A plug for my law school and a CLE event in Atlanta–
UNC School of Law is pleased to present –
"Lessons Learned in the Nifong Case"
A two-hour CLE program presented by Richard E. Myers II,
Assistant Professor of Law at UNC School of Law
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Troutman Sanders LLP
600 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308-2216
Directions are available at Troutman Sanders.
A reception with Dean Jack Boger will follow the CLE program.
Please note: One hour of ethics credit and one hour of general credit are pending with the State Bar of Georgia.
In response to failures related to the investigation of rape allegations involving members of the Duke lacrosse team, the North Carolina State Bar disbarred the then-sitting district attorney, Mike Nifong. Nifong was also convicted of criminal contempt of court and served a one-day sentence.
The Nifong case has much to teach about prosecutorial ethics, pretrial publicity, the prosecutor’s role in a pretrial investigation and a prosecuting attorney’s duty to justice. The program will reference two articles by Robert P. Mosteller:
- Exculpatory Evidence, Ethics, and the Road to the Disbarment of Mike Nifong: The Critical Importance of Full Open-File Discovery, 15 George Mason Law Review 257 (2008)
- The Ethical Limitations on Prosecutors When Preparing and Presenting Evidence The Duke Lacrosse Case, Innocence, and False Identifications: A Fundamental Failure to ‘Do Justice,’ 76 Fordham L. Rev. 1337 (2007).
The program fee is $35. The fee includes two hours of CLE credit and the reception to follow the program. Please respond by April 15, 2008 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 962-1592.