provide legal assistance to those in need in areas like housing, medical care, child support, employment, and consumer law. But here, as in the arena of criminal defense, the legal profession has a long way to go. A recent report by the Legal Services Corporation showed one legal aid attorney available for every 6,145 low-income individuals. Gideon s legacy is enhanced by lawyers and judges who are committed to civility, professionalism, high ethical standards, and excellence in their daily work. Bridging the gap between citizens and the courthouse is a core principle of the American Inns of Court Professional Creed: I will contribute time and resources to public service, charitable activities, and pro bono work. Thousands of our members across the country are working to better the circumstances of those around them. It is our duty as lawyers and judges to use our specialized knowledge to ensure equal justice under the law for everyone. This issue of The Bencher highlights what American Inns of Court members and others in the profession are doing to improve access to justice for increasing numbers of citizens. u You are invited to write an article for The Bencher! March/April 2015 Theme: Mentoring Deadline: December 1, 2014 Plans and programs to effectively impart skills and instill professionalism have always presented challenges. But changes in the legal profession, the increasing number of new graduate solo practitioners, and differences in generational attitudes, call for creative and effective mentoring strategies. Share your experiences and thoughts on how to address this important issue. For more information please visit 2 The Bencher November/December 2014

3 INN THE NEWS The Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa Practicing With Professionalism, or Fortuitous Mentoring The Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa has a wonderful mentoring program. Each month, one hour before the regular Inn meeting, mentees are required to attend a mentoring presentation. Our judges and magistrates have presented some fantastic programs on professionalism and ethics, client management, using experts, and presenting evidence. Barrister and Master members are also now attending our mentoring programs, which have become so popular that the last few sessions have been standing room only. These sorts of planned mentoring programs are invaluable for new attorneys. But mentoring by example, fortuitous mentoring, if you will, is also extremely important, and can set a lasting example for a young attorney. I have a story about my first encounter with fortuitous mentoring. My first job out of law school in 1990 was in an office where you learned how not to practice law. The office management had policies that promoted fees over ethics. It was a high volume sweatshop atmosphere where quantity mattered, not quality. My colleagues, however, were wonderful to work with. We all had each other s backs and were all in the same can t-wait-to-get-out-of-here boat. Cases were not settled. The opposing parties always litigated probably because we were not allowed any leeway in settling cases. It was in the midst of this combative atmosphere in the office and in the courtroom that I encountered Stann Givens. I didn t know who he was. To me he was just another opposing lawyer on the phone who wanted to berate me for suing his client or who would try and take advantage of my inexperience. To my surprise, he acknowledged his client s responsibility and offered to pay the amount owed. Even more surprising than his offer was his demeanor. In my world it was a good day when we didn t get snide remarks or worse, yelled at. But Stann was the epitome of politeness and civility and he spoke to me as an equal. And so, Stann Givens phone call to this newbie attorney was my first introduction to practicing with professionalism. I left that job shortly thereafter and didn t encounter Givens again for several years. But I remembered him and how he treated me with professionalism. In the fall of 1995 I was invited to join the newly formed Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa as a pupil. Stann Givens was a founding member of the Inn and the Executive Director. Givens has been our executive director for the last 19 years. He has guided our Inn through thick and thin. He has been a mentor to all of us less-experienced attorneys and, I suspect, to more than a few senior attorneys as well. The stated mission of the American Inns of Court is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. I can t imagine anyone more suited to guide our Inn in that endeavor than Stann. Unfortunately for us Stann is stepping down as our Executive Director after this Inn year. How fortunate we have been to have had the benefit of his professionalism and experience all these years. How fortunate I have been to have had such a wonderful mentor. Thank you, Stann. u I N T H I S Feature Articles Have You Ever Been Experienced? Attorneys Provide Critical Pro Bono Representation Frank A. Natale, Esq More Than a Responsibility: A Case for Strengthening the Profession and Feeding Your Passion Through Pro Bono Work M. Rebecca Hendrix The Silvonus Shannon Story Robert L. Byman, Esq. and Olivia T. Luk, Esq William Reece Smith, Jr. Litigation American Inn of Court Focuses on Pro Bono and Diversity Lawrence J. Doughery, Esq Columns Ethics: New Lateral Partner Creates Conflict That Disqualifies His New Firm Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esq Regular Features Susan Miles Whitaker, Esq. I S S U E Inn the News... 3 Profile in Professionalism Program Spotlight COVER PHOTO CREDITS: Front: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States; Back: istockphoto.com/brian Larson. Stann Givens, Esq. The Bencher November/December

4 INN THE NEWS Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court Issues Challenge to Inns Lawyers are social creatures and connect through professional and social organizations. This is the story of two outreach programs of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The ideas came to Chris Batson Deason and she and her husband, Judge Don Deason, focused their efforts until the projects bore fruit. It may be years before a harvest for the students themselves, but the seed has been planted and the garden is being tended by dedicated public school teachers. The idea for the Ginsburg Inn s community service project was sparked by a request from a fifteen year-old for a pricey trumpet. The teenager marched in the band at a well-funded high school where having such an instrument would not be unusual. While searching online, Chris and Don Deason came across a trumpet like the one he had played in the marching band in There were several postings on ebay for similar instruments and they were surprised to learn the trumpet was worth between $750 and $2,000 depending upon the condition. Still in the original case, his trumpet had been stored for decades in various closets, attics, and garages, but always preserved for sentimental reasons. The band instructor at Northwest Classen High School spreads himself around three different schools. Many students are unable to purchase or rent their instruments. The only option is to share instruments maintained by the school. Many of the loaners cannot be taken home so students are denied the opportunity to practice. The band instructor explained that most instruments, no matter how old, can be restored for minimal cost. Art students at Emerson Alternative High School in Oklahoma City benefit from the community outreach of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg AIC. The trumpet in the dusty box was becoming more and more valuable. Chris and Don figured other Inn members had instruments tucked away for the same sentimental reasons. Turns out they were right. By December 2012, Inn members had donated 17 instruments to Northwest Classen High School along with a $1,000 gift certificate to a local music store to cover necessary repairs. The band instructor said the gift certificate alone was more than his annual budget. Chris came across a childhood friend who had been donating art supplies to a nearby school. At Emerson Alternative High School, students were drawing on pieces of copy paper with pencils. The teacher said they simply had no art supplies. Chris set in motion the art supply drive that initially resulted in the donation of more than $900 in actual supplies and more than $1,500 in cash toward the purchase of additional supplies. They hoped it was a meaningful donation. The art teacher was suspicious of the donation. When student s saw the supplies they chanted, We have paint! We have paint! Others repeatedly asked if they were going to have paint. Clearly, they previously had no paint. The school campus is in serious disrepair and has the atmosphere of a detention center. There is an onsite day care for the small children of the students. Some students attend school just to have a meal, some students disappear into the foster care system without warning, and some work more than one job to support families The Emerson art students were ecstatic to receive our donations. At the Inn s closing banquet in April the teacher described the school as the least funded school in the district. The entire school was out of paper by March. Her annual art budget is $300. Anything else came out of her pocket. That night an additional $1,100 was collected. The following week an Inn member quietly delivered boxes of paper to Emerson Alternative High School. The Challenge: Do It and Write About It Please write about your outreach or community programs. Send your story to The Bencher. Lawyers are out in the community and making a difference. Write about it! u 4 The Bencher November/December 2014

