Continuing Legal Education

Ethics Fables: The High Cost of Not Playing by the Rules

May 22, 2013
12:45 – 3:00 p.m.
2.25 MCLE hours, including 2.25 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Co-sponsored by Chicago Bar Association’s Energy Telecommunications and Water Committee Section

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

Examine the misuse of social media, violations of ex parte laws, incivility, and more!

Join us for this lighthearted, interactive program that uses a number of comedic skits to highlight the ethical challenges that can arise during contested administrative hearings, as well as during the legal brief drafting process. James Grogan, a renowned ethics expert, shows how the exercise of professional and moral judgment (which is necessary to build public trust in the administration of justice) is well-guided by the basic principles underlying the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. Topics include: the lawyer’s obligation to zealously protect and pursue the client’s legitimate interests; maintaining a professional, courteous and civil attitude toward all persons involved in the legal system; and forms of misconduct that threaten the public’s confidence in our legal system.

Program Coordinator:
Freddi L. Greenberg
, Attorney at Law, Evanston

Program Moderator:
Michael M. Reed
, Chapman and Cutler, Chicago

Program Presenters:
Introduction: Douglas P. Scott, Illinois Commerce Commission, Beloit
Speaker: James J. Grogan, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago
Skits: Eve Moran, Eimer Stahl LLP, Chicago


*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval