Mastering Civility in Law: Education, bias, and effective techniques

Cari Sheehan
Cari Sheehan | IU Kelley School of Business

Cari Sheehan plays a pivotal role in guiding attorneys through the complex landscape of legal ethics. She meticulously identifies and resolves conflicts of interest, ensuring that the Firm’s operations remain ethically sound.

Live Video-Broadcast: August 14, 2024

Mastering Civility in Law: Education, bias, and effective techniques

$95.00 1 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Civility among lawyers is starting to dwindle, but why is that? Why are lawyers uncivil and how do we combat incivility in the legal profession? This seminar will explore the Rules of Professional Conduct that pertain to civility using real life examples and case studies. This seminar will go through how to combat incivility and train your staff to do the same.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Rule 8.3: Reporting Professional Misconduct
  • Rule 8.4: Misconduct

Date / Time: August 14, 2024

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Eastern
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Central
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am Mountain
  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Cari Sheehan_FedBarCari Sheehan | IU Kelley School of Business

Cari Sheehan plays a pivotal role in guiding attorneys through the complex landscape of legal ethics. She meticulously identifies and resolves conflicts of interest, ensuring that the Firm’s operations remain ethically sound. Her responsibilities also extend to coordinating the resolution of any legal ethical issues that arise, requiring her to have an in-depth understanding of legal ethics and a keen ability to navigate intricate situations. Sheehan also implements protocols and procedures that are in strict accordance with the applicable rules of professional conduct.

Beyond her vital contributions to the Firm, Sheehan is a highly respected figure in the legal community. She is a sought-after speaker, frequently invited to present at continuing legal education seminars both locally and nationally. Her seminars cover a wide range of legal ethics topics, reflecting her extensive knowledge in the field. Her ability to communicate complex ethical principles in an engaging and accessible manner makes her presentations invaluable to legal professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of ethics.

In addition to her speaking engagements, Sheehan serves as an adjunct professor at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she teaches Professional Responsibility. She has also taught courses in business ethics and business law during her tenure as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Business Law and Ethics at the Kelley School of Business. Furthermore, Sheehan regularly contributes to the Res Gestae with insightful articles on ethics and the law. Her writings offer a nuanced perspective on contemporary ethical issues, providing valuable guidance to legal practitioners. In all her roles, Cari Sheehan demonstrates a profound dedication to upholding and promoting the highest standards of legal ethics, making her an invaluable resource to the Firm, the legal community, and the broader field of law.

Agenda

I. Rule 8.3: Reporting Professional Misconduct | 10:00am – 10:30am

  • Understanding the duty to report professional misconduct by other attorneys
  • Exploring the criteria for determining when reporting is required or permissible
  • Discussing the implications of reporting misconduct on professional relationships and reputation

II. Rule 8.4: Misconduct | 10:30am – 11:00am

  • Identifying behaviors considered as professional misconduct under Rule 8.4
  • Examining examples of conduct that may result in disciplinary action
  • Discussing the consequences of engaging in unethical behavior and the impact on the legal profession as a whole