Former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Potter Stewart said that ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is right to do.

Paul Keith, president of the Arkansas Bar Association and partner at Gibson and Keith in Monticello, will discuss ethics in agricultural law at the eighth annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center on June 10-11, 2021.

“The Mid-South Conference is a great opportunity for registrants to get an in-depth look at the current state of ag and environmental law in the region,” Keith said. “I’m particularly excited to reflect on my past and current experiences and share some information on how lawyers can better serve their clients and comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct.”

Keith served as a special associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. He has also been appointed to serve on the Legislative Task Force on Private Property Rights. In 2018, he was appointed to the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct.

“The National Agricultural Law Center is thankful to have Paul join us at the conference,” said NALC Director Harrison Pittman. “Ethics is an integral component of being an attorney in agriculture and food law. This session will provide attendees with the knowledge of an experienced attorney identifying potential ethical pitfalls they may face in practice.”

The conference is scheduled for June 10 – 11 with Keith speaking on Friday at 1 p.m. Central. Those interested can register and learn more about the conference and continuing education opportunities HERE.

The National Agricultural Law Center serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The Center works with producers, state and federal policymakers, Congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and many others to provide objective, nonpartisan agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural community. The Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in close partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library.