5 I NN THE NEWS American Inns of Court Amity Visit in London T he Honourable Society of the Inner Temple hosted members of the American Inns of Court for an Amity Visit in London at the beginning of July. Inn members from 20 Inns across the United States learned about the function and structure of the English Inns of Court and had the opportunity to sit in proceedings at the Supreme Court of England and Wales as well as the Old Bailey. The visit included lectures, meetings, and discussion with leaders of the English bench and bar, as well as the opportunity to observe a session in the House of Lords, which included a sighting of rock star Rod Stewart. u Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court T he Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is mourning the loss of one of its founding members, Judge John V. Parker, who died recently. Parker was, in so many ways, the very personification of the amalgam of ideals to which Judge A. Sherman Christensen, who founded the very first American Inn of Court referred to in the earliest days of the Inn movement. Chartered in 1988, the Inn owes its very existence and continuing vitality to Parker, whose early interest in the American Inn of Court concept created enthusiasm anew for the Inn over the years. As the American Inns of Court idea was little known in our area at that time, it took the towering respect and influence of this icon of professionalism and civility to foster enough interest in the bench and bar to get the Inn started. His devotion to our Inn was reflected by his regular attendance and participation in programs and social gatherings; he loved the give and take of the discussions engendered by the programs. Judge John V. Parker He thoroughly enjoyed the social gatherings and gave freely of his time in counsel and conversation. The value of the presence of such a giant of the profession in this unique setting, especially to younger members, simply cannot be quantified; it was inestimable. Our friend and mentor has left us, but we are forever in his debt for his devoted service. u The Bencher November/December

6 INN THE NEWS Achieving Excellence Program Results The Achieving Excellence program is a tiered achievementbased program that builds on an Inn s successes. Each level recognizes an Inn s progress toward mastering five core competencies of Inn management: Administration, Communications, Programs, Mentoring, and Outreach activities. u Congratulations to the following Inns for their successes in the Achieving Excellence program: Platinum Level A. Sherman Christensen AIC Provo, Utah American Inn of Court of Acadiana Lafayette, Louisiana Anthony M. Kennedy AIC Sacramento, California Arizona Bankruptcy AIC Phoenix, Arizona Atlanta Intellectual Property AIC Atlanta, Georgia Austin Intellectual Property AIC Austin, Texas Benjamin Franklin AIC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bruce R. Jacob Criminal Appellate AIC Tampa, Florida C.H. Ferguson-M.E. White AIC Tampa, Florida Chester Bedell AIC Jacksonville, Florida Colorado Intellectual Property AIC Denver, Colorado Craig S. Barnard AIC West Palm Beach, Florida Delaware Bankruptcy AIC Wilmington, Delaware E. Robert Williams AIC Jacksonville, Florida Earl E. O Connor AIC Prairie Village, Kansas Earl Warren AIC Oakland, California Eldon B. Mahon AIC Fort Worth, Texas Ewing T. Kerr AIC Cheyenne, Wyoming Family Law AIC of Tampa Tampa, Florida First District Appellate AIC Tallahassee, Florida Florida Family Law AIC Jacksonville, Florida George C. Young First Central Florida AIC Orlando, Florida George Mason AIC Arlington, Virginia Giles S. Rich AIC Washington, DC Gus J. Solomon AIC Portland, Oregon Henry Woods AIC Little Rock, Arkansas Herbert G. Goldburg-Ronald K. Cacciatore Criminal Law AIC Tampa, Florida Honorable Arthur L. Moller- David B. Foltz, Jr. AIC Houston, Texas Honorable Joseph B. Campbell AIC San Bernardino, California Honorable Robert J. Bryan AIC Tacoma, Washington Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn AIC Dallas, Texas Honorable William A. Ingram AIC San Jose, California J. Clifford Cheatwood AIC Tampa, Florida James C. Cawood, Jr. AIC Annapolis, Maryland James L. Petigru AIC Charleston, South Carolina James S. Bowman AIC Harrisburg, Pennsylvania John Marshall AIC Richmond, Virginia Judge Consuelo M. Callahan AIC Stockton, California Judge John M. Scheb AIC Sarasota, Florida Judith K. Fitzgerald Western Pennsylvania Bankruptcy AIC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Justice Marie L. Garibaldi AIC for ADR Basking Ridge, New Jersey Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial AIC Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lewis F. Powell, Jr. AIC Richmond, Virginia Owen M. Panner AIC Portland, Oregon Richard Linn AIC Chicago, Illinois Robert M. Foster AIC Yulee, Florida Robert M. Spire AIC Omaha, Nebraska Robert Van Pelt AIC Lincoln, Nebraska Robert W. Calvert AIC Austin, Texas Ruth Bader Ginsburg AIC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Salmon P. Chase AIC Covington, Kentucky Seattle Intellectual Property AIC Seattle, Washington Tampa Bay AIC Tampa, Florida Temple AIC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Thomas S. Forkin Family Law AIC Cherry Hill, New Jersey Thompson G. Marsh AIC Denver, Colorado Vassar B. Carlton AIC Melbourne, Florida W. Edward Sell AIC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania William H. Stafford AIC Tallahassee, Florida William K. Thomas AIC Cleveland, Ohio William L. Dwyer AIC Seattle, Washington Wray Ladine AIC Modesto, California Gold Level Chicago Lincoln AIC Chicago, Illinois Garland R. Walker AIC Houston, Texas Lamar AIC Atlanta, Georgia Morris K. Udall AIC Tucson, Arizona Villanova Law J. Willard O Brien AIC Villanova, Pennsylvania Silver Level Council Oak Johnson Sontag AIC Tulsa, Oklahoma Dean Henry George McMahon AIC Baton Rouge, Louisiana Gerald T. Bennett Cooperative Learning AIC Gainesville, Florida Harry V. Booth-Judge Henry A. Politz AIC Shreveport, Louisiana Honorable Fiorenzo V. Lopardo AIC Vista, California James C. Adkins, Jr. AIC Gainesville, Florida Justice Major B. Harding AIC Stuart, Florida Justices Ray L Brock, Jr.- Robert E. Cooper AIC Chattanooga, Tennessee Pauline Newman Intellectual Property AIC Alexandria, Virginia Robert A. Grant AIC South Bend, Indiana Stephen R. Booher AIC Fort Lauderdale, Florida Thomas S. Biggs AIC Naples, Florida William L. Todd, Jr. AIC San Diego, California Bronze Level American Inn of Court of Southern Maryland Southern Maryland, Maryland Annette Stewart AIC Dallas, Texas Arizona Thurgood Marshall AIC Phoenix, Arizona Bankruptcy AIC Newark, New Jersey Barney Masterson AIC Clearwater, Florida Birmingham AIC Birmingham, Alabama Canakaris AIC Clearwater, Florida Charles Clark AIC Jackson, Mississippi Cleveland Employment AIC Cleveland, Ohio Columbus AIC Columbus, Georgia 6 The Bencher November/December 2014

