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Litigation Ethics: Rules, Real Stories, and Regrets


Average Rating:
   1504
Available Credit:
Attorney Conduct |  Ethics |  General |  Professional Conduct
Faculty:
Claude Ducloux
Duration:
1 Hour 06 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Type:
On Demand
License:
Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.


Description

The trial experience is much more comprehensive than those “Perry Mason” moments you see on TV.

True signs of professionalism include properly preparing your client including the advisability of pursuing claims, communicating all events honestly, and observing all the rules of law and ethics. This course is based upon true stories of lessons learned by lawyers in the course of litigation that are cautionary, practical, and sometimes entertaining. These lessons include:

  • addressing conflicts which suddenly arise
  • clients whose expectations exceed reason
  • relationships with opposing counsel
  • conduct during settlement discussions
  • the dangers of interacting with pro se parties
  • clients who lie
  • lack of candor with a judge which morphs into misrepresentation
  • spoliation of documents – intentional and accidental; and
  • improper disclosures of confidential information.

There are interesting analyses, practical answers, and as always, great ethical guidance in this course.

Credits


State Bar of Alaska (MCLE reciprocity may be available)

This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Alaska, including .50 hour General credit, which may include up to 1.0 hour Ethics.


State Bar of Arizona Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which .50 hours General credit, which includes 1.0 hours Ethics. 


State Bar of California Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is Ethics credit.


State Bar of Colorado Credit Statement

There is 1.2 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.2 hour is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of Connecticut Credit Statement

This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Connecticut, including .50 hour General credit, which may  include up to 1.0 hour Ethics.


State Bar of Hawaii Credit Statement (Under Approved Jurisdiction Policy)

This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Hawaii, including .50 hour General credit, which may include up to 1.0 hour Ethics, according to the Approved Jurisdiction Policy of Hawaii.


State Bar of Illinois Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


Indiana Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of Kansas Credit Statement There is 1.2 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.2 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.
Maryland State Bar

Certificate to show completion only.  MCLE is not required in Maryland.


State Bar of Mississippi Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is Ethics credit.


State Bar of Nebraska Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of Nevada Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of New Hampshire Credit Statement (Note: Sponsor has not requested course accreditation)

This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of New Hampshire, including .50 hours General credit, which may include up to 1.0 hours Ethics.


State Bar of New Jersey Credit Statement

There is 1.2 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.2 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of New Mexico Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is Ethics credit.  You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of New York (under Approved Jurisdiction Policy)

This activity may qualify for up to 1.2 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of New York, of which .60 hours is General credit, which includes 1.2 hours Ethics, according to the Approved Jurisdiction Policy of New York​.


Nonspecific Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of Completion only: 1.0 hours training completed. Sponsor has not sought accreditation.


State Bar of North Carolina Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of North Dakota Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of Oklahoma Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of Oregon Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


Pennsylvania Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is Ethics credit.


State Bar of Rhode Island Credit Statement (Note: Sponsor has not requested course accreditation)

This activity may qualify for up to 1.2 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Rhode Island, including .60 hours General credit, which may include up to 1.2 hours Ethics.


State Bar of South Carolina Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which .50 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of Texas Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of Virginia Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of West Virginia Credit Statement

There is 1.2 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.2 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of Wisconsin Credit Statement

There are .60 hours of CLE credit, of which .60 hours are General credit.


State Bar of Wyoming Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours is Ethics credit.



Handouts

Faculty

Claude Ducloux's Profile

Claude Ducloux Related Seminars and Products

Director of Education

Lawpay


Attorney at Law, Board Certified in Civil Trial and Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; LawPay’s Director of Education, Ethics, and State Compliance.

Claude E. Ducloux is an attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado, and California who speaks nationally on legal ethics, law office management, and trial-related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE and has been invited to speak in more than 500 programs since January 1, 2016. Claude has served as course director and creator of numerous CLE institutes and advanced courses. 

Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.  He is a board-certified civil trial and appellate attorney in Texas.