Ethics for the Wisconsin Lawyer - 2012

December 1, 2012
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
University of Wisconsin Law School

Need ethics credits? Do you wish you could find an affordable and easy way to get ethics credits? Look no further. The UW Law School is presenting a free 2-credit ethics program, the first annual "Ethics for the Wisconsin Lawyer." The program will be presented at the UW Law School on Saturday morning, December 1, 2012, from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

The program will feature practice-based hypotheticals based on common ethics issues, such as negotiations, attorney fees, and retainer agreements. The distinguished speakers will work with the attendees to identify the ethics rules governing each issue, discuss the ambiguities that the rules present, and determine an appropriate and ethical course of action.

The speakers have significant professional experience in professional responsibility, criminal, and civil law, which will be infused in their presentations, discussions, and the advice they offer to attendees. The program will be fast-paced, practice-oriented, and will encourage an informal exchange of ideas. Please join us on campus for this opportunity to earn 2.0 CLE/EPR credits with no enrollment fee.


Margaret Raymond
Fred W. & Vi Miller Dean and Professor of Law

Margaret Raymond, Dean of University of Wisconsin Law School, received a bachelor's degree from Carleton College and earned her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was Editor in Chief of the Columbia Law Review.

She served as a law clerk to the late Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court and the late Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Following her clerkships, she practiced as a commercial litigator and a criminal defense lawyer. She was a member of the faculty at the University of Iowa from 1995 2011, where she was named the William G. Hammond Professor of Law and was honored with the law school's Collegiate Teaching Award. While at Iowa, Dean Raymond held a number of campus leadership roles, including president of the University Faculty Senate.

Dean Raymond's scholarship focuses on constitutional criminal procedure, substantive criminal law, and the professional responsibility of lawyers. She is the author of a professional responsibility casebook, The Law and Ethics of Law Practice.

Ralph Cagle

Ralph Cagle, Professor of Law Emeritus, teaches Negotiation and Mediation, the Legal Profession, Professional Responsibilities at the UW Law School and was director of the law school's Lawyering Skills Program. Prior to joining the faculty in 1990, he was a civil trial lawyer for 17 years.

Professor Cagle has served as co chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Committee on Professionalism. He is a past president of the Dane County Bar Association and has been vice chair of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners. He served as reporter for the Professional Ethics Committee of the Wisconsin State Bar.

Professor Cagle is a frequent author and national speaker and trainer on negotiation, mediation, and the professional responsibilities of lawyers. He represents lawyers in disciplinary and malpractice matters and advises law firms on ethics, malpractice, and law practice management.

Marsha M. Mansfield

Marsha M. Mansfield is a clinical professor of law at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She has taught professional responsibility and is the director of the Economic Justice Institute (EJI), the "civil wing" of the Law School's Frank J. Remington Center.

Professor Mansfield spent much of her legal career with Lawton & Cates, S.C., practicing in all aspects of plaintiff's civil litigation, including personal injury and consumer law, as well as in the area of family law. She has been recognized by Madison Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers" in the area of consumer law. Professor Mansfield serves on Wisconsin's Access to Justice Commission. She was president of the Dane County Bar Association in 2005. She has presented seminars on ethics and served for three terms on the Office of Lawyer Regulation District 9 Committee.

Paul W. Schwarzenbart

Paul W. Schwarzenbart is a member of the Madison law firm Lee, Kilkelly, Paulson & Younger, S.C. He graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1981. He is a member of the Order of the Coif. His practice areas include: commercial litigation, employment law, municipal law, real estate transactions, and insurance law. Mr. Schwarzenbart is admitted to the bar in Wisconsin, U.S. Districts of Wisconsin, U.S. Court of Appeals (7th Circuit), U.S. Tax Court, and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Registration & Schedule

Online Registration
Registration is available using the Online Registration Form.
Advanced registration is requested.

Registration Deadline
November 27, 2012

Date and Time
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Registration is from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Instruction is from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

University of Wisconsin Law School
Godfrey & Kahn Hall, Room 2260
975 Bascom Mall, Madison

CLE and EPR Credit
This program has been approved for 2.0 hours of Wisconsin CLE credit of which 2.0 hours of EPR credit have also been approved.

Program materials will be provided for this program.

No enrollment fee.

For More Information
Scott C. Minter, Program Attorney: (608) 262-3730;
Barbara Page, CLE Registrar: 1(800) 355-5573 or (608) 262-3834;
Lynn Thompson, Director of Events: (608) 262-4915;

This is a program of the University of Wisconsin Law School and University of Wisconsin Extension.

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