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Professionalism and Ethics: Two Sides of the Same Lawyer Obligations

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of professionalism to help avoid legal ethical scenarios.

Lawyer professionalism and ethics is a topic of great importance to judges, lawyers, and the legal profession. Understanding how professionalism implicates and affects ethics and understanding how to act professionally and ethically and handing unprofessional conduct by other lawyers is extremely important in the lawyer's daily practice.

Runtime: 90 minutes
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Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

What Is Professionalism?

  • Lawyer Professional Obligations
  • Lawyer Ethics Obligations
  • Interaction Between Professionalism and Ethics

What Lawyer Ethics Rules, Cases, and Opinions Implicate Lack of Professionalism?

  • Bar Rules Which Address and Implicate Professionalism/Ethics
  • Bar Cases Which Address and Involve Professionalism/Ethics
  • Bar Ethics Opinions Which Address Professionalism/Ethics

The Courts and Lawyer Professionalism

  • Court Rules Which Address Professionalism/Ethics
  • Court Cases Which Address Professionalism/Ethics
  • Court Programs Which Address Professionalism

Final Thoughts and Tips for Professionalism and Ethics

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Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, 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 February 6, 2019.

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

  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.5 including Professionalism and Civility 1; Ethics 0.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours, including Professionalism and Civility for 1.00 hour.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit, including 1.50 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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Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Joseph A. Corsmeier, Esq.

Joseph A. Corsmeier, Esq.

The Law Office of Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A.

  • Founder and president/owner of The Law Office of Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A.
  • Practices primarily in the areas of attorney disciplinary defense before the Florida Bar, attorney admission matters before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, professional license and disciplinary matters before the boards of the state of Florida
  • Provides expert analysis and opinions on ethics issues, legal malpractice, conflicts of interest, fees, attorney disqualification, and other matters and has testified as an expert in both federal and Florida courts
  • Frequent speaker and has written numerous publications on topics including ethics and professionalism, law office management, fees, trust accounting, social media, technology, conflicts of interest, and other topics
  • Holds the highest lawyer rating with Martindale-Hubbell and AVVO Law Directories; designated as a Super Lawyer
  • Admitted to practice in all Florida courts, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Middle District of Florida
  • Member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and the Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Associations; served as director of the Clearwater Bar Association, 2004-2009, and president, 2009-2010
  • Adjunct professor of paralegal ethics at St. Petersburg College
  • J.D. degree, Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law; B.A. degree, Florida State University
  • Can be contacted at 727-799-1688 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 404904
Published 2019
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