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Oct 23, 2020

10 Ethical Tips from Hollywood Movies (10/23/2020)

1:00pm-3:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Hollywood might not be able to teach much when it comes to actual ethics, but it can teach legal ethics! This class covers the model rules in a way that is sticky. By using Hollywood storylines and real-life examples, the attorney will be able to remember these rules when it matters most – while practicing!


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Oct 30, 2020

Academy Awards for Ethical Attorneys (10/30/2020)

1:00pm-2:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Up for nomination for the best impersonation of a real female lawyer, the candidates are Reese Witherspoon for her portrayal of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde ... and Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg for her depiction of herself in On the Basis of Sex. Hollywood has gotten a lot right when it comes to stories about lawyers, and has missed the mark a time or two. This class will go over the best, and worst, when it comes to Hollywood’s depiction of the law. And in the process, we will review the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 ethic hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Nov 03, 2020

Lessons in Lying from Honest (Ethical) Abe (11/03/2020)

1:00pm-3:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Lawyers, liars, and lunatics! This class focuses 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.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Nov 04, 2020

Scopes Monkey Trial: Litigating Counter Cultural Cases (11/04/2020)

1:00pm-2:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Clarence Darrow. William Jennings Bryant. WGN. This case was the first true trial of the century. The law would never be the same. A high school teacher was indicted for teaching evolution at the local high school in defiance of a state law. And the entire nation listened in as WGN broadcasted the proceedings. The trial climaxed when Clarence Darrow called the opposing lawyer to the stand, a three-time democratic nominee for president. This class will analyze how to litigate counter-cultural cases and review the lasting impact of the Scopes Trial today.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Nov 05, 2020

Knockout Bench Slaps and How to Avoid Them (11/05/2020)

1:00pm-2:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
It’s every litigator’s worst nightmare. Worse than appearing before a court sans- trousers. Being on the receiving end of a harsh rebuke from a judge does not end up on too many lawyer’s “Top 10 Fondest Memories” list. That being said, there is a lot to learn about oral argument from bench slaps. We look at some of the worst bench slaps, analyze why the slap occurred, and most importantly, how you can avoid it happening to you!


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Nov 10, 2020

A Tweet, a Post and a Disbarment: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts (11/10/2020)

1:00pm-2:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
This class is for all attorneys and includes common ethical problems for attorneys on social media. From disclosing too much information about your client to stalking the other side, there are good things and things of Satan when it comes to your social media use. This class will alert your antenna on using social media.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Nov 12, 2020

Cross Examination Tips from “My Cousin Vinny” (11/12/2020)

1:00pm-2:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Just like war, cross-examination is an art. And when one sees a beautiful cross examination, it is a treasured moment indeed! This class looks at the ten rules for beautiful, yet deadly, cross examinations, and then gives a practical step by step guide on how to do an effective cross examination. This class is for all attorneys.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Nov 12, 2020

Academy Awards for Ethical Attorneys (11/12/2020)

2:30pm-3:30pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Up for nomination for the best impersonation of a real female lawyer, the candidates are Reese Witherspoon for her portrayal of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde ... and Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg for her depiction of herself in On the Basis of Sex. Hollywood has gotten a lot right when it comes to stories about lawyers, and has missed the mark a time or two. This class will go over the best, and worst, when it comes to Hollywood’s depiction of the law. And in the process, we will review the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 ethic hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Nov 16, 2020

Champions of Law (11/16/2020)

1:00pm-3:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
This class is for all attorneys, including constitutional attorneys, and focuses on the recent landmark cases coming from the Supreme Court, including the use race as a factor in college admissions, same sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act and the right to bear arms.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Nov 17, 2020

10 Ethical Tips from Hollywood Movies (11/17/2020)

1:00pm-3:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Hollywood might not be able to teach much when it comes to actual ethics, but it can teach legal ethics! This class covers the model rules in a way that is sticky. By using Hollywood storylines and real-life examples, the attorney will be able to remember these rules when it matters most – while practicing!


