Ethics of Persuasion
June 14, 2013
8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
4.75 MCLE hours, including 4.75 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours
ISBA Chicago Regional Office
20 S. Clark St, Suite 900
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Join us for this interactive seminar that focuses on Plato’s Gorgias in which Socrates attempts to defeat Gorgias’ and Callicles’ positions on the permissible modes and uses of persuasion!
Our speaker, Donna Adler, will introduce the author and text and then facilitate an interactive reading, with parts played by participants. Throughout the reading, Ms. Adler will interpose relevant questions for later discussion by drawing special attention to specific parts of the text. The program concludes with an examination of various hypothetical scenarios targeted to address the issues concerning persuasion that was addressed in the text. Specifically, Rules 3.3, 3.4, and 4.1 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct will be discussed in an attempt to achieve a coherent approach to the ethical issues raised throughout the seminar.