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What Democracy Looks Like: Ethics and the Protesting Lawyer 2021

Product ID: CA3204D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

A tradition older than the U.S. itself

Between May 24 and August 22, 2020, there were more than 10,600 demonstration events across the U.S.1 People from all walks of life, including lawyers, exercised their First Amendment rights, and for the most part, these protests were peaceful. However, lawyers attending protests must also consider whether their expressions of dissent will violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, as there can be additional repercussions if their behavior crosses the line.

What Democracy Looks Like: Ethics and the Protesting Lawyer will examine limits to the activities that attorneys can partake in without conflicting with ethics rules.

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A tradition older than the U.S. itself

Between May 24 and August 22, 2020, there were more than 10,600 demonstration events across the U.S.1 People from all walks of life, including lawyers, exercised their First Amendment rights, and for the most part, these protests were peaceful. However, lawyers attending protests must also consider whether their expressions of dissent will violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, as there can be additional repercussions if their behavior crosses the line.

What Democracy Looks Like: Ethics and the Protesting Lawyer will examine limits to the activities that attorneys can partake in without conflicting with ethics rules.

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Stacie H. Rosenzweig is a shareholder at Halling & Cayo, S.C., in Milwaukee. Her practice emphasizes representation of regulated professionals, including lawyers and health care professionals, facing possible disciplinary action by licensing authorities, as well as ethics and compliance counseling. Stacie graduated second in her class from Marquette University Law School and received an English degree with middle and high school teacher certification from Beloit College.

  • Review activists’ rights under the First Amendment
  • Understand how the Rules of Professional Conduct can apply to attorneys involved in protests or civil disobedience
  • Advise protest organizers and participants on the potential legal consequences of their actions
  • All attorneys
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