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J. William Conger Symposium 2014: New Approaches to the Practice of Law: J. William Conger Symposium

New Approaches to the Practice of Law: J. William Conger Symposium


Oklahoma City University School of Law Library – Native American Wing

Tuesday, March 4th 1:00 – 2:00 pm

“The legal market is in an unprecedented state of flux.  Over the next two decades, the way in which lawyers work will change radically.  Entirely new ways of delivering legal services will emerge, new providers will enter the market, and the workings of our courts will be transformed.  Unless they adapt, many traditional legal businesses will fail … A whole set of fresh opportunities will present themselves to entrepreneurial and creative young lawyers.”

 Excerpt from Richard Susskind, Tomorrow’s Lawyers.

Join us with featured panelists Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program and Elizabeth E. Lauderback, Associate with the law firm of Dunlap Codding for a thought provoking discussion of new approaches to the way lawyers work, organize their practices, and bill for their services.

Professor J. William "Bill" Conger

Bill, as he was known, had a distinguished legal career spanning more than 40 years. He practiced in a variety of capacities before he and friends Larry Hartzog and Len Cason founded the Oklahoma City firm of Hartzog Conger & Cason, later becoming Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville. He practiced primarily in the area of business litigation, and his clients’ interests took him all over the world. In 2003, he became of counsel for the firm and began teaching at the law school where he was a beloved instructor and mentor. Bill taught Trial Practice, Introduction to Legal Practice, Civil Procedure and Complex Litigation and was an inspiration to the future lawyers he enjoyed teaching. He was so cherished by our students that in 2005 he received the Professor of the Year award, an honor voted on by the students. “Bill was a force, not only for his clients whom he represented with enthusiasm and passion, but also for the hundreds of students who were fortunate to learn the values of the legal profession from his perspective,” said Oklahoma City University School of Law Dean Valerie K. Couch. “He was a longtime and very dear friend of mine and there are no words to describe his loss to me personally or to our law school that he loved. Bill touched people, and he will be deeply missed.” Bill Conger will be greatly missed by everyone at Oklahoma City University School of Law. Click here for more information about Bill Conger's career and commitment to Oklahoma City University.

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