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Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST
This program is available via the web only.
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Legal Ethics and Professionalism of Your Favorite TV Shows
Clifford Law Offices is pleased to present its 14th annual CLE program, “Legal Ethics and Professionalism of Your Favorite TV Shows.” For two hours, a highly qualified panel will examine the ethics and professionalism of lawyers as portrayed on various television shows over the years. Some of your favorite lawyers on tv have been involved in issues that raise ethical and professionalism concerns for themselves, their law firms and their clients. Just how far can one go in preparing a witness? How should one ethically advertise or solicit clients? If you think your client is lying, how should the case move forward? These are just some of the questions to be examined with clips of tv shows serving as hypotheticals. Of course, “Seinfeld” is no exception.
Moderating the program is Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices in Chicago. Panelists are Jayne R. Reardon, Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism; the Hon. Daniel B. Shanes of the Lake County Circuit Court and Chair of the Illinois Judicial College Board of Trustees; and Professor Cynthia Fountaine, former Dean of Southern Illinois University School of Law and now Professor of Law there on legal ethics, civil procedure, complex litigation and the jury process. Professor Fountaine is a Fulbright Senior Scholar.
Robert A. Clifford
Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices, Moderator
Jayne R. Reardon
Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Hon. Daniel B. Shanes
Lake County Circuit Court and Chair of the Illinois Judicial College Board of Trustees
Former Dean of Southern Illinois University School of Law and now Professor of Law on legal ethics, civil procedure, complex litigation and the jury process