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Seminar Title: Legal Ethics in a Changing Landscape
Instructor: William D. Brown, Ph.D.
2012 Seminar offered on site:
Knoxville, TN: Nov 16, Dec 14
Club Le Conte, 2700 Plaza Tower, 27th Floor, (865) 523-0405; 1:00pm – 4:15pm; business attire; continental breakfast 1/2 hour prior; Location: Off I-40 take #388A, to Cumberland Ave, to tallest glass bldg. in downtown Knoxville.
Offered live, on site/various locations:
Memphis, TN: May 21, Nov 12, Dec 10
Nashville, TN: May 22, Nov 14, Dec 11
Chattanooga, TN: May 23, Nov 15, Dec 12
Jackson, TN: Nov 13
Knoxville, TN: May 24, Nov 16, Dec 14
Washington, DC: December 18
Wilmington, DE: December 20
This seminar addresses a number of arresting topics including the future of legal education and how this will affect future and present practitioners as well as professionalism. Will more attorneys work for free – some already are and not just in pursuit of pro bono. Additionally, this session examines the impact of mental illness on the profession, especially depression, and its accompanying melancholy.
Credit Hours: 3 CLE Hours (Ethics, Dual, Professionalism, Elimination of Bias, Substance Abuse – depending upon jurisdiction)
AL, AR, DE, IN, MS, MT, NJ, NM, NV, NY, PA, TX, WA, WI: 3 hrs. ethics
CA: 1 ethics/1 substance abuse/1 elimination of bias
OH: 1 ethics/1 professionalism/1 substance abuse
NC: 2 ethics/1 substance abuse
GA: 2 ethics/1 professionalism
CO, MO, WV: 3.6 hrs. ethics/general
OK, WI: 3.5 hrs. ethics/general
SC: 2 ethics/1 substance abuse or 3 ethics
TN: 3 hrs. dual
VA: 2 ethics
VT: 2 general/1 ethics
CPD – Canada – not approved
Materials: Cases, Opinions and articles relating to seminar topic, please appropriate correlating selections from:
The Ethics of Legal Ethics (Vol. I)
William D. Brown, Ph.D
Washington: The Wayne Smith Company, 1995
Board of Directors – Lapdog or Watchdog?
William D. Brown, Ph.D.
Leesburg, VA: Wycliff Publishing, 2007
Dissemination: Materials distributed on-site
1.0 hr. Legal Education – wither thou goest?
· Rising costs
· Slimmer pickings
· ABA MR 5.7: Responsibilities Regarding Law-Related Services
· Legal Scholarship – who pays?
· The future: No paycheck at the end of the road?
1.0 hr. Was Heraclitus right – “Nothing is permanent but change”?
· Law stagnation here to stay?
· How we got from there to here
· Interconnected forces affecting change
· ABA Preamble: A Lawyer’s Responsibilities (1-5)
· Impact on professionalism
1.0 hr. Impact of mental illness on the profession
· Discrimination against depressed lawyer
· Waking to reality - a real bummer
· Dealing with depression
· A terrible melancholy for practitioners
3.0 hrs = Total CLE Credit
William D. Brown, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - Florida State University
M.Th. - Texas Christian University
B.D. - Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University
B.A. - Lynchburg College
Chairman and presenter, TRT, Inc. (1990 - present)
President, The Ethics Institute (1992 - present)
Private Practice (Clinical Psychology) (1970 - present)
Chair, Dept. of Family Psychology and Community Development, University of Maryland
Department Head, Dept. of Child Development & Family Relations, and Associate Professor, Human Factors Research Laboratory, Colorado State University
Professor of Family Life, Stephens College
Psychology Instructor, United States Armed Forces Institute
Brown, William D. Board of Directors – Corporate Governance Lapdog or Watchdog?, Leesburg, VA: Wycliff Publishers, 2007
__________________ The Ethics of Legal Ethics (Vol. 1), Washington: The Wayne Smith Company, 1995
__________________ The Right Thing: ethics inaction/ethics in action, Washington: The Wayne Smith Company, 1991
__________________ Welcome Stress! It Can Help You be Your Best, Minneapolis: CompCare Publishing Co., 1983
__________________ Families Under Stress, Washington: Prentice Hall (Brady Division), 1977
__________________ “A Social-Psychological Conceptual Framework of the Family,” (Chapter VIII) in Emerging Conceptual Frameworks in Family Analysis, F. Ivan Nye and Felix M. Berardo (eds.) New York: The Macmillan Company, 1966
American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility
American Psychological Association