June 18, 2013

Course Offered: U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program

The U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program is a intensive five-day program taught by prominent experts, including present and former U.S. and foreign government prosecutors, investigators for international organizations, law firm practitioners, and corporate counsel. It will take place from June 24-28, 2013 at the American University Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

In its inaugural year, the program is designed for government officials charged with integrity functions and for practitioners in the private and non-profit sectors as well as LLM and third year JD students. It features a special track on implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, including participation in the peer review mechanism and transnational law enforcement and legal assistance. Other courses explore U.S. anti-corruption laws and institutions, transnational bribery and private sector compliance, and how multilateral development banks identify, mitigate, and sanction corruption.

Faculty experts include Richard Thornburgh, former U.S. Attorney General, Drago Kos, former Chairman of the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption and Mark Mendelsohn, former Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, US Department of Justice.  Coursework will be augmented by site visits and considerable interaction with key officials, a unique attribute of holding this program in Washington, DC.  The courses may be taken for a Certificate or for academic credit. Tuition is discounted for government officials and NGOs. You will find additional information and the Application Form for the U.S and International Anti-Corruption Law summer program at: www.wcl.american.edu/anti-corruption

Please feel free to contact Nancy Boswell with any questions at [email protected]

 

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May 29, 2013

DC Bar offers CLE course: Ethics and the Government Lawyer 2013: Hot Topics and Current Issues

Time: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 8:45 pm

Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center 1101 K Street NW (Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street) Washington DC 20005

Credit: 3.0 Ethics Credit Hours

Description: The complex ethical dilemmas facing government lawyers have seldom been more public and troubling than in the past year. Intense public scrutiny on a wide range of difficult and controversial issues has set ethical landmines that could trip even the most wary government attorney. This entirely new and up-to-date class will help you sharpen your ethical analysis skills and increase your sensitivity to lurking ethical problems. Using interactive hypothetical scenarios and a discussion of recent cases and issues, you will examine the latest legal ethics developments as they apply to government practice. Current issues to be explored in this class include: Government attorney use of blogs, twitter and websites Privilege and the representation of government officials.

For more information: 

http://www.dcbar.org/for_lawyers/events/details.cfm?eventCD=c850647

 

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January 02, 2012

CLE Program on Leaving Government Employment

The DC Bar will host a CLE event on January 11 as follows:

Leaving Government Employment: Ethics Issues for Attorneys

Time: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Description
Credit: 2.0 Ethics Credit Hours

Description: Leaving federal government employment for the private or nonprofit sector raises important ethics issues for attorneys and presents potential pitfalls. Government post-employment restrictions do not always coincide with the Bar's ethics rules and carry criminal penalties if violated. Even those who are not planning to leave government work will benefit from a clear understanding of post-government employment ethics issues, including matters an attorney may be permanently barred from working on after leaving federal service. From potential conflicts of interest that must be considered during and after the employment search process to rules about confidentiality and contact with one's former government employer, government attorneys will walk away from this course with a better grasp of both the ethical standards in the applicable D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct and any relevant statutory requirements. It is particularly important for government attorneys to understand that they face potential criminal liability and disciplinary action from the Bar when they violate some of these rules. The course also will alert attendees to post-government employment issues on fee sharing, the Obama Ethics Pledge, and other matters dealing with employment transitions.

 

Location
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
Contact
CLE Program 202-626-3488
Speakers
Peggy Love, Attorney-at-Law; Former Deputy Ethics Official, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Thomas Mason, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
CLE Credit
Yes
Cost
Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section $89.00
Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section $89.00
Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice $89.00
Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section $89.00
D.C. Bar Members $99.00
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section $89.00
Government Attorneys $109.00
Government Contracts & Litigation Section $89.00
Labor and Employment Law Section $89.00
Law Practice Management $89.00
Litigation Section $89.00
Others $129.00
Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section $89.00

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October 12, 2011

ECOA Hosts Asia Symposium

We are not familiar enough with the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association to recommend their programs, but we note their 2012 Asia Conference Jan. 17 & 18 in Shanghai for the benefit of anyone who might be interested.

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June 26, 2011

ABA CLE Program on Social Media

IEC Journal contributor Jerry Lawson will be one of the instructors for an American Bar Association CLE program on legal issues involved in government-sponsored social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). The program will be conducted via a 90 minute conference call.

