Open Ninth

The Lost Art of Professionalism

A Conversation with the OCBA Professionalism Committee

Open Ninth Episode 76

The importance of professional behavior is universally recognized, but aside from being punctual and polite – professionalism seems to be an elusive concept to define. Ask anyone about it and they will regale you with horror stories about some unprofessional behavior they’ve encountered but will be woefully lacking in detail when pressed to define what professionalism looks like. But while that detail is lacking for most – it is not for the members of the OCBA Professionalism Committee. Listen in as our host Chief Judge Fred Lauten talks with Professionalism Committee members, Lauren Heatwole and Jeffrey Keiner about professionalism in the courts.


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In this episode

Frederick J. Lauten

Podcast Moderator

Judge Lauten is currently the Chief Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. He has served as a Judge since 1993.

Lauren Heatwole  - Open Ninth podcast guest - Episode 76
Lauren Heatwole

Attorney with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kanter & Reed.

Lauren Heatwole is a member of the OCBA Professionalism Committee and an Attorney with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kanter & Reed.

Jeffrey Keiner - Open Ninth Podcast Guest - Episode 76
Jeffrey Keiner

Director of Litigation with GrayRobinson, Attorneys At Law

Jeffrey Keiner is a member of the OCBA Professionalism Committee and The Director of Litigation with GrayRobinson, Attorneys At Law.