Passion and the Profession of Law
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division
What is your most valuable asset as an attorney? It has nothing to do with your bank accounts, your staff or even your clients. It’s your passion for the practice of law.
Jim Blackburn is living proof that even those who enjoy the most success in our profession can lose their way, and that no one is beyond help. After his successful prosecution in the highly publicized triple murder trial of Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, Blackburn became a prominent partner at a high-power private firm. Although he appeared to be at the top of his profession, he succumbed to the pressures that often accompany such success. In 1993, he pleaded guilty to state charges of ethical violations, surrendered his law license and prepared for a three and a half month stint in a state prison. Upon his release from prison, Jim began to slowly rebuild his life - starting as a waiter in one of the very restaurants he had frequented while practicing law.
No one understands more than Jim Blackburn how important passion is in the practice of law. Join him for a moving discussion of how you can reignite your passion for the profession, while ethically dealing with the challenges that lawyers face every day.
Order this program with Jim Blackburn`s other one-hour online ethics seminar, Lawyer Depression and Mental Health, and receive 20% off the regular price. (You will be prompted to add the other seminar at checkout.)
1.0 Total CLE Credits, 1.0 of which may be applied toward Ethics Credits.