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Ethics & Professionalism: A View from the Bench & Bar - On-demand Downloadable Seminar & Podcast CLE

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Ethics & Professionalism: A View from the Bench & Bar
24/7 On-demand Downloadable CLE


Professionalism issues arise during many facets of an attorney's professional life. Knowledge of these issues enables attorneys to best represent clients and mitigate adverse consequences of unprofessional conduct. The recent softening of the financial markets has further underscored the pressing need for professionalism in the practice of law. This seminar will provide an overview of the goals of being a professional, maintaining the highest degree of professionalism during key moments of practice, and confronting opposing counsel who are unprofessional. Our three distinguished panelists include a judge and Bar former counsel, who handled professionalism grievances and discipline. The seminar also includes a question and answer session in which some commonly asked questions on professionalism.


Judge Ella Davis on Ethics & Professionalism in Practice

1. Civil Treatment of Judicial Staff and Clerks

2. Respect between the Bench and Bar

3. Scheduling, Continuances, and Extensions of Time

4. Written Submissions to the Court

5. Communicating with Opposing Parties and Counsel

6. Trial Conduct and Courtroom Demeanor

7. Settlements & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Judge Charles Kahn, Jr. on Relationships & Professionalism between the Bench and Bar

1. Need for Disclosure

2. Lawyer Representing or Opposing Judge

3. Participation in Voluntary or Special Interest Bar Association

4. Judge's Duty Concerning Attorney Misconduct

5. Conflicts of Interest

Elizabeth S. Conan on Avoiding Bar Grievances, Professionalism Today, Disciplinary Actions, and Disputes with Clients

1. Overview of Bar Grievance and Disciplinary Process

2. Avoiding Complaints from Clients

3. Client Development

4. Avoiding Complaints from Your Peers and the Bar

5. Mergers and Dissolutions of Law Firm

6. Fee Disputes

7. Bringing Suit against Client for Fees

Question & Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Judge Charles Kahn, Jr. has served as a Florida District Court Judge and is a former Chief Judge of the court. Before his appointment to the court, he had a trial and appellate practice for 12 years. He received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. from the University of Florida. Judge Kahn has served on the education faculty of the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges, the Florida Conference of County Judges, the Florida Conference of Administrative Law Judges, the College of Judicial Conduct Organizations of the American Judicature Society, and as an adjunct professor of Professional Responsibility at the Florida State University College of Law.
Judge Kahn has twice chaired the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, and has chaired the Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, the Florida Bar Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee, and the District Court of Appeal Budget Commission. In 2000-2002, he chaired the Florida Supreme Court Workgroup on Public Records in the Judicial Branch. He presently chairs the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Branch Records Management, and serves on the Appellate Court Technology Committee. He is a former president of the William Stafford Tallahassee American Inn of Court, and currently is president-elect of the First District Appellate American Inn of Court. He is a former recipient of the Education for Justice Award of the Florida Law Related Education Association. Judge Kahn is the author of "But I'm a Friend of the Court" and Other Predicaments.”

2. Elizabeth S. Conan worked as staff counsel with The Florida Bar, and has devoted her sole practice to bar defense and admissions since then. She is a secretary of the Florida Association of Bar Defense Lawyers and a new member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. She earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, where she served on the Moot Court Board. Ms. Conan began her law practice as a criminal defense trial and appellate attorney with the Office of the Public Defender. Ms. Conan has spoken throughout the state on ethical considerations in the practice of law.

3. Judge Ella Jane P. Davis is a Division of Administrative Hearings Administrative Law Judge, a position she has held for 25 years. Prior to her appointment, she served on the Grievance Committee, and as education chair of the Workers' Compensation Section. She is a certified circuit and county court mediator and has completed the Supreme Court Arbitration Training Program. Judge Davis received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and a law degree from the Florida State University College of Law. She is the author of Thoughts on the "Emperor Complex," the "Scorched Earth Policy," and Lawyer Professionalism.

Only registered attendees will receive CLE credit for attending this course.

You will receive an on-demand downloadable seminar & podcast, accompanying materials, and information to report the CLE credits as soon as you register with a credit card or when we process your check.

CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Attend this live telephonic seminar for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending, available, & approved jurisdictions: Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

Arizona State Bar for 1.5 Ethics CLE credits**

California State Bar for 1.5 MCLE Ethics credits

Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

Connecticut for 2.0 Ethics Credits

District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

Florida Bar for 2.5 Ethics CLE credits

Georgia Bar for 1.5 Professionalism CLE credits

Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 CLE Ethics credit

Maryland (CLE credits are not required)***

Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

Michigan (CLE credits are not required)***

New Hampshire for 1.5 CLE credits ****

New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Ethics credits (per Rule 201:4)

New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE Ethics credits

Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 Ethics CLE Credits

South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)***

Texas Bar for 3.0 MCLE Credits

Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE Ethics credits

Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462

* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.

** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required.

**** The New Hampshire does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Continuing Legal Education requirement. Pursuant to NH Supreme Court Rule 53, this activity may be counted for up to 1.5 CLE hours.

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