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Cari Sheehan
Cari Sheehan Conflicts/Ethics Attorney
The Power of Professionalism Cultivating Civility in Legal Practice
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The Power of Professionalism: Cultivating Civility in Legal Practice

Civility and Professionalism are hallmarks of the legal profession. This seminar will discuss civility throughout the ages of the legal profession, current initiatives, and ways in which you can stay civil in your practice. This seminar will go through real-life case scenarios and how our behavior can trigger professional discipline under the Rules of Professional Conduct.

  • Opening & Greeting
    • A brief introduction of the speaker and an explanation of the definition of civility and professionalism

  • Attorney Professionalism Throughout the Ages
    • Go through history and explain how civility has not always been a part of the legal profession
    • Discuss different decades and eras on how civility was viewed

  • Model Rules of Professional Conduct on Civility
    • Discussion of Model Rule 8.4(d)
    • Discussion of Model Rule 8.4(g)
    • Discussion of various other Model Rules to which attorneys may be disciplined for incivility, e.g., Rule 1.3 and Rule 1.4

  • Civility With Client Relationships and Communications
    • Discussion of Rule 1.2 regarding taking direction from the client
    • Discussion of finding a balance between doing what a client asks and doing what is professional if they conflict
    • Tips on how to communicate effectively with difficult clients

  • Responding to Incivility and Best Practices
    • Tips on dealing with uncivil opposing counsel and how to respond to uncivil judges

  • Examples
    • Discussion of 5 to 6 case studies where attorneys have been disciplined for incivility
    • Discussion on what each case study attorney should have done differently

  • Lessons to Take From Civility:
    • Wrap-up material with how to conduct a civil practice
    • Education and Training
    • Questions

Topics covered include: Civility
Duration of this webinar: 60 minutes
When: Premieres in 6 days | July 30, 2024 10:00 AM PT
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Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits

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California CLE

Status: Approved

Credits: 1.0 Civility in the Legal Profession

South Carolina CLE

Status: Approved

Credits: 1.0 Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Difficulty: All Levels

North Carolina CLE

Status: Approved

Credits: 1.0 Ethics

Texas CLE

Status: Approved

Credits: 1.0 Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility

This presentation is approved for one hour of Civility in the Legal Profession CLE credit in California, one hour of Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility CLE credit in South Carolina (all levels), and one hour of Ethics CLE credit in North Carolina. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours, of which 1.0 credit hours will apply to Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit.

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Cari Sheehan
Cari Sheehan Conflicts/Ethics Attorney

Cari Sheehan is a Conflicts Attorney with Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C. She plays a pivotal role in guiding attorneys through the complex landscape of legal ethics. She identifies and resolves conflicts of interest, ensuring that the Firm's operations remain ethically sound. Her responsibilities also extend to coordinating the resolution of any legal ethical issues that arise, requiring her to have an in-depth understanding of legal ethics and a keen ability to navigate intricate situations. Read More ›

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