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Allerhand Lecture Series: Prof. Leah Wortham

The End of the Legal Profession as We Knew It?

The Allerhand Institute has the pleasure of inviting you to another seminar entitled the Allerhand Lecture Series where guest speaker will discuss a current affair that falls under the research interests of the Allerhand Institute law and economics. After the lecture, there will be a moderated discussion with the speaker. 

It is our pleasure to welcome our guest speaker Prof. Leah Wortham Professor of Law at the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C., USA).

The lecture 'The End of the Legal Profession as We Knew It?' shall deal with the issue of changes in the structure and regulation of the legal profession. Professor Wortham will focus about how forces such as client pressure to reduce cost of legal services, globalization of law practice and legal systems, and technological advances challenge traditional paradigms of the legal profession, law practice, legal ethics rules, and regulation of lawyers.

We kindly invite you to join us on 1st February 2012 at 18:30 at the Allerhand Institute Plac Sikorskiego 2/7, Krakow.

Due to the limited space please confirm your participation by the following form:


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Participation in Allerhand Lecture Series is free, however should you be unable to attend an event for which you are registered, you are requested to give 24 hour notice, so that we can notify those on the waiting list.

More information about our guest speaker and reading materials are provided below.

Professor Leah Wortham graduated summa cum laude and with membership in Phi Beta Kappa from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and received her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. She has taught the required legal ethics course at the Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C. since 1983. Professor Wortham has worked extensively with the D.C. Bar in a number of capacities regarding legal ethics and the regulation of the legal profession.  She served on the D.C. Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee from 2000-2006 (Chair 2004-2006, Vice-Chair 2001-2004). She serves as the CUA director of the American Law certificate program offered at Jagiellonian University and an LL.M. program offered in cooperation with Jagiellonian. In 1996, she commenced working with Jagiellonian University in their establishment of the first successful clinical program in Central Europe. In June 2008, she received the Zas≥uŅony dla UJ, a medal awarded by the JU Faculty Senate upon recommendation of the University Rector to honor people whose services are deemed to be of extreme merit to Jagiellonian Univeristy.

Reading materials

We would like to encourage you to familiarize with the following materials, to help you better understand the subject of discussion.

1. Professor Terryís  presentation summarizing developments in Alternative Business Structures under the UK 2007 Legal Services Act, the Australian history, and developments in the European Union.

2. The American Bar Association Ethics 2020 home page