How to Be a Change Agent in the Legal Profession


CLE credits earned: 1 Ethics Credit (Pending Washington 1 Ethics)

The legal profession has no answer to the one-hundred-year-old problem of lack of access to justice by low- and middle-income people. The profession is not able to help solve many of the legal problems typical Americans face including discrimination, the large number of work-related legal problems employees face, school arrests, victim rights, delays in the court system, the failure of the court system to employ modern information technology, and many others. This course discusses how you can become a change agent in the legal profession from a person who has been a change agent in the legal profession for nearly four decades.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Learn how to work with key stakeholders and create needed change in the legal profession
•   Learn how to build your reputation as a change agent
•   Learn how to earn a good living being a change agent
•   Learn how to maintain work-life balance being a change agent
•   Learn how to pick your fights from a long list of possible changes the legal profession must go through soon to help solve the intractable shortcomings of how lawyers, courts and the profession currently operates

Date / Time: October 20, 2021

•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
•   10:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
•   9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.

•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are viewable for up to one year.

Closed-captioning available

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Original Broadcast Date: October 20, 2021

Herb Rubenstein_Member of the DC, MD and an Associate Member of the VA Bar_myLawCLEHerb Rubenstein | Herb Rubenstein Consulting

Herb Rubenstein is a Georgetown University Law Graduate and the author of the book Leadership for Lawyers (2nd ed., American Bar Association, 2008). He is a litigator, a member of the DC, MD, and VA Bars, and has presented continuing education courses on ethics, leadership, strategic planning, and numerous other topics for twenty years. He was the founder of his own law firm in Washington, DC and expanded that firm to Virginia and Maryland. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington and Lee University and also has a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin.

He has been at the forefront of many important changes in the legal profession including starting for a client one of the first law firms in the United States owned by a non-lawyer. He wrote the first book ever published on Leadership for Lawyers. He has represented whistleblowers successfully in many states and two of his undergraduate clerks in his law firm have been nominated for federal

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I. Review of key shortcomings and failures of the legal profession | 12:00pm – 12:20pm
II. Discussion of successful strategies to becoming a change agent | 12:20pm – 12:30pm
III. Presentation on strategies to become known as a change agent | 12:30pm – 12:40pm
IV. Learn How to find income earning opportunities being a change agent | 12:40pm – 1:00pm