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