Don’t Join the Jerks: Professional Ethics, Common Sense and Common Decency

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Being a jerk is easy. It’s especially easy if our opponents are jerks first. It’s also a pretty lousy way to practice law. Being advocates doesn't mean lawyers need to be rude, sneaky, obstructionist or condescending – no matter how tempting or satisfying it may feel in the moment. Ethics rules call on us to make meritorious claims, expedite cases, and act with candor and fairness toward courts, parties and opposing lawyers. In this session, we'll discuss how lawyers best serve their clients, the judicial system, and our profession by following both the letter and the spirit of those rules.

Chad Snyder , Rubric Legal LLC

Chad is a mediator and civil litigator at Rubric Legal in Minnesota, where he tries really hard to not be a jerk while representing businesses and individuals in IP, contract, and ownership disputes. An amateur actor and director with Applause Community Theatre, Chad has also directed the Landmark Center’s history play for the last few years.

Civil Litigation Section Member: Free
MSBA Member: $15
Non-Member: $45
New Admittee/Law Student: Free

CLE Credits:  1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 13th, 2023 at 12:00 pm. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Program Manager: Kara Haro | | 612-278-6329

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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