7 INN THE NEWS Daniel Webster-Batchelder AIC Manchester, New Hampshire Doris Jonas Freed AIC Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Dunn Blount AIC Daytona Beach, Florida Eagle Rock AIC Idaho Falls, Idaho Edward J. McFetridge AIC San Francisco, California Elwood L. Thomas AIC Boone & Cole Counties, Missouri Francis Drake Admiralty AIC Charleston, South Carolina Hamilton Burnett AIC Knoxville, Tennessee Honorable John C. Ford AIC Dallas, Texas Honorable Amy Reynolds Hay AIC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Honorable Anne E. Thompson AIC Trenton, New Jersey Honorable Wesley E. Brown AIC Wichita, Kansas Horace Rumpole AIC Phoenix, Arizona Howell Edmunds Jackson AIC Jackson, Tennessee I Anson Hoffman AIC Norfolk, Virginia Inn on the Teche AIC New Iberia, Louisiana J. Edgar Murdock AIC Washington, DC J.R. Campbell AIC Bend, Oregon James E. Doyle AIC Madison, Wisconsin James Kent AIC Norfolk, Virginia John Belton O Neall AIC Columbia, South Carolina Judge Hugh Means AIC Lawrence, Kansas Judge John A. Field, Jr. AIC Charleston, West Virginia Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property AIC Los Angeles, California Judge William R. Overton AIC Little Rock, Arkansas Los Angeles Criminal Justice AIC Los Angeles, California Louis D. Brandeis AIC Louisville, Kentucky Luther L. Bohanon AIC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Melson-Arsht AIC Wilmington, Delaware Milton L. Schwartz-David F. Levi AIC Davis, California Minoru Yasui AIC Denver, Colorado New York AIC New York, New York New York Family Law AIC Mineola, New York Richard K. Herrmann Technology AIC Wilmington, Delaware Richard T. Oakes AIC St. Paul, Minnesota Sagamore AIC Indianapolis, Indiana Sherman Minton AIC Jeffersonville, Indiana Southern California Bankruptcy AIC Los Angeles, California Southern Illinois AIC Carbondale, Illinois St. Andrews Bay AIC Panama City, Florida Theodore Roosevelt AIC Mineola, New York Thomas M. Cooley AIC Lansing, Michigan University of San Francisco School of Law AIC San Francisco, California Wex S. Malone AIC Baton Rouge, Louisiana Willamette Valley AIC Salem, Oregon William B. Bryant AIC Washington, DC William Mac Taylor AIC Dallas, Texas William S. Sessions AIC San Antonio, Texas 2014 American Inns of Court Program Award Winners Announced The American Inns of Court Program Awards recognize exceptional programs created and presented at Inn meetings nationwide. The award-winning programs can all be ordered by logging into our website at Congratulations to all of our winners! u First Place Somewhere Behind the Rainbow: Civility and Ethics in the Wicked Land of LAWZ (P12768) Anthony M. Kennedy AIC Sacramento, California Second Place (tie) Creepy or Convenient: The Digital Age and Privacy #innyourilife (P12716) Garland R. Walker AIC Houston, Texas 50 Ways to Lose Your License (P12664) Robert W. Calvert AIC Austin, Texas Third Place Legal High Anxiety: Snitches, Snoops, and Snafus in the Digital Age (P12617) Anthony M. Kennedy AIC Sacramento, California Best Special Project Howard Middle School Law Awareness Mock Trial (P12744) George C. Young First Central Florida AIC Orlando, Florida Outstanding Program Awards Justice League: Thanks for the Memories! (P12636) Judge Consuelo M. Callahan AIC Stockton, California Hey, Bill, Download This! (P12750) Louis M. Welsh AIC San Diego, California Ain t Misbehavin : Reining in the Rogue Client (P12533) Anthony M. Kennedy AIC Sacramento, California Romeo and Juliet Present: Two Gentlemen of Verona Meet the Merry Wives of Windsor (P12579) Earl Warren AIC Oakland, California Mastering Trial Objections: To Hollywood and Beyond! (P12559) Louis M. Welsh AIC San Diego, California Can Lawyers Be Good Persons? (P12644) Anthony M. Kennedy AIC Sacramento, California Shark Tank: Cold Call Edition (P12799) Judge Consuelo M. Callahan AIC Stockton, California With All Due Respect (P12699) Anthony M. Kennedy AIC Sacramento, California The Bencher November/December

8 INN THE NEWS 2014 Christensen, Powell, O Connor Awards and Burger Prize Recipients Announced The American Inns of Court is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the A. Sherman Christensen Award, the Lewis F. Powell Award for Professionalism and Ethics, the Sandra Day O Connor Award for Professional Service, and the Warren E. Burger Prize for Writing. The awards and prize will be presented at the 2014 American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence in Washington, DC on October 25 at the Supreme Court of the United States. u A. Sherman Christensen Award Vern D. Schooley, Esquire Fulwider Patton LLP Los Angeles, California Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Award for Professionalism and Ethics The Honorable Randy J. Holland Delaware Supreme Court Georgetown, Delaware Sandra Day O Connor Award for Professional Service Jeffrey K. Coreil, Esquire Neuner Pate Lafayette, Louisiana Warren E. Burger Prize for Writing Charles R. Mendez Denver City Attorney s Office Denver, Colorado American Inns of Court 2014 Gift Ideas Pens #042 $10.00 Mugs #001 $10.00 Padfolios #040 $30.00 See more ideas and order at 8 The Bencher November/December 2014

9 ETHICS COLUMN Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esquire New Lateral Partner Creates Conflict that Disqualifies His New Firm This month s ethics column will be a short overview of the Philadelphia Bar Association s Professional Ethics Committee Opinion (April 2014), relating to the conflict issues that arise when a lateral partner joins a law firm. The facts on which Opinion is based include a law firm partner ( Partner ) who was representing a criminal defendant in a securities fraud case ( Client ). A new lateral recently joined the Partner s firm ( Lateral ). Prior to joining the firm, Lateral had acted as counsel for the primary government witness against Client, and negotiated a plea deal for the witness in return for cooperation with the U.S. Attorney including an agreement to testify against Client. Lateral no longer represents the witness. Partner anticipates that he will need to vigorously cross-examine the witness that Lateral formerly represented, in order for Partner to represent Client effectively. Neither Lateral nor Partner would advise their respective clients to waive any potential conflicts, but in any event they asked the Professional Ethics Committee for its opinion on whether there was a non-waivable conflict. It was not disputed that Client and the witness that Lateral formerly represented were adverse to each other in the same litigation. See, e.g., United States v. Moses, 58 Fed. App. 549, 552 (3rd Cir. 2003). Rule 1.6 (c)(7) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct was the first rule considered by the Committee, and that rule pertaining to confidentiality of information, provides that: (c) A lawyer may reveal such information to the extent that the lawyer reasonably believes necessary: (7) to detect and resolve conflicts of interest from the lawyer s change of employment or from changes in the composition or ownership of a firm, but only if the revealed information would not compromise the attorney-client privilege or otherwise prejudice the client. The Committee next considered Rule 1.7 relating to conflicts of interest with current clients, and that rule provides in relevant part that: (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a lawyer shall not represent a client if the representation involves a concurrent conflict of interest. A concurrent conflict of interest exists if: (1) the representation of one client will be directly adverse to another client; or (2) there is a significant risk that the representation of one or more clients will be materially limited by the lawyer s representation of another client, a former client or a third person, or by a personal interest of the lawyer. (emphasis added). Rule 1.9, entitled Duties to Former Clients, was next examined. Rule 1.9 provides that: (a) A lawyer who has formally represented a client in a matter shall not thereafter represent another person in the same or a substantially related matter in which that person s interests are materially adverse to the interest of the former client unless the former client gives informed consent. (b) A lawyer shall not knowingly represent a person in the same or a substantially related matter in which a firm with which the lawyer formerly was associated had previously represented a client (1) whose interests are materially adverse to that person; and (2) about whom the lawyer had acquired information protected by Rules 1.6 and 1.9 (c) that is material to the matter; unless the former client gives informed consent. (c) A lawyer who has formerly represented a client in a matter or whose present or former firm has formerly presented a client in a matter shall not thereafter: (1) use information relating to the representation to the disadvantage of the former client except as these Rules would permit or require with respect to a client, or when the information has become generally known; and Continued on the next page. The Bencher November/December

10 Ethics Column continued from page 9. (2) reveal information relating to the representation except as these Rules would permit or require with respect to a client. The last rule considered by the committee was Rule 1.10, entitled Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule, which provides that: (a) While lawyers are associated with a firm, none of them shall knowingly represent a client when one of them practicing alone would be prohibited from doing so by Rules 1.7 or 1.9, unless the prohibition is based on a personal interest of the prohibited lawyer and does not represent a significant risk of materially limiting the representation of the client by the remaining lawyers in the firm, or unless permitted by Rules 1.10 (b) or (c). (b) When a lawyer becomes associated with a firm, the firm may not knowingly represent a person in the same or a substantially related matter in which that lawyer, or a firm with which the lawyer was associated, had previously represented a client whose interests are materially adverse to that person and about whom the lawyer had acquired information protected by Rules 1.6 and 1.9 (c) that is material to the matter unless: (1) the disqualified lawyer is screened from any participation in the matter and is apportioned no part of the fee therefrom; and (2) written notice is promptly given to the appropriate client to enable it to ascertain compliance with the provisions of this rule. The Committee concluded that Lateral carried with him a conflict that disqualified Partner and the new firm. This result may have been avoided if Lateral was screened from any participation in the matter that Partner was handling. The Committee found that Lateral was not screened as contemplated by Rule 1.10 (b)(1) and appropriate notice was not provided pursuant to Rule 1.10 (b)(2), and thus his disqualification was imputed to Partner and the whole new firm that Lateral joined. A more rigorous vetting of this conflict prior to Lateral starting at the new firm may have led to a different conclusion. In light of information already shared, establishing a screen at this point would be ineffective. As a consequence of this Opinion, the committee advised that Partner could no longer represent Client, nor could Lateral resume representation of his former client if requested to do so. The committee noted that for future guidance it recommended reliance on Rule 1.6(c)(7) which allows disclosure of client information to the extent it is only being used to do a conflicts check for potential lateral candidates who are joining a new firm. This would also permit the implementation of an ethical screen that would eliminate the inadvertent exchange of confidential information between counsel for potentially adverse clients or former clients. Of course, the rules of professional conduct vary from state to state, but the basic principles are typically shared, and the cautionary tale included in this opinion has relevance far beyond the boundaries of Pennsylvania. Those who are involved in the hiring of lateral lawyers should be aware of the issues raised in this opinion and be prepared to avoid the unhappy result visited upon the lawyers described in this short column. u Francis G.X. Pileggi is the Member-in-Charge of the Wilmington, Delaware, office of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. His address is com. He summarizes corporate and commercial decisions of Delaware courts and addresses issues of legal ethics at We are Social! TM #innsofcourt AmericanInnsofCourt 10 The Bencher November/December 2014

