Professionalism in Civil Litigation: Racism, Sexism and Other Forms of Bias *** 50% OFF

Legal Area:        Ethics Bias Litigation Civil Appellate
Total Credit Hours:        1.00
Ethics Credit Included:        1.00
Registration Fee:        $25.00
Course Materials:        textaudio
Session END DATE:        12/31/2017
Information:        ONLY $12 Code: SAVE50%

** available at any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through date referenced above ** is pleased to present a special online ethics program analyzing some of the issues concerning race and gender bias that arise during litigation. It begins by explaining how the disciplinary rules themselves require lawyers to be aware of conduct that can manifest bias or prejudice, and then analyzes recent decisions of the courts condemning such behavior. It describes misconduct during discovery and jury selection, and analyzes the judicial response to observing such behavior. This course features an audio presentation by Professor David Hricik of Mercer University School of Law, in which he discusses the issues outlined below. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session. The course is accredited for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit in legal ethics.

Some of the subjects to be discussed during this course include:

* The role of the disciplinary rules in professionalism.

* Sexism and racism during discovery and the courts' zero tolerance policy.

* Jury selection, Batson, and the importance of race-neutral jury selection in the context of professional behavior

The speaker for this course is Professor David Hricik, a professor of law at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia where he teaches courses in legal ethics, patent law litigation, remedies and alternative dispute resolution. Before joining the law faculty at Mercer, David practiced law as a litigator with the Houston law firms of Baker Botts, Slusser & Frost, and then Yetter & Warden for 14 years. While in private practice, he focused on complex civil litigation, patent litigation, malpractice defense, and ethics consulting. He has written and spoken extensively on legal ethics, professionalism, and intellectual property. He is a member of the Professionalism & Ethics Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (Chair, 2005-2008); Chair of the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association (2002-03); and was a member of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee of the State Bar of Texas from 1997-2002. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona (B.A., 1984) and his law degree from Northwestern University (J.D., 1988). A more extensive biography for Prof. Hricik may be found at his law school's website.


This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Tennessee. In addition, regular CLE credits for this seminar may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity (such as Florida) or as an "Approved Jurisdiction" (Tennessee). is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. (These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.)

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