Continuing Legal Education

ISBA’s Reel MCLE Series: Flight – How Many Ethical Dilemmas Can You Spot?

May 16, 2013
1:00 – 5:15 p.m.
3.00 MCLE hours, including 3.00 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours

ISBA Chicago Regional Office
20 S. Clark St, Suite 900
(map and directions)

Masters Series

Join us for this unique program in which the Hollywood hit movie Flight is used as a sounding board for identifying, understanding, and analyzing the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. The legal issues woven throughout the story’s plot make this the perfect educational tool for learning about professional responsibility!

The program opens with a short presentation and review of the Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility, as well as a review of recent Supreme Court decisions on Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission findings. The movie is then presented to attendees as an alternative approach to traditional CLE programs with the speakers stopping the movie when the on-screen attorney is faced with an ethical dilemma. The dilemmas will then be analyzed by the presenters and discussed by the group before moving on to more of the video. A discussion on the differences between real practice and the movie is also included.

Although the movie will be shown at the program, you are encouraged to view the movie on your own prior to the program as a way to draw your own conclusions about the ethical issues as they relate to behavior and character. In this way, you will be better prepared for the discussion that will take place throughout the program.

The program is presented by Clifford Scott-Rudnick, Director of Continuing Legal Education and Assistant Professor at The John Marshall Law School and Richard Adler, and attorney and movie expert who frequently uses popular movies to lead educational and informative discussion groups.

Please Note:
Flight is rated R for some drug/alcohol abuse, sexual content, nudity, language and violence.


Program Faculty:
Clifford Scott-Rudnick
, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago
Richard Adler, Attorney at Law, Chicago


1:00 –3:00 p.m.  Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility & Flight Analysis– Part I

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

3:15 – 5:15 p.m.  Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility & Flight Analysis– Part II


*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval