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Professional Development

Tripwires for Lawyers and Law Students: Practice Traps for the Unwary

Presented by Jim Grogan, Debby Stone, and Kathy Morris

Note: This is not for CLE. Part of the free Career Development Series, a monthly webinar series featuring practical tips from legal career experts. Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.


Our speakers will discuss:

  • Common, yet not-so-obvious, practice pitfalls and overlooked opportunities
  • Innocent missteps that can have negative ramifications in your career (including ethical ones!)
  • Ways to guard against tripping the wires and falling into traps
Working well together.

Working well together.


Jim Grogan, Deputy Administrator and the Chief Counsel, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (ARDC), Chicago, IL

Debby Stone, Founder, Novateur Partners, LLC, Atlanta, GA


Kathy Morris, Under Advisement, Ltd., Chicago, IL and New York, NY

Video and Materials

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Materials include:

  1. Presentation Slides
  2. Learning the Art of Effective Self-Promotion – Debby Stone
  3. Questions and Answers: Practice Traps and Tripwires – Kathy Morris