IJNetwork Continuing Legal Education Program




Tuesday, June 28, 2011

9:00 AM - 12:05 PM



Offices of DLA Piper

1251 Avenue Of The Americas

New York, New York


In the decade since 9/11, the "war on terror" has not only shaped the current legal landscape and regulatory environment, but has also presented novel ethical quandaries for attorneys representing clients in a variety of contexts.  In this program, practitioners, scholars and other legal experts will discuss emerging ethical issues which arise in representing clients in criminal and civil matters after 9/11.





9:00 - 9:05     Welcome and Introduction

Sheila M. Geraghty, DLA Piper


9:05 - 9:30    Avoiding Conflicts when Establishing the Attorney-Client Relationship: “Next Friend”     standing, legal defense funds, and Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs)

Tina M. Foster, International Justice Network


9:30 - 9:55    Representing Clients Imprisoned Under Special Administrative Measures (SAMs):             Overcoming Obstacles to Providing Effective Assistance Within the Rules

Robert Boyle, Law Office of Robert Boyle

(15 minute break)


10:10 - 11:00    The Emerging Detention Paradigm: Duties of Loyalty, Confidentiality, and                 Zealous Advocacy when representing clients held in indefinite detention

Prof. Ramzi Kassem, CUNY Law School

(15 minute break)


11:15 -  11:40    Trial by Military Commission:  The New Military Commissions Rules vs. the Rules of             Professional Responsibility

Scott Horton, DLA Piper


11:40 - 12:05     When Lawyers Cross the Line: Seeking Accountability for Lawyers Who Authorize             Unlawful Conduct

Prof. Hope Metcalf, Yale Law School


  • Robert Boyle, Law Office of Robert Boyle, New York, NY. Appellate attorney and member of Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Counsel for imprisoned attorney Lynne Stewart.


  • Tina M. Foster, Executive Director, International Justice Network, New York, N.Y. Attorney and founder of 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing legal aid to “war on terror” detainees and other survivors of human rights abuses across the globe.


  • Scott Horton, Of Counsel, DLA Piper, New York, NY. International business transactions counsel, journalist, legal commentator, and human rights advocate.


  • Prof. Ramzi Kassem, Assistant Professor of Law, CUNY Law School, New York, NY.  Attorney representing prisoners held at U.S. military facilities at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, and at other detention sites worldwide.


  • Prof. Hope Metcalf, Clinical Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT. Co-counsel in damages suit against former Office of Legal Counsel attorney John Yoo for authorizing torture of U.S. citizen, Jose Padilla.



To register for this event, or for more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Pre-register by 2:00 PM on Monday, June 27 to avoid walk-in fee

Pre-registration - $250 (Walk-in price - $295)

(Individuals who have not-pre-registered should arrive 15 minutes early).


Attorneys working for non-profit organizations will receive a 50% discount.



California: This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 3 hours in the Ethics category. DLA Piper certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed in the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

New York: This transitional and nontransitional continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 3.5 credit hours, of which 3.5 credit hours can be applied toward the Ethics requirement. Please note that CLE credit is available for newly admitted attorneys. 

New Jersey: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.6 hours of total CLE credit.  Of these, 3.6 qualify as hours of credit toward the Ethics category. 
CLE credit will be applied for in other states where DLA Piper has an office except in Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

The International Justice Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides legal assistance to survivors of human rights abuses and their families, advocates for universal human rights, and promotes the rule of law through a network of legal experts, non-governmental organizations, and local activists across the globe.