June 30, 2020 – Nice Lawyers Finish First

It has been said that nice guys finish last. And while that might be true in the rough and tumble arenas of politics, professional prize fighting and marriage, nothing could be further from the truth in the practice of law. Zealous representation does not require us to be zealots. In fact, the most effective representation requires just the opposite. Nice lawyers finish first … and so do their clients!

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June 30, 2020 – Loose Lips Sink Partnerships (and Clients Too) – The Ethical Way to Honor Client Confidentiality

One of the most sacrosanct duties for lawyers is the duty of confidentiality. A client has a right to trust that his or her lawyer will not improperly divulge information about the representation. This trust is one of the hallmarks of the client-lawyer relationship. In this surprisingly funny webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will explore the contours of the rules concerning lawyer confidentiality.

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June 30, 2020 – It’s Not the Fruit, It’s the Root – Getting to the Bottom of Our Ethical Ills

In this unique legal ethics seminar, Sean goes beyond the “dos” and “don’ts” of the Rules of Professional Conduct to get to the heart of the matter—the common mindsets that result in ethical violations in the first place. Furthermore, he will provide tips and insights on how to heal ourselves from these mindsets so that the ethical canons become guideposts and not obstacles in our drive to become successful lawyers.

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June 29, 2020 – Show Me the Ethics! The Ethycal Way to Bill for Legal Services

While it is important for lawyers to be compensated for their services, it is even more important for lawyers to use ethical billing and collection practices in securing such compensation. Drawing on examples provided by current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards for the worst ethical behavior, legal humorist Sean Carter will provide a poignant reminder of how NOT to bill clients and collect fees.

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June 27, 2020 – The 2020 Ethy Awards

In this program, we note the worst ethics violations in the legal profession at the Ethys. Humorist Sean Carter will host the festivities and announce award winners in such categories as: Worst Original Excuse, Best Courtroom Outburst, Most Creative Billing, Least Competent and much more.

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