Character and Fitness - Part 1 of 2


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ABA Legal Career Central's Career Insights podcast is designed to explore cutting edge issues, trends and practices impacting the legal profession and lawyers entering and growing in the profession. Each podcast is led by an experienced interviewer who will introduce a subject that is current and will involve leading experts, academicians and practitioners reacting to the interviewer’s questions. It's no secret that some attorneys have reputations for being crooked, sneaky, or self-serving. Attorney misconduct has recently seen a resurgence in mainstream conversation in light of the #MeToo movement, the raid on President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen, a 60 Minutes episode “Against the Odds,” and numerous New York Times articles. As cultural and societal norms shift, it's caused the profession to look back at the origin and application of the character and fitness prerequisite to practice law. What does it mean? How should it be regulated? Professor David Wilkinson argues that practicing good and virtuous character is essential to being a good and successful lawyer. He explores the characteristics attorneys must have to be successful and how he sees character and fitness evolving in the future. Speaker: David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Director, Center on the Legal Profession, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School Moderator: Derek Davis, Executive Director, The Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School

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