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Annual Meeting Ethics CLE: How Good Lawyers Can Go Astray

Annual Meeting Ethics CLE: How Good Lawyers Can Go Astray

By Graham Hunt

07/18/13, 10:07 AM CT | Author: Tiffany Adams

Join the Professional Responsibility Committee for an ethics CLE program at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The program, “Cognitive Biases, Blind Spots, and Other Impairments of Ethical Vision: How Good Lawyers Can Go Astray,” takes place at 10:30 a.m. On Saturday, August 10 and features a number of prominent speakers, including Dr. Larry Richard of LawyerBrain LLC, James Jones, and Nancy Rapoport. 

Cognitive Biases, Blind Spots, and Other Impairments of Ethical Vision: How Good Lawyers Can Go Astray
Saturday, August 10
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room of the Dons, Lobby Level, InterContinental Mark Hopkins

Presented by: Professional Responsibility Committee

Co-sponsoring Committees: Business and Corporate Litigation; Business Bankruptcy; Business Law Education; Cyberspace Law; Federal Regulation of Securities

Co-sponsoring ABA Entity: Center for Professional Responsibility

Program Chair and Moderator:

  • Charles E. McCallum; Of Counsel; Warner Norcross & Judd LLP; Healdsburg, CA

Speakers:

  • James W. Jones; Senior Fellow; Center for the Study of the Legal Profession; Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., and Principal, Legal Management Resources LLC, Reston, VA
  • Nancy B. Rapoport; Gordon Silver Professor of Law; William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Las Vegas, NV
  • Dr. Larry Richard, Founder and Principal; LawyerBrain LLC; Wayne, PA

Description: Cognitive biases (unconscious tendencies) can cause misperception, misinterpretation, and misjudgment. Using audience, videos, and concrete examples, this program featuring widely known expert Dr. Larry Richard shows how being aware of cognitive biases can help avoid the ethical blind spots and traps they create.



In addition to this program, the Business Law Section is presenting three other ethics CLE programs at the Annual Meeting:

Building a Successful Corporate Ethics Risk Management Program
Friday, August 9
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
French Room, Lobby Level, Fairmont
 
Things My Ethics Professor Didn’t Tell Me: Top Ethical Pitfalls for the Social Media Age
Saturday, August 10
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Terrace Room, Terrace Level, Fairmont
 
Keeping Cool when Betting the Company: the Ethical Counsel in Corporate Crisis
Saturday, August 10
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Peacock Room, Lobby Level, InterContinental Mark Hopkins

Learn more about the Business Law Section’s participation in the ABA Annual Meeting or register now.

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