YELP, I'VE FALLEN FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND I CAN'T LINKEDOUT: The Ethycal Pitfalls of Social Media
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.
THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH: The Ethycal Imperative for Honesty
In this eye-opening program, Sean will deal frankly with the very human inclination for dishonesty and explain how to avoid the traps from which dishonesty most often springs. In doing so, he will draw upon current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards for the worst ethical behavior to provide poignant reminders of the consequences of dishonesty.
SHOW ME THE ETHICS!: The Ethycal Way to Bill for Legal Services
While it is important for lawyers to be compensated for our services, it is even more important for lawyers to use ethical billing and collection practices in securing such compensation. Drawing on examples provided by current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards for the worst ethical behavior, Sean will provide a poignant reminder of how NOT to bill clients and collect fees. And in the process, he will reinforce the relevant legal ethics principles underlying such practices.
DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME: Why You Should Never Emulate TV Lawyers
Lawyers on our favorite legal dramas - Boston Legal, The Practice, L.A. Law - often act in ways that would cause significant trouble for actual lawyers. In this multimedia presentation, Sean demonstrates some of the worst of TV lawyer behavior and explains how similar (although less severe) behavior sometimes creeps into the actual practice of law, decreasing a lawyer's ability to best serve his or her clients and uphold the ideals of the profession.
LOOSE LIPS SINK PARTNERSHIPS: The Ethycal Way to Honor Client Confidentiality
One of the most sacrosanct duties for lawyers is the duty of confidentiality. A client has a right to trust that his or her lawyer will not improperly divulge information about the representation. This trust is one of the hallmarks of the client-lawyer relationship. Sean Carter will explore the contours of the rules concerning lawyer confidentiality.
FAIL BETTER: Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession
In this presentation, the speaker discusses how even hidden and seemingly benign biases based on race, gender, religion, disability, and sexual orientation can affect even the most fair-minded person. Specifically, the speaker discusses in detail how each of the foregoing biases impairs our efforts to administer justice fairly both inside and outside of formal legal settings.