The Greatest Legal Ethics Seminar Ever Taught, Featuring Jack Marshall and John May (USB Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 3.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 3.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $189 - USB with electronic materials
$219 - USB plus printed materials (includes electronic materials)
Available Through: 9/30/2022


A pre-recorded video replay of the September 2019 live seminar, The Greatest Legal Ethics Seminar Ever Taught, Featuring Jack Marshall and John May.

Topics covered:

  • Explore how much personal judgment and legal ethics perspective is required of each practitioner
  • Dramatically show how essential it is to keep up with new developments, and have quick access to authorities and assistance when unexpected dilemmas surface
  • Focus on common legal ethics problems that have proved resistant to efforts to resolve them, leaving practitioners vulnerable
  • Provide an instant tune-up for Virginia lawyers ethics problem-solving skills

Legal ethics CLE credits are useless unless they are meaningful. These three hours of instruction are specifically designed to stimulate the legal ethics instinct while illustrating the many tools that can and should be accessed when ethics problems appear: the rules, legal ethics opinions, court opinions, history, basic ethics principles, the lessons of history, literature, and popular culture, and most of all, personal character and common sense.

Legal ethicist, lawyer, and writer Jack Marshall reunites with legal malpractice and bar discipline specialist John May to lead attendees in an exploration of such issues as …

  • Staying ethical with the unethical client
  • Ethical handling of litigation surprises
  • Confidentiality traps
  • Conflicts-of-rules crises
  • How to use technology without being destroyed by it
  • Personal/professional conflicts
  • The duty to warn
  • Ethics trends in legal culture
  • The unresolved professional-business breach
  • Sexual harassment perils
  • Zealous representation vs. the public good
  • The special dilemmas of government lawyers and corporate general counsel

... And more.





Jack Marshall, ProEthics, Ltd. / Alexandria
Jack Marshall is president and founder of ProEthics, a 19-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, nonprofits, and government agencies nationally and internationally.

John T. May, Jordan Coyne LLP / Fairfax
John May is Senior Counsel at Jordan Coyne LLP. He joined the firm in 1981 and became a partner in 1987. Throughout his tenure, he represented clients in the area of professional malpractice including attorneys, accountants, insurance agents and title agents. He also represented attorneys in disciplinary matters before the D.C. Board of Professional Responsibility. His experience in this area includes service as a member, and subsequently as a chairman, of a hearing committee for the D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility—the adjudicatory body for the D.C. attorney disciplinary system.  Mr. May retired from Jordan Coyne and assumed Senior Counsel status on January 1, 2019.  He has shared the breadth of his knowledge and experience with others through continuing legal education lectures and as an Adjunct Professor for fourteen years at the American University Washington College of Law on the topic of legal ethics. Notably, he has lectured on ethics and legal malpractice for the D.C. Bar, the Virginia Bar, Georgetown University Law Center, American University Law School, and the Ethics Resource Center, among others.  Mr. May spent many years as an actor and singer in local theater groups. Although many have practiced at the Supreme Court, he is one of the few attorneys who has actually performed there.

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