Register today for the Clifford Law Offices 14th annual CLE program titled, “Legal Ethics and Professionalism of Your Favorite TV Shows, Yada, Yada.” on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST.
This virtual program is approved for two (2.0) hours of professional responsibility credit by the Illinois Commission on Professionalism. Please note: CLE credit is only available for the live viewing, previously recorded webcasts are not approved for CLE.
Registration for the online event is free and required to attend. Click here to register.
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, will be moderating the program. Panelists are Jayne R. Reardon, Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism; the Hon. Daniel B. Shanes of the Lake County Circuit Court and Chair of the Illinois Judicial College Board of Trustees; and James P. Doppke, a partner in Robinson, Stewart, Montgomery & Doppke, LLC, where he concentrates his practice in professional responsibility issues and ethics consulting. Previously Jim worked as a litigator at the Illinois ARDC for nearly 15 years and later as Senior Counsel there.
For two hours, this highly qualified panel will examine the ethics and professionalism of lawyers as portrayed on various television shows over the years. Some of your favorite lawyers on tv have been involved in issues that raise ethical and professionalism concerns for themselves, their law firms and their clients. Just how far can one go in preparing a witness? How should one ethically advertise or solicit clients? If you think your client is lying, how should the case move forward? These are just some of the questions to be examined with clips of tv shows serving as hypotheticals. Of course, “Seinfeld” is no exception.