"Alas Poor Lawyers: A Dramatic Examination of the Public's Perception of Lawyers Through the Lens of Shakespeare's Plays" FBA 2017 Annual Meeting

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Date   Sep 14, 2017
Time   2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel
210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Patricia Griffith, a partner in FordHarrison's Atlanta office, will participate in a legal ethics panel entitled "Alas Poor Lawyers—Live Actors Present a Guided Dramatic Examination of the Public’s Perception of Lawyers Through the Lens of Shakespeare’s Plays" at the Federal Bar Association's Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

About the Program
Utilizing the talents of two live, Shakespearean actors from the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, this
program examines public perceptions of lawyers by using the lens of Shakespeare’s plays. The actors
perform selected short scenes, and the panelists then explore, along with the audience, what the plays
reveal about public perceptions of lawyers and how those perceptions can be improved.

Learning Objectives:

  • How ethical, professional behavior improves public perception of lawyers
  • Importance of lawyers and the rule of law in defending against anarchy
  • Ways legal obfuscation harm the public perception of lawyers
  • Need for clear, appropriate communications with clients
  • Role of the Profession

Moderator: Gregory Hanthorn, Of Counsel, Jones Day
Lynsey Barron, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia
Laura Cole, Actor, The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
Patricia Griffith, Partner, FordHarrison
Hon. Thomas Thrash Jr, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Jeffrey Watkins, Actor, The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

To register for this event, please click here.