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, returns with his signature wit and humor to educate and entertain with four new programs. Throughout the day, Sean will address the Seven Deadly Sins of legal ethics, the traits of true professionalism, and the ethical pitfalls of social media. Sean will then conclude with a look at how we have acquired and how we can overcome our implicit biases in the practice of law. Sean is a can’t miss CLE presenter – sign up today!

Times listed are Central Time.


Friday, August 21, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Sean Carter: It’s Not the Fruit, It’s the Root
In this unique legal ethics presentation, 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)

– Sean Carter; Humorist at Law


Friday, August 21, 2020
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sean Carter: Nice Lawyers Finish First
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 does not require us to be zealots. In fact, the most effective representation requires just the opposite. Nice lawyers finish first ... and so do their clients! In this off-beat presentation, Mr. Carter uses humor to stress the importance of not only being "nice," but embodying all the traits of true professionalism:

  • Integrity – making our word our bond.
  • Civility – being zealous but not zealots.
  • Efficiency – expediting client matters.
  • Charity – giving of our time and talents for the benefit of others
  • Conciliation – always willing to entertain compromise
  • Accommodation – making reasonable allowances for others
  • Humility – putting the client's interests first

– Sean Carter; Humorist at Law


Friday, August 21, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Sean Carter: Yelp, I’ve Fallen into Social Media and I Can’t Linkedout
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, such as:

  • Breaches of confidentiality
  • Incompetence
  • Unauthorized practice of law
  • False or misleading advertising
  • Unethical solicitations
  • Failure to communicate with clients
  • Unlawful discovery practices
  • Breaches of gag orders

– Sean Carter; Humorist at Law


Friday, August 21, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sean Carter: Overcoming Our Implicit Biases – When the Exception Becomes the 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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Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. 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: It’s Not the Fruit, It’s the Root
1.0 ethics credit

Sean Carter: Nice Lawyers Finish First
1.0 ethics credit

Sean Carter: Yelp, I’ve Fallen into Social Media and I Can’t Linkedout
1.0 ethics credit

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

STANDARD PRICE
$195.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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