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Bar Association of Erie County-Legal Ethics Is No Laughing Matter

Upcoming Webinars

Legal Ethics Is No Laughing Matter

What Lawyer Jokes Say About Our Ethical Foibles (1 hour of Ethics)


Thursday
Dec 28, 2017
5:30 pm- 6:30 pm ET
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View a sample from a live program
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."
There are thousands of lawyer jokes told each day. Lawyer bashing is quickly becoming America's favorite pastime. But why? Is it because the typical layperson is jealous of our intellects, incomes and good looks? Sean Carter, Humorist at Law, suggests that while this may be true in his case, there may be other factors at work as well.

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."
This program is eligible for 1 hour of Ethics in NY.

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Recommended Requirements - Attendees


  • Windows 7 and higher / Mac OSX 10.8 or Linux/Ubuntu*
  • Newest version of Mozilla Firefox or Chrome Web Browser
  • Broadband internet connection with an Upload and Download speed of 1 Mbps or more
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash 

Important:

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Mobile Devices

  • iPhone iOS version 9.3 or higher
  • iPad iOS version 9.3 or higher
  • Android OS version 4.0 or higher

Audio Requirements:

USB headset, webcam or integrated microphone
   OR
Telephone audio: cell phones, VOIP phone or landline