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 guide posts and not obstacles in our drive to become successful lawyers.
Yelp, I've Fallen for Social Media and I Can't LinkedOut: The Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the other social media tools have become ubiquitous in our high-tech society. And while social media can undoubtedly help lawyers to enhance their networks of colleagues, clients and prospective clients, it can also ensnare the unwary in a web of ethical violations.
Staying Within the Lines: Avoiding Ethical Penalties & Infractions
Are you ready for some ethics? To commemorate the start of Monday Night Football, Mesa CLE will bring you a fall favorite -- Monday Afternoon Ethics. This unique webinar will be "officiated" by America's Funniest Lawyer, Sean Carter, who will be "telling you like it is" as he demonstrates common ethical infractions and give tips on how to avoid being penalized in your drive to a successful law practice.
The Ties That Bind: Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law
To be an effective advocate, a lawyer must maintain a fair degree of dispassionate objectivity. The lawyer who becomes personally involved in the representation does the client a disservice. This is even more true for the lawyer who becomes personally involved with the client. In this webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will explain the importance of avoiding this most basic conflict of interest and will relate the tragic (but sometimes fascinating) tales of lawyers who learned this lesson too late.
Nice Lawyers Finish First
It's 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 doesn't require us to be zealots. In fact, the most effective representation requires just the opposite. Nice lawyers finish first ... and so do their clients!
Fantasy Supreme Court League: The 2017 Season
Step right up to participate in the Fantasy Supreme Court League. In this unique presentation, Sean Carter humorously recaps the significant cases of the most recent term. After receiving the facts of each case, you will compete with lawyers from across the country by attempting to remember (or guess) the outcome and "vote spread" of each case.
If You Can't Say Something Nice, Shut Up!: The Ethycal Imperative for Civility
As children, we were all taught, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all." Well, that advice holds especially true for lawyers. Whether in open court, a deposition, or contract negotiation, lawyers who choose to "go low," run a high risk of bar discipline. Increasingly, disciplinary authorities are treating the once aspirational goal of civility as a mandate. Therefore, it's important for all lawyers to be reminded of their obligation to "play nice."
The 2017 Ethy Awards
Each year, Hollywood celebrates the best performances in motion pictures at the Oscars. Well, 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 the award winners in such categories as: Worst Original Excuse, Best Courtroom Outburst, Most Creative Billing, Least Competent, and much more. In the process of recapping some of the most egregious instances of unethical behavior, Mr. Carter will demonstrate how the rest of us can avoid more common ethical violations.
Don't Be an Outlaw: The Ethycal Imperative to Follow the Law
Lawyers must not only have a fundamental understanding of the law, but also, a fundamental commitment to abiding by it. And while the necessity to avoid committing major felonies is obvious to everyone, some lawyers forget about the necessity to follow the "little laws" as well. In this eye-opening webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will recount the tales of past Ethy Award nominees (those who were recognized the best of the worst ethics violations). These lawyers learned, albeit too late, that if you do even a minor crime, you will do the disciplinary time.
A Nightmare on Ethics Street: Don't Fall Asleep on Your Ethical Obligations
On Halloween 2011, more than 700 lawyers from across the country screamed (in delight) as they experienced the first ever CLE webinar spooktacular -- A Nightmare on Ethics Street. Exactly five years later, acclaimed humorists Sean Carter and Stuart Teicher will be back with all new tales of real-life ethical nightmares. In this fun (and sometimes, frightening) webinar, Carter and Teicher draw upon recent disciplinary cases to demonstrate the ethical danger for attorneys who fall asleep on their ethical obligations.