Impeach Justice Douglas!
Featuring Graham Thatcher as Justice William O. Douglas
His passions were protection of the environment, civil rights, freedom of speech and the right of the individual to non-conformity and dissent.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
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Nebraska Activity #118915; 3 Hours in Ethics
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Only $169 for Nebraska Bar members
passions were protection of the environment, civil rights, freedom of
speech and the right of the individual to non-conformity and dissent.
William O. Douglas retired from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975, he had
served longer than any other justice in its history and had helped to
decide some of the most important cases in the history of the nation.
Anecdote, humor and painful remembrances are used to explore some of the
most explosive issues of William O. Douglas' thirty-six year tenure on
the U.S. Supreme Court. Douglas wrestles with balancing what he calls
the "wilderness mind" with the often-hostile adversarial conflicts
created by his controversial opinions and his active public life. He
addresses the issues about which he was most passionate as he reflects
on Brown v. Board of Education, the "McCarthy Era" and the Vietnam War.
William O. Douglas left a legacy that calls for vigilance to protect
human rights and action to protect the earth's environment. The movie
explores that legacy, and provokes thought about our responsibilities,
not only as lawyers, but also as citizens of the world.
movie has four scenes and will be followed by a filmed panel discussion.
The program also includes a Moderated Online Discussion via Chatroom,
through which attendees can ask questions and engage in a real time live
discussion about ethical issues in legal practice and other concerns
raised in the movie. In the Discussion attendees are asked to focus on
the ethical issues demonstrated in the play relating to the ABA Model
Rules of Professional Conduct.
Written materials are provided in PDF format and may be downloaded by attendees.
If you need additional information on your CLE credits
Sara Weber, Nebraska State Bar Association
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