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The Elephant and Donkey in the Room: Maintaining Professional and Collegial Relationships in a Partisan World

Erika Rudiger

Meetings and Membership Manager
(202) 326-6252 | erudiger@naag.org

Emily Parsons

Meetings Coordinator
(202) 326-6252 | eparsons@naag.org

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  • The Elephant and Donkey in the Room: Maintaining Professional and Collegial Relationships in a Partisan World

    Open to attorneys general and attorney general staff only

    Many commentators suggest that partisanship in and among the ranks of attorneys general has risen, particularly during the administrations of President Obama and President Trump. Some commentators also believe that the partisan activism of attorneys general threatens the bipartisan relationships that have proven so successful through the efforts of NAAG. Others maintain that the system of checks and balances that arise from partisan attorney general activism has been helpful to advance such things as consumer protection, state’s rights, the rule of law, and federalism.

    This panel will explore the impact of the sharply polarized political environment, political organizations that participate in attorney general elections, and other political developments on the actual decision making by attorneys general and in the relationships between Republican and Democrat attorneys general.

    Moderator
    • Anthony Johnstone, Helen and David Mason Professor of Law, Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana
    Panelists
    • Dr. Paul Nolette, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Marquette University
    • Margaret H. Lemos, , Robert G. Seaks LL.B. ’34 Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
    • James E. Tierney, Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Former Maine Attorney General (1980-1990)

    Zoomside Chat with Former Attorneys General
    Moderator
    • Anthony Johnstone, Helen and David Mason Professor of Law, Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana
    Panelists
    • Terry Goddard, Goddard Law, PLC; Former Arizona Attorney General (2003-2010)
    • Greg Zoeller, Chairman, World Trade Center Indianapolis; Former Indiana Attorney General (2009-2017)

    Registration

    This webinar is open to attorneys general and attorney general staff. There is no cost to attend. NAAG will be applying for 60 minutes of CLE credit for the webinar.

    To register, follow this registration linkEmail support@naag.org for additional help or questions.

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