Friday, August 9, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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."
In the style that has made him a favorite presenter from coast to coast, legal humorist Sean Carter will demonstrate the importance of civility. By drawing from examples from his annual Ethy Awards for the best of the worst ethics violations, Mr. Carter will show what happens to lawyers who forget the dos, and perhaps more importantly, the DON'Ts of civility.
– Sean Carter; Humorist at Law
Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 1.0 credit.