CLE CREDITS: 1.0 ethics
Every lawyer is aware of the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern what they can and can't do - ethically. But still, every year hundreds of lawyers find themselves running afoul of these rules.
This presentation is your chance to refresh your own knowledge of those rules and to match wits with disciplinary authorities.
The Comedian of Law, Joel Oster, humorously lays out the facts surrounding the ethical predicaments a number of real attorneys who played fast and loose with those ethics rules. Then, you must decide if you will take the disciplinary "deal" that Oster offers or take your chances at trial to see what penalty the disciplinary authorities actually levied!
Real-life attorney/ethics issues covered include: inappropriate contact with jurors, fist fighting judges, lying attorneys, inappropriate romantic interludes with clients, substance abuse, and much more.
Should the attorney take the deal … or take his or her chance at trial? You get to decide.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER JOEL OSTER
As lead counsel in Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Obama, Oster skillfully defended the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer against an Establishment Clause challenge. Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, he successfully defended the right of an organization to have a pro-life specialty license plate in Missouri in Roach v. Stouffer. In Wigg v. Sioux Falls School District, he successfully represented an elementary school teacher in obtaining equal access to school facilities. Oster has defended various churches based on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, against discriminatory zoning codes and regulations, as well as individuals, corporations, and political committees against discriminatory and unconstitutional campaign finance regulations.Oster earned his J.D. in 1997 from the University of Kansas School of Law. He is admitted to the bar in Kansas, Missouri, Florida, and numerous federal courts.
Please note that there are no refunds or cancellations for this webinar. If you are unable to attend on the scheduled date/time you will be sent a link to view a recording of the presentation, by CLEseminars.com. If you view a recording on your own, you will earn self-study credits not live.
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