Sean CarterSean Carter graduated from Harvard Law School in 1992. His 10 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...
Sean CarterSean Carter graduated from Harvard Law School in 1992. His 10 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, he left the practice of law to pursue a career as the country's foremost Humorist-at-Law.
Since then, Carter has crisscrossed the country delivering comedic professional educational seminars for more than 250 organizations in three dozen states. 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.
He’s back with an all-new 3-part program, designed to fully satisfy your New York and New Jersey MCLE ethics requirement.
Part 1: Thou Shall Not Lie, Cheat and Steal - The Ten Commandments of Legal EthicsLegal humorist Sean Carter sets out to prove that legal ethics isn't an oxymoron by delivering an off-beat "sermon" on the Ten Commandments of Avoiding Ethical Problems as a Lawyer:I. Thou Shalt Not Kill (Rule 8.4)II. Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness (Rules 3.3, 4.1 & 8.1)III. Thou Shalt Not Steal (Rule 1.15)IV. Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery (Rule 1.8)V. Thou Shalt Not Discriminate (Rule 8.4)VI. Thou Shalt Not Gossip (Rule 1.6)VII. Thou Shalt Know Thy Stuff (Rule 1.1)VIII. Thou Shalt Just Do It (Rule 1.3)IX. Thou Shalt Call Thy Client Backeth (Rule 1.4)X. Thou Shalt Take Care of Thyself (Rule 1.16)
Part 2: (NEW) The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: The Ethical Imperative for Honesty in Law Practice Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "A fact is the absence of contradiction, but the truth is the presence of coherence." As lawyers, we are duty-bound to be more than just factual. Lawyers must tell the truth to clients, judges, and even opposing counsel and third parties. This eye-opening segment will deal frankly with the very human inclination for dishonesty, and explain how to avoid the traps from which dishonesty most often springs. In particular, this seminar will cover:• Disclosure obligations at the outset of the representation• Communicating fully with clients• Candor towards the tribunal• The duty of honesty to opposing parties and third parties• Truthful marketing practices• Responding to disciplinary bodiesPart 3: (NEW) Don’t be an Outlaw: The Ethical Imperative to Follow the LawFor an officer of the court and one who has sworn an oath of fidelity to the law, there is very little tolerance for any unlawful behavior, even that which would be considered minor or insignificant to most citizens. Learn how even the smallest legal infractions can carry large ethical sanctions, and pickup tips to avoid inadvertently crossing the legal trip wires as they pertain to:• The unauthorized practice of law• Moral character and fitness• Low crimes and misdemeanors • Criminal infractions• Crimes of passion
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