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Live Webinar

How to Ethically Build Your Reputation as a New or Transitioning Lawyer

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes

Ethics Credit Requested


Sponsored by the American Bar Association Center For Professional Responsibility, Young Lawyers Division and Center for Professional Development

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

Our expert panel will review several common ethics scenarios faced by new (and seasoned) lawyers and explain how attorneys’ decisions, even those that may seem insignificant at the time, can have a considerable impact on their credibility and overall image.  For instance, what three things should an associate ask before leaving a partner’s office with a new assignment, how does a new lawyer address a client’s demand that the lawyer be more aggressive, why answering legal questions in a social setting might be a really bad idea, and what are the ethical rule requirements for a lawyer’s “personal” social media use?

Program Faculty

John Gleason, Disciplinary Counsel, Oregon State Bar, Tigard, OR

Lynda Shely, Principal, The Shely Firm, Scottsdale, AZ

Earl Silbert, Partner, DLA Piper, Washington, DC

Mindy Rattan (Moderator), Of Counsel, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Washington, DC

Access for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Attendees

CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) service provides instant accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing by delivering the spoken word as a realtime stream of text. CART service for this program is firewall friendly and works in almost any network environment with Internet access, and is compatible with all major web browsers.

CLE Credit

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.

The ABA applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA live webinars and teleconferences in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MN, MO, MT, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV.

The ABA does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars and teleconferences in FL, ID, KS, ME, NE, NH, NJ, OH, PA, RI, and WY. Some states allow attorneys to earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission. View accreditation information for your state. The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.

The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of ethics CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of ethics CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE ethics credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program. All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction

Registration Options

- Individual
- Group
- CD-ROM (Pre-Orders)

Phone or Mail:
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern
Event Code: cet4ebb
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$95 Center For Professional Responsibility Members, Young Lawyers Division Members
$150 ABA Members
$195 General Public
$99 Government Attorneys
$75 Each additional registrant at the same location. Each registrant must log in to the webinar individually to receive credit.

All participants must register for the program.

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