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September 2021 CLE Seminars

Can you believe we are quickly approaching the end of 2021? The CLE department is hard at work finalizing our September schedule, but below is a list of the current upcoming programs. Get a head start and visit the CLE calendar now to register or save the date and register when it’s closer to the event! 

It's Not the Fruit, It's the Root: Getting to the Bottom of Our Ethical Ills
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 1.0 ethics
Live Webinar ONLY
Speaker: Sean Carter, Esq.
In this unique legal ethics webinar, humorist Sean Carter will go beyond the simple "dos" and "don'ts" of rules and get to the root of the matter -- the mindsets that cause lawyers to commit ethics violations in the first place. In doing so, he will cover the seven deadly sins of legal ethics:
  1. Lust (conflicts of interest -- Rules 1.7-1.9)
  2. Gluttony (over-commitment -- Rule 1.3)
  3. Greed (trust account violations -- Rules 1.5 & 1.15)
  4. Sloth (lack of diligence -- Rules 1.1 & 1.3)
  5. Wrath (incivility -- Rules 3.4, 3.5, 4.4 & 8.4)
  6. Envy (incompetence -- Rule 1.1)
  7. Pride (breaches of confidentiality, failure to communicate -- Rules 1.4 & 1.6)

The Future of the Law Post-Pandemic: A Roller Coaster Evolution
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 1.0 credit
Live Webinar ONLY
Sharon D. Nelson, Esq.
Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
John Simek, MBA, CISSP, CEH
Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek have been giving CLEs on the Future of Law Practice for more than a decade. COVID-19 changed, in many ways, how lawyers practice law. This presentation will give you a data-driven look at the changes in law practice and a glimpse of what is likely on the horizon.

LA Law(less): Don’t Be Like Mike Kuzak
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 1.0 ethics
Live Webinar ONLY
Speaker: Sean Carter, Esq.
In this program, the speaker will use short (30-60 second) video short video clips from the very popular series, LA Law, to demonstrate some of the legal ethics violations that played out on the show. While these examples will provide for a more engaging experience for the lawyer attendee, they will also serve as a reminder that our clients have viewed these same programs, giving them an unrealistic view of the role of an attorney and the tactics available to that attorney in the furtherance of the client’s cause.
Finally, lawyers will be reminded to manage client expectations by having candid conversations detailing just what the lawyer can (and more importantly, cannot) do during the course of the representation.