Professor Laurel Terry speaks at Conference of Chief Justices Midyear Meeting
January 28, 2014
Professor Laurel Terry, the Harvey A. Feldman Distinguished Faculty Scholar, spoke at the Midyear Meeting of the Conference of Chief Justices held in Sea Island, Georgia. The theme of this year’s Education Program is “Regulation of the Practice of Law.” Professor Terry participated in a panel entitled “Regulating the Practice of Law in the Global Arena.” The other two panelists were Thomas Fine, Director for Services Trade Negotiations in the Office of the U.S Trade Representative and Jonathan Goldsmith, who is Secretary-General of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, which represents the bars and law societies of 32 member countries and 12 observer countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers. Professor Terry’s session was moderated by the Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the New York State Unified Court System.
Founded in 1949, the Conference of Chief Justices brings together the highest judicial officers of the states to discuss rules of procedure and the organization and operation of state courts and judicial systems, and to make recommendations to improve the administration of justice. Because she is a speaker, Professor Terry has been invited to attend other parts of the education program. She plans to attend sessions on legal education, bar admissions, domestic lawyer regulation, and access to justice.