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February 09, 2011

Web CLE: Ethical Quandries for Public Lawyers

The ABA Government and Public Lawyers Division will host a legal ethics CLE program:

Thursday, February 25, 2010
10AM Pacific • 11AM Mountain •12 NOON Central •1PM Eastern

This program focuses on the unique ethical issues confronted by public lawyers using an entertaining, interactive format. Expert panelists dramatize illustrative hypothetical scenarios followed by a discussion session after each hypo.

Facebook may be the best source of information while the ABA website undergoes renovations.

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January 30, 2011

Reminder: Special Guest Speaker at Thursday Meeting

Professor Kathleen Clark will speak on February 3 about ethics issues involving government contractors, and the need for more attention to this area given the tremendous increase in government outsourcing in recent decades.  We have had many good speakers over the past year, and with a nationally-respected expert on tap, this program should be up there with the best.

Details about the meeting are in a previous post.  Professor Clark's thought-provoking draft paper on the topic "Ethics for an Outsourced Government" is available.  We found the seven page summary of existing ethics restrictions on federal employees to be a very useful synopsis of the current playing field.  Professor Clark's letter seeking from IEC members is available.

Posted by IEC Team Leader in Issues: Contractors in the Workplace, Training (to Attend) | Permalink

May 13, 2010

ABA CLE Program on Legal Ethics

The ABA Government and Public Lawyer Division's CLE program Ethical Quandaries for Public Lawyers: Conflicts, Trial Publicity, Organization as a Client and More is available in the following formats:

  • Online
  • CD
  • Downloadable MP3

Posted by IEC Team Leader in Legal Ethics, Training (to Attend) | Permalink

April 26, 2010

Federal Publications Seminars--Legal Ethics

We note the following course offered by a private organization for the benefit of our readers whose bar associations require ethics CLE courses:

Legal Ethics for Attorneys
A comprehensive seminar on topics of legal ethics interest to lawyers in all fields of practice and jurisdictions, designed for busy professionals to satisfy their Continuing Legal Education requirements.  

5/5/10    San Diego, CA

7/14/10  Hilton Head Island, SC  

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June 29, 2009

OGE Training Schedule

Updated July 1 to correct time of Sept. 29 program.

OGE has announced an ambitious program of training over the next few months, with a highlight being their Sept. 29 program on travel issues featuring the ever-popular Lenny Loewentritt.

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May 29, 2009

DC Bar Legal Ethics CLE Program

This 3 credit hour program could be of particular interest to lawyers from states whose bars require annual training on ethics topics. More information is available at the DC Bar web site:

Ethics and the Government Lawyer 2009: Hot Topics and Issues

Monday, June 22, 2009 5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Description: In recent years, media and public attention have sharply focused on the ethics of prosecutors and government attorneys. The traditional reluctance to subject government attorneys to bar discipline is evaporating nationwide, making it more important than ever to know what the Rules of Professional Conduct require… even though they often fit imperfectly with the special circumstances of government practice. This up-to-date class will help you sharpen your ethical analysis skills and increase your sensitivity to lurking ethical problems. You will examine recent legal ethics developments as they apply to government practice, using interactive hypothetical scenarios and discussions of current cases.

Cost for government lawyers is $89.00.

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November 22, 2008

CLE on Gov. Lawyers Moving Into Private Sector

The DC Bar Association will host a two hour CLE program on transition of government jobs into the private sector on December 3, 2008. The instructor is Peggy Love, of EPA. The DC Bar web site describes the program as follows:

The move from Federal government employment to the private or non-profit sector raises important ethics issues for attorneys.  As government attorneys face employment transitions in 2008, this course will help them avoid the pitfalls that leaving government service can pose.  The post employment restrictions do not always coincide with the Bar's ethics rules and carry criminal penalties if violated. Even those who are not planning to leave the government will benefit from a clear understanding of post-government employment ethics issues, including matters a federal attorney may be permanently barred from working on after leaving federal service. From potential conflicts of interest that must be considered during and after the employment search process, to rules about confidentiality and contact with one's former government employer, government attorneys will walk away from this course with a clear understanding of both the ethical standards in the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct and any relevant statutory requirements.  It is particularly important for government attorneys to understand that they face potential criminal liability and disciplinary action from the Bar for violating some of these rules. The course also will alert attendees to post-government employment issues on fee sharing, representation of a foreign entity and other issues that government attorneys need to understand when dealing with employment transitions.

Posted by IEC Team Leader in Issues: Post Employment, Training (to Attend) | Permalink

September 23, 2008

Role of Ethics in an Inspector General Investigation

Thanks to Tom Lehrich for providing the slide show used in the presentation he did with Al Larsen at the OGE conference last week on the topic The Role of Ethics in an Inspector General Investigation.

