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CLE at Miller Park - The Bonehead Play
Miller Park
One Brewers Way
Milwaukee WI
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Live Seminar
Event ID: CA2774L
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We're taking you out to the ballgame!

Join us for an evening at Miller Park to earn EPR credit, enjoy a reception in the Uecker Room with complimentary beverages and appetizers, and watch the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Washington Nationals from seats on the third base line.


  • Space is limited – register early
  • Discounted parking at Miller Park is available
  • Bring a guest to the game for $65
  • Receive 1.0 EPR credit plus certificates for two one-hour webcasts of your choice for a total of 3.0 credits
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4:30 p.m. – Registration opens
5-6 p.m. – Seminar
6-7 p.m. – Reception (for CLE attendees only)
7:10 p.m. – First pitch

Who should attend:

  • All lawyers
  • Paralegals
  • Legal assistants

How you'll benefit:

  • Explore the ethics of sportsmanship as a model for your legal practice
  • Learn professional conduct lessons from the story of Fred Merkle
  • Receive guidance for responding to errors
  • Enjoy a reception in the Uecker Room with complimentary beverages and appetizers
  • Watch the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Washington Nationals at Miller Park from seats on the third base line

What baseball teaches us about ethics

In September 1908, rookie New York Giants first baseman Fred Merkle made a base-running mistake that cost his team a shot at the World Series. His "bonehead play" was only a minor error in judgment, but it severely tested the character, honesty, and professionalism of all involved.

So too can a lawyer's simple error profoundly impact the course of their case and their reputation. If your performance is feeling more like a-swing-and-a-miss instead of a home run, take a timeout for a little training camp. CLE at Miller Park: The Bonehead Play shows you how to incorporate the ethics of sportsmanship into your practice so you can avoid your own "bonehead plays" — and respond with integrity when mistakes inevitably happen.

Be a good sport

Master storyteller and legal scholar Professor Mark Yochum discusses the lessons we can learn from Fred Merkle's story, including:

  • The importance of observing all the rules, even those that seem like mere "technicalities"
  • How to respond upon discovering an error
  • The importance of civility and professionalism after a mistake

Examine the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct having to do with zealous advocacy, including:

  • 1.3 (Diligence)
  • 1.6 (Confidentiality)
  • 3.1 (Meritorious Claims)
  • 3.3 (Candor to the Tribunal)
  • 4.1 (Truthfulness to Others)

In addition, explore how the emotional aspect of sportsmanship can strengthen your ethics compliance, respectability, and practice.

Play ball!

Lawyers may be adversaries during representation, but in the end we’re all playing for the good of the game. So step up to the plate and take your professionalism to the next level by attending CLE at Miller Park: The Bonehead Play. Space is limited — register now!

About the presenter

Mark D. Yochum has served Duquesne University School of Law for 30 years. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and Georgetown University Law Center, Yochum is a law professor at Duquesne, specializing in bankruptcy and professional responsibility.

He has written and lectured extensively on lawyers' ethics, and has presented or organized more than 200 continuing legal education programs on related topics since 1993. National groups that have invited him to speak include the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the National Associations of Bankruptcy Trustees and Chapter 13 Trustees, the Association of Legal Administrators, and the Internal Revenue Service.

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* Course materials are provided in PDF format and are downloadable from myStateBar up to 4 days prior to, and 90 days after your seminar. For those who prefer their materials in a printed format, please select the tuition option that includes printed materials. You will also have access to the PDFs.

++ Credits indicated are the number of CLE and EPR credits the event will be submitted to receive from the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners based on program length and content. In most cases, the number of credits approved matches the number of credits sought. In rare instances, the number of credits approved by the Board of Bar Examiners (BBE) may vary from the number sought. The final number approved by the BBE will be indicated in your CLE Tracker.
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