The Hon. Roger J. Miner to Deliver Lecture on Attorney Ethics, Nov. 9

The Honorable Roger J. Miner, senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will deliver the ninth annual Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney Ethics at Pace University School of Law, at 7 p.m., Monday, November 9 in the
Fleming Moot Court Room, Gerber Glass Law Center, 78 North Broadway,
White Plains. The lecture, titled “Professional Responsibility in
Appellate Practice: A View From the Bench,” is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (914) 422-4205.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The Honorable Roger J. Miner, senior judge of
the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will deliver
the ninth annual Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney Ethics at
Pace University School of Law, at 7 p.m., Monday, November 9 in the
Fleming Moot Court Room, Gerber Glass Law Center, 78 North Broadway,
White Plains. The lecture, titled “Professional Responsibility in
Appellate Practice: A View From the Bench,” is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (914) 422-4205.

Judge Roger J. Miner is an adjunct professor at Albany Law School of Union
University. He previously served as a judge for the United States District
Court, Northern District of New York from 1981 to 1985 and as a justice of
the New York State Supreme Court, Third Judicial District from 1976 to 1981.
Prior to his judicial service, Judge Miner served as assistant district
attorney and district attorney of Columbia County and was a partner in Miner &
Miner, a law firm specializing in trial practice.

Judge Miner graduated from New York Law School, where until recently, he sat
on the board of trustees. He attended the military program at the Judge Advocate
General’s School at the University of Virginia. His many honors include an Army
Commendation Medal for his service in Korea and Japan and honorary degrees from
New York Law School, Syracuse University and Albany Law School.

Judge Miner is an outspoken advocate on judges’ responsibility to the public, and
of lawyers’ obligations to continually improve the judicial system through constructive
criticism of judges and the judicial process. He is a prolific writer and has been
published in a variety of prestigious journals, including the Harvard Journal of Law &
Public Policy, Seton Hall Law Review, Syracuse Law Review, and St. John’s Law Review.
His topics are indicative of the breadth of his knowledge and interest, and include ethics,
court reform, copyright law, historical jurisprudence, criminal law and appellate advocacy.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School has nearly 5,000 alumni throughout the country. It offers
full- and part-time day and evening programs on its White Plains, N.Y., campus. The School
has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, and is part of a comprehensive,
independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

School of Law Lecture to Examine Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and Investigating Leaks

“Investigating Leaks: A Necessary Undertaking for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr,” is the title of the eighth annual Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney Ethics, held at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 16 at Pace University School of Law, 78 North Broadway, White Plains. Ronald K. Noble, associate professor of law at New York University School of Law, is the guest lecturer. It is free and open to the public. For information, call (914) 422-4205.

Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – “Investigating Leaks: A Necessary Undertaking for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr,” is the title of the eighth annual Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney Ethics, held at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 16 at Pace University School of Law, 78 North Broadway, White Plains. Ronald K. Noble, associate professor of law at New York University School of Law, is the guest lecturer. It is free and open to the public. For information, call (914) 422-4205.

From July 1994 to February 1996, Noble served as the Treasury Department’s first Under Secretary for Enforcement and he received the Alexander Hamilton Award – the department’s highest honor. He directed four of the eight largest federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies in the United States: The U.S. Customs Service; the U.S. Secret Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS.

Noble also headed four Secretarial Commissions: White House Security Review; Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Refund Fraud Study; Waco Review; and the Good Ol’ Boys Roundup.

He previously served as assistant secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement from 1993-1994. Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Noble was an associate professor of law at New York University School of Law from 1990-1993.

Noble received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1982, where he was an articles editor of the Stanford Law Review, and president of his graduating class. He earned his B.A. in economics and business administration with honors from the University of New Hampshire in 1979.

Prominent Trial Lawyer Bill Wagner to Discuss Attorney Ethics at Pace

Prominent trial lawyer Bill Wagner, a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), and nationally known expert in tort litigation, will be the guest lecturer for the 1997 Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney Ethics at Pace University School of Law. The lecture, titled “Legal Ethics in a Confrontational Society,” is free and open to the public, and will be held on Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m. on the School of Law’s campus at 78 North Broadway, White Plains, in the Moot Court Room of the Gerber Glass building.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1268
WHITE PLAINS, NY — Prominent trial lawyer Bill Wagner, a past
president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), and
nationally known expert in tort litigation, will be the guest
lecturer for the 1997 Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney
Ethics at Pace University School of Law. The lecture, titled “Legal
Ethics in a Confrontational Society,” is free and open to the
public, and will be held on Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m. on the
School of Law’s campus at 78 North Broadway, White Plains, in the
Moot Court Room of the Gerber Glass building.

Wagner will address the increase of confrontation in society and its
impact on the practice of law, particularly modern civil litigation.

“It could be argued that the behavior of members of the legal
profession may, to a great extent, merely reflect the attitudes of
their clients and of society as a whole,” Wagner said. “It is time
to evaluate these dramatic changes.”

Wagner, a senior partner in the law firm of Wagner, Vaughan &
McLaughlin in Tampa, Florida, is an elected member of the American
Law Institute and a member of its governing Council. He serves as
an advisor to the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability,
a project promising significant reformulation of the law of Products
Liability.

Wagner’s law firm, Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin, is one of the
oldest plaintiffs’ trial firms in the South. He is certified as a
civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is
a board-certified civil trial Lawyer as recognized by the Florida
Bar. Among his numerous professional honors, Wagner is a fellow of
the American College of Trial Lawyers.

The Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture was established by the family,
friends and colleagues of the late Philip B. Blank, associate dean
for external affairs and professor of law at Pace University School
of Law. In honor of Dean Blank’s commitment to legal ethics, the
Blank Lecture presents distinguished members of the legal community
who are recognized for their leadership in the area of attorney
ethics and practice.

The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and
diversified University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Its Environmental Law program is ranked third in
the country by U.S. News and World Report. Nearly 14,000 students
are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the
Dyson College of Arts, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law
and Lienhard School of Nursing.

For more information, please call (914) 422-4205.