A DAY WITH SEAN CARTER WEBCAST SERIES
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A Day with Sean Carter Webcast Series

In this day-long series, popular presenter Sean Carter, Humorist at Law, is back for a return engagement with his signature wit and humor to educate, entertain and edify with four new programs. First, Sean will address the ethical parameters that govern the practice of law, including civility, the limits of zealous advocacy, and "classy" and ethical marketing. Sean will conclude the day with a look at how we have acquired and how we can overcome our implicit biases in the practice of law.

Friday, August 9, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (CENTRAL TIME)
Sean Carter: If You Can't Say Something Nice – The Ethical Imperative for Civility
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


Friday, August 9, 2019
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (CENTRAL TIME)
Sean Carter: Knowing When To Say When – Avoiding Vexatious (and Unethical) Lawyering
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. Moreover, he will provide helpful tips to overcome the temptation (and sometime, client expectation) to play "hardball" and to avoid those situations that are most likely to cause lawyers to cross ethical lines.
– Sean Carter; Humorist at Law

Friday, August 9, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CENTRAL TIME)
Sean Carter: Keep It Classy (and Ethical) – Exercising Proper Restraint in Legal Marketing
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).
– Sean Carter; Humorist at Law

Friday, August 9, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CENTRAL TIME)
Sean Carter: Overcoming Our Implicit Biases – When the Exception Becomes the New Rule
The human brain is wired to recognize patterns and make generalizations, even those based on faulty or incomplete information. And contrary to popular opinion, lawyers are human as well and therefore, we are just as susceptible to forming biases and acting upon them. And it does not require that we harbor ill will or animus towards other people. In fact, most often, our biases are not even our own, but rather those that have been taught to us.
So how do we unlearn our biases? In much the same way that we unlearned "i before e except after c" — by noting the exceptions. Because when you weigh it all out, you uncover that it’s really more of an art than a science. In fact, as it turns out, there are more than 900 words that break this "rule" and only 44 words that actually follow it. As a result, most of us have learned to ignore this unhelpful rule we were once taught. In this same way, by learning to seek out the exceptions to our gender, racial, and other biases, we can begin to unlearn them as well and start treating our clients, colleagues and subordinates as wonderfully unique human beings.
– Sean Carter; Humorist at Law

$195

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Needs-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. Most scholarships awarded are 50% off the seminar price. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

This package provides 4.0 total CLE credits. Credits should be reported individually for each webcast attended, not the package as a whole.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for the standard, ethics, and elimination of bias CLE credits as listed below. Application has been made to the Minnesota State Bar Association for any "specialist" credits and to the Supreme Court ADR Program for any continuing education in ADR credits.

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Sean Carter: If You Can't Say Something Nice – The Ethical Imperative for Civility
1.0 ethics credit

Sean Carter: Knowing When To Say When – Avoiding Vexatious (and Unethical) Lawyering
1.0 ethics credit

Sean Carter: Keep It Classy (and Ethical) – Exercising Proper Restraint in Legal Marketing
1.0 ethics credit

Sean Carter: Overcoming Our Implicit Biases – When the Exception Becomes the New Rule
1.0 elimination of bias credit

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$195.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase
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