OGE's Internet Cafe at the conference was so popular that many people were not able to download the supplemental materials there. We will be glad to post here any conference materials that did not make their way onto the flash drives distributed at the conference.

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August 07, 2008

Course: "Ethical Decision Making for Financial Managers"

A company called Management Concepts is hosting a course in Washington Aug 25-26 on the topic "Ethical Decision Making for Financial Managers." It is "designed for federal financial management personnel and other interested in ethics in the federal government. Course topics include ethics in government, resources and guidance on government ethics, and ethical challenges encountered by government financial management personnel." The company's web site has more information.

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June 10, 2008

Free CLE: Are Ethics Standards for Government Lawyers Different?

ABA-CLE and the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility are offering a free online CLE program on the topic "Are Ethics Standards for Government Lawyers Different?" Here's the program description:

This panel explores government lawyers' duties to the public and courts, placing particular attention on the role of government lawyers dealing with national security issues and criminal prosecutions. Do sufficient safeguards exist to ensure compliance with ethical responsibilities? What standards should apply when a government lawyer functions in a civil versus a prosecutorial role?

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March 23, 2008

OGE Training on SF 278

OGE will conduct its SF 278 review course in late April and Early May. Details are available at the OGE web site. Here's the course description:

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills new reviewers need to complete a review of the Executive Branch Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF 278).  The course examines how to review the reports for technical accuracy and identify potential financial conflicts of interest.  The course also addresses how to determine the best action to resolve various types of financial conflicts. 

The intended audience is: "Ethics officials and other agency personnel who review and assess employees’ public financial disclosure reports and are new to the review process."

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March 22, 2008

FDR Conference Registration

The Federal Dispute Resolution Conference offers an early registration discount through March 31. This year's conference will be in Orlando from August 3-7.

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March 02, 2008

Seminar on "Moral Courage"

The Institute for Global Ethics will conduct a seminar in Washington on April 8, described as follows:

Our one-day Moral Courage Seminar is an interactive, small-group immersion course, based on Rushworth Kidder's latest book, Moral Courage. The course helps participants understand the importance of moral courage in 21st-century culture, identify it and define its elements, put it into practice for themselves, and help others recognize and embody it.

More information is available. We are passing this along for whatever value it might have, but are not endorsing it, since since we have no experience with it or this organization.

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February 13, 2008

FDR Conference

Registration is now open for the Federal Dispute Resolution Conference, to be held this year in Orlando on August 3 - 7. The organizers describe the program as follows:

The Annual Federal Dispute Resolution Conference provides training for all professionals working in the human resources, labor and employee relations, EEO/Diversity and employment law fields, including supervisors and executives. FDR crosses disciplines and provides all the awareness, knowledge and skills necessary for every facet of federal employee management. The conference consists of high level keynotes, innovative breakout sessions, and numerous networking opportunities. Become a part of the FDR family so that you too can discuss best practices and achieve success through innovative solutions.

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February 07, 2008

Training on Negotiations

Do ethics officers ever have to engage in negotiations? You betcha, and most of us are not exactly comfortable with this task. While expensive by federal CLE standards, the Harvard Project on Negotiations negotiation courses come highly recommended, as does Cambridge in June.

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February 02, 2008

Leveraging IEC Presentations

Excellent presentations like those by Ric Cusick and Greg Weinman at recent IEC meetings suggest a question:

Is there some way these valuable materials could be presented live via the Internet and archived?

The IEC's monthly meetings produce a wealth of exceptional material, and it would be wonderful if it could be distributed more widely. Many organizations are already using these technologies. Here's an example of a recent "webinar" conducted by Government Executive on the new National Security Personnel System.

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December 20, 2007

OGE Priority Training on Disclosure Reviews

In preparation for the upcoming change of admistrations, OGE is encouraging maximum attendance at its conference on financial disclosure by Presidential nominees requiring Senate confirmation (i.e., PAS nominees). The free conference will be held February 28, 2008in Washington, D.C. OGE is asking DAEOs to send all experienced ethics officials who will be involved in reviewing PAS nominee reports during the Presidential transition.

OGE will issue further details about the conference and the registration process next month, but needs to estimate an attendance figure to help their preparations. Therefore, DAEOS should send e-mails to [email protected] with a tentative indication as to how many ethics officials will be sent to the conference. The deadline for this preliminary response is January 11, 2008.

