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CLE WEBINAR The Ties that Bind: Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law (ETHICS)
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Pending 1.0 Ethics CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Where: Live webinar played at your own computer, tablet, or mobile device!
United States
Contact: Amanda Wright

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Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020
12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CT
1 hour of Ethics & Professionalism
To be an effective advocate, a lawyer must maintain a fair degree of dispassionate objectivity. The lawyer who becomes personally involved in the representation does the client a disservice. This is even more true for the lawyer who becomes personally involved with the client. In this webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will explain the importance of avoiding this most basic conflict of interest and will relate the tragic (but sometimes fascinating) tales of lawyers who learned this lesson too late.

One of the most fundamental duties that we owe our clients is the duty to provide them with loyal and independent representation. In other words, we are duty bound to put their interests first and to avoid conflicts of interest; something that becomes increasingly difficult to the extent we enter into professional and personal relationships with clients, opposing counsel and parties, judges and others involved in the legal process.

In this eye-opening webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will recount the tales of those lawyers who failed to meet this duty by creating the following entanglements:

  • Entering into business transactions with clients
  • Accepting gifts from clients;
  • Accepting (or giving) loans;
  • Romantic entanglements with clients;
  • Friendships with judicial officers;
  • Family and close relationships with opposing counsel/parties



KBA Members: $80

Non-Members: $100


Sean Carter
Mesa, AZ
Sean Carter is a Harvard Law grad, who spent a decade practicing securities law before leaving the practice of law to pursue a career as the country's foremost Humorist at Law.