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Nov 18, 2020

Leopold and Loeb: Litigating the Imperfect Crime and Death Penalty (11/18/2020)

1:00pm-2:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Two wealthy students sought to commit the perfect crime. They kidnapped and murdered 14 year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago. Newspapers called it “the crime of the century.” The problem with the perfect nature of this crime is that Leopold dropped his glasses where the body was dumped. Arguing the case for the defendants was Clarence Darrow. This case transformed closing arguments. Darrow delivered a masterpiece that allowed his clients to avoid death row. This class will examine the mechanics of a masterful closing argument.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Nov 19, 2020

Darwinian Awards for Ethically Challenged Lawyers (11/19/2020)

1:00pm-2:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Your mother always told you – you can learn things the easy way ... or the hard way! This class allows you to learn legal ethics – the easy way. By reviewing the mistakes other lawyers have made, from advising clients to put a sign up in their yard announcing illegal activity was going on inside the house, to lawyers getting opposing counsel drunk just to score some points with the jury, this class hands out the Darwinian Awards. Charles Darwin had a theory that only the fittest survive. Well ... you can be among the fittest by adjusting your behavior to not match these lawyers.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 ethic hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Nov 30, 2020

Deal or No Deal? Ethics: Gameshow Style (11/30/2020)

1:00pm-3:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
After being explained the facts of a real case, the attorney will be presented with a deal. Should the attorney take the deal ... or take his or her chance at trial? We will cover inappropriate contact with jurors, fist fighting judges, lying attorneys, inappropriate romantic interludes with clients, substance abuse, and much more.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Nov 30, 2020

Top 10 Wacky Cases (11/30/2020)

3:30pm-5:30pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
This class looks at the law behind the headlines. Is spilling coffee the equivalent of winning the litigation lottery? Since the sitcom Seinfeld can be about nothing, does a lawsuit against Jerry Seinfeld must be about something? Several notable cases have made headlines recently, such as the McDonalds hot coffee case, Hobby Lobby’s fight against the Un-Affordable Care Tax, and Constanza v. Seinfeld. This class, for the general practitioner and any lawyer with a Facebook account, examines the law behind the laughs. Because who knows, maybe one day you too might spill a hot beverage and want to know your rights!


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 general hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 general hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 general hours

Dec 01, 2020

A Tweet, a Post and a Disbarment: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts (12/01/2020)

1:00pm-2:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
This class is for all attorneys and includes common ethical problems for attorneys on social media. From disclosing too much information about your client to stalking the other side, there are good things and things of Satan when it comes to your social media use. This class will alert your attenae on using social media.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 ethic hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Dec 02, 2020

Knockout Bench Slaps and How to Avoid Them (12/02/2020)

3:30pm-4:30pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
It’s every litigator’s worst nightmare. Worse than appearing before a court sans- trousers. Being on the receiving end of a harsh rebuke from a judge does not end up on too many lawyer’s “Top 10 Fondest Memories” list. That being said, there is a lot to learn about oral argument from bench slaps. We look at some of the worst bench slaps, analyze why the slap occurred, and most importantly, how you can avoid it happening to you!


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Dec 02, 2020

Lessons in Lying from Honest Abe (12/02/2020)

1:00pm-3:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Lawyers, liars, and lunatics! This class focuses 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.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Dec 03, 2020

Scopes Monkey Trial: Litigating Counter-Cultural Cases (12/03/2020)

2:30pm-3:30pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Clarence Darrow. William Jennings Bryant. WGN. This case was the first true trial of the century. The law would never be the same. A high school teacher was indicted for teaching evolution at the local high school in defiance of a state law. And the entire nation listened in as WGN broadcasted the proceedings. The trial climaxed when Clarence Darrow called the opposing lawyer to the stand, a three-time democratic nominee for president. This class will analyze how to litigate counter-cultural cases and review the lasting impact of the Scopes Trial today.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Dec 07, 2020

Top Jokes at the U.S. Supreme Court (12/07/2020)

1:30pm-2:30pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Have you heard you should never crack a joke in court? Or that you should always laugh at the court’s jokes? Throw the anecdotal evidence away. We have dissected every joke told at the Supreme Court over the last ten years, and have come up with a best practice approach to laughing in court based on actual evidence. This class will bring you closer to the Justices as you will hear how they use humor in their questions, give practical tips on how to handle funny matters in court and most importantly, show you why there is no better profession than law!


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 general hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 general hours

Dec 08, 2020

10 Ethical Tips from Hollywood Movies (12/08/2020)

1:00pm-3:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Hollywood might not be able to teach much when it comes to actual ethics, but it can teach legal ethics! This class covers the model rules in a way that is sticky. By using Hollywood storylines and real-life examples, the attorney will be able to remember these rules when it matters most – while practicing!


