“The Lawyer’s Leadership Role: A Tour of Legal Ethics” was the theme of the annual Creighton Law Review Symposium on March 16. The day included the exploration of legal ethics in a variety of lawyers’ leadership roles. Nebraska approved this Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for 2.33 credit hours and 2.33 ethics hours. Iowa approved this CLE for 2.25 credit hours and 2.25 ethics hours.
Nicholas Mirkay, JD, Creighton School of Law associate dean for administration and planning, current faculty adviser for Creighton Law Review and a law professor, said this year’s event was “the largest crowd we’ve ever had. Roughly 400 people were in attendance.” Ethics has been a standing theme for years and “anytime you offer ethics credits, people jump on it,” he added.
Speakers at the symposium were all Creighton University School of Law alumni. They included:
- John McKay, JD’82, the keynote speaker and a professor at Seattle University School of Law
- Arnold J. Johnson, JD’80, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, Nobel Energy, Inc.
- J. Scott Paul, JD’81, a shareholder at McGrath, North, Mullin and Kratz, PC, LLO
- Adam White, JD’07, assistant general counsel at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
At the reception that followed, three notable alumni were present. Skyler Pearson, JD’15 presented the award to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Creighton Law Review. Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., JD’81, who served as executive director of the Creighton Law Review during his days as a law student, as well as former faculty member and alumnus Ronald Volkmer, BA’66, JD’68, professor emeritus, also were in attendance. Volkmer was the founding editor of Creighton Law Review and its first faculty adviser.