Join Us On Thursday, May 28, 2015
1750 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield
Morning Session: 8:30-11:45 a.m. $ 99
Afternoon Session: 1:00-4:30 p.m. $ 99
All day discounted rate $ 175
Lunch is on your own: restaurant on-site or nearby
Morning Session: 8:30-11:45 AM
3.0 CLE Professionalism/Ethics Credits
It's Not the Fruit, It's the Root
In this unique legal ethics seminar, Sean goes beyond the do's and don'ts of the Rules of Professional Conduct to get to the heart of the matter -- the common mindsets that result in ethical violations in the first place. Furthermore, he will provide tips and insights on how to heal ourselves from these mindsets so that the ethical canons become guide posts and not obstacles in our drive to become successful lawyers.
Nice Lawyers, Finish First
It's been said that nice guys finish last. And while that might be true in the rough and tumble arenas of politics, professional prize fighting and marriage, nothing could be further from the truth in the practice of law. Zealous representation doesn't require us to be zealots. In fact, the most effective representation requires just the opposite. Nice lawyers finish first ... and so do their clients!
Lawyer Jokes Are No Laughing Matter
There are thousands of lawyer jokes told each day. Lawyer bashing is quickly becoming America`s favorite pastime. But why? Is it because the typical layperson is jealous of our intellects, incomes and good looks? Sean Carter, Humorist at Law, suggests that while this may be true in his case, there may be other factors at work as well. In this presentation, Mr. Carter explores the topic of lawyer jokes, whether they have any basis in fact and what they say about our adherence to the rules of professional conduct.
Lunch (11:45-1:00) on your own
Afternoon Session: 1:00-4:15 PM
3.0 CLE Professionalism/Ethics Credits
Continuing Efforts to Eliminate Bias in the Practice of Law Substance abuse is a huge problem in the legal profession. Lawyers suffer among the highest rates of alcoholism, drug addiction and being shot in the face by the former Vice President. And while Mr. Carter can't do much about Dick Cheney's aim, he can show you how to detect, treat and prevent substance abuse within your organization.
The 2015 Ethys Awards
Each year, Hollywood celebrates the best performances in motion pictures at the Oscars. Well, each year, we will celebrate the worst ethics violations in the legal profession at the Ethys. Humorist Sean Carter will host the festivities and announce the award winners for:
*Worst Original Excuse
*Least Competent in a Legal Representation
*Best Courtroom Outburst
*Worst Love Scene
*Most Creative Billing
*Lifetime Achievement Award
*And much more ...
In the process of recapping some of the most egregious instances of unethical behavior, Mr. Carter will demonstrate how the rest of us can avoid more common ethical violations.
Check out some of Sean’s presentations at www.lawhumorist.com/CLE.html
Sean Carter graduated from Harvard Law School in 1992. His ten years of legal practice focused on corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions. During this time, he represented such clients as GNC, Experian, The Boston Beer Company Homeside Lending, Safelite Auto Glass, J. Crew and many others. Most recently, he served as in-house counsel to a publicly-traded finance company.
In 2002, Mr. Carter left the practice of law to pursue a career as the country's foremost Humorist at Law. Since then, Mr. Carter has crisscrossed the country delivering comedic professional educational seminars for more than 250 organizations in three dozen states.
Mr. Carter is the author of the first-ever comedic legal treatise -- If It Does Not Fit, Must You Acquit?: Your Humorous Guide to the Law. His syndicated legal humor column has appeared in general circulation newspapers in more than 30 states and his weekly humor column for lawyers appeared in the ABA e-Report from 2003 to 2006.
Sean lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and four sons.