Continuing Legal Education

Professor Curtis C. Wilkie Discusses His Book - The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise & Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer (01/15/14)

Professor Curtis C. Wilkie Discusses His Book

 

The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise & Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

 

MCB Center


 

CLE Credit:

1.0 Ethics Hour

                       

Fees:

$90 Attorney Rate

$45 Paralegal Rate

$25 General Public

 

Location:

MCB Center

1123 S. Church Street, Ste. 103

Charlotte, NC 28203

Conference Room C

 

Special Info:

11:30 a.m. Registration & Lunch

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CLE Training

 

Program Planner:

Heather W. Culp, Rawls, Scheer, Foster, Mingo & Culp, PLLC

 

Program & Speakers

Professor Curtis C. Wilkie will speak on ethics and professionalism issues raised by the story he tells in his critically acclaimed 2010 book, The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise & Ruin of Americas Most Powerful Trial Lawyer.  According to the Wall Street Journal, it "reads like a John Grisham novel& an epic tale of backbiting, shady deal-making and greed" Masterful.  The book details the meteoric rise and spectacular fall of Dickie Scruggs, who in the 1990s gained a national reputation as one of the country's most successful and powerful plaintiff's attorneys.  Scruggs made millions through legal fees from class-action litigation against asbestos and tobacco industries, subsequently became embroiled in bitter fee-sharing disputes, and was ultimately convicted of federal corruption charges, including influencing a judge.  (Dickie Scruggs was a character in the 1999 feature film, The Insider, in which actor Russell Crowe played a whistleblower against his former employer, tobacco company Brown & Williamson.)  Characters in this true story include Scruggs' brother-in-law, Trent Lott.  Don't miss this timely and thought-provoking conversation about the responsibilities of the legal profession.

 

Professor Curtis C. Wilkie lives in Oxford, Mississppi, where he teaches journalism and is a fellow at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at Ole Miss.  He was a national and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe for twenty-six years.  This is his third book.

 

Registration:

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Fax: 704/333-6209

Mail: 1123 South Church Street, Suite 103, Charlotte, NC 28203

Phone: 704/375-8624

 

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