Do you ever find yourself needing an ethics credit or a substance abuse credit in February? Do you hate having to take a series of online courses to meet these requirements at the last minute? We’ve all been there. To help solve this problem, the GBA CLE committee has created a fall CLE program that will help you meet your ethics and substance abuse requirements. Here are the details:
Date: October 26th
Location: Lincoln Financial Building,
hosted by Tuggle Duggins P.A.
Lunch: Free boxed lunch for CLE attendees provided by Lawyers Mutual
CLE cost: Free to GBA members
First Program Summary (presented by Mark Scruggs, Lawyers Mutual): Social media can be a great way for attorneys to gather and share information. It also presents many ethical traps. How can attorneys use Facebook and other social media in their practice in a way that complies with the Rules of Professional Conduct? Discussion will include: effectively counseling clients about the legal ramifications of social media; protecting client confidentiality; managing professional networking websites; ensuring that social media postings comply with advertising requirements; and managing online client reviews.
Second Program Summary (presented by Sarah Nagae, Nexsen Pruet): Using Mindfulness to Improve Your Legal Practice. The high pressure and high stakes of legal practice can easily lead to knee-jerk, emotion-based reactions. These reactions can exhibit a low level of professionalism and may constitute or result in acts that that are ethically questionable. Mindfulness is developing the ability to stay aware of your thoughts and emotions during high pressure situations. This awareness, in turn, helps you maintain your perspective and a sense of calm. When you are able to pause, breathe, and then act thoughtfully, you will be better able to consider the range of responses available to you in the face of difficult choices, and choose a path that will be most beneficial to your client.
We hope to see you there!