This is the 13th year that Brian Faughnan is performing the Ethics Roadshow for the TBA, but that is NOT actually the reason for the "13 Reasons Why" title. This year's program "Ethics Roadshow 2017 The Mixtape: Thirteen Reasons Why Ethics Issues are More Complicated Than Ever" is so-titled because of the presenter's slavish devotion to being influenced by pop culture.
This past year, a highly controversial show largely about teen suicide and its consequences aired on Netflix. “13 Reasons Why,” was based on a much less controversial book but the series was heavily criticized for – among other things – violating the “rules” in the world of television for how (and how not) suicide is to be depicted. Questions, of course, exist about whether such rules are outdated in a day and age when it is as easy as surfing the Web for someone, even a teenager, to find such information.
Questions also exist in modern law practice about whether certain ethics rules are outdated, and we will spend some time talking about that issue and related topics. We will also discuss the problems with substance abuse, stress, and mental health issues that plague our profession and put our members at risk of self-harm at rates much higher than the general population and other professions. The outdated technology of audiotape also plays a significant role in the Netflix series. (It is also making something of a comeback in the music industry.) We will spend time talking about the ethical obligations of lawyers when it comes to use of technology and whether some of those obligations and the risks of modern technology might create an incentive for lawyers to make use of some outdated technology in the future as a way of better protecting client information.
And, we will cover it all in a format that had its heyday when cassette tapes were king – the “mixtape.” Your presenter will curate the order of topics for you with an eye toward your three-hour listening experience.
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