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

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 3.0

Video on Site: Tuesday, September 27 / Alexandria, Charlottesville, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke
  Wednesday, September 28 / Hampton, Warrenton
  Thursday, September 29 / Tysons Corner, Williamsburg
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 3.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Live on Site: September 13 in Fairfax, September 14 in Washington, DC, and Septermber 15 in Richmond (Glen Allen)


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

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.


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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

VIDEO REGISTRATION FEES (Lunch not included).
(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$175* regular registration (without printed materials).
$205 regular registration plus printed materials.
$220 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program



Alexandria: Courtyard Marriott Alexandria Old Town/Southwest, 2700 Eisenhower Ave. (703) 329-2323 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Charlottesville: The Virginia CLE® Building, 105 Whitewood Road (800) 979-8253 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Norfolk: SpringHill Suites Norfolk—Virginia Beach, 6350 Newtown Road (757) 333-3100 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Richmond: UVA Richmond Regional Center, 2810 N. Parham Road, Suite 300, 3rd Floor (Parking available only in spots not marked “Visitor Parking”) (804) 662-7464 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Roanoke: Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 North Jefferson Street (Parking validated for parking deck adjacent to center only) (540) 767-6161 (Venue Website / Google Map)


Hampton: Old Dominion University’s Peninsula Center, Peninsula Workforce Development Center, Second Floor, 600 Butler Farm Road, next to the TNCC Campus  (757) 766-5200 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Warrenton: Holiday Inn Express Warrenton, 410 Holiday Court (540) 341-3461 (Venue Website / Google Map)


Tysons Corner: Courtyard Marriott, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road (entrance to hotel on Greensboro Drive) (703) 790-0207 (Venue Website / Google Map) Now Metro accessible!
Williamsburg: Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, 6945 Pocahontas Trail (757) 220-2250 (Venue Website / Google Map)

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.

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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.

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