Virtue as a Driver of Success in the Law


Anthony J. Dick

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Young lawyers are often presented with an image of conflict between ethics and success in their legal careers. Virtue is portrayed as a constraint on cut-throat tactics that can bring professional triumph. But in fact the opposite is true: As a clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court and the D.C. Circuit, and now as an appellate lawyer, Anthony Dick has worked with and against some of the finest lawyers in the country. He will discuss how the experience has taught him the practical value of virtue in the legal profession. Far from inhibiting your personal success, scrupulous adherence to traditional values of honesty and fair play are essential to promoting it.

A summary of the event is available here.

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