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Dec 09, 2020

Darwinian Awards for Ethically Challenged Lawyers (12/09/2020)

10:00am-11:00am (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Your mother always told you – you can learn things the easy way ... or the hard way! This class allows you to learn legal ethics – the easy way. By reviewing the mistakes other lawyers have made, from advising clients to put a sign up in their yard announcing illegal activity was going on inside the house, to lawyers getting opposing counsel drunk just to score some points with the jury, this class hands out the Darwinian Awards. Charles Darwin had a theory that only the fittest survive. Well ... you can be among the fittest by adjusting your behavior to not match these lawyers.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 ethic hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Dec 11, 2020

Academy Awards for Ethical Attorneys (12/11/2020)

10:00am-11:00am (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Up for nomination for the best impersonation of a real female lawyer, the candidates are Reese Witherspoon for her portrayal of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde ... and Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg for her depiction of herself in On the Basis of Sex. Hollywood has gotten a lot right when it comes to stories about lawyers, and has missed the mark a time or two. This class will go over the best, and worst, when it comes to Hollywood’s depiction of the law. And in the process, we will review the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 ethic hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Dec 12, 2020

Implicit Bias in the Law (12/12/2020)

1:00pm-2:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
It used to be thought that you don’t know what you don’t know. Well, no more. This class explores what goes on under the hood of the brain, the back side of a person’s operating system. There are presumptions, assumptions and stereotypes that influence decisions. Sometimes, these presumptions are good. But sometimes, they can work to discriminate against people based on race and sex. This class examines how implicit bias works, and how it can impact clients.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Dec 14, 2020

10 Ethical Tips from Hollywood Movies (12/14/2020)

1:00pm-3:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Hollywood might not be able to teach much when it comes to actual ethics, but it can teach legal ethics! This class covers the model rules in a way that is sticky. By using Hollywood storylines and real-life examples, the attorney will be able to remember these rules when it matters most – while practicing!


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Dec 15, 2020

Darwinian Awards for Ethically Challenged Lawyers (12/15/2020)

1:00pm-2:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Your mother always told you – you can learn things the easy way ... or the hard way! This class allows you to learn legal ethics – the easy way. By reviewing the mistakes other lawyers have made, from advising clients to put a sign up in their yard announcing illegal activity was going on inside the house, to lawyers getting opposing counsel drunk just to score some points with the jury, this class hands out the Darwinian Awards. Charles Darwin had a theory that only the fittest survive. Well ... you can be among the fittest by adjusting your behavior to not match these lawyers.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 ethic hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Dec 15, 2020

All-Star Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court (12/15/2020)

2:30pm-4:30pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
This class is for all attorneys, including constitutional attorneys, and focuses on the recent landmark cases coming from the Supreme Court, including the use race as a factor in college admissions, same sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act and the right to bear arms.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Dec 16, 2020

Lessons in Lying from Honest (Ethical) Abe (12/16/2020)

1:00pm-3:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Lawyers, liars, and lunatics! This class focuses 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.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Dec 16, 2020

Comedy in the Courts: Using Humor to Persuade (12/16/2020)

3:30pm-4:30pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Have you ever laughed in court? Tried to make a joke? Play off a judge’s joke? Humor in court can assist your case ... or it can kill your cause. This class looks to several courtroom jesters, some intentional, some not, and evaluates whether such humor helped the case, or hurt it. In addition, we will look at the best uses of humor in the practice of law. Don’t miss this Comedian of Law exclusive class!


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Dec 18, 2020

Deal or No Deal? Ethics: Gameshow Style (12/18/2020)

10:00am-12:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
After being explained the facts of a real case, the attorney will be presented with a deal. Should the attorney take the deal ... or take his or her chance at trial? We will cover inappropriate contact with jurors, fist fighting judges, lying attorneys, inappropriate romantic interludes with clients, substance abuse, and much more.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Dec 21, 2020

Darwinian Awards for Ethically Challenged Lawyers (12/21/2020)

1:00pm-2:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Your mother always told you – you can learn things the easy way ... or the hard way! This class allows you to learn legal ethics – the easy way. By reviewing the mistakes other lawyers have made, from advising clients to put a sign up in their yard announcing illegal activity was going on inside the house, to lawyers getting opposing counsel drunk just to score some points with the jury, this class hands out the Darwinian Awards. Charles Darwin had a theory that only the fittest survive. Well ... you can be among the fittest by adjusting your behavior to not match these lawyers.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 ethic hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Dec 21, 2020

ABC’s of Story Telling and Legal Writing (12/21/2020)

2:30pm-3:30pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
This class is for all attorneys and includes common ethical problems for attorneys on social media. From disclosing too much information about your client to stalking the other side, there are good things and things of Satan when it comes to your social media use. This class will alert your attenae on using social media.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Dec 23, 2020

Deal or No Deal? Ethics: Gameshow Style (12/23/2020)

9:00am-11:00am (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
After being explained the facts of a real case, the attorney will be presented with a deal. Should the attorney take the deal ... or take his or her chance at trial? We will cover inappropriate contact with jurors, fist fighting judges, lying attorneys, inappropriate romantic interludes with clients, substance abuse, and much more.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Dec 23, 2020

