The Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics

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The Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics is a continuing legal education program sponsored annually by the UNC School of Law. This program is dedicated to the exemplary legacy of professional ethics left to us by the distinguished life and work of Dan K. Moore, the esteemed former governor of North Carolina and a 1929 graduate of the UNC School of Law.

In recent years the Dan K. Moore program has focused on issues relevant to attorneys who advise corporate clients.

  • The 2002 program discussed lawyer liability and responsibility in a post-Enron world;
  • The 2003 program focused on the SEC's new rules under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act governing lawyer conduct and the relationship of those rules to the lawyer conduct rules of the state bars;
  • The 2004 program addressed new challenges in ethics and governance for corporate lawyers;
  • The 2005 program dealt with the lawyer's role in responding to enforcement actions against a corporate client, considering the possible roles of zealous advocate, counselor, or policeman; and
  • The 2006 program explored the ethical issues arising out of relationships between lawyers and accountants in their representation of a corporate client, and the changes in the lawyer-accountant relationship in light of Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • The 2007 program concentrated on conflicts of interest for corporate lawyers.
  • The 2008 program addressed ethics issues for in-house and outside corporate lawyer.
  • The 2009 program dealt with ethical issues in troubled times.
  • The 2010 program discussed issues that arise in the representation of nonprofit entities, including concerns related to an attorney’s service as a board member; drawing the line between legal advice, business advice, and strategic advice; and how to achieve an appropriate work-life balance.
  • The 2011 program focused on a variety of issues of interest to corporate lawyers, both in-house counsel and attorneys in private practice.  Also covered, the representation of corporations and how the attorney should proceed when he or she suspects internal wrongdoing, and the current whistleblower statutes.

The response to these programs from those who advise corporate clients as outside attorneys or in-house attorneys has been extremely positive. The discussion among the panelists is always lively and the program format provides ample opportunity for questions and interchange with the audience. The program provides continuing legal education credit, including ethics credit.

Current Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics (Office of CLE)

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106


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