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Professional Etiquette for the Courtroom and Other Legal Situations

Learn professional etiquette for the courtroom and what may be expected of you as a legal professional.

Attorneys wear numerous hats such as counselors, mediators, negotiators, advocates, and adversaries. They use persuasion to impact positive results for their clients, within the bounds of ethical conduct. They have a duty of candor to the court, they must cooperate with opposing counsel and they must exercise independent judgment and render candid advice to their client. A tall order and one fraught with pitfalls and often open to multiple interpretations. This is evident by the number of discovery disputes between counsel, complaints clients have with their counsel, how judges and their staff perceive counsel, and how juries decide case outcomes based upon counsel's presentation and courtroom demeanor. This topic will give you an overview of how the rules of procedure and the ethical rules can guide you in your practice and improve your efficacy in the courtroom, with opposing counsel and with clients. Business etiquette requires more than just knowing the rules. It requires that you, as a professional, employ them in your practice. We will also explore the consequences of how unprofessional behavior can impact the outcome of a case and your ability to practice law.

88 minutes
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Agenda

Defining Civility and Cooperation

  • Oath of Admission to the Bar
  • Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Ethical Rules
  • Review of the Federal Codes of Conduct for Federal Judges and Staff and How This Can Shape Your Practice

Interactions With Clients

  • Effective Communication
  • Establish Clear Expectations
  • Realistic Value Assessment of the Claim
  • Fee and Cost Expectations
  • Managing a Client's Changing Expectations and Outside Pressures on the Client

Interactions With Opposing Counsel

  • Remaining Objective and Respectful
  • Dealing With Dirty Tactics
  • Resolving Discovery Issues
  • Professional Courtesies

Interactions With Judges, Juries, Clerks and Courtroom Staff

  • Best Practices
  • Your Requirement to Understand Technology and How It Can Improve Your Practice and Interaction With All Parties
  • What Judges Are Expecting to Make Their Courtrooms More Efficient
  • Interactions With Judges and Their Staff
  • Your Presence Before a Jury and How Your Behavior May Impact the Outcome

Your Reputation and How It Affects Your Success With

Mentoring

Techniques for Improving Civility

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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on November 8, 2019.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes 0.75 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.7
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit, including 0.7 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit, including 0.75 hours of ethics credit.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Dennis I. Wilenchik, Esq.

Dennis I. Wilenchik, Esq.

Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C.

  • Managing partner at Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C., Phoenix, Arizona, established in 1991
  • Focused on trial work for more than 40 years and has tried hundreds of cases, both civil and criminal, for many high-profile individuals, companies, politicians and government entities and officials
  • Practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate and business
  • Nationally certified civil trial advocate for over 30 years with the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a member of various American Bar Association committees, including the Trial Practice and Evidence Committees
  • Spoken at numerous seminars on trials and evidence, e-discovery, admissibility of email and Internet evidence, the rules of civil procedure and their impact on electronically stored information, the importance of deposition summaries in trial preparation and other trial preparation courses
  • Rated as a Super Lawyer by Thomson-Reuters, achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory┬«, a member of AZ Finest Lawyers, a Lawyer of Distinction, and has been voted Best Trial Lawyer in Arizona Foothills Magazine three years in a row
  • Licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Arizona and in Texas, the state of New York, the United States Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Licensed to practice in Arizona, Texas, New York, and the District of Columbia
  • J.D. degree, South Texas College of Law; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Brooklyn College of the City University, New York
  • Can be contacted at 602-606-2810, [email protected], or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406954
Published 2019
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