The Quest of the Virtuous Lawyer

Date & Time: Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm

CLE Credit: Yes

Event Description
3.0 Ethics Credit Hours, including 1 hour of professionalism for states with such requirements

Competitive and economic pressures on the practice of law have resulted in many ethics envelopes being pushed or torn to shreds.  At the same time, technology changes, public scrutiny, cultural shifts, globalization and other pressures increasingly make formal ethics rules seem ill-suited for providing the guidance lawyers need.  This class examines practices and developments that present the biggest challenges to today's virtuous lawyer.  Among the topics that will be explored through hypothetical scenarios and discussion:

Navigating a corporate client's need for business flexibility in an environment of high public scrutiny, ethics sensitivity and legal peril;

Limits of client consent;

Duty to correct an adversary's mistake;

Unauthorized practice traps;

Multi-jurisdictional practice;

Recent developments;

Updates in technology;

And more.

D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
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Contact Information
CLE Program
Phone: 202-626-3488
Fax: 202-942-9750


  • Jack Marshall, ProEthics Ltd


Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section


Antitrust and Consumer Law Section


Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section


Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section


Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice


Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section


D.C. Bar Members


Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources


Family Law Section


Government Attorneys


Government Contracts and Litigation Section


Health Law Section


Intellectual Property Law Section


Labor and Employment Law Section


Law Practice Management


Litigation Section




Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section


Tort Law Section


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