From Atticus Finch to Elle Woods For better – or worse – many people’s perceptions of attorneys are based on Elle Woods, Atticus and everybody’s favorite cousin, Vinny. Is there something these fictional characters can teach us about professionalism and achieving higher standards of conduct in our everyday conduct? Lawyer Movies and Public Perception From Philadelphia to The Firm, the movies we…
Brian S. Quinn was a young lawyer. Fresh out of law school. What started as an exciting day with his mentor at trial – ended with Brian watching his mentor leave the courthouse in a body bag and crushing feelings of Impostor Syndrome.
This CLE program taught by Ritzel Starleigh Ngo will provide legal practitioners with a practical framework of an attorney’s ethical obligations to the law firm and clients in the case of the unforeseen. Using the ABA Model Rules as the foundation for the course, Ritzel speaker will discuss pertinent ethical topics when it comes to transferring ownership of your law firm due to death, disability, disappearance and disbarment.
From fake real estate transactions to drafting executive compensation packages, there are many intersections between reviewing contracts and the ethical standards of the legal profession. R. Shawn McBride works with business owners all over the country and he knows that things can get a little dicey with your business clients. Shawn will present common everyday scenarios where attorneys run into ethical dilemmas with business clients when reviewing corporate, LLC and small business contracts.
Andie and Al are here to show you what can be done to create a more successful and profitable law firm. Andi and Al will mainly address the gender achievement gap, how diversity & inclusion benefits firms, why greater gender diversity & inclusion has not been achieved and what legal organizations can do to reduce gender bias.
Mike Wakshull will introduce you to the neuroscience of unconscious, implicit bias and how this cognitive bias leads to errors during trial. The course will focus on attorney & judge decision-making and implicit bias in forensic sciences and expert witnesses. Mike will conclude by providing potential solutions for attorneys to overcome these hidden biases.
$150,000 – that’s the average ransomware payment paid by law firms to get their data back. Is your law firm prepared – is your confidential client & valuable law firm data protected?
How many times a day do you unlock your smartphone?? 100…. 200… 300 times? Technology and smartphones were supposed to make attorneys’ job easier – but now email and smartphones are the first thing we look at when we get out of bed and the last thing we check before we sleep.
In this CLE you will learn new tips & techniques for working with fiduciaries and gain numerous insights into important estate planning topics in these times of global unpredictability. This course will benefit independent trustees, attorneys and fiduciaries when working with wealth managers, CPAs, family advisors and insurance professionals.
A cognitive shortcut, implicit bias leads to unintended biases regarding race, ethnicity, gender identity and other characteristics and undermines the public’s confidence in the equal application of our laws. In this poignant CLE, civil rights attorney Geeta N. Kapur delves into how implicit bias manifests itself in lawyers and the law – from the courtroom to the tax code.