June 13, 2017

Videos

The Professional Responsibility Video Library was established in 1988 to provide educational video programming to meet the challenges of emerging developments in legal ethics, professional regulation and professionalism. All tapes are available for purchase only.

Each of the first five videotapes features four dramatic vignettes illustrating ethical dilemmas confronting lawyers. Lively and informative discussions among three distinguished practitioners follow each vignette. Though the vignettes are set within various fields of practice, the dilemmas and discussions are applicable to a wide range of practice areas. Discussion guides accompany each tape.

Videotapes are sold exclusively by the Center for Professional Responsibility and can only be purchased by contacting Krista Herman at Krista.Herman@americanbar.org by calling 312/988-5325.

Attorney-Client Relations

An examination of professional conduct in relation to the question "Who's in charge, client or lawyer?" Scenarios include potential client perjury and influencing the client's testimony in a criminal context; client competence and responsibility for decision making in regard to trial tactics; boundaries of zealous advocacy and a lawyer's duty to advise viewed in a domestic relations matter; and limitations upon the preparation of a client for trial. Includes excerpts from two major motion pictures. Comes with discussion guide (2004).

PC:462-0004 - 1989, 57 minutes
Part of a five video package which includes Attornney- Client Relations, Client Confidentiality, Conflicts of Interest, Associate Partner Relations, and Independence of Counsel for $450 regular price or $375 for completes set.

Regular Price: $125.00
Center Member: $95.00

Purchase via email or contact Krista Herman at 312-988-5325

Conflicts of Interest

An inspection of the various ways in which conflicts can arise. Scenarios include multiple representation and imputed disqualification in the context of a real estate transaction; conflicting duties to a former client and an unrepresented person in a domestic relations setting; business transactions with a client conflicting with a lawyer's personal interests in the acquisition of literary rights of a criminal defendant's story; and adverse interests of clients within the framework of insurance defense. Comes with discussion guide (2004).

PC:462-0006 - 1989, 57 minutes
Part of a five video package which includes Attornney- Client Relations, Client Confidentiality, Conflicts of Interest, Associate Partner Relations, and Independence of Counsel for $450 regular price or $375 for completes set.

Regular Price: $125.00
Center Member: $95.00

Purchase via email or contact Krista Herman at 312-988-5325

Independence of Counsel

An inquiry into the moral and ethical obligations of corporate counsel. A series of vignettes depicts the events surrounding the manufacture of a defective product. Addressed are the duties to respond to employee requests, to render advice, to keep information confidential within the organization, and to question organizational decisions, as well as the duties owed by subordinate lawyers to the corporation, its customers and the public. Comes with discussion guide (2004).

PC:462-0012 - 1989, 34 minutes

Regular Price: $100.00
Center Member: $75.00

Purchase via email or contact Krista Herman at 312-988-5325

Vignettes Only Tape

All the vignettes from the five videos described above appear with no discussion. This tape is intended for use by law schools, bar associations and other groups that will further explore the issues portrayed through live panel or audience discussion. Comes with discussion guide (2004) for all five tapes.

PC:462-0002 - 1989, 70 minutes

Regular Price: $300.00
Center Member: $225.00

Purchase via email or contact Krista Herman at 312-988-5325

The Judicial Response to Misconduct

This videotape was produced to assist the judiciary with the identification of lawyer and judicial misconduct and the appropriate responses to them. The tape consists of 12 vignettes covering issues confronting judges regularly and comes with a discussion guide. A corresponding text and discussion guide can also be purchased.

PC:561-0126P - 1993, 57 minutes

Regular Price: $45.00
Center Member: $35.00

Purchase via email or contact Krista Herman at 312-988-5325

Professional Responsibility and the Solo or Small Firm Practicioner

Vignettes cover areas of special concern to solo and small firm practitioners such as confidentiality within shared office space, business transactions with clients, conflicts with personal interests, competence and professionalism. No written materials.

PC:462-0024 - 1993

Regular Price: $75.00
Center Member: $55.00

Purchase via email or contact Krista Herman at 312-988-5325

Perspectives on Client Communications

A dramatic presenation about the proper and improper ways in which lawyers communicate with clients about cases, opposing counsel, and the system of justice. No written materials

PC:462-0025 - 1993

Regular Price: $25.00
Center Member: $20.00

Purchase via email or contact Krista Herman at 312-988-5325

Lawyers, Alcoholism and the Intervention Process


Interventions interrupt the progression of alcohol and substance abuse by confronting the reality of the user's problem and initiating helpful change. Interventions educate the user's friends and relatives about how they have enabled the abuse to continue and how they can help the user into recovery. The tape dramatizes the steps of an intervention with a fictional alcohol-dependent judge, describing the requirements, methods and goals of the intervention process and the emotionally charged atmosphere that it creates. No written materials.

PC: 462-0022  - 1991, 40 minutes

Regular Price: $100.00
Center Member: $75.00

Purchase via email or contact Krista Herman at 312-988-5325