2019 Ethics and Professionalism Program: Zombie Ethics

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    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Conference Center
    1375 East 9th Street
    Cleveland
    OH 44114

    Join us (if you dare) for a one-of-a-kind continuing legal education program that examines unethical and unprofessional conduct by lawyers through the lens of a zombie apocalypse. This year’s program features the debut of Steve Delchin’s new full-length movie, titled, “Zombie Ethics.” Steve’s latest production spotlights the acting talents of our lawyers and features more than 100 extras drawn from the local haunted house and film community. It is dead serious fun.

    You will learn how and why lawyers become ethically zombified and what can be done to stem the tide of zombification. Topics include a lawyer’s ethical duties at US border searches, the limits of zealous advocacy in the courtroom, unauthorized practice of law issues and the ethical duty to report professional misconduct of “zombie lawyers.” Our program also offers nuts-and-bolts advice on protecting the attorney-client privilege in the in-house context. Finally, we will explore how to survive and flourish in a legal profession that is being overrun by the zombie hordes. The program will include a live panel discussion with our Ethics Committee chair Ken Moore, former prosecutor Marisa Darden and Professor Cassandra Burke Robertson, professor of law and director of the Center for Professional Ethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

    Professional Conduct (Ethics and Professionalism) CLE (2.5 hours) is approved for this event in AZ, CA, CT, DE, KY, NJ, NY, OH, PA, and TX and pending for FL and GA.

    If you require another jurisdiction not listed, please contact Robin Hallagan, the Legal Training Manager.