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Substance abuse and mental health issues affect lawyers in the U.S. at a much greater rate than the general public. In this program, Laurie Besden, Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of PA, highlights the issue by giving own personal account of the drug...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
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When the attorney-client relationship goes bad, you have to know how to end it the right way. This program will examine the rules on withdrawal in California, including securing court permission, avoiding foreseeable prejudice, and fulfilling your duties on fees and...
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With roughly 1 in 4 attorneys experiencing some form of issue with substance abuse and/or depression, practicing law is a high risk profession. In this program, the former Director of the California State Bar Lawyer Assistant Program examines the problem and offers...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
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21st century technology has shrunk the world. But a 19th century attorney regulation system still thinks that geography is destiny. With a focus on California, this program will teach viewers how to ethically conduct business across state lines and how to deal with the...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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Depression and mental illness are serious issues for practicing lawyers. This presentation will focus on professional burnout for lawyers, and will cover strategies to mitigate the mental distress that underlies professional burnout.
Credits CA0.75(Includes 0.75 Competence Issues)
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In this presentation, lawyer and frequent author/speaker on mental health issues, James Eischen, discusses on the burnout and pressures that impact law professionals, providing some statistics and anecdotal stories. The presentation will also give advice on finding...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
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Working with witnesses presents a minefield of potential ethical issues for civil and criminal litigators. Identifying and addressing these can be tricky, but mishandling them can lead to consequences such as sanctions and an undesirable outcome of your case. In this...
Credits CA1.25(Includes 1.25 Ethics)
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As an attorney, your presence on the internet presents a number of ethical complications. In this program, attorney Christina Lynn will dive into the ethics rules and how they are implicated with your interactions with people on the internet.
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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With new technologies comes new ethical pitfalls for lawyers. In this must-see program, you'll learn how to maintain privilege and confidentiality with electronic communications, minimize the effects of inadvertent disclosures, ethically navigate cloud use and...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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There are few things more disheartening than when you find out your client lied to you or the court. Using California’s ethics rules, this program will discuss various ways to avoid being put in that situation and what to do when it happens. The program also includes a...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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The State Bar of California's Rules Revision Commission has written a new set of professional rules. If and when approved by the Supreme Court, they will change the way you practice law. Here is a preview of some of more significant changes in the rules regarding such...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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Unconscious bias plays a role on how we organize and interpret the world. Such biases are often unavoidable, but their harmful effects can be minimized. This program will give attorneys the tools they need to understand their biases and behave more ethically and fairly...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession)
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This 1-hour ethics program covers key ethical issues all litigators should be familiar with, including ethics in e-discovery; online investigations of parties, witnesses, and jurors; and ethics in settlement negotiations.
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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The LGBT movement has made significant leaps forward in recent times. Yet there is still work to be done to achieve LGBT civil rights in the workplace, even among law firms. With this program, you will learn to identify LGBT discrimination and gain valuable strategies...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession)
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Bias is a human trait that exists in all people. In the courtroom, the ability to recognize your biases and the biases of your opponent can win or lose your case. This program will teach you how to think differntly about your interpretation of evidence and combat...
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This presentation provides an overarching organization for the new Rules of Professional Conduct for California attorneys.
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The rules of ethical conduct remain the same whether you are practicing offline or virtually. However, attorneys in the digital age must consider how these rules apply when practicing virtually.
Credits CA0.50(Includes 0.50 Ethics)
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This webinar is designed to help lawyers and law firms understand the professional ethics rules and other state bar regulations governing the use of social media, with an emphasis on the first amendment constraints and specific examples of the use (and misuse) of social...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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Get an update on some common ethical traps facing litigators and in-house counsel. Presentations include: The Convergence of Ethics and Bad Faith; Ethical Morasses Facing In-House Counsel Managing Litigation; Disqualification of Trial Counsel; and How to Keep Your Head...
Credits CA1.25(Includes 1.25 Ethics)
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Don't fall into one of the costly ethical traps attorneys often make. In this program, practitioners will learn to identify and avoid the four most common such mistakes, which include charging reasonable fees, failure to properly respond to questions, maintaining...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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Representing bankruptcy clients often presents a number of ethical issues for the attorney/law firm. This program unravels the key ethical traps both consumer and business bankruptcy attorneys are likely to encounter.
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Recent changes in the law have drastically expanded healthcare attorneys’ obligations under HIPAA. This program will guide those with access to "Protected Health Information" (PHI) through this new ethical morass, teaching them when it can be used, how to protect it,...
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This program will explore the impact of substance abuse and mental health issues on the practice of law, including how the rules of professional conduct address these issues, and the common signs of substance abuse and mental health issues.
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
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Keep up with current ethical issues involving in-house attorneys with this two part program. Part 1 explores the erosion of the in-house attorney-client privilege with globalization, while part 2 takes a close look at in-house counsel's duty to investigate and report...
Credits CA0.75(Includes 0.75 Ethics)
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It's no secret that attorneys have high-stress occupations. Consequentially, alcoholism rates among lawyers are high. In this program, attorneys will learn skills to cope with stress and avoid behaviors that can be destructive to their careers and lives.
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
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