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The Ethical Advocate

Understanding and Using the Rules to Thrive in Your Practice

Stephen D. Easton

While a discussion of “legal ethics” should captivate and stir the souls of all attorneys, many shrink from this discourse, as though such talk will foreshadow an attack upon their credibility and career.

In The Ethical Advocate, Professor Steve Easton will help restore the deliberation of legal ethics to its intended place—the forefront of your practice—in a compelling and entertaining two-hour presentation. An experienced litigator, legal scholar, award-winning law professor and nationally-acclaimed CLE speaker, Easton will focus on realistic, hypothetical situations suggested by the Model Rules of professional responsibility involving questions of ethics, efficiency and civility.

The dignity of the individual is protected by the exercise of justice. Lawyers should revel in the opportunities provided by their work to serve as the champions of such justice. The Canons, Ethical Considerations and Disciplinary Rules should be looked to for guidance and inspiration, rather than punitive retribution.
Join us for a revealing and illuminating discussion of the limitless possibilities for using the ethics of advocacy as a positive tool to give shape and meaning to a successful law practice. Easton will inject renewed vision and confidence into your practice and give you a map for safety and success!

Easton scrutinized the Rules of Professional Responsibility as a U.S. Attorney. He has embraced them as an insurance defense trial lawyer, and now he investigates and teaches them as a law professor. His career of observation and application has resulted in a fast-paced, often humorous, but always serious, examination of the rules as they apply in every day practice.

Program Outline & Schedule (2 ethics hours)

[Part I: 60 minutes]

Hidden Professional Responsibility Goblins Lurking for All Practicing Attorneys

  • Confidentiality
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Formation of the Attorney-Client Relationship
  • Malpractice Waivers
  • Common Complaints Against Lawyers

[10 minute break]

[Part II: 60 minutes]

Dealing with Four Types of Folks Who Can Cause You Plenty of PR Problems

  • Bosses & Subordinates
  • Judges
  • Opposing Counsel

 

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If you are not convinced that your understanding of the course topic has
improved after completion of any
P.E.G.® seminar, we will refund your course tuition.