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CLE# 2010-055: WEBINAR: Thou Shalt Not Lie, Cheat Or Steal

Credits: 1.0 Ethics

Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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Far too often, legal ethics seminars are filled with convoluted hypos that demonstrate conflicts of interests and ethical dilemmas that will never occur in a world that has, say, graity, centrifugal force or Oprah Winfrey. Yet, the truth of the matter is that legal ethics really isn’t that complicated. There are very basic things that lawyers must do (and not do) to avoid disciplinary problems. In this off-beat presentation, Sean Carter, America’s favorite legal humorist, delivers a "sermon" on the Ten Commanments of:
I. Thou Shalt Not Kill
II. Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness
III. Thou Shalt Not Steal
IV. Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery
V. Thou Shalt Not Discriminate
VI. Thou Shalt Not Gossip
VII. Thou Shalt Know Thy Stuff
VIII. Thou Shalt Just Do It
IX. Thou Shalt Call Thy Client Backeth
X. Thou Shalt Not Lose Thy Mind 


Sean Carter graduated from Harvard Law School in 1992. His ten years of legal practice focused on corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions. During this time, he represented such clients as GNC, Experian, The Boston Beer Company Homeside Lending, Safelite Auto Glass, J. Crew and many others. Most recently, he served as in-house counsel to a publicly-traded finance company.

In 2002, Mr. Carter left the practice of law to pursue a career as the country’s foremost Humorist at Law. Since then, Mr. Carter has crisscrossed the country delivering his Lawpsided Seminars for state and local bar associations, law firms, in-house corporate legal departments and law schools. Each year, he presents more than 100 humorous programs on such topics as legal ethics, stress management, constitutional law, legal marketing and much more.

Mr. Carter is the author of the first-ever comedic legal treatise -- If It Does Not Fit, Must You Acquit?: Your Humorous Guide to the Law. His syndicated legal humor column has appeared in general circulation newspapers in more than 30 states and his weekly humor column for lawyers appeared in the ABA e-Report from 2003 to 2006.


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