Archive for Professionalism

Inns of Court: Promoting Professionalism – September 17, 2103 – Joint Session

Our first meeting of the 2013-14 academic year was also a first of its kind — a joint meeting with our two other local Inns, the William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court and the Hon. Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court. Attendees were treated to histories of each Inn and an inspiring address from Justice Donald W. Lemons, president of the Board of Trustees of the American Inns of Court Foundation and justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. 

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Pro Bono Practice for IP Attorneys – February 21, 2013 – Group 11

Group 11 highlighted the many pro bono opportunities available to IP practitioners, including through the Ninth Circuit, Western District of Washington, and the UW Entrepreneural Law Clinic. Even though you practice IP doesn’t mean you’re limited to serving IP clients. There’s a great need out there, and pro bono service is a great way to get trial and appellate experience!

Slides from the presentation are viewable here.

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How to Maintain Courtesy While Still Being a Zealous Advocate – November 15, 2012 (Group 3)

You don’t need to be a jerk to be a good advocate. Indeed, being a jerk often does your client a disservice.

That was Group 3’s message, which featured a lively discussion moderated by Jerry Riedinger, featuring panelists Hon. James Donohue, Mike Scott, Tim Seeley, and Steve Fogg. The presentation served as a reminder that fostering civility and professionalism is an important part of the Inn’s mission.

And it provided an ethics credit to boot!

Photographer’s apology: Sorry for the grainy photos. My camera ran out of juice so I had to rely on my cell phone.

See you again on January 17!!