This online course has been approved by the NMMCLE Board for 1.7 hours of ethics CLE credit.
Although there is no dispute that conflicts of interest are a concern for state and local government officials everywhere, there is little agreement on precisely how to define or treat conflicts. Who best can determine what constitutes an unacceptable conflict of interest for a public official and what should be done when one is found?
Ross Cheit is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Taubman Center's Law and Public Policy program at Brown University. He attended Williams College and earned Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from U.C. Berkeley. He has been on the Rhode Island Ethics Commission for five years. Professor Cheit’s current research focuses on the intersection between law, public policy, and psychology in understanding social responses to child sexual abuse in the contemporary United States. He also has research interests in the civil justice system and the relationship between insurance and society, and in "good government" and ethics in government, particularly at the state and local level in Rhode Island. His first book, Setting Safety Standards: Regulation in the Public and Private Sectors, was published by the University of California Press. He is currently writing a book on the law and politics of child sexual abuse.
Damián Lara, is a staff attorney for the Legislative Council Service of the New Mexico Legislature. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in political science and philosophy. He earned his J.D. at the UNM School of Law.
Once you have paid for the online course and received your email confirmation you can register for the course. You will need the "System Tracking ID" and the name on the account from which payment was made. The video will begin streaming at the end of the registration process. Registration is only available via the link provided in the email with the subject line "UNM CLE Self-Study Program" received AFTER payment.
Law faculty are not charged for our CLEs. Law faculty should complete the login form below (using their Law School account information) to begin the registration process.