The Legacy of Watergate: Ethics of Representing an Entity under the Current Model Rules (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 3.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 3.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $180 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2016


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of entire September 2013 live seminar, The Legacy of Watergate.

  • Earn 3 Ethics credits while exploring the duties of today’s attorneys who become entangled in client wrongdoing, whether deliberately or unwittingly
  • Get a once-in-a-lifetime, first-hand account of the Watergate scandal as it unfolded
  • Examine the famous “cancer in the presidency” conversation as an example of “reporting up” and “reporting out”

Some CLE programs make for an outstanding learning opportunity. This one makes history. Watergate changed the world we live in, and in doing so it also changed the world of legal ethics. This dramatic, enlightening, and highly entertaining program presents a once-in-a-lifetime insider’s view of this these historic events and the ethical rules that emerged as a result. John Dean and Jim Robenalt’s program has been hailed by attendees across the country as the best CLE in the nation. Mr. Dean’s role as White House counsel is used as a case study to explore the ethics of representing an organization and the “report up” and “report out” requirements of Model Rule 1.13. They also explore the ethical duties of an attorney who becomes entangled in client wrongdoing, whether deliberately or unwittingly.

The program features historic video, photos, rare documents, and handpicked clips from the Nixon Tapes, the Senate hearings, and the Frost/Nixon interviews. It has been tailored to Virginia legal ethics.


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Government Attorney? Receive a 50% discount on this and most seminars, and a 30% discount on publications.
New Virginia Lawyer? (less than three years) Receive a 25% discount on this and most seminars and publications.



John W. Dean, Beverly Hills, CA

James David Robenalt, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, OH

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