Let Me Be Wit for You: An Ethics CLE
Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:00 PM


Thursday, May 2 
2–5 p.m.
Co-sponsored by The Advocates for Human Rights 


Fulfill your ethics CLE credits* in this enlightening and entertaining course where actors perform scenes from Cyrano de Bergerac that examine the ethical ambiguities of speaking for someone else. 

In addition to Cyrano actors, we’ll hear from experts in the fields of art and law to dissect the ethical implications being addressed. Read more about our panelists below and register today.

We’re offering friends of The Advocates for Human Rights an exclusive discount. Use code “ADVOCATES” to receive a special rate of $150. 

Questions? Contact Education Program Manager Lauren Anderson at 612.225.6134 or laurena@guthrietheater.org


Meet the panelists 

Robin Phillips is the executive director of The Advocates for Human Rights and has written extensively about human trafficking, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and domestic violence. She has taught courses at the University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas Law Schools, and practiced law with the firm of Briggs and Morgan. She is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law.

Joseph Haj is artistic director of the Guthrie Theater and the adapter and director of Cyrano de Bergerac. He has been named one of 25 theater artists who will have a significant impact on the field over the next quarter-century by American Theatre and is the recipient of the 2014 Zelda Fichandler Award (SDCF) and 2017 Rosetta LeNoire Award (AEA). He currently serves on the executive board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Professor Richard W. Painter is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. From February 2005 to July 2007, he was associate counsel in the White House Counsel’s office, serving as the chief ethics lawyer for the president, White House employees and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the executive branch. He received his J.D. from Yale University.


Schedule of Events  

2–5 p.m. – Continuing Legal Education session
5–6 p.m. – Networking happy hour
7:30–10:15 p.m. – Cyrano de Bergerac on the McGuire Proscenium Stage (reservations required) 

Cost: $215

3 CLE credits provided.

Use code “ADVOCATES” to receive a special rate of $150. 

>>Register here