Update December 20, corrected typos.

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December 13, 2007

OGE 2008 Calendar & Conference

OGE has released its 2008 Schedule of Important Ethics Dates. As a courtesy, we will try to distribute reminders of important dates through this web site, as we did last year.

Of special interest: The 2008 National Office of Government Ethics Conference will be held September 16-19, 2008 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The one-day new ethics official conference will be held September 16th, followed by the national conference September 17th through 19th.

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November 18, 2007

Training on Certifying Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports

OGE will hold training on December 4, 5, 11 and 12 on the subject of Certifying Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE 450).  The course objectives are:

  • Increase your knowledge and skills in reviewing reports
  • Learn how the conflict of interest laws and standards of conduct relate to your review of each
    part of the OGE 450 report
  • Learn the most common errors employees make in completing the report and how to resolve them

Posted by IEC Team Leader in Issues: Financial Disclosure, Training (to Attend) | Permalink

October 18, 2007

OGE Training on "Resolving Real and Perceived Conflicts"

The Office of Government Ethics will hold training on the subject "Resolving Real and Perceived Conflicts" on Nov. 7 and 13.

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September 28, 2007

Reminder: Ethics Training Symposium

Next week's OGE Symposium, "Ethics Training: Time to Get Creative" is almost upon us. This Oct. 3-4 progam will feature experienced faculty to help trainers polish their skills in the following areas:

  • Training in the 21st Century
  • Award Winning Ethical Leadership Training
  • PowerPoint Rules for the Road
  • Criteria for Training Awards
  • Training Award Showcase (Exhibits)
  • E-Learning: Repurposing Classroom Material for the Web
  • How to Improve your Presentation Skills
  • Effective Presentations from Start to Finish
  • PowerPoint for the TV Generation
  • Effective E-Learning: Going Beyond “Page Turner with a Question”
  • Course Design: What it is and Why it Works
  • Ethical Leadership Training: Different Approaches

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September 26, 2007

CLE: Different Standards for Government Lawyers?

The ABA's online program Are Ethics Standards for Government Lawyers Different? is now available. This program is free. It requires the use of RealPlayer software. Here's the description:

This panel explores government lawyers' duties to the public and courts, placing particular attention on the role of government lawyers dealing with national security issues and criminal prosecutions. Do sufficient safeguards exist to ensure compliance with ethical responsibilities? What standards should apply when a government lawyer functions in a civil versus a prosecutorial role?

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September 15, 2007

CLE: Ethics for Government Lawyers

The ABA's Everyday Ethics for Government Attorneys CLE program is available on CD. Here's the description:

This program examines the attorney-client privilege in the public sector, including the legal and policy arguments for and against the privilege. Issues regarding work product, specific language in codes of professional conduct, and state rules are discussed.

The many hats that a government attorney is required to wear inevitably change with the number of seemingly conflicting rules of ethics. How does the government lawyer ethically employ the attorney-client privilege? Does the privilege have a place in "public" law? How do government lawyers ethically work their way through the maze of laws regulating the public sector? Is it possible for a government lawyer to ethically perform in an atmosphere teeming with potential conflicts of interest? How have the ABA and certain states addressed these issues?

In some states special committees have been convened to examine the ABA model rules. Rules regarding the special status of government lawyers and the principles of confidentiality, screening, and conflict of interest are featured. The program also addresses the ever-present question of, "who is the client"?; and the ethical dilemmas faced by solo and small firm practitioners in the areas of land use and zoning.

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September 14, 2007

OGE Training: Intro to Conflicts of Interest

OGE's two day training course titled Introduction to Conflicts of Interests: The Laws, Appearances, and Prospective Employment will be held September 26-27 2007 at the SEC in Washington, DC. It's intended for ethics officials with up to one year of experience. Attendees will learn to:

  • Determine whether a § 208 conflict exists
  • Assess any impartiality issues
  • Analyze job-hunting conflicts
  • Suggest one or more remedies

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September 06, 2007

OGE Symposium: Improving Ethics Training

OGE will conduct an ethics training symposium entitled "Time To Get Creative" in Washington, DC on October 3-4, 2007.  The symposium is intended for ethics officials of all levels of experience.  The session topics include:

·  Training in the 21st Century

·  Award Winning Ethical Leadership Training

·  PowerPoint Rules for the Road

·  Criteria for Training Awards

·  Training Award Showcase (Exhibits)

·  E-Learning:  Repurposing Classroom Material for the Web

·  How to Improve your Presentation Skills

·  Effective Presentations from Start to Finish

·  PowerPoint for the TV Generation

·  Effective E-Learning:  Going Beyond “Page Turner with a Question”

·  Course Design:  What it is and Why it Works

·  Ethical Leadership Training:  Different Approaches

·  Training 101:  It’s Not All Abut You!

