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Three hours of free Continuing Legal Education being offered on old Wake Forest campus on Friday, May 10

WAKE FOREST, N.C. — Wake Forest University will provide three hours of free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main Street, on the old campus.

Even though William Shakespeare never met President Nixon and the Watergate Hotel was never a setting in one of Bill’s plays, an afternoon of continuing education will transport participants to a world in which it “just might have been so” while getting participants to think about how to best advise his or her clients to give charitably.

The sessions will discuss how the Watergate Affair changed the role of legal ethics and professionalism in the practice of law with a presentation by G. Eugene Boyce, who was the lead investigator in the discovery of President Nixon’s White House taping system of the Oval Office and Cabinet Room. It will also  explore ethical issues posed by the characters of Shakespeare’s most famous legal play, “The Merchant of Venice,” presented by Richard Schneider, Wake Forest University Professor of Law and Associate Dean of International Affairs. Finally, this CLE will provide an understanding of the benefits of charitable giving when advising clients, which will be presented by Kimberly H. Stogner (’94) and Edward W. Griggs, both attorneys with Womble Carlyle in the Tax, Trusts & Estates practice group in Winston-Salem.

There will be a reception immediately following the programming.  This event is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Samuel Wait Legacy Society.

While there is no charge for this event, space is very limited, so please register as soon as possible.  Approval of one hour of general and two hours of ethics/professional responsibility credit for attending this event is pending with the North Carolina State Bar.

Register here, or for more information call 919.556.2911.