2017 Flannery Lecture

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description
Program:‎ Ninth Annual Judge Thomas A. Flannery Lecture on the Administration of ‎Justice in the District of Columbia.  Our principal speaker will be Rod J. Rosenstein, the 37th Deputy Attorney General of the United States.  We are ‎also pleased to have as a speaker Robert E. Morin, Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.‎

Mr. Rosenstein took office as Deputy Attorney General on April 26, 2017. Mr. Rosenstein has had a long and distinguished career in public service, during which he prosecuted public corruption cases as an attorney with the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice and served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Maryland. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Rosenstein served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division; and from 2005 to 2017, he served as the United States Attorney of Maryland. Early in his career, Mr. Rosenstein served as a law clerk to Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. President Donald J. Trump nominated Mr. Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General of the United States on January 31, 2017, and Mr. Rosenstein's nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 25, 2017.

We are equally pleased that Robert E. Morin, Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, will speak on the operation of that court. Chief Judge Morin joined the Court in 1996.  From 2010 through the end of 2015, he served as Deputy Presiding Judge and then Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division. He became Chief Judge of the Court in June 2016, beginning his term on October 1, 2016. Chief Judge Morin's distinguished career has included work in the private sector as a civil and criminal litigator; service as a Clinical Supervisor in the Criminal Division of the DC Law Students in Court Program; service on behalf of the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia; and over twenty years as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown Law Center.

The lectures commemorate Judge Flannery’s many contributions to the administration of justice in the District of Columbia. The lecture series was established in 2009 by the Judge’s colleagues, friends and family, along with those who served him as judicial law clerks or Assistant U.S. Attorneys during his tenure as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In recent years, the Committee has been enhanced by the addition of other members of the bar committed to the perpetuation of this lecture series and the legacy it has established.


Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m.‎

Location: United States Courthouse, Ceremonial Courtroom

‎               333 Constitution Avenue, N.W.

              Washington, D.C.‎


A reception will follow in the Courthouse Atrium  


Questions? Contact Judy Elam: or 202.778.1803

E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
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