Ethics for the Modern Lawyer + Retirement Ethical Issues for Attorneys *** 50% OFF

Legal Area:        Ethics Professional Responsibility ALL
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        1.50
Registration Fee:        $35.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        05/31/2019
Information:        ONLY $17 Code: SAVE50%

** available at any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through date referenced above **, together with Houston Bar Association (HBA), are pleased to present a special online CLE ethics program which deals directly with two extremely current and important topics that attorneys face today in their legal practice.This course features streaming video presentations and downloadable MP3 audio presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association on November 1, 2014. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session. This course is approved for 1.5 MCLE Ethics credit hours.

In 'Ethics for the Modern Lawyer', Michael Burg addresses how modern technology and communications have become great tools for lawyers to expand their practices and create opportunities to reach clients and potential clients in ever-widening possibilities. However, the attorney who uses newer technology and social media to manage and market his practice will need to comply with the requirements of legal ethics and will need to be careful about its uses. New ethics opinions from state bars around the country, the American Bar Association and courts have begun to define what is required, what is permissible and what is forbidden. This seminar will explain some of the recent and relevant opinions concerning the use of technology and social media.

In 'Retirement Ethical Issues for Attorneys', Ann MacNaughton discusses a new, but extremely important ethical topic that relates to the need for proactive financial retirement planning in order to prevent attorneys from continuing to practice beyond the years in which they are still able to competently deliver legal services to their clients. These ethical issues directly impact effective delivery of legal services to clients, because if an attorney has not prepared for retirement, they may feel forced to continue to practice, even when their ability to provide quality legal representation is impaired.

Subjects for this course include:

  • General Rules

  • Credit Cards

  • E-Discovery

  • Cloud Computing

  • Metadata

  • Facebook/Twitter/

The first video presentation titled 'Ethics for the Modern Lawyer' features attorney Michael Burg who is a sole practitioner concentrating his practice in business law and business litigation. Excerpts from his resume include: First chair trial and appellate practice in both state and federal courts. Representation of Fortune 500 entities, as well as numerous smaller companies. Since 1997, he has also served as Adjunct Professor of Business Law at the University of St. Thomas. More information about his resume, achievements, education and professional associations and positions can be found at his website.

The second video presentation titled 'Retirement Ethical Issues for Attorneys' features Ann MacNaughton of Merrill Lynch. Ann MacNaughton graduated from St. John's School in Houston, earned MBA and JD degrees from the University of Houston, and completed post-graduate work at Harvard. With over 25 years of active business practice in the legal field, she has worked in large firms such as Vinson & Elkins and Mobil Oil and also small firms, including her own before joining Merrill Lynch. More information about her resume, achievements, education and professional associations and positions can be found at her website.


This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.

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", such as TENNESSEE.  Please check with the Tennessee State Bar for accreditation information.

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