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The Ethics of Managing Negativity in the Profession

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Venue: Room 244, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 1101 Harmon Place,  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $0.00

Co-sponsored by the New Lawyers Section and the Life & the Law Committee

Deadline to Register: February 7, 2017

As lawyers, our duty of confidentiality provides the cornerstone of our relationships with our clients.  We’ve grown accustomed to quiet withdrawals, transfers of representation, and doing our best for our clients and former clients even when they’ve not been at their best. Our duties as zealous advocates can put us in the line of fire of difficult parties and opposing counsel, while requiring us to maintain the integrity of the profession and respect the rights of others. The practice of law has always required customer service skills and a measure of resilience.  Social media has opened new avenues for clients and lawyers to complain and blow off steam, necessitating enhanced resiliency and communication skills. This one hour ethics CLE explores how lawyers inadvertently (and sometimes not) can run afoul of duties of confidentiality, exceed the limits of zealous advocacy, and otherwise engage in misconduct in the forum of social media, and the tools lawyers can employ to meet the challenges of modern law practice.

The New Lawyers Section Business Meeting with round table discussion will follow the CLE at 5:30 pm.


Judith Rush, Attorney at Law and Director of Mentor Externship, University of St. Thomas School of Law and past chair, Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board

Allison Maxim, M.A., J.D., Maxim Law PLLC

Chase Anderson, Esq., Case Manager, Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

CLE Credits:

1.0 Ethics CLE credit approved | Event Code: 234035



Remote Participation:

Remote participation is not available. 

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Questions? Contact Shawn Carlson  | 612-278-6305

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event please notify Shawn Carlson at 612-278-6305 or  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this event.

No sessions have been associated with this event.