11 Raising thebar Consider the American Inns of Court Foundation in your year-end giving. The American Inns of Court is the only organization with a primary focus on mentoring, professionalism, and civility within the legal profession. Our unique structure, membership, and single focus make us the most effective organization to conduct the training and mentoring so critical to the future of our profession. We are working to build an endowment that will provide a reliable source of income to fund efforts to support and strengthen local Inns and to create new Inns. Your support will move us that much closer to our goal. As you plan your year-end giving, please remember the American Inns of Court and the profound difference we are making in the legal profession. Consider making an investment in the future of the profession. Please make a tax-deductible contribution to the American Inns of Court Foundation. Your contribution will be added to our general, unrestricted endowment. If, instead, you would like for your contribution to support a specific program, please indicate that below: Pegasus Scholarships Temple Bar Scholarships A. Sherman Christensen Award Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Award for Professionalism and Ethics Sandra Day O Connor Award for Professional Service Warren E. Burger Prize Professionalism Awards (by federal circuit) PLEASE PRINT: Name(s) Company/Organization Address City State Zip Code Telephone Fax Address PAYMENT: Amount: $500 $250 $100 Other $ Check Check No. Credit Card: Visa Mastercard AMEX The American Inns of Court is committed to inspiring all lawyers to rise to the highest level of professional excellence I sincerely hope its vision continues to be realized. Justice Sandra Day O Connor Checks should be made payable to the American Inns of Court (An IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization) Gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. Mail or Fax to: American Inns of Court Attn: Capital Campaign 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 770 Alexandria, VA Phone: Fax: Credit Card No. Signature Exp. Date Date The Bencher November/December

12 Have You Ever Been Experienced? Attorneys Provide Critical Pro Bono Representation By Frank A. Natale, Esquire Today s economic and political environment has amplified the need for attorneys to provide pro bono service to their communities. People across the country have faced unprecedented numbers of foreclosures while the economic recovery slowly creeps along. According to 2012 Census data, 46.5 million people (approximately 15 percent of America s population) live in poverty, defined as household income less than $19,090 annually for a family of three). One in 15 Americans is experiencing deep poverty, defined as less than $11,510 for a family of four. Yet, unlike in other developed nations, when people face the loss of housing, job, public assistance or children, people in the United States do not have a right to counsel. The protection afforded criminal defendants under Gideon v. Wainwright and the U.S. Constitution does not extend to civil cases. However, judges, lawyers, and politicians are taking notice of the fact that lots of people are unrepresented in matters that greatly impact their lives. PHOTO CREDIT: istockphoto.com/spxchrome Even in the criminal setting, defendants are often unrepresented at critical times. For example, some Texas counties do not have public defender offices. Prior to 2001, indigent defense was organized on the basis of court appointments by a county judge for each individual case. In 2001, Texas passed the Fair Defense Act. Andrea Marsh, founder and executive director of the Texas Fair Defense Project, notes that, What the Fair Defense Act did is that it went from a system that wasn t 12 The Bencher November/December 2014

13 a system at all to a system where counties are supposed to develop indigent defense processes. [ Reasonable Doubt: Can The Bexar County Public Defender s Office Be Saved? By Callie Enlow, San Antonio Current, June 4, 2014] There s 254 counties and 254 ways of doing things, according to Marsh. Id. Counties could continue to follow a court-appointed attorney plan, they could farm out indigent defense to a nonprofit, they could create an in-house public defender s office or they could create some sort of hybrid of those options. Id. In counties where the court-appointment plan is followed, the indigent accused may attend a bail hearing without the court first appointing an attorney. This places the accused individual s liberty at stake without representation. The 2011 LexisNexis/Probono.net survey, Why Lawyers Give Back, revealed that personal fulfillment was cited by 75 percent of respondents as their reason for providing pro bono representation. A deeper look reveals that pro bono work has special meaning to individual lawyers across the country. Dennis Elisco is an experienced trial lawyer in New Castle, Pennsylvania, who decided to give back early in his legal career. Elisco started his career as an associate with a prominent medical malpractice defense firm in Atlanta, Georgia. While learning his craft, he volunteered for the Saturday Morning Lawyers group run by the Atlanta Bar Association. Elisco was amazed at the issues presented each weekend. He saw many clients who lacked access to justice and whose rights were being trampled by landlords, creditors and sometimes just the system in general. He said that as a young lawyer in Atlanta, it was initially hard to give up his weekends, yet his belief in access to justice for all compelled him to make a habit of attending the Saturday morning walk-in clinics. This formed the basis for a career-long commitment to serving the underprivileged and unrepresented. On February 21, 2009, Elisco received a number of calls in the early morning hours about an 11-yearold boy who was being charged with a double homicide. Complicating matters, the boy was charged as an adult under Pennsylvania law. The young boy s father was seeking representation and reached out to Elisco on the advice of a court official and other private attorneys. As a member of the Lawrence County Public Defender s office, Elisco knew that if the case came through the office, he would not be able to speak with the media and he would not be able to co-counsel with a private attorney both of which he saw as extremely important to the defense strategy. Elisco decided to take on the representation as pro bono counsel; the Public Defender s office granted his request to handle the case outside of his job duties. He also convinced a prominent local criminal defense attorney to co-counsel on a pro bono basis. The matter, now known as In Re: J.B., has taken many turns. Initially, legal proceedings centered around whether J.B. could be tried as an adult. Following lengthy proceedings, it was initially ruled that J.B. would stand trial as an adult. However, the decision was appealed to the Superior Court, where the ruling was overturned and remanded for further evaluation. On remand, additional hearings were held by the County Court of Common Pleas. Ultimately, the Common Pleas Court judge ruled that J.B. should be tried through the juvenile courts. Following an initial finding of adjudication (the equivalent of conviction in juvenile trials), Elisco appealed the decision to the Superior Court. On May 8, 2013, Pennsylvania s Superior Court overturned the verdict, citing that the decision was against the manifest weight of the evidence. The Commonwealth appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, seeking to have the Superior Court ruling reversed and the initial adjudication upheld. Arguments were held on March 12, 2014, in Philadelphia. If the Supreme Court upholds the Superior Court decision, the Commonwealth could still choose to retry J.B. under the terms of the order and juvenile law. While he awaits a decision, Elisco knows one thing for certain: He has no regrets about his commitment to J.B. and his father. He certainly had no way of knowing that the case would extend for more than five years. When asked about the time he has committed to this one case, Elisco said he would do it again, knowing that he gave the client the best opportunity for a good result under the circumstances. Phillis Rambsy, an attorney licensed in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Maryland, mentions her faith When asked about the time he has committed to this one case, Elisco said he would do it again, knowing that he gave the client the best opportunity for a good result under the circumstances. Continued on the next page. The Bencher November/December