·  Train-the-Trainer:  A Helping Hand to Good Instruction

·  Evaluation:  Entertainment ≠ Learning

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August 22, 2007

OGE Training on "Impartiality"

OGE has announced training in "impartiality" Sept. 18-19. The course description states:

Are you sure your employees know to use the impartiality process described in the standards of conduct?  Do you?  Appearance issues can be tricky.  Make sure you know how to handle the most common appearance problems resulting from your employees’ personal and business relationships.  This class helps you do that.   

Here's the online registration form.

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July 30, 2007

Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group

Good negotiation skills are one of the things that separate OK ethics officers from exceptional ones. The Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group offers a program of brown bag lunches to help federal employees refine their negotiation and mediation skills. The Working Group offers an e-mail mailing list, hosted by the Department of Justice.

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June 10, 2007

2007 FDR Conference

The schedule for the annual Federal Dispute Resolution Conference is now available. There is a June 22 registration deadline for this year's event, which is being held in San Francisco July 29 - August 2.

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May 29, 2007

Ethics for Government Lawyers

The American Bar Association has an online CLE program on the topic Are Ethics Standards for Government Lawyers Different? The program description reads:

This panel explores government lawyers' duties to the public and courts, placing particular attention on the role of government lawyers dealing with national security issues and criminal prosections. Do sufficient safeguards exist to ensure compliance with ethical responsibilities? What standards should apply when a government lawyer functions in a civil versus a prosecutorial role?

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May 21, 2007

Conflict of Interest & Ethics Violation Summit

Wednesday, May 23 is the last day to register for the May 30 Conflict of Interest & Ethics Violation Summit. The impressive lineup of scheduled speakers includes: 

  • The Honorable Daniel R. Levinson,  Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • The Honorable Robert I. Cusick, Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics
  • Ms. Brenda Morris & Mr. Stuart Berman, Principal Deputy DOJ Public Integrity & Deputy Chief - District of Maryland
  • Mr. Bill Lenox  & Mr. Reid Muoio,  Ethics Counsel/Designated Agency Ethics Official & Branch Chief - Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission 
  • Ms. Lauren Fuller,  Chief Investigative Counsel - Senate HELP Committee

Details are in a May 15 e-mail from OGE, which should be archived at OGE's web site. The site is not responding as I write this morning, but this is probably just a temporary problem. If you work in the ethics area and are not already on the OGE mailing list, it's a good idea to subscribe.

Update: The OGE web site is now available again, but it looks like they did not archive this e-mail there. To register, contact JoAnne Padberg at this address (format modified to reduce exposure to spammers): JoAnne DOT Padberg AT oig DOT hhs DOT gov

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May 17, 2007

FBA Program on Revolving Door

The DC Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will sponsor a June 13 program entitled "Navigating the Revolving Door: A CLE Presentation on the Ethical Issues Facing Lawyers Transitioning Between Private and Government Employment."

The speakers will be Gene Shipp, bar counsel for the District of Columbia and Michael Stern, former senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives.

CLE: 2.0 Ethics hours for Virginia and Pennsylvania pending.

Time: 6–8 p.m.

Location: Georgetown Law Center, 600 New Jersey, NW, Washington, DC

Registration: $45 FBA members; $55 nonmembers.

Register online. Please mail your check to the D.C. Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, P.O. Box 75861, Washington, DC 20013-5861.

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February 06, 2007

OPM Sponsors Ethics Program

OPM is sponsoring multiple sessions of a three day program entitled "Ethics and Public Service Values History, Policy, and Practice." The program description explains:

[P]ublic servants need a stronger foundation in ethics rules and regulations to help them prevent corruption or abuse of power from a position of public trust, as well as to comprehend the history and intent of the ethics statutes and policies.  Several similar sets of ethics rules have been written and amended since the drafting of the Constitution, but nuanced differences significantly distinguish the Congress, the Executive Branch, the Judicial Branch, and the Military from one another. Through this course, you will learn the historical and philosophical background of Government ethics and participate in a straightforward discussion about ethics in both the public and private sectors. A comprehensive text, Understanding the Ethics Policy of the United States Government, will be a resource for the course and for your future reference.

