Film & the Law: Thurgood Marshall's Coming! @ Lincoln on Professionalism, Thursday, February 17, 2022, Up to 6.0 hours includes 2.2 ethics and 3.8 elimination of bias

CLE credit: Missouri 6.0 hours includes 2.2 ethics and 3.8 elimination of bias Nebraska 5.0 hours professional responsibility Credit pending: Kansas, Iowa, Illinois Registration Fee: $195 full day $125 Thurgood Marshall ONLY $95 Lincoln ONLY 8:30 AM - 2:50 PM

Thurgood Marshall's Coming!, featuring T. Mychael Rambo as Marshall, is a full length movie that portrays Marshall as an old man as he ruminates and relives past trials and victories.  Marshall was a master of language, storytelling and imitation and the play uses all of these to create a powerful solo presentation. His sense of humor and equanimity balance some of the bitterness he felt in his long journey and his legal arguments and rhetorical style are at once evocative and entertaining.  Using Marshall's own writings and reflections, the movie explores the discrimination he faced as he tried to enter law school, practice as a lawyer and defend the civil rights of others.  The movie shines a light on prejudice in the legal profession and the barriers to hiring that prevent full participation of lawyers of color, women and those with other nationalities of origin, religious and sexual preference – with the hope of eliminating these biases in the legal profession.  One of the best compliments received from one lawyer attending the program was, “The program made me feel what it was like to be Thurgood Marshall.”  We believe feeling what discrimination is like is a step to helping lawyers to overcome their prejudices.



Lincoln on Professionalism was created by the Atlanta Bar Association in partnership with the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism in Georgia in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.  The CLE program presents the writings of Abraham Lincoln to create an engaging documentary-style program on professionalism.  The exemplary qualities of legal and personal professionalism Lincoln demonstrated day in and day out in his law practice come to life in the slides, readings and contemporary commentary that comprise the program.

The “documentary” is coupled with a filmed panel discussion produced by Periaktos Productions. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for attendees to explore the model of professionalism offered by Abraham Lincoln’s life and practice and discuss how it provides guidance for contemporary legal practice.  The discussion focuses on the issues presented as they might relate to the Preamble and any other relevant portions of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct



February 17th, 2022 8:30 AM   through   2:50 PM
Event Fee(s)
Full Day Registration includes both programs $ 195.00
Thurgood Marshall's Coming ONLY $ 125.00
Lincoln on Professionalism ONLY $ 95.00

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