How would you like to snap your fingers and instantly judges, jurors, and clients would agree with your position? It may not be that easy, however you can dramatically improve your chances for success if you understand how people make decisions and what causes them to act. This dynamic CLE program draws on the latest scientific research to illustrate how you can ethically influence
The ABA and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s (ABA/HBFF) groundbreaking 2016 study confirmed devastatingly high rates of both mental health concerns and substance abuse amongst lawyers. For example, between 21-36% of attorneys qualify as problem drinkers—3-5x higher than the general population. Moreover, 25-30% of attorney disciplinary matters, 60% of all malpractice claims, and 85% of
A master of the courtroom stage, who possessed an uncanny understanding of human character, Clarence Darrow was arguably the greatest trial lawyer of the twentieth century. He was an adamant opponent of capital punishment and a passionate proponent of civil and human rights. Often called the "Attorney for the Damned," he fought for the underdog and took on criminal cases thought to be ho
Learn the essential elements of clear communications and tips for assuring clear and effective communications with your clients, colleagues, and staff.
Rule 1.4 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct directs attorneys to “keep the client reasonably informed” about their matters through clear and timely communications. Lawyers who are busy litigating, deal-making, or...
More and more attorneys and judges are using social media, either for its intended purpose of social networking (and, for the lesser intended purpose of marketing) or for its unintended purpose of investigative research.
There has been much discussion online amongst legal experts about what sorts of investigative activity is ethical for lawyers to engage in. Most Bar Associations however, have not yet addressed this topic. Two exceptions are the Philadelphia Bar and the New York State Bar.
Every lawyer is aware of the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern what they can and can't do - ethically. But still, every year hundreds of lawyers find themselves running afoul of these rules.
This presentation is your chance to refresh your own knowledge of those rules and to match wits with disciplinary authorities.
The Comedian of Law...
Deepfakes can impact our relationship to information and the tools we use to work with it. How will this new horizon impact the trustworthiness of evidence and will the legal profession have the tools needed to test what they see or hear? What are the implications for the Rule of Law and our democracy?
Topics our presenters will cover include:
Floods, market crashes, hurricanes, fires, personal illness, malicious employees —we live in a troubled world. You probably don’t need to protect your firm from extraterrestrials (well … not yet), but you do need to be forearmed against reasonably foreseeable disasters, natural or man-made!
There are easy, and cheap steps that you can take to help ensure continued service
Rule 8.3 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct indicates that “a lawyer who knows that that a judge has committed a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct that raises a substantial question as to the judge's fitness for office shall inform the appropriate authority.” Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct explains that it is professional misconduct for
The Rules of Professional Conduct indicate that an attorney who possesses unprivileged information that a judge has violated the Rules of Judicial Conduct shall inform the appropriate authority. And it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to knowingly assist a judge in conduct that is a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct. Therefore, it is incumbent for every attorney ...