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Clifford Law Offices

Moderated by Robert A. Clifford,
Founder and Senior Partner at Clifford Law Offices

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Program Information:

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Program Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST / 3:30-5:30 p.m. EST
Place: This program is available via the web only.

Registration is required to attend the free program.

Please note: CLE credit is approved ONLY for live programming attendance.

For questions, please call Clifford Law Offices at (312) 756-7575 or email programs@cliffordlaw.com


Program Information:

Refresher on Ethics of Trial Work in a Courtroom

Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST

As health officials continue to try to get the pandemic under control, the legal community is trying to get back to business as usual. But is it? Lawyers’ skills and knowledge of courtroom practice and procedure may need a bit of sharpening. It is time for lawyers to brush up on the ethical rules that are in place when handling trials. Through hypotheticals, this two-hour program will deal with areas of concern that lawyers come across every day. A panel will answer questions on how best to handle and diffuse what could turn into unnecessary confrontational situations. From discovery issues to closing arguments, hypotheticals will be presented at various trial stages with attendees answering polling questions on best practices. It should also be noted that effective Jan. 1, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court has enacted an updated Illinois Code of Judicial Conduct for the first time in almost two decades, bringing it in line with national standards by addressing the use of social media and other technology that didn’t exist at the code’s last major update in 1993. How some of these Rules dovetail with trial lawyers in a courtroom will be discussed as well.

CLE PlaceholderRobert A. Clifford will moderate with ethics experts in the field including James Grogan, Adjunct Ethics Professor, Loyola College of Law, and former ARDC Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel; Christopher Heredia, CNA Risk Control Consulting Director, Global Specialty, Lawyers Professional Liability; and Circuit Court Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit at Macoupin County and Member, Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee (IJEC).

Moderated by:

Robert A. Clifford

Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices

Speakers:

James Grogan

Adjunct Ethics Professor, Loyola College of Law, and former ARDC Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel

Christopher R. Heredia

CNA Risk Control Consulting Director, Global Specialty, Lawyers Professional Liability; Former Litigation Counsel for the ARDC

Hon. April G. Troemper

Circuit Court Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit at Macoupin County and Member, Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee (IJEC)


Professional Credit:

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism approved “Refresher on Ethics of Trial Work in a Courtroom” for 2.00 hours of professional responsibility credit.

The Missouri Bar accredited "Refresher on Ethics of Trial Work in a Courtroom" scheduled for 2-4 p.m. on 2/16/2023 for 2.4 total hours, including 2.4 ethics hours of CLE credit.

The State Bar of Wisconsin approved the program for 2.00 hours of general or ethics credit.

The Indiana Office of Admissions & Continuing Education approved 2.00 hours of general or ethics credit. Please note: Ethics credit is included in the General credits. Do not add ethics plus general.

Past Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programs

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