2020 PAD CLE

Start Date
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 9:00 am
End Date
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 12:15 pm
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Join us for a virtual CLE presentation

Phi Alpha Delta CLE: Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The annual PAD CLE will take place virtually through Zoom.  The CLE is pending approval by the Ohio Supreme Court for 2.5 hours of Professional Conduct, including Substance Abuse, Ethics and Professionalism.


Schedule of Events: 

9:00 a.m.



9:15 a.m.

State of the Law School Address

Charles H. Rose, III

Dean and Professor of Law

Ohio Northern University


9:30 a.m.                                

Welcome and Introduction


9:35 a.m.

Dealing with Conflicts of Interest

Charles H. Rose, III

Dean and Professor of Law

Synopsis: An analysis of the MPRC, the Ohio rules, and relevant issues that arise when determining how to navigate the challenges presented by conflicts of interest in the practice of law. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the current law, and a checklist of things to consider when identifying and dealing with conflicts of interest in their practice.


10:20 a.m.

Arizona’s Sweeping Changes to the Rules on Professional Autonomy

Stephen C. Veltri

Professor of Law

Synopsis: Professionalism demands that lawyers have "integrity, . . . competence [and] a commitment to a life of service and the quest for justice for all."  See, The Supreme Court of Ohio, Professional Ideals for Ohio Judges and Lawyers, 1 (2015).   In service to these ideals, the model rules of professional conduct grant lawyers an exclusive franchise and guard against non-lawyers intruding on their decisions.  These rules protecting the autonomy of the profession were designed to assure that lawyers "remain mindful that their primary obligations are to the institutions of law and the betterment of society, rather than . . . themselves." Id.

On August 27, 2020, the Supreme Court of Arizona adopted sweeping changes to the rules intended to safeguard professional autonomy.  The changes: (1) eliminate the ban on non-lawyers having economic interests in law firms; (2) repeal the prohibition on lawyers sharing legal fees with non-lawyers; and (3) authorize the licensing of non-lawyers as “legal paraprofessionals” with authority to provide limited legal services to the public, including representing those clients in court.

Professor Veltri's presentation will describe the changes made by the Arizona Supreme Court, explain the Court's reasons for making them and weigh the pros and cons of the changes in the quest to attain and maintain the ideals of professionalism.


11:10 a.m.



11:20 a.m.

Improving Treatment Outcomes in Drug Addiction

Dr. Manoranjan D’Souza

Associate Professor, Raabe College of Pharmacy

Synopsis: Drug addiction continues to significantly impact the social and economic fabric of communities across the United States despite significant advances in our understanding of the brain and in treating brain-related disorders. The road to recovery for drug addicts is often long and hard and is usually accompanied by several episodes of relapse to drug taking. One of the reasons for this long road to recovery is due to the rewiring of the brain circuitry as a result of exposure to drugs of abuse. This drug-induced rewiring of the brain results in poor behavioral control resulting in impulsive actions, poor decision making and often selection of less advantageous life choices. Importantly, it is very difficult to predict who will benefit from the drug addiction treatment programs. This CLE will discuss factors that increase vulnerability to drug addiction and current treatment options for drug addiction. In addition, factors that predict successful outcomes in patients undergoing treatment for drug addiction will be discussed. Finally, the CLE will discuss novel treatment approaches and biomarkers that can be used to improve drug addiction treatment outcomes.


12:10 p.m.

Closing and Evaluation




$50 for law alumni
$65 for non-alumni


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