The Prosecutor on Trial: The Maricopa County District Attorney Case
A lecture by John S. Gleason,Disciplinary Counsel and Director of Regulatory Services,Oregon State Bar
In 2010, the Arizona Supreme Court appointed John S. Gleason to serve as an independent bar counsel charged with investigating allegations of misconduct in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. At the time, Gleason was the chief regulation counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel. He devoted more than 2½ years to the subsequent investigation and prosecution of misconduct in the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Gleason, who now serves as disciplinary counsel and director of regulatory services for the Oregon State Bar, will discuss the lessons for lawyers in general and prosecutors in particular that he learned from this experience.
In 2013, Gleason received the Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award for lifetime achievement in legal ethics from the American Bar Association's Center for Professional Responsibility, and the National Organization of Bar Counsel's highest award, the President's Award. Gleason will be introduced by Professor Myles Lynk, immediate past chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Professional Discipline, who also will moderate the question and answer session following Gleason's presentation.