About the Seminar
Intro and explanation about the rule on Misconduct, generally (Rule 8.4)
Explanation of Rule 8.4(a)
- Gov. Blagojevich & co-conspirators as a real-life example of this violation
Discussion of Rule 8.4(b)
- Comparison to absence of “damages” needed in Rule 1.0, Fraud
- Exploring the direction we get from Rule 8.4, Comment 
Explanation of Rule 8.4(c)
- Absence of a “materiality” requirement
- Wide breadth of the rule - it reaches outside of the practice
- Exploring the unique prohibition against deception in the law by contrasting it to the way deception is permitted in art
Explanation of Rule 8.4(d)
- What we can learn from the way different states' deal with this subsection
Discrimination and the new Rule 8.4(g)
Learning about how Rule 8.4 could be violated in action
- Using the actions taken by the lawyer-character in the movie “The Untouchables” to illustrate how that character violated various subsections of Rule 8.4
- Exploring the limits of a lawyer's zealous advocacy. Discussion of disciplinary opinion regarding same
- Discussing Comment  to Rule 8.4- the enhanced ethical requirements of lawyers in public office
Explaining Rule 5.5, Unauthorized Practice of law
- The connection to Rule 8.5, Choice of law
- Rule 5.5 and problems with a “virtual” law practice
Explanation of Rules 8.4(e) and (f)
About the Speaker
Stuart I. Teicher, Esq. is a professional legal educator who focuses on ethics law and writing instruction. A practicing attorney for over two decades, Stuart's career is now dedicated to helping fellow attorneys survive the practice of law and thrive in the profession. Mr. Teicher teaches seminars, provides in-house training to law firms and legal departments, provides CLE instruction at law firm client events, and also gives keynote speeches at conventions and association meetings.
Stuart helps attorneys get better at what they do (and enjoy the process) through his entertaining and educational CLE Performances. His focus is on the ethical issues in social networking and other technology. Recently, Thomson Reuters published a book he wrote on the topic entitled, Navigating the Legal Ethics of Social Media and Technology. Stuart also speaks about “Practical Ethics”-- those lessons hidden in the ethics rules that enhance a lawyer's practice.
Mr. Teicher is a Supreme Court appointee to the New Jersey District Ethics Committee where he investigates and prosecutes grievances filed against attorneys. Mr. Teicher is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law where he teaches Professional Responsibility, and he is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he teaches undergraduate writing courses.
This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE credit hour, including up to 1.0 Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Credit Hour.
This seminar qualifies for 1.0 LEPR credit hour in NC.
This seminar is Intermediate Level.
Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, use this course code for 2018: 182530ADO
Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, please use this course code if you completed the program in 2019: 191266ADO