What Would Lincoln Do?  By Judge Albert Diaz
Wed., Aug. 9,  from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Bar & Foundation Center 
CLE Credit:
1.0 Ethics Hour
Bar & Foundation Center
2850 Zebulon Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28208
$50 Attorney Rate for non-MCB members
$25 Paralegal Rate
Special Info:
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: CLE Training 
Program Planners:
Woody Connette & Heather Culp, Essex Richards
Program & Speaker:
Abraham Lincoln practiced law in Illinois for almost 25 years before becoming our 16th President.  He lived in a rural area and taught himself the law over a three-year period in the 1830s, using borrowed legal books.  Upon becoming licensed to practice in Illinois, Lincoln formed a partnership in Springfield with the attorney who had encouraged him and loaned him the books, ultimately forming three law partnerships over the course of his legal career.  Lincoln was an accomplished trial lawyer whose representation included the prosecution and defense of accused murderers, a variety of civil matters, and the defense of a fugitive slave.  Judge Diaz will share some of Lincoln’s many timeless ethics lessons, which have been preserved in historical documents.
Judge Albert Diaz has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit since 2010 and is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association.  Prior to receiving his Fourth Circuit commission, Judge Diaz’s legal career included serving as trial counsel in the Legal Services Section of the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, NC; appellate government counsel in the Washington, D.C. Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy; private practice in Charlotte; a superior court judge in Mecklenburg County; and a special superior court judge in the North Carolina Business Court.