The right to represent another individual before a court, or any tribunal, comes with duties and responsibilities to both the client and the court. You are not only a professional advocate you are also an officer of the Court. Violate your duties to either and you will likely end up with your own problems.
Because of these sometimes conflicting duties, you must at all times be aware of not only the precise location of an ethical line but also when you are approaching it. For example, are you confident in your familiarity with your duty to "expedite litigation"?
If it has been a while since you have reviewed Part Three of the Model Rules, or the ideology of Canon 7 of the Code of Professional Responsibility, this course will be an hour well spent.
Although I signed up to obtain the mandatory ethics CLE requirement, I enjoyed the course and felt it was beneficial. I believe it will help me be a better lawyer, and remind me of my responsibilities to the court and opposing parties.
Jerry Roberson,Better than expected. The participation was what made it great. The listening to a speaker programs are not nearly as good. Thanks.
Guy V. Martin, Jr., Birmingham, Ala.
Course Author: Jim Moore
Course Credit: Ethics (Dual)