More information is available at the OPM web site.

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December 05, 2006

Reminder: OGE Conference March 13-16

For those with busy schedules, it's not too early to begin planning for the OGE 2007 National Government Ethics Conference. Next year's event will be held March 13 through 16, 2007, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando.

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April 12, 2006

OGE Takes Training to Dallas

OGE announced a three-day regional ethics training symposium in Dallas, Texas, on May 9 - 22, 2006.  The training is intended for ethics officials in the Southwest, and consists of nine courses focusing on the key elements of Federal ethics.  More information may be found at:  http://www.usoge.gov/pages/whats_new/whats_new_2006.html#dt06009

  Agency ethics officials should ensure that ethics officials in the Southwest are aware of this opportunity.

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November 03, 2005

OGE Offering Courses on Gifts in November and December

OGE is offering training for new ethics counselors in the rules involving the acceptance of gifts.  The training will be held on November 29 and December 7 at the OGE offices in Washington.  Register on-line at www.usoge.gov.

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September 07, 2005

OGE TO CONDUCT TRAINING SESSIONS IN OCTOBER

The Office of Government Ethics announced in DAEOgram DT-05-013 that it will conduct a 5 1/2 hour course on Certifying Confidential Financial Disclosure reports in October 2005 in Washington, DC.  See the DAEOgram for specific dates and times that the course will be held. Download dt05013.pdf 

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April 10, 2005

Federal Dispute Resolution Conference

Registration is now open for the 20th Federal Dispute Resolution Conference, which will be held August 7 - 11 in New York City. This year's program will be organized around five "tracks":

  • Attorney
  • HR/LR/ER
  • EEO
  • ADR/Mediation
  • Dispute Prevention and Leadership Development

Typcially a significant percentage of the topics covered in this annual event are relevant to standards of conduct work, and some deal with it directly, such as the presentation by John Szabo, Senior Attorney, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who will speak on "Ethics Rules You Need to Know."

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April 08, 2005

OGE Seeking Speakers for Annual Conference

The Office of Government Ethics is seeking speakers for its upcoming conference in September in New York City, "Ethics: A Broader View."  Check the OGE website for conference info and topics to be presented as they become available.

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April 01, 2005

Information on OGE Conference Posted

The Office of Government Ethics posted on its website (under "OGE Conference") information about its upcoming conference, "Ethics: A Broader Perspective," to be held September 19 through 22, 2005, at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York City.  The main conference program will begin on September 20th.  Each agency's DAEO will receive instructions on designating and registering his/her approved attendees - you may not register directly with OGE.  Please note that the block of rooms held for the conference is not yet open. 

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March 11, 2005

OGE Announces Ethics Symposium In San Diego

The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) announced today that it issued DAEOgram DT-05-005 concerning a free 3-day ethics symposium, May 3-5, 2005 in San Diego.  Details will be posted in the Training Workshops and Seminars section of the OGE Web site at:

http://www.usoge.gov/pages/training_wrkshops/training_wrkshps.html.

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March 04, 2005

OGE Announces 278 Review Courses in DC

The Office of Government Ethics issued DAEOgram DT-05-004 Download dt05004.pdf announcing four free identical Public Financial Disclosure Review Coures in Washington, DC to be held on April 4th, 12th, 20th, and 26th.  Download the announcement for details and course registration information.

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September 16, 2004

OGE Ethics Symposium in Atlanta

OGE issued DAEOgram DT-04-028 announcing a three-day ethics symposium in Atlanta, GA, November 16-18, 2004 for ethics officials in the Atlanta area. The agenda and registration instructions are included in the announcement.

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September 03, 2004

OGE Offers Free Courses in October

OGE announced in its September 2, 2004 DAEOgram several introductory ethics courses it will offer in October.

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July 26, 2004

Sources of Guidance on the Social Invitation Rule

Today, Mark Stone of the Air Force Materiel Command Law Office issued an Ethics Update on Sources of Guidance on the Social Invitation Rule. View the update on the AFMC website.

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July 23, 2004

Ethics Training from DAU

The Defense Acquisition University is offering a new training module on "Ethics in the Era of Partnering." The two-hour module includes: conflicts of interest, gratuities from contractors, the Procurement Integrity Act, job hunting, post-government employment restrictions. The module may be accessed from DAU's Continuous Learning Center's website. Click on "Learning Center" and select "Course Information & Access."

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