The world first met Harry Potter 22 years ago. Muggles everywhere watched him grow up to be the Rules of Professional Conduct's "citizen with a special responsibility for the quality of justice." In this program, travel with the young wizard through J.K. Rowling's popular series and encounter Harry's lessons on rules, justice, forgiveness, honor, and the magic in practicing law.
With grace, humor, and insight, Professor Greg Rand Lee analogizes lawyers to wizards and explains: • How we can use our "magic" to make the world a better place. • Why words matter. • Why you should never waste an opportunity to do good deeds. • Why lawyers bear responsibility for the community. • Why others should inspire us, but why we should also be a source of inspiration. • Why we should be personally involved in our clients' matters, but not take things personally. • Why we should stand with people who have no one else to stand with them and why we need to that understand the world you save is a world worth saving.
On every lawyer’s desk sits the balance and the pennyweights that measure reasonableness. These are lawyer tools. They serve our clients, who count on us to keep their contracts fair and reasonable, their business practices reasonably compliant, their employees reasonably treated, their arguments reasonably made, their juries reasonably doubtful and so on. And we don’t just do it, we do it well.
But there is trouble afoot. Our traditional notions of truth are being challenged by social media, news media and government officials. Today, truth does not seem to exist except as one more way to spin a set of facts. Accurate allegations of fake news and disinformation are commonplace. People - thoughtful, intelligent people - are questioning whether truth really exists at all. If it does, then how do these challenges persist? If it does not, then haven’t the underpinnings of our government and jurisprudence been fatally compromised?
Register today to explore the importance of the truth and other obligations of lawyers under the RPC’s. We’ll discuss the untruths that lead to attorney discipline and how to deal with the OAE should you get caught in an unethical lie. As lawyers we wear many hats. Among them is a crown designating us Keepers of the Truth. We didn’t ask for it. It came with job. Good luck with the quest.
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