Privacy Reloaded: It Just Got Real
Presented by: Ruth Carter

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect. This landmark law has a broad scope and will have an impact on how even companies based outside of California handle consumer privacy going forward. And likely inspire other state or federal laws on this issue. And as it is likely to inspire similar state and federal statutes, lawyers advising affected business clients should have a basic understand of its provisions.

Lying, Loyalty and Lots of Ethics Rules: A CLE Destinations Film
Presented by: Stuart Teicher

Stuart Teicher's CLE Destination Films feel like a Vlog, travel documentary, and substantive ethics lesson all rolled up into one. It's unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Oral Argument Tips From the Top
Presented by: Joel Oster

This class is for litigators, appellate advocates, and all attorneys seeking to improve their writing and oral argument skills. Chief Justice John Roberts and former Solicitor General Paul Clement are widely viewed as the best oral advocates of their day. This class looks at their argument styles and looks at the tips that made them great appellate advocates.

Rock 'n' Roll Law: Intro to Music Copyright
Presented by: Jim Jesse

Are you ready to rock 'n' roll? Get CLE credit and have a great time as lawyer, author and musician Jim Jesse discusses the essentials of music copyright law using case studies from iconic bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. And then take a journey through the top 10 music copyright cases of all time and into the future with new developments and trends in the industry.

Throughout the program, listen to music, watch video clips and hear stories regarding music law -- all while learning valuable lessons about copyright establishment and registration, essential operating agreement provisions (and why they're important), rights granted to copyright owners, cover song legalities, the permission required for song use in other mediums, the facets of public performance, and revenue streams.

Deposition Do's and Don'ts
Presented by: Joel Oster

Over the last two decades, Joel Oster has been engaged in trial and appellate-level litigation in state and federal courts across the country. As a result, he has been witness to the best (and worst) of deposition practice. Using the comedic style that has earned him the moniker "Comedian at Law," Oster will share the lessons he has learned about the do's and don'ts of depositions.

Lights, Camera, Lawsuits: The Law of Photography
Presented by: Ruth Carter

In this eye-opening webinar, intellectual property lawyer and photo model Ruth Carter demonstrates the numerous potential legal pitfalls related to taking and using photographs, whether in business or on social media and how both professional and amateur photographers can preserve and assert their rights in the photos they shoot.

The 2020 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.

Sue Unto Others As You Would Have Them Sue Unto You
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Increasingly, lawyer civility and congeniality is becoming a thing of the past. Yet, it doesn't have to be that way. In this humorous presentation, veteran attorney and legal humorist Sean Carter will remind you that zealous advocacy does not require you to be a zealot.

The UCC Made Easy: The Webinar
Presented by: Robert LeVine

The Uniform Commercial Code has been called "the most ambitious codification ever undertaken," as its provisions cover billions of transactions daily. Just about any transaction involving the sale, lease, movement and financing of goods is governed by the UCC. Yet, very few lawyers have a solid understanding of this intricate system of rules and regulations.

Fortunately, the author of the acclaimed legal treatise, The UCC Made Easy, Robert LeVine can make the UCC easy to understand in this full-day seminar. And armed with a complete understanding of the UCC, lawyers can draft more favorable agreements for clients.

The Fantasy Supreme Court League: The 2020 Season
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

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.

The Bonehead Play: Avoiding Costly Errors
Presented by: Professor Mark Yochum

On September 23, 1908, rookie New York Giants first baseman Fred Merkle made a base-running error that cost his team a chance at the World Series. While just a minor error in judgment, this "bonehead play" had a profound impact on Merkle's career and legacy. Furthermore, it started a cascade of events that tested the honesty, character and professionalism of his teammates and opponents.

In this one-of-a-kind webinar, master storyteller and legal scholar Professor Mark Yochum will use this infamous tale as a backdrop to demonstrate how lawyers can avoid committed their own bonehead plays and how we should conduct ourselves in the event of the inevitable errors made by ourselves, colleagues and opposing parties.

Ethical Jeopardy: A CLE Game Show
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

In Ethical Jeopardy, you will compete against lawyers from across the country in answering legal ethics-related questions, such as the one below:

Which of the following is NOT grounds to disclose client information?

  • To prevent death or harm to another person
  • To defend oneself against civil, criminal or disciplinary charges
  • To impress prospective clients
  • To prevent fraud

    Through the polling feature on our platform, lawyers will be allowed to make their selections. At the end of the program, each participant will receive their score, along with their "player ranking." Oh yeah, and you just might learn something in the process.

