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MESA CLE Webinars are: 

  • Convenient – Watch from the convenience of your home or office
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  • Timely –  Webinars scheduled around your busy schedule

Many of these programs help you meet your ethics/professional responsibility requirement!

  Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm

Legal Ethics Is No Laughing Matter: What Lawyer Jokes Say About Our Ethical Foibles

In this one-of-a-kind ethics presentation, Mr. Carter explores the topic of lawyer jokes, whether they have any basis in fact and what they say about our adherence to the rules of professional conduct. He does so through the use of video clips dramatizing these jokes. He also uses audience polling and questions from attendees to spread the "laughter."

CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

  Thursday, May 7, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm

The Passion of the Barrister: An Ethical Lawyer is a Happy Lawyer

Has the practice of law lost its spark for you? Do you feel like you are just going through the motions? In this highly humorous yet motivating legal ethics presentation, Sean Carter shows you how to re-ignite your passion for the law by focusing on the ethical precepts which govern our profession. By examining the rules of our canon (and their underlying purpose), Mr. Carter hopes to remind you of the privilege and honor it is to be allowed to engage in the practice of law.

CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

  Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm

From Competence to Excellence: The Ethical Imperative for Excellent Client Service

The very first rule of the ethics canon calls for lawyers to provide competent representation to clients. Yet, mere competence isn't enough to satisfy our ethical obligations to our clients. We must instead strive for excellence. In this unique webinar, noted legal humorist Sean Carter highlights the need for excellence in client service and demonstrate the consequences of mediocrity by recounting the sagas of past Ethy Award nominees -- lawyers who earned CLE infamy for the failure to provide excellent client service.

CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

  Thursday, May 14, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm

Stuart Takes a Trip and Teaches Misconduct: A CLE Destination Film

Stuart Teicher's CLE Destination Films feel like a Vlog, travel documentary, and substantive ethics lesson all rolled up into one. It's unlike anything you've ever seen.

CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

  Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm

It's Not the Fruit, It's the Root: Getting to the Bottom of Our Ethical Ills

In this unique legal ethics seminar, Sean goes beyond the "dos" and "don'ts" of the Rules of Professional Conduct to get to the heart of the matter -- the common mindsets that result in ethical violations in the first place. Furthermore, he provides tips and insights on how to heal ourselves from these mindsets so that the ethical canons become guide posts and not obstacles in our drive to become successful lawyers.

CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

  Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm

If You Can't Say Something Nice, Shut Up!: The Ethical Imperative for Civility

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."

CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

  Thursday, May 21, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm

Vinny Vidi Vici: Cross-Examination Tips From Vincent Gambini

Using examples from everyone's favorite legal movie, My Cousin Vinny, Joel Oster illustrates his Ten Rules for Cross Examination.

CLE Credit 1.0 Hour General | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

  Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm

Pixel Persuasion: Legal Writing for the 21st Century

More and more judges are reading briefs on computer screens, rather than on paper. While many of the basic principles of effective brief writing apply regardless of the manner in which the court consumes your brief, the electronic medium presents new opportunities to leverage both technology and principles of document design and web usability to give your brief even more persuasive power.

CLE Credit 1.0 Hour General | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

  Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm

Ethical Jeopardy: A CLE Game Show

In Ethical Jeopardy, compete against lawyers from across the country in answering legal ethics-related questions, such as "Which of the following is NOT grounds to disclose client information?". Possible answers include: a.) To prevent death or harm to another person, b.) To defend oneself against civil, criminal or disciplinary charges, c.) To impress prospective clients, or d.) To prevent fraud. Through the polling feature on our platform, lawyers are allowed to make their selections. At the end of the program, each participant receives their score, along with their "player ranking." Oh yeah, and you just might learn something in the process.

CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

  Thursday, May 28, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth: The Ethical Imperative for Honesty in Law Practice

Dr. Martin Luther King once said, "A fact is the absence of contradiction, but the truth is the presence of coherence." As lawyers, we are duty bound to be more than just factual. Lawyers must tell the truth to clients, judges, and even opposing counsel and third parties. In this eye-opening webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter deals frankly with the very human inclination for dishonesty and explain how to avoid the traps from which dishonesty most often springs. In doing so, he draws upon current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards to show the consequences of dishonesty.

CLE Credit 1.0 Hour Ethics/Professional Responsibility | Standard $90 | NCBA Member $70 | >REGISTER NOW

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