Ethics Cabaret: The Ethics of Your Profession Sung to the Music of Your Life

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 3.0

Live on Site: Tuesday, September 13 / Waterford at Fair Oaks, Fairfax
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Live on Site: Wednesday, September 14 / Nationals Park, Washington, DC (SOLD OUT)
Registration: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Program: 12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  Washington Nationals baseball game at 4:05 p.m.
Live on Site: Thursday, September 15 / The Place at Innsbrook, Richmond (Glen Allen)
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 3.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Video on Site Options


Why Attend?

  • Learn about tomorrow’s emerging ethical challenges from nationally known speaker Jack Marshall
  • Fulfill this year’s ethics requirement, and half of next year’s, in one insightful and entertaining seminar
  • On September 14, enjoy the rest of your day in an infield box seat as the Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets!

baseball photoYou can attend this seminar live on site in Fairfax, in Richmond, or in conjunction with a Washington Nationals baseball game vs. the New York Mets at Nationals Park!

Nothing captures the complexities, tragedies, and exhilaration of humanity more exquisitely than great American popular music. Now the latest musical ethics seminar from lawyer/ethicist/parodist Jack Marshall will employ the full range of those memorable songs — from Judy Garland to Bon Jovi to Adele — to explore current developments in the field of legal ethics and, rather than the pain and confusion of romantic relationships, the equally perplexing relationship between lawyers, their clients, the Rules of Professional Conduct, and their own consciences.

“Ethics Cabaret” is a unique legal ethics seminar that fulfills three hours of CLE ethics credits. As with ProEthics’ other popular and award-winning musical seminars — “Ethics Rock,” “Ethics Rock Extreme,” “The Sound of Ethics,” “Ethics Blues,” and “Ethics Jamboree!” — each song is a challenging hypothetical exploring multiple important and current ethics issues that every lawyer needs to understand and be prepared to deal with. This time Marshall is assisted by professional cabaret singer/actress Esther Covington, a keyboard playing chanteuse with a flair for comedy. The songs parodied will span more decades and styles than ever before, as Esther’s repertoire will flip from Broadway to Disco to Billy Joel to 2016 chart-toppers in a heartbeat, but all with important legal ethics issues in their lyrics, evoking recent developments and important legal ethics opinions.


Government Attorney? Receive a 50% discount on this and most seminars, and a 30% discount on publications. Not valid for live seminar at Nationals Park on September 14. Visit

New Virginia Lawyer? (less than three years) Receive a 25% discount on this and most seminars and publications. Not valid for live seminar at Nationals Park on September 14. Visit

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8:30 Registration
9:00 Program begins (will include 15-minute break)
12:15 Adjourn


11:30 Registration
12:30 Program begins (will include 15-minute break)
3:45 Adjourn
4:05 Baseball game

*Detailed information on tickets (infield box seats), concessions voucher, registration, and seminar location in the Park will be sent to registrants in advance by e-mail.


8:30 Registration
9:00 Program begins (will include 15-minute break)
12:15 Adjourn



Jack Marshall,
ProEthics, Ltd. / Alexandria

Jack Marshall is President and founder of ProEthics, an 18-year-old national ethics training firm. A Massachusetts and D.C. lawyer and professional writer and stage director, Marshall specializes in bringing the techniques of theater, comedy, and satire to the legal ethics CLE, and regularly presents jurisdiction- and practice-specific seminars to bar associations, law firms, corporations, non-profits, and government agencies across the country.

Esther Covington / Washington, DC

Esther Covington is a Washington-based professional performer, and a member of Actors Equity. She has starred in regional theater all over the nation, and won accolades in her one-woman show as the immortal Fanny Brice. Ms. Covington is known to accompany her song stylings on the piano, keyboard, and violin (though not at the same time) and is one of the nation’s capital’s most versatile and engaging entertainers.

Locations, Dates and Fees

(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)


$195* regular registration (without printed materials).
$225 regular registration plus printed materials.
$240 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program

WASHINGTON, DC (In conjunction with the baseball game at Nationals Park)

$295 (Fee includes the seminar, printed materials, refreshments, a $20 concessions voucher, and game ticket (infield box seat).  Seminar will occur rain or shine.  If the baseball game is rained out, your game ticket will serve as a “rain check” for the rescheduled game.) On-site registration is not available for the September 14 seminar.

You can also purchase additional guest tickets for $80 each. (Note that seminar attendees get special early access to Nationals Park, and other guest attendees will not be able to enter the park until approximately 2:30 p.m.)

To purchase additional tickets, please e-mail Rich at A limited quantity of tickets is available, so do not delay.


Fairfax / Tuesday, September 13
Waterford at Fair Oaks (Venue Website / Google Map)
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
(703) 352-3200

Washington, D. C. (Nationals Park)
/ Wednesday, September 14
Nationals Park (Kennedy Room, Mezzanine Level) (Venue Website / Google Map)
1500 South Capitol Street, SE

Directions to the Nationals Park may be found at  Note that parking is NOT provided as part of this seminar. Detailed information on seminar and registration location, tickets (infield box seats), and concessions voucher will be sent to registrants in advance by e-mail.

Richmond (Glen Allen) / Thursday, September 15
The Place at Innsbrook (Venue Website / Google Map)
4036-C Cox Road
(804) 346-2100

A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.


Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

Printed Materials: You still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.


To receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar AND register for the lower fee, your registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar.  A link to the downloadable e-book materials will be e-mailed to you two business days before the seminar.  Once you download the materials, you can review them and print the portions you want to bring with you to the seminar.

After 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar, only the registration options that include printed materials will be available.

Cancellation/transfer requests for the live Fairfax and Richmond seminars, as well as the video replays, will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $60 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

Cancellation/transfer requests for the live Nationals Park seminar made after September 6 will incur an $80 cancellation fee for the cost of the game ticket and concessions voucher. Upon your request, we will either leave the ticket for you at the Will Call Box Office, OR attempt to find a replacement ticket purchaser. If we find a replacement ticket purchaser, we will refund you the $80 cancellation fee.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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