14 Have You Ever Been Experienced continued from page 13. Petkovsek believes that getting private lawyers to participate in short-term pro bono days will have a ripple effect. When an attorney sees, firsthand, real people experiencing real problems, the need becomes compelling and more personalized. and theological beliefs as well as her personal background as motivating factors in her decision to provide pro bono representation. Rambsy believes that she should use her privileges to assist others who may not be as fortunate. It can be said that everyone knows a lawyer, but not everyone knows a black woman lawyer, said Rambsy. The fact that she is an attorney is thanks in large part to attorneys giving of their time to fight such landmark civil rights cases as Brown v. Board of Educ. of Topeka 347 U.S. 483 (1954) and Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 336 (2003). The outcome in Brown was in large part shaped by pro bono attorneys who aided Thurgood Marshall. The Grutter case was a challenge to the University of Michigan Law School s affirmative action admission policy. Rambsy, who attended the University of Michigan School of Law during the argument of the case, said, I wouldn t be where I am today if others hadn t laid a foundation for me. I feel it s my responsibility to do the same for others in all areas of life. In her nine years of practice, Rambsy has worked extensively with physicians and hospitals; it is in this setting she feels keenly aware of an existing need for indigent people. Rambsy believes that access to basic health care is important but knows that barriers such as financial and/or demographic standing can block access for many. Rambsy sees a disconnect between poor clients and the medical field. If you don t understand the language or culture, it is difficult to get what you want or need, she notes. Knowing how to navigate within a system is where Rambsy can be most helpful for indigent clients, such as clearing, settling, or reorganizing debt. Folks sometimes don t know or understand that they have rights with regard to their debts. Lack of knowledge often means lack of choices, whether in access to health care, handling debts, or any other areas to which unrepresented individuals may face barriers, she says. Amy Petkovsek, director of advocacy for training and pro bono at Maryland Legal Aid, works to develop pro bono lawyers from across the state of Maryland. Petkovsek describes the need as tremendous for private attorneys to step up and handle individual cases. Approximately 1.6 percent of all lawyers licensed in Maryland work in legal service organizations (dedicated to the representation of indigent clients). Petkovsek sees many large firms decline pro bono representation of individual clients in areas of great need as a result of potential conflicts. Even in cases where help with simple forms or attendance at proceedings would make a difference, such as school admissions for autistic children, many cases go unplaced due to conflicts and lack of awareness of the need within the private bar. Petkovsek believes that getting private lawyers to participate in short-term pro bono days will have a ripple effect. When an attorney sees, firsthand, real people experiencing real problems, the need becomes compelling and more personalized. Although the attorneys who participate are never required to take on representation of clients, many do. The ripple effect continues when those attorneys return to their firms and relay the stories of how they helped someone through pro bono representation. While pro bono remains an excellent opportunity for young lawyers to gain valuable experience, it is also a great way for experienced, strong and respected voices in our legal community to lead the way, for access to justice for all. u Frank A. Natale, Esquire is the Director of Advocacy for Income Security at Maryland Legal Aid Bureau in Baltimore, MD. He previously served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Lawrence County District Attorney's Office in New Castle, PA. 14 The Bencher November/December 2014

15 More Than a Responsibility: A Case for Strengthening the Profession and Feeding Your Passion Through Pro Bono Work By M. Rebecca Hendrix Lawyers are constantly told that they should or must do pro bono work. Pro bono work is part of a lawyer s professional responsibility. ABA Model Rule of Professional Responsibility 6.1 says, Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay. A lawyer should aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono publico legal services per year. According to Roscoe Pound, pro bono work is not an additional professional responsibility but a quintessential part of the profession. He explained that professionalism refers to a group pursuing a learned art as a common calling in the spirit of public service no less a public service because it may incidentally be a means of livelihood. Pursuit of the learned art in the spirit of a public service is the primary purpose. [Roscoe Pound, The Lawyer from Antiquity To Modern Times 5 (St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1953) (emphasis added); see also Roscoe Pound, What Is a Profession? 19 Notre Dame L.R. 203, 204 (1944) (explaining that organization, learning, and a spirit of public service are essential to a profession, but earning a livelihood is merely incidental. ).] Reflecting on the exhortations of why we should do pro bono work, I added a reason to the list. For me, the most compelling reason to serve others is not in a rule, code or theory, but rather in my heart. In a profession where time and money are so valued, it is crucial to truly believe in pro bono work. Last year, I was fortunate to participate in the pilot year of an Advance Directives Project at a local cancer center; now I coordinate the project. This program is notable because it strengthens the profession internally and gives patients access to legal services at the hospital. The program is a partnership between Wake Forest, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Novant Health, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Each week, students partner with supervising attorneys to counsel patients on health care powers of attorney, living wills and general powers of attorney. The program started at one local cancer center but had expanded to three locations by the end of the school year. The Advance Directives Project contributes to the health of the legal profession internally. Students gain a valuable opportunity to interact with clients, which builds legal skills and professionalism. The program also facilitates connections and mentoring between students and local attorneys. In this regard, Wake Forest s Advance Directive Project promotes the values of the American Inns of Court. However, it also helps society externally because at the end of the appointment, the patient is positively impacted. Clients leave with completed documents and hopefully peace of mind and empowerment, knowing that difficult questions that may arise at the end of their lives have already been addressed. My strongest motivation to participate in this pro bono project, however, is my passion: My mother was a patient at the Novant Cancer Center before she died in the middle of my first year of law school. I spent countless hours there as a family member and was able to witness the positive impact of doctors, nurses, and volunteers on patients through their excellent care and compassion. Now I experience the cancer center from a different angle. Using my knowledge and skills to provide legal services at no cost to people in need allows me to be part of that positive impact I witnessed. This passion inspires me to provide pro bono services more than any other factor. I encourage members of other American Inns of Court to seek out similar pro bono opportunities. First, pro bono projects give members the ability to strengthen the legal profession. There are countless ways we can foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills while doing pro bono work. Second, pro bono work serves the public interest, which is an essential aspect of the legal profession. Finally, we all have a passion. Find a need for legal work related to that passion and fill it. Pro bono work is even more rewarding when it is close to your heart. u M. Rebecca Hendrix is a student at Wake Forest University School of Law. She is a pupil member of the Chief Justice Joseph Branch AIC in Winston-Salem, NC. The Bencher November/December