Academy Awards for Ethical Attorneys (12/23/2020)

11:30am-12:30pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Up for nomination for the best impersonation of a real female lawyer, the candidates are Reese Witherspoon for her portrayal of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde ... and Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg for her depiction of herself in On the Basis of Sex. Hollywood has gotten a lot right when it comes to stories about lawyers, and has missed the mark a time or two. This class will go over the best, and worst, when it comes to Hollywood’s depiction of the law. And in the process, we will review the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 ethic hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Dec 23, 2020

Deposition Do’s and Dont’s (12/23/2020)

2:00pm-4:00pm

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Every litigator has witnessed it – the attorney who insists on abusing every ethical rule in depositions. Overly aggressive paper shuffling and foot-nudges? Check. Coaching a witness with objections such as “my client can answer ... if ... he ... knows”? Check. But believe it or not, being a class-A jerk is not only bad for your health and against the Surgeon General’s warning, it is also unethical! The Attorney General is no fan of this either. This class looks at the best, and the worst practices for depositions. After this class, you will know how to spot unethical attorney conduct during a deposition, what to do about it, and the best practices that you should be doing during your depositions.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 general hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 general hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 general hours

Dec 29, 2020

10 Ethical Tips from Hollywood Movies (12/29/2020)

9:00am-11:00am (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Hollywood might not be able to teach much when it comes to actual ethics, but it can teach legal ethics! This class covers the model rules in a way that is sticky. By using Hollywood storylines and real-life examples, the attorney will be able to remember these rules when it matters most – while practicing!


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*New Mexico, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Dec 29, 2020

Lessons in Lying from Honest (Ethical) Abe (12/29/2020)

11:15am-1:15pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Lawyers, liars, and lunatics! This class focuses 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.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*New Mexico, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Dec 29, 2020

A Tweet, a Post and a Disbarment: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts (12/29/2020)

2:00pm-3:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
This class is for all attorneys and includes common ethical problems for attorneys on social media. From disclosing too much information about your client to stalking the other side, there are good things and things of Satan when it comes to your social media use. This class will alert your attenae on using social media.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 ethic hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Dec 29, 2020

Knockout Bench Slaps and How to Avoid Them (12/29/2020)

3:15pm-4:15pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
It’s every litigator’s worst nightmare. Worse than appearing before a court sans- trousers. Being on the receiving end of a harsh rebuke from a judge does not end up on too many lawyer’s “Top 10 Fondest Memories” list. That being said, there is a lot to learn about oral argument from bench slaps. We look at some of the worst bench slaps, analyze why the slap occurred, and most importantly, how you can avoid it happening to you!


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Dec 29, 2020

Cross Examination Tips from “My Cousin Vinny” (12/29/2020)

4:30pm-5:30pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Just like war, cross-examination is an art. And when one sees a beautiful cross examination, it is a treasured moment indeed! This class looks at the ten rules for beautiful, yet deadly, cross examinations, and then gives a practical step by step guide on how to do an effective cross examination. This class is for all attorneys.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 general hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 general hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 general hour

Dec 31, 2020

Academy Awards for Ethical Attorneys (12/31/2020)

10:00am-11:00am (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
Up for nomination for the best impersonation of a real female lawyer, the candidates are Reese Witherspoon for her portrayal of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde ... and Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg for her depiction of herself in On the Basis of Sex. Hollywood has gotten a lot right when it comes to stories about lawyers, and has missed the mark a time or two. This class will go over the best, and worst, when it comes to Hollywood’s depiction of the law. And in the process, we will review the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 1.0 ethic hour
*Pennsylvania, 1.0 ethic hour
*Tennessee, 1.0 dual hour

Dec 31, 2020

Champions of Law (12/31/2020)

12:30pm-2:30pm

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
This class is for all attorneys, including constitutional attorneys, and focuses on the recent landmark cases coming from the Supreme Court, including the use race as a factor in college admissions, same sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act and the right to bear arms.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours

Dec 31, 2020

Deal or No Deal? Ethics: Gameshow Style (12/31/2020)

3:00pm-5:00pm (eastern time)

All times are listed in eastern time. Please be sure you know what time that is in your time zone.

Course Description:
After being explained the facts of a real case, the attorney will be presented with a deal. Should the attorney take the deal ... or take his or her chance at trial? We will cover inappropriate contact with jurors, fist fighting judges, lying attorneys, inappropriate romantic interludes with clients, substance abuse, and much more.


Accreditation Approved: This course is approved in the following states:
*Georgia, 2.0 ethics hours
*New Mexico, 2.0 ethics hours
*Pennsylvania, 2.0 ethics hours
*Tennessee, 2.0 dual hours