CLE 4: Entertainment Law Ethics
Entrepreneurial entertainment lawyers often ride the fine line between what might be considered permissible and impermissible conduct under the Rules of Professional Conduct.But, how does this behavior look to jurists and ethicists?
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Wallace B Jefferson
Chief Justice (Ret)
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Before joining Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend, Wallace B. Jefferson was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. He was appointed to the Court in 2001 by Gov. Rick Perry and was subsequently elected to the bench in 2002 by the voters of Texas. He was named chief justice by the governor in 2004, becoming the 26th chief justice of the state.
In 2006, he was elected chief justice; he was re-elected to a full term in 2008.
Jefferson made Texas judicial history-he was the first African-American justice and the first African-American chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court.
During his time on the bench, Jefferson served as president of the Conference of Chief Justices, an association of chief justices from the 50 states and U.S. territories.
Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Jefferson was a partner in San Antonio-based appellate-specialty firm Crofts, Callaway & Jefferson, where he successfully argued two cases before the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Law Institute and is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
A graduate of the James Madison College at Michigan State University and the University of Texas School of Law, Jefferson is the namesake for Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School in San Antonio. He has just been honored with the 2013 Texas Exes' Distinguished Alumnus Award.