16 PHOTO CREDIT: istockphoto.com/dny59 The Silvonus Shannon Story By Robert L. Byman, Esquire and Olivia T. Luk, Esquire The video of the street fight had gone viral: more than 70 kids in a melee of mostly students from Chicago s South Side Fenger High School that left one kid dead. So when a call for help came via a firm-circulated in late September 2009, we knew this would be a high-profile case. The local and national media drummed daily about the mob of teenagers who had beaten to death an honors student, Derrion Albert. President Obama sent U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arnie Duncan to Chicago to try to calm the waters and assure the public that the government was on top of school safety. But more than high-profile, the case would be highly difficult, since our prospective client, Silvonus Shannon, appeared at the end of the video jumping and apparently landing on Albert s head as Albert lay prone on the ground after being pummeled with boards, fists, and feet. Silvonus mother, Tamaray Shannon, did not know whom to turn to when her son was arrested, along with five other boys, for Albert s murder. Through friends, she spoke to Cabrini Green Legal Aid. One of Cabrini s board members was Terry Truax, who now serves as managing partner of Jenner & Block. Despite the uphill battle, the firm circulated the call for help and we answered. The Cook County Criminal Courthouse is an intimidating yet dingy building at the intersection of 26th and California. We entered our appearances as our new client, Silvonus, stood meekly next to us. He looked nothing like his mug shot. Skinny in his dirty yellow jumpsuit, Silvonus was shy and soft spoken. He addressed us as ma am and sir. His fear was palpable. Did this meek, respectful teenager jump and viciously attack his victim after school? We entered a plea of not guilty to the charges of firstdegree murder, felony murder, and related charges. We spent weeks and months poring over the discovery arrest records, autopsy reports, photographs, witness statements, surveillance videos, and the grainy home video taken by a bystander. It captured more than 70 students on 111th Street outside the Agape Community Center in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago some more involved than others but when we analyzed the video in detail, it painted a different picture from the one made in the news from short clips. Some of the video was indeed damning, but there was much more. Albert, the victim, was in fact one of the early instigators of the incident, 16 The Bencher November/December 2014

17 landing one of the early punches. Shannon, while clearly a combatant, was also a victim, whacked over the head from behind with such force that the board his assailant used split in two. What happened outside of the Agape Center was not simple, it was not clear, and it was not fair. Albert died of blunt force trauma to his head. He had wounds on his knuckles consistent with, depending on which side you were on, punching others or being dragged on the ground. The most watched portion of the video shows Albert being hit in the head with a long, wooden board and apparently jumped on the head by four young men while lying on the ground. How he got to that point is unclear. But rewind a minute or two and you see a larger portion of what happened that afternoon. Albert is seen punching another student to the ground. Shannon is seen getting clocked in the head with one of the long, wooden boards. There is mass mayhem everywhere. Shannon s accounts to us during our many visits to Division 10 filled in more details: he lived in Altgeld Gardens, a housing project on Chicago s Southside. The Altgeld students were forced to attend Fenger when Chicago closed their local high school, forcing the kids to travel nearly five miles each way without schoolbuses. Students living around Fenger treated Altgeld students like outsiders and took every opportunity to intimidate, bully, and beat them up. September 24 was one of those days. Rumors of a street fight brewed at school all day long. Shannon caught a ride from an older neighbor to avoid walking the mile to the closest Chicago Transit Authority bus stop. Unfortunately, the car was targeted by the neighborhood kids, who threw bricks and other objects. Shannon exited the car at a stop and entered a corner shop. He and a few other Altgeld students left the shop and proceeded on foot to the bus stop. Shannon was on foot in front of the Agape Center when fighting broke out. He was punched and began defending himself. But his recollection of the chaos was itself chaotic. He had no recollection of being hit in the head with the board until we showed him the video footage. The state dropped all of the charges except felony murder and we proceeded to trial in January There was no definitive proof of the exact cause of Albert s death. The medical examiner testified that the cause of death could have been any one of many blows Albert sustained he could have received a fatal blow but remained standing well before Albert and Shannon encountered one another. So the state s theory was simple: Shannon was there; he committed the felony of mob action by being there in the fight; Albert died. The jury deliberated for three hours before returning a guilty verdict. Before our trial, one of the co-defendants who was shown by the video to have been extremely aggressive and who had a substantial prior record of violence pleaded guilty to felony murder and was sentenced to 28 years in prison. The trial judge sentenced Shannon, who had no prior record of violence and whose role was much more limited, to 32 years in prison. What we weren t privy to at the time was that the jury had submitted a note to the judge along with the verdict. Seven jurors requested that the judge show mercy when sentencing Shannon. The judge did not reveal the existence of the note or share its contents with defense. Instead, he placed the note in the court file where it remained, unknown to us, until a juror contacted us. Had we known, we could have polled the jury to ascertain whether the verdict was a compromise and asked for a new trial. We still believe in Shannon and that he is better than the worst thing he s done which was a 10-second mistake in He has never raised his voice, expressed anger or doubted us. He has placed his hope, dreams indeed, his life in our hands. Since losing at trial, we have filed a motion to reconsider; appealed to the Illinois Appellate Court, First District; filed a petition for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Illinois and filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C (d) with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The last attempt was based solely on the trial court s violation of his due process and Sixth Amendment rights to be present at all stages of his trial when the court failed to disclose the jury note asking for mercy. All avenues have been exhausted, and we are left to a possible clemency petition. This is not a success story. Despite our efforts, a boy who made one mistake faces 32 years of paying for it. But perhaps it is a success story not for the lawyers but for the man who was once the boy who made that mistake. Silvonus remains respectful and hopeful. u Robert L. Byman, Esquire, is a partner at Jenner & Block in Chicago, IL and is the immediate past president of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the Chicago AIC. Olivia T. Luk, Esquire, is a partner at Niro Haller & Niro in Chicago, IL. She is a founding member of the Richard Linn AIC and the 2011 recipient of the American Inns of Court Sandra Day O Connor Award for Professional Service. The Bencher November/December

