The Ties That Bind: Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

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.

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth: The Ethycal Imperative for Honesty in Law Practice
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Dr. Martin Luther King once said, "A fact is the absence of contradiction, but the truth is the presence of coherence." As lawyers, we are duty bound to be more than just factual. Lawyers must tell the truth to clients, judges, and even opposing counsel and third parties. In this eye-opening webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will deal frankly with the very human inclination for dishonesty and explain how to avoid the traps from which dishonesty most often springs. In doing so, he will draw upon current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards to show the consequences of dishonesty.

Lying and the Law: A How (Not) to Approach
Presented by: Joel Oster

Lawyers, liars, and lunatics! This webinar focuses on why some people (lunatics) think that lawyers have a problem with lying. We go to the top of our profession -- good ol' Honest Abe -- to see what he has to say about honesty in the legal profession. Do we have a problem with honesty? And if so, what can we do to fix it?

Why Twitter Is a Legal Ethics Disaster
Presented by: Stuart Teicher

The title says it all. That's why the "CLE Performer" Stuart Teicher, Esq., hates Twitter. Join him as he explains how your personal tweets could cause conflicts and the ethical implications of retweeting.

Legal Writing - Story Telling
Presented by: Joel Oster

Everyone loves a good story, including courts! This webinar explores how the art of storytelling can be accomplished in your complaints, pleadings and memos. You won't ever rush through a statement of facts section again after taking this class! The goal? To make your legal writing into a real page turner that the court won’t be able to set down.

Exit Row Ethics: What Rude Airline Travel Stories Teach About Attorney Ethics
Presented by: Stuart Teicher

Stuart Teicher has traveled the world as a professional legal educator and he's seen all kinds of bad behavior. Coincidentally, it mirrors a lot of the bad behavior he's seen as an attorney ethics investigator. Join the CLE Performer as he draws parallels between passengers and practitioners and explains key ethics rules that will help every lawyer stay safe in their practice.

The 2018 Ethy Awards
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

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.

It's Not the Fruit, It's the Root: Getting to the Bottom of Our Ethical Ills
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

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.

Fresh Ethics: Technology and the Rules of Professional Conduct
Presented by: Professor Mark Yochum

For the last decade, state bars have been amending their rules of professional conduct to take into account the technological changes that are rapidly changing how lawyers practice law in the Digital Age. In this webinar, Professor Mark Yochum explains these changes and explores likely future changes in our ethics canon.

Show Me The Ethics!: The Ethycal Way to Bill for Legal Services
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

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. And in the process, he will reinforce the relevant legal ethics principles underlying such practices.

Improper Attorney-Client Relations: Sex With Clients (and Other Really Dumb Things to Do)
Presented by: Professor Mark Yochum

In this webinar, Professor Mark Yochum parses ABA Model Rules 1.7(a) and 1.8(j). In doing so, he attempts to answer for the ultimate issue faced by lawyers who find themselves developing romantic feelings for a client -- when does the lawyer’s love interest create a “significant risk” of a material limitation on the relationship? And while the answering this hypothetical question deals with a special corner of evil, it provides instruction about the larger issue of conflicts of interests embodied in Rules 1.7, 1.8, 1.9 and 1.18. And therefore, while very few lawyers will ever deal with this particular conflict (hopefully), it can serve as a memorable vehicle to remind lawyers of the less salacious (but no less damaging) conflicts of interest that ensnare many lawyers.

Loose Lips Sink Partnerships (and Clients Too): The Ethical Way to Honor Client Confidentiality
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

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.

The 2018 Ethy Awards
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

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.

Ethics Six-Pack: Full Day Program
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Join Sean Carter, America's Funniest Lawyer, for a day of comedic legal education as he delivers some of his most popular programs on the topic of legal ethics.

The 2018 Ethy Awards (3 hrs)
Nice Lawyers Finish First (1 hr)
Don't Be An Outlaw (1 hr)
Lies, Damn Lies & Legal Marketing (1 hr)

Ethics Three-Pack #1: Half Day Program
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Join Sean Carter, America's Funniest Lawyer, for a day of comedic legal education as he delivers some of his most popular programs on the topic of legal ethics.

