Legal Ethics Opinions Every Lawyer Must Read and Think About, Featuring Jack Marshall

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 3.0

Tuesday, September 12, 9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 3.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0 (all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 3.0 Ethics (Designations Information)
Registration Fees: Live on Site: $199
Telephone: $219


Why Attend?

  • Learn about new and looming ethics developments from Jack Marshall, a nationally acclaimed ethicist and a malpractice expert
  • Earn 3.0 hours of MCLE Ethics credit

Every U.S. bar association, as well as the ABA, issues periodic opinions on controversies, vagaries, and new developments in legal ethics. This is where ethical standards develop and evolve. Though many legal ethics opinions involve minutiae or lay out rules interpretations that remain confined to a single jurisdiction, others act as catalysts for significant change in perception of what kind of conduct is considered ethical and professional.

But few lawyers read legal ethics opinions at all, much less those in jurisdictions other than their own. This is understandable but perilous. In this three-hour, interactive CLE seminar, attendees will examine crucial developments in legal ethics laid out in recent legal ethics opinions in Virginia and other jurisdictions, and consider their implication for legal practice, clients, the profession, and the business of law.

Among the topics covered:

  • Conflicts of interest we didn’t see coming
  • New technology threats and imperatives
  • Lurking fee ethics traps
  • Conflicts of rules and legal ethics opinions to be ready for
  • Handling the unethical or impaired colleague
  • Working remotely
  • The messy departing firm partner problem
  • … and more

Each issue will be introduced with one or more challenging hypotheticals to foster discussion regarding the ethics developments involved. The seminar will also offer useful resources and analysis tools that will be invaluable in navigating legal ethics dilemmas to come.

This seminar was developed exclusively for Virginia CLE® and will be taught by attorney Jack Marshall, president of the Alexandria-based ethics training firm ProEthics, twice honored by the American Continuing Legal Education Association for innovation in seminar development. He has created and taught ethics courses for over 30 bar associations, as well as many law firms, federal agencies, and corporate legal departments. He is also an award-winning stage director, an ethics consultant in fields ranging from business and academia to sports, and a member of the D.C. and Massachusetts bars.


The Bobzien-Gaither Education Center in Richmond/Innsbrook is our new state-of-the-art facility designed with your safety in mind. It features a Centurion air filtration system, which quickly and effectively eliminates viruses and bacteria. Additionally, the facility is thoroughly cleaned before each seminar, and face masks and hand sanitizer will be available.


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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $60 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.

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COURSE SCHEDULE (September 12) (Eastern Time)

9:00 Legal Ethics Opinions Every Lawyer Must Read and Think About
12:15 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Richmond begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.



Jack Marshall, ProEthics, Ltd. / Alexandria

Jack Marshall is president and founder of ProEthics, a 24-year-old national ethics training firm. A Massachusetts and D.C. lawyer and professional writer and stage director, Mr. 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.

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