18 William Reece Smith, Jr. Litigation American Inn of Court Focuses on Pro Bono and Diversity By Lawrence J. Dougherty, Esquire In the spring of 1981, shortly after taking office, President Ronald Reagan called for the disbanding of the publicly funded Legal Services Corporation, which provided support to legal aid organizations throughout the country. William Reece Smith, Jr., a central Florida lawyer who at the time was serving as president of the American Bar Association, had made access to legal services for the poor a hallmark of his practice for decades. While Smith believed in the obligation of private lawyers to do pro bono work, he felt strongly that private efforts were not enough. So he decided to push back. Smith mobilized the leaders of hundreds of bar associations to go to Washington. He and other leaders testified before Congress and held press conferences to highlight the good work that the Legal Services Corporation was doing. Fourteen former ABA presidents joined Smith in sending a letter to every member of Congress seeking continuation of the program. Smith wrote in a widely distributed op-ed that the pledge of allegiance reads with liberty and justice for all, not just for those who can afford it. The House and Senate passed bills providing for support for the Legal Services Corporation to continue, albeit at reduced levels. After the bills were reconciled in committee in the fall of 1981, President Reagan withdrew his veto threat. The Legal Services Corporation was saved. Back in those days, pro bono was not a frontburner issue, recalled U.S. District Judge James S. Moody, Jr., Smith s second cousin. Lawyers woke up and said, wow, if 300 prominent lawyers are willing to go to Washington to fight for this, it must be important. It raised the stature of pro bono work. The episode was only a chapter in the storied life of Smith, who had previously led the Florida Bar and had mentored a generation of lawyers while at the helm of his Tampa-based firm, now known as Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. Smith, who died in 2013, is being honored as the namesake of the new William Reece Smith, Jr., Litigation American Inn of Court, Tampa s seventh Inn. I think he d be proud to know this Inn was named for him and be extra proud to know that professionalism, pro bono, and diversity would be the three goals of the Inn, said Judge Moody, who will serve as the Inn s first president. The other founders of the Inn include Moody s daughter, Florida Circuit Judge Ashley B. Moody, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Peek McEwen, and Florida Circuit Judge Samantha L. Ward. Judge McEwen, the immediate past president of Tampa s Ferguson-White Inn, germinated the idea of a new Inn for Tampa. I knew our community needed to open up a new Inn because, over the past several years, we had more demand for Inn seats than supply. It s a shame we had to turn down dozens of lawyers who want to better themselves and those who want to mentor those who want to better themselves, she said. Literally, there was no room at the Inns, so I joked that the name should be the Bethlehem Inn. But when it came to reserving the real name with the American Inns of Court about a year ago, Smith immediately leapt to her mind. Our state and our community boast many legendary and very respected and revered lawyers, but Smith is the legal lion of legal lions. He epitomizes everything the American Inns of Court stands for professionalism, civility, ethics, pro bono service, and 18 The Bencher November/December 2014

19 voluntary bar service, and on top of that, he was a champion for diversity. He is the total package in terms of role models. It also helped that the two Judges Moody are Smith s relatives, so it was an easy sell to get them involved in becoming founders, McEwen said. In a twist, the Smith Inn will be a lunchtime Inn, joining only a small handful of other such Inns throughout the country. Judge Ashley Moody came up with that idea, said McEwen. And it was a terrific one. Younger families have so many evening commitments these days, and so do judges and older lawyers who are involved in many professional and civic activities, so she thought that folks would appreciate the opportunity to be in an Inn without having to spend one more night a month out. Boy, was she right! After we absorbed all the lawyers we could from the oversupply in the annual application process, we filled our pupillage groups from word of mouth so quickly that we didn t have to run a general solicitation. Smith lived a legendary life of achievement and service. He often ended up leading organizations he joined. Smith grew up in the small agricultural town of Plant City, east of Tampa. His family was devout and public-minded. His grandmother, Mary Noel Moody, founded the Plant City library. Smith went on to play quarterback on the football team at the University of South Carolina, and competed in the first Gator Bowl. He was in the U.S. Navy Reserve when World War II ended. He graduated first in his class at the University of Florida law school and served as editor-in-chief of the law review. He was named a Rhodes Scholar and studied at Christ Church, Oxford. While there, he met future heads of state and went on a double date with Princess Margaret. After a brief time teaching law, he joined the firm of Carlton Fields when it was only a dozen lawyers. He eventually became chair and then chair emeritus of a firm that now has 370 lawyers. He stressed pro bono work to the young lawyers that came into his firm, recalled Judge Moody. That and professional ethics were two key issues. Smith also pushed for diversity at the firm, personally hiring and mentoring young women and minority lawyers. Smith was known as the only American lawyer ever to serve as president of a local, state, national and international bar association. He argued four cases before the Supreme Court. He was president of the Florida Bar Foundation and Florida Legal Services, Inc. He was president of the American Bar Endowment. He was interim president of the William Reece Smith, Jr. While Smith believed in the obligation of private lawyers to do pro bono work, he felt strongly that private efforts were not enough. University of South Florida for a year in the mid-1970s. In 1989, he received the ABA s Gold Medal for exceptionally distinguished service to the cause of American jurisprudence. In another tribute, the Florida Bar last year named its new Leadership Academy for Smith. He was his firm s first fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was also a longtime professor of professional responsibility at Stetson University College of Law. Smith saw the legal profession as a calling that came with obligations as well as perquisites. Michael I. Swygert, an emeritus professor at Stetson who wrote a biography of Smith, told the Tampa Bay Times on the event of Smith s death that as a lawyer Smith believed in talking and negotiating rather than filing suit at the drop of a hat: He felt lawyers were too quick to recommend litigation to their clients. Despite his whirlwind career, Smith was modest. He didn t talk much about himself, Judge Moody recalled. He might give you his take on an issue. u Lawrence J. Dougherty, Esq. is a litigation associate in the Tampa, Florida office of Foley & Lardner. He is an inaugural member of the William Reece Smith, Jr. Litigation AIC. The Bencher November/December

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