Lawyers Mutual presents ReelTime CLE’s original production
Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These:
Stress, Pressure and Ethical Decision-Making in the Practice of Law
- FREE for Lawyers Mutual Insureds and their Paralegals/Staff;
- $150 non-insured attorneys; $35 for non-insured paralegals/staff
- Registration & light continental breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
- Program: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
About The Program
Most serious legal malpractice claims and successful state bar disciplinary actions are brought not for debatable violations of arcane, ambiguous, provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct, but, in fact, for clear breaches of obvious, well-defined ethical obligations. (Don’t take money from the client trust account. Don’t sleep with the attractive domestic client you are representing in an ongoing divorce proceeding. Be candid with the court., etc..) It’s not rocket science—in fact, anyone who has sat in on a basic Professional Responsibility class would know such conduct is ethically problematic. And yet it happens. A lot. Even to our own friends and colleagues.
This engaging, highly interactive program provides a fresh and practical perspective on the fundamental question, “Why do ‘good’ lawyers ‘go bad’?” Based on a brand new original short film, written and co-produced by ReelTime founders Michael Kahn and Chris Osborn, interspersed with a discussion among experienced legal malpractice defense attorneys and Lawyers Mutual Claims Attorneys regarding the intersection of ethical decision-making and the manifold sources of stress encountered by attorneys in day-to-day practice.