Forum on ‘Attorney Misconduct and Its Consequences’ to be held Jan. 26

Stephen Rondestvedt, who is serving 46 months imprisonment for embezzling client funds, will be the featured speaker at a unique event concerning the severe consequences of criminal wrongdoing by attorneys – including prosecution, disbarment and disgrace.

Rondestvedt will answer questions posed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hank Shea, who prosecuted him, and take questions from the audience about his crimes, their impact and the lessons to be learned.

In addition to Rondestvedt, Postal Inspectors Christine Grewell and Susan Matt and FBI Special Agent David Kukura will describe the investigations and prosecutions of other former notable Minnesota attorneys, including David Moskal and James O’Hagan.

Finally, U.S. District Court Chief Judge James Rosenbaum; Ken Jorgensen, director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility; Charles Lundberg, former chair of the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board; and the UST Law School’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Neil Hamilton will discuss various positive, pro-active efforts to educate, assist and require the legal profession to act ethically.

The forum, sponsored by the University of St. Thomas School of Law and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the School of Law’s Schulze Grand Atrium. There is no program registration fee; however, reservations are required.

Application has been made for 2.25 hours of ethics CLE.

For more information, visit the Center for Ethical Business Cultures Web site or call (651) 962-4120.


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