Czech/Slovak Legal Institute
Seminar for New Czech & Slovak Lawyers in Telc, Czech Republic
November 30-December 5, 2014
Czech and Slovak koncipients (unlicensed apprentice lawyers) and lawyers are invited to participate in a week-long seminar that explores American law, professional ethics and alternative dispute resolutions. The program is presented by law professors and practicing attorneys from the United States with an objective to develop a better understanding of the American legal and entrepreneurial systems.
This seminar is presented in cooperation with the Czech and Slovak Bar Associations. Participants are expected to attend morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Lectures and discussion of different aspects of American law and the legal profession are presented each morning. The afternoon sessions are reserved for mock exercises that involve client interviewing, negotiating an international contract and dispute resolution. The group dines together each evening followed by an informal recap the day or presentation of an American movie that focuses on a legal issue. All sessions are conducted in English.
Each year alumni and instructors gather for a reunion in Prague or Bratislava. This event usually is scheduled for the Saturday following the conclusion of the current year seminar so that the instructors may attend. Less formal gatherings have been organized by alumni in each country during the year.
In May 2009 a week-long reunion was held in the High Tatras during which an advanced program on mediation was presented. Alumni in turned traveled to Chicago to discuss new legal developments and visit US courts and other public offices in June 2012.
This seminar is underwritten by generous donations from the Robert W. Beart and John A. Drost families.
|Susan Connor||Professor, The John Marshall Law School|
|George T. Drost||Attorney, Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O’Connor LLC|
|Michael Fieweger||Attorney, Baker & McKenzie, LLP|
|Sheila Murphy||Former Judge, Illinois Circuit Court
Adjunct Professor, The John Marshall Law School
|Patrick Racey||Former Illinois Lobbyist|
|Michael P. Seng||Professor, The John Marshall Law School|
|John Smietanka||Former U.S. Attorney, Western District of Michigan
Partner, Smietanka, Buckleitner, Steffes & Gezon
|Michael Avramovich||Avramovich & Associates PC|
|Sean Fox||Attorney (Retired)|
|Marilyn Marton||USAID, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (Retired)|
|Samuel Lawton||Adjunct Professor, The John Marshall Law School (Deceased)|
Czech & Slovak Participants
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