Daily Briefs

Webinar looks at ‘How to Respond to Uncivil and Unprofessional Conduct’ Dec. 29

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education in collaboration with the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers will present the webcast “Lawyers Behaving Badly: How to Respond to Uncivil and Unprofessional Conduct” on Thursday, December 29, from noon to 1 p.m.

Society holds lawyers to a higher standard than an average citizen, as reflected in ethics rules and lawyer disciplinary process. Yet despite these expectations, today people are witnessing a rise in lawyer incivility. Tensions between advocacy and civility, plus misconceptions about the lawyer’s role, make it a challenge for some lawyers to balance their obligations for strong representation with expectations of professionalism. Some lawyers have reputations for repeatedly engaging in questionable behavior; others become overzealous and ignore the guardrails.

In this climate, how should attorneys respond when confronted with uncivil and unprofessional conduct of other lawyers? What are attorneys’ practical options and professional obligations?

This timely program helps participants learn first-hand how to deal with an opponent engaging in uncivil behavior that crosses the professional line. 

Using a series of video vignettes illustrating real-world situations, the experienced panel—including a federal judge, respected practitioners, and a behavioral science expert—will share their personal experiences and practical recommendations.

All registrants will receive a set of downloadable course materials to accompany the program.

Cost for the webcast is $199.  To register, visit www.ali-cle.org.


Bar associations plan 2022 Holiday Party for Dec. 14

The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association and the Wolverine Bar Association will host the 2022 Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the French Quarter Room of the Atheneum Hotel, 1000 Brush St. in Detroit.

Cost for the holiday event is $25 for Straker and Wolverine members,  $35 for non-members, and $15 for law students.  

Net proceeds from the party will benefit Black United Fund of Michigan which is committed to supporting, developing and implementing impactful youth empowerment programs through collaborative partnerships for the underserved and underrepresented in the community.  

To purchase tickets for the 2022 Holiday Party, visit https://bit.ly/3uPRR6l.

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