Social Media Horror Stories From the Trenches
Presented by: Ruth Carter

It seems like every month there's another story about someone being arrested or fined thousands, if not millions, of dollars for posting something on the Internet that they thought was funny, innocuous, or perfectly legal! Ripped from the headlines -- licensed attorney Ruth Carter will review recent Internet catastrophes and how they could have easily been avoided.

The 2019 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.

The 2019 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.

Improv to Courtroom Jokes: Using Humor in Law
Presented by: Joel Oster

John Cleese of Monty Python fame said, "He who laughs most learns best." This applies equally to CLE and to persuading others in your practice. Learn how to use laughter and humor to manage clients, negotiate with opposing counsel, score points with the jury, and win arguments!

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 Code of Kryptonite: Ethical Limitations on Lawyers' Superpowers
Presented by: Stuart Teicher

Did the drafters of our ethics code believe that lawyers are superheroes? It seems so. In this unique program, Stuart Teicher, Esq. (the "CLE Performer") weaves together talk of superpowers, superheroes, and other fun stuff to explain important ethics rules and explore both the breadth and limitations on a lawyer’s power. Topics Include:

  • The allocation of decision making authority between lawyer and client (Rule 1.2)
  • The rule about withdrawing from representation (Rule 1.16)
  • Our duties as an advisor (Rule 2.1)
  • And more

Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers
Presented by: Ruth Carter

In this webinar, Ruth Carter will share how creating original content can help your expand your subject matter knowledge, establish you as a leader in your field and, oh yeah, get you more clients. In particular, Ruth will share practical tips from the book of the same title, demonstrating:

  • the purpose of creating content;
  • how to select topics;
  • how to legally use others' content; and
  • how to create content that does not run afoul of the ethics rules.

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 Game Show
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.

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.

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 #190: 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.

Thou Shalt Not Lie, Cheat & Steal (1 hr)
Nice Lawyers Finish First (1 hr)
Loose Lips Sink Partnerships (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!

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 2019 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 #191: 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 2019 Ethy Awards (3 hrs)
May It Displease the Court? (1 hr)
Yakety Yak! Do Call Back! (1 hr)
Technical Fouls (1 hr)

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).

Ethics Three-Pack #191: 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.

May It Displease the Court? (1 hr)
Yakety Yak! Do Call Back! (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.

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.

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.

The 2019 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 Three-Pack #192: 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, Shut Up! (1 hr)
It's Not the Fruit, It's the Root (1 hr)
The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth (1 hr)

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."

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.

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.

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."

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.

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 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.

Fail Better: Continuing Efforts to Eliminate Bias in the Legal Profession
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

In this surprisingly funny seminar, Sean Carter will illustrate how even hidden and seemingly benign biases prevent lawyers from effectively representing clients and creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. And while these biases are somewhat unavoidable, it is possible for lawyers to "fail better" in a continuing effort to eliminate bias in the legal profession.

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.

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.

Lawyers Gone Wild: The Ethical Dangers of Compulsive Behavior
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

The practice of law is stressful and at some point, we all must go out and "blow off some steam." However, it's important for lawyers to understand the importance of creating healthy diversions and avoiding activities that can "burn" them in the long-term. In this surprisingly funny webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter demonstrates the ethical pitfalls that await those who fall for the allure of habit-forming substances and activities.

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.

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.

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.

Legal Ethics & Substance Abuse Three-Pack #191
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Join Sean Carter, America's funniest lawyer for an evening of comedic legal education, featuring two (2) hours of legal ethics and one (1) hour of substance abuse.

Show Me the Ethics
Attorney, Heal Thyself
Yelp, I've Fallen Into Social Media and Can't LinkedOut

Attorney, Heal Thyself: The Detection, Treatment and Prevention of Substance Abuse
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Substance abuse is a huge problem in the legal profession. Lawyers suffer among the highest rates of alcoholism, drug addiction and being shot in the face by the former Vice President. And while Mr. Carter can't do much about Dick Cheney's aim, he can show you how to detect, treat and prevent substance abuse within your organization.

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.

Legal Ethics Game Shows & Substance Abuse Four-Pack #191
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

Join Sean Carter, America's funniest lawyer for four unique comedic legal education programs, featuring three (3) hours of game show-themed legal ethics and one (1) hour of substance abuse.

Who Wants to be Disbarred?
The Weakest Link
Lawyers Gone Wild
Discipline 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.

Lawyers Gone Wild: The Ethical Dangers of Compulsive Behavior
Presented by: Legal Humorist Sean Carter

The practice of law is stressful and at some point, we all must go out and "blow off some steam." However, it's important for lawyers to understand the importance of creating healthy diversions and avoiding activities that can "burn" them in the long-term. In this surprisingly funny webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter demonstrates the ethical pitfalls that await those who fall for the allure of habit-forming substances and activities.

Discipline or No Discipline: A CLE Game Show
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.

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