Justice Sharon L. Kennedy took time off the campaign trail and set her sights for the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot, San Diego. Invited to speak at the TCAP Annual SVIP Training, she presented the continuing legal education program, “Professionalism: Reflecting on the Ideals.”
Discussing the principles of the Lawyer’s Creed and Aspirational Ideals, Sharon addressed Trial Counsel and support staff at the annual worldwide Marine Corps prosecutor training. “While the Marine Corps has not adopted a Lawyer’s Creed or Aspirational Ideas, the Professional Conduct Rules adopted by the Department of the Navy Judge Advocate General embodies both,” she explained.
“There is no more compelling evidence of this than Rule 2.1 – for in your role as an advisor to your client the rule provides that in exercising professional judgment you may refer not only to the law, but to other relevant considerations such as moral, economic, social, and political factors. There can be no greater aspiration for an attorney, than to care for the whole person when giving advice and counsel,” she concluded.
In closing Sharon thanked Lt. Col. King and Lt. Col. Shows for the opportunity to teach and thanked the audience for their and their families’ service and sacrifice.