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Thursday, August 1, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

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As children, we were all taught, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all."

Well, that advice holds especially true for lawyers.

Whether in open court, a deposition, or contract negotiation, lawyers who choose to "go low," run a high risk of bar discipline.

Increasingly, disciplinary authorities are treating the once aspirational goal of civility as a mandate.

Therefore, it's important for all lawyers to be reminded of their obligation to "play nice."

In the style that has made him a favorite presenter from coast to coast, legal humorist Sean Carter demonstrates the importance of civility.

By drawing from examples from his annual Ethy Awards for the best of the worst ethics violations, Mr. Carter shows what happens to lawyers who forget the dos, and perhaps more importantly, the DONTs of civility:

  • Disparaging remarks
  • Obscenities
  • Negative generalizations
  • Threats

All registrations are taken through our partner Mesa CLE. The NCBAF CLE department will faciliatate the attendance reporting with the NC State Bar.

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Product Information
Product Date:
August 01, 2019
If You Can't Say Something Nice, Shut Up!: The Ethycal Imperative for Civility

Standard: $90
NCBA Member: $70


Speaker Information
Sean A Carter   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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