Ethics Roadshow 2018: Part 1


Many ethical issues can be complicated and nuanced. Often those issues are the ones that lend themselves to public presentation because of the layered issues and academic rigor with which they can be tackled. But, sometimes, it is important to step back and focus on the basics. Most instances in which situations really go sour and lawyers end up on the receiving end of discipline involve failures to comply with fundamental ethical obligations.

This year’s Roadshow offers an opportunity to get “back-to-basics” and look at significant developments during 2018 in the world of lawyering. This presentation will focus on the five “Cs” that make up a recipe for ethical lawyering no matter what kind of law practice you have: the ethical duties of Competence, Confidentiality, (Avoiding) Conflicts, Communication, and Candor.





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I really enjoyed the discussion based on actual cases of lawyer discipline. It gives real-world context to the rules.

Brian is the best when it comes to Tennessee ethics presentations and insight. See you next year!

I appreciate his ability to break everything in the rules down to 5 C's. This disentangles the rules, and makes the concepts easier to learn.

I like ethics CLEs that provide real life examples rather than rote recitations of the rules. This was a good presentation.

Another great presentation by Brian.

insightful, good reminders of what we should all be mindful of

Very good presentation! Lots of information here on what actually leads to disciplinary action by the BPR.

The combination of focusing on Competence, Candor and Communication should be a handy test in avoiding future ethical problems. I was amazed at the behavior of some of the offending attorneys.

Fairly informative ethics presentation.

Good presentation

Sharing true stories of disciplinary issues is a good way to lay the basis for ethics questions.

Always Great!

This course was very informative and interesting. I was especially impressed that the presenter did such a good job. Very good job.

I learned a lot! Great job!!!

Great use of the 5Cs as a starting point. The use of real world examples was also good. The presenter also did a good job showing the relationship between certain violations and disciplinary outcomes.

A reminder of basics of ethical practice.

This is only Part One of a two part series, but it offers many insights as a stand alone course. I look forward to this presentation every year.

Enjoyed the review of recent ethics complaints.


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Course InformationHighlights
  • Flexible to your schedule
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Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.