CLE Game Show Four-Pack #190
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Join Sean Carter, America's Funniest Lawyer, for four (4) fun-filled CLE hours of legal ethics-related game shows, as follows:

TimeProgram
11:00am-noon ETEthical Jeopardy
12:30-1:30pm ETWho Wants to be Disbarred?
2:00-3:00pm ETThe Weakest Lawyer
3:30-4:30pm ETDiscipline or No Discipline

Who Wants to be Disbarred?: A CLE Game Show
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

In Who Wants to be Disbarred?, you will compete against lawyers from across the country in answering legal ethics-related questions, such as the one below:

Which of the following conflicts of interest is prohibited by the ethics canon?

  • Being related to the client
  • Going to the same high school as the judge
  • Being close friends with opposing counsel
  • Lending money to the client

    Through the polling feature on our platform, lawyers will be allowed to make their selections. At the end of the program, each participant will receive their score, along with their "player ranking." Oh yeah, and you just might learn something in the process.

The Weakest Lawyer: A CLE Game Show
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

In The Weakest Lawyer, you will compete against lawyers from across the country in answering legal ethics-related questions, such as the one below:

Which of the following is a permissible legal marketing ploy?

  • Offering a money-back guarantee for criminal defense
  • Offering loans to personal injury clients
  • Providing testimonials from past clients
  • Mentioning that you are friends with many judges
  • BANK IT!

    Through the polling feature on our platform, lawyers will be allowed to make their selections (including to "bank" all previously won amounts). At the end of the program, each participant will receive their score, along with their "player ranking." Oh yeah, and you just might learn something in the process.

Discipline or No Discipline: A CLE Gameshow
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

In Discipline or No Discipline, you will be presented with the facts of an actual disciplinary matter and then offered a "deal" (e.g., a reprimand, 1-year suspension, etc.). You will then be asked to make a decision whether the lawyer should have accepted the proposed discipline or to try for a better outcome. You score points whenever you make the right decision for your client.

Through the polling feature on our platform, lawyers will be allowed to make their selections. At the end of the program, each participant will receive their score, along with their "player ranking." Oh yeah, and you just might learn something in the process.

Enough is Enough: Avoiding Vexatious Lawyering
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

While lawyers are expected to provide their clients with zealous representation, we are not allowed to become outright zealots in pursuit of our client's objectives. Yet, time and again, this is precisely what happens as lawyers become fixated on winning at all costs. And as a result, they end up paying the ultimate price -- the loss of their license to practice law.

In this sobering but surprisingly funny presentation, legal humorist Sean Carter will distinguish permissible zealous legal practices from unethical legal zealotry.

Keep It Classy (and Ethical): How Not to Market Legal Services
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

With current technology, legal marketing has never been easier or less expensive. Anyone with a cell phone can shoot and distribute a commercial online in a matter of minutes. Moreover, lawyers can make their presence known on social media, blogs, law firm websites and lawyer referral sites. It's never been easier for a lawyer to get the word out. Nor has it ever been easier for lawyers to run afoul of the ethical rules regulating legal marketing.

In this fun multimedia presentation, legal humorist Sean Carter will show examples of lawyers who cross the boundaries of legal ethics (or just good taste).

The 2020 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.

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 #193: A 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.

Lies, Damn Lies & Legal Marketing (1 hr)
Yelp, I've Fallen Into Social Media and Can't LinkedOut (1 hr)
Show Me the Ethics! (1 hr)

Yelp, I've Fallen for Social Media and I Can't LinkedOut: The Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

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.

Show Me The Ethics!: The Ethical 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.

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 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.

Ethics Three-Pack #194: A 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.

It's Not the Fruit, It's the Root (1 hr)
Don't Be An Outlaw (1 hr)
Nice Lawyers Finish First (1 hr)

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.

Don't Be an Outlaw: The Ethical 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.

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!

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).

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.

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.

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."

The Passion of the Barrister: An Ethical Lawyer is a Happy Lawyer
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Has the practice of law lost its spark for you? Do you feel like you are just going through the motions? In this highly humorous yet motivating legal ethics presentation, Sean Carter will show you how to re-ignite your passion for the law by focusing on the ethical precepts which govern our profession. By examining the rules of our canon (and their underlying purpose), Mr. Carter hopes to remind you of the privilege and honor it is to be allowed to engage in the practice of law.

From Competence to Excellence: The Ethical Imperative for Excellent Client Service
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

The very first rule of the ethics canon calls for lawyers to provide competent representation to clients. Yet, mere competence isn't enough to satisfy our ethical obligations to our clients. We must instead strive for excellence. In this unique webinar, noted legal humorist Sean Carter will highlight the need for excellence in client service and demonstrate the consequences of mediocrity by recounting the sagas of past Ethy Award nominees -- lawyers who earned CLE infamy for the failure to provide excellent client service.

If You Can't Say Something Nice, Shut Up!: The Ethical 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."

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth: The Ethical 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.

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