Nice Lawyers Finish First (1 hr)
Don't Be An Outlaw (1 hr)
Lies, Damn Lies & Legal Marketing (1 hr)

Nice Lawyers Finish First
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

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!

Don't Be an Outlaw: The Ethycal Imperative to Follow the Law
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

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.

Lies, Damn Lies & Legal Marketing: The Ethics of Legal Marketing
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

What is effective advertising in other fields is rarely acceptable in the field of law. In this entertaining ethics course, Sean Carter examines in detail the ethical rules concerning marketing and their practical implications. The program also covers common advertising strategies employed by attorneys, and the pitfalls many attorneys will encounter.

Ethics Three-Pack #2: Half Day Program
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Join Sean Carter, America's Funniest Lawyer, for a day of comedic legal education as he delivers some of his most popular programs on the topic of legal ethics.

If You Can't Say Something Nice, Then Shut Up! (1 hr)
Don't Try This At Home (1 hr)
Legal Ethics Is No Laughing Matter (1 hr)

If You Can't Say Something Nice, Shut Up!: The Ethycal Imperative for Civility
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

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."

Don't Try This At Home: Why You Should Never Emulate TV Lawyers
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Lawyers on our favorite legal dramas - Boston Legal, The Practice, L.A. Law - often act in ways that would cause significant trouble for actual lawyers. In this multimedia presentation, legal humorist Sean Carter demonstrates some of the worst of TV lawyer behavior and explains how similar (although less severe) behavior sometimes creeps into the actual practice of law, decreasing a lawyer's ability to best serve his or her clients and uphold the ideals of the profession.

Legal Ethics Is No Laughing Matter: What Lawyer Jokes Say About Our Ethical Foibles
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

In this one-of-a-kind ethics presentation, Mr. Carter explores the topic of lawyer jokes, whether they have any basis in fact and what they say about our adherence to the rules of professional conduct. He does so through the use of video clips dramatizing these jokes. He also will use audience polling and questions from attendees to spread the "laughter."

Thou Shalt Not Lie, Cheat & Steal: The Ten Commandments of Legal Ethics
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Sean Carter sets out to prove that legal ethics isn't an oxymoron by delivering an off-beat "sermon" on the Ten Commandments of Avoiding Ethical Problems as a Lawyer. And by the end, he will have you shouting Hallelujah, yelling Amen and hopefully, passing around a collection plate.

Ethics Three-Pack #3: Half Day Program
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Join Sean Carter, America's Funniest Lawyer, for a day of comedic legal education as he delivers some of his most popular programs on the topic of legal ethics.

Yakety Yak: Do Call Back (1 hr)
May It Displease the Court? (1 hr)
Technical Fouls (1 hr)

Yakety Yak! Do Call Back!: The Ethical Need for Prompt Client Communication
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

While it is important to comply with every obligation of the ethics canon, the obligation to promptly communicate with the client may be the most important. Lawyers who flaunt this rule leave their clients with no choice but to contact the state bar in a desperate attempt to seek answers to their questions. And, of course, by that point, the disciplinary authorities will have a long list of questions of their own.

In this insightful webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will provide lawyers with practical tips for how to meet the increasingly difficult of burden of talking, emailing and texting to each client's content.

May It Displease the Court?: Keeping Your Head (and Your Law License) in Court
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

In this hilarious webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter reviews some of the most outrageous breaches of lawyer decorum in recent years. In doing so, he will address the underlying reasons for lawyers to act out in this manner and provide tips to prevent losing control of our emotions (and our law licenses).

Technical Fouls: Even Minor Ethics Violations Can Have Major Consequences
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

When it comes to ethics violations, there is no such thing as a minor or "technical" foul. All ethics violations are serious matters, evidencing a breach of the trust that has been placed in the lawyer. As a result, lawyers must avoid falling into the mindset that a particular violation is "no big deal."

To make this case, noted legal humorist Sean Carter will chronicle a number of recent ethics cases in which lawyers were surprised to discover that even minor ethics violations can have major consequences.

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