Valpo lecture offers CLE credit, discussion on responsibility

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Valparaiso University School of Law will offer CLE credits for those who attend the law school's 11th annual Tabor Institute in Legal Ethics Thursday.

Stephen Gillers, professor of law at New York University School of Law, will present the 2:30 p.m. lecture, "Virtual Clients: An Idea in Search of a Theory (With Limits)." The lecture will explore the obligations lawyers have toward non-traditional clients - those who don't walk into a law office. Gillers will identify some of the categories of non-traditional clients and what duties these clients are owed.

At 4 p.m., Gillers will give another lecture titled, "Here's the Gun: A Lawyer's Responsibility for Real Evidence." This talk is free and open to the public. Gillers will discuss how the courts and the bar have tried to resolve the issue of what lawyers should do when a client presents self-incriminating evidence. Gillers' examples will include the alleged advice of an Arthur Andersen attorney regarding the treatment of evidence.

Gillers is a leading scholar on the rules governing lawyers and judges. He chairs the American Bar Association's Joint Committee on Lawyer Regulation. His book, "Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics" is in its seventh edition.

The purpose of the Tabor Institute is to enrich the school's legal curriculum through reflection on the vocation and responsibilities of lawyers to their clients and society as a whole. The annual institute is endowed by Glenn Tabor, a graduate of the law school and founder of the Valparaiso law firm of Blachy Tabor Bozik & Hartman.

Lawyers who wish to receive credit must RSVP by Tuesday to (219) 465-7893 or e-mail The event will be at Wesemann Hall, 656 Greenwich St., Valparaiso. A reception will follow.



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