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The Lawyer's Compass 2019

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Video Replay - Philadelphia
The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTMon., Dec. 23, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDMon., Dec. 23, 2019
3:30 PM
CLE 3 sub/3 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Pottsville
Schuylkill County Courthouse Law Library
401 North Second Street, Pottsville PA, 17901
STARTMon., Oct. 28, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDMon., Oct. 28, 2019
3:30 PM
CLE 3 sub/3 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Reading
Berks County Bar Association
544 Court Street, Reading PA, 19601
STARTThu., Dec. 19, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Dec. 19, 2019
3:30 PM
CLE 3 sub/3 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Washington
Washington County Bar Association
119 South College Street, Washington PA, 15301
STARTFri., Dec. 06, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDFri., Dec. 06, 2019
3:30 PM
CLE 3 sub/3 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00

* = Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.


Character, Ethics and Trust in Modern Legal Practice

Lawyers are different. Our role in society in general, and the legal system in particular, places great responsibility in our hands. Our ethical rules call upon us to exercise that responsibility in a manner that differentiates us positively. Despite this opportunity, our profession suffers from ever declining levels of public perceptions of our value to society and trustworthiness. At the same time, technology and competition threaten professional opportunities. Our future success and fulfillment reside in learning how to expand trust and confidence in each of us as a practitioner and in our profession in general.

Focus your attention on the critical interplay between your character and competencies and how they combine to build trust in client relationships:

  • Learn how and why trust is the primary driver of success in the attorney/client relationship and in your practice
  • Discover how your character is derived from your values and actions
  • Identify your individual personality type and how this guides your actions daily
  • Walk-through a comprehensive review of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to uncover its inherit system of values and aspirations
  • Learn professional competencies that will help you quickly build trust in client relationships
  • Discover a system for identifying and managing the four expectation that every client holds in every engagement
  • Explore how we derive congruence, satisfaction and contentment in legal practice
  • Build your own Lawyer's Compass to guide your efforts in building future personal and professional fulfillment and success
  • Take an opportunity to reflect on how to become "The Aspirational Lawyer"


Program schedule:

Modern Practice and the Demand for Trust - The Practice of Law Today and Tomorrow

  • Current state of the legal profession: The three-dimensional crisis and lack of trust
  • The future of work: Technology and markets are causing radical changes to the nature of work

Trust Model of Legal Practice: Character and Competency

  • Trust and the lawyer advisory relationship
  • How do we create trust? Character and competency
  • Value are the key to building trust

Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Our Ethics

  • Status and history of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • The role of values in ethical practice
  • MRPC matrix and underlying values
  • The broken compass: The rule compliant, unethical lawyer

Generating Trust and Personal Contentment

Becoming a Trust Generator

  • Trust building professional competencies
  • Exceeding expectations in the client relationship

Contentment Theory: Values, Congruence, Satisfaction and Calling

  • Value: Your foundation
  • Congruence: Matching who you are to where you are
  • Satisfaction in activity: Happiness, fulfillment and excellence
  • Calling: Where activity takes place for others

Building the Lawyer's Compass and the Aspirational Lawyer

  • Congruence theory of the Lawyer's Compass
  • What are your values? How do you spend your time?
  • The Lawyer's Compass Tool
  • Becoming the aspirational lawyer

Recorded live in July 2019.



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