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Professional Responsibility and Ethics

J. Scott Paul, a past President of the Omaha Bar Association, has developed substantial experience in the field of professional responsibility for lawyers and legal ethics. Mr. Paul is the founder and moderator of the Creighton University School of Law-Omaha Bar Association Annual Seminar on Ethics and Professionalism. For the last seven years, this seminar has featured presentations by noted lawyers and law professors concerning the Nebraska and Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct. In addition, guest speakers at the seminar have included the Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Chief Judge of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Paul also presents each year at this seminar on recent developments in the law of ethics in Nebraska, Iowa and other states. In addition, Mr. Paul has spoken on the subject of legal ethics at the University of Iowa College of Law, the University of Nebraska College of Law as well as having provided numerous public and private seminars on legal ethics to private practice lawyers and in-house corporate legal counsel.

Mr. Paul’s articles on professionalism have been published in the Omaha Bar Association Newsletter and the Iowa Lawyer Magazine. He has counseled and advised law firms on matters relating to professional responsibility and has testified as an expert witness interpreting the obligations of lawyers under Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct.