Lawyers, liars, and lunatics! This class is part one of a two part series focusing on why some people (lunatics) think that lawyers have a problem with lying. We go to the top of our profession – good ol’ Honest Abe – to see what he has to say about honesty in the legal profession. Do we have a problem with honesty? And if so, what can we do to fix it? In this class, we look at the various model rules requiring honest legal practices, such as 3.3, 4.1, 7.1 and 8.4, and then look at case examples where attorneys have been disciplined for dishonest activities. And of course, we end by vowing to not do likewise.
Instructions: To start this course please click on “Video 1”. The course is broken up into four 15 minute segments (for 1 hour courses) or four 30 minute segments (for 2 hour courses). You must complete each video segment in order to move on to the next. At some point in the video, there will be a passcode spoken and displayed on the screen, please write this passcode down, as you will need to enter it at the end of CLE to verify attendance.