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Civility in the Practice of Law 2022

Product ID: CA3326R5
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the State Bar of Wisconsin Professional Ethics Committee.

Defining decorum

Do the Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to be polite and courteous at all times? What do you do when opposing counsel goes out of their way to be uncivil and inflammatory? Discuss civility in the context of candor toward the tribunal and receive sound guidance on how to maintain decorum when communicating with the court and opposing counsel.

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Pricing

Member $129.00

Non-Member $179.00

Credits

1.5 CLE, 1.5 EPR

Date and Time

Friday, November 25, 202212:00 PM - 1:15 PM CT

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Co-produced with the State Bar of Wisconsin Professional Ethics Committee.

Defining decorum

Do the Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to be polite and courteous at all times? What do you do when opposing counsel goes out of their way to be uncivil and inflammatory? Discuss civility in the context of candor toward the tribunal and receive sound guidance on how to maintain decorum when communicating with the court and opposing counsel.

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Co-produced with the State Bar of Wisconsin Professional Ethics Committee.

Defining decorum

Do the Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to be polite and courteous at all times? What do you do when opposing counsel goes out of their way to be uncivil and inflammatory? Discuss civility in the context of candor toward the tribunal and receive sound guidance on how to maintain decorum when communicating with the court and opposing counsel.

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Dean R. Dietrich, a shareholder with Weld Riley, S.C., has represented clients in the areas of lawyer ethics and professional responsibility for more than 40 years. He has represented attorneys in matters before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Office of Lawyer Regulation and consults with law firms and lawyers regarding compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. Dean has served as Chair of the State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics in addition to past service on the Committee appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review changes to Chapter 20, the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys. Dean currently serves as President-Elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Dean is a member of the ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He is a graduate of Marquette University Law School.

Aviva Meridian Kaiser is Ethics Counsel at the State Bar of Wisconsin. Prior to joining the State Bar in 2013, she taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School for 25 years. She taught Professional Responsibilities, Ethical and Professional Considerations in Writing, Problem Solving, and Risk Management. From 1992 until 2002, she was the Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program. Aviva received her B.A. in Chinese from the University of Pittsburgh and her J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. She clerked for the Honorable Louis B. Garippo in People v. John Wayne Gacy and clerked for the Honorable Maurice Perlin in the Illinois Appellate Court. She practiced law in Chicago before beginning her full-time teaching career at IIT Chicago/Kent College of Law. Aviva is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, a Wisconsin Law Fellow, an American Bar Foundation Fellow, and a frequent speaker on matters of professional ethics.

Timothy J. Pierce has been Ethics Counsel for the State Bar of Wisconsin since 2004. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Pierce was previously a Deputy Director at the Office of Lawyer Regulation in Milwaukee and Madison. He has also been employed as the Ethics Administrator for Milbank, Hadley, Tweed & McCloy, in New York, and as an Assistant State Public Defender in Racine. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is a frequent speaker on matters of professional ethics and has given hundreds of CLE presentations to a wide variety of groups on professional responsibility law. He serves as reporter for the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Ethics and writes the monthly “Ethical Dilemmas” column for the State Bar of Wisconsin. He has also taught Professional Responsibilities at the University of Wisconsin Law School since 2011 and currently serves as a Volunteer Subject Matter Expert for the MPRE.

  • Analyze how civility is defined by the Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Learn how to address incivility by opposing counsel
  • All lawyers
  • Paralegals

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Wisconsin Ethics Opinions

Seminar attendees will enjoy a free two-week trial of the Wisconsin Ethics Opinions Books UnBound® title and an invitation to save 20% on either a one-year subscription to the Books UnBound title or purchase of the print book.* It’s your go-to source for the ethics guidance you’re looking for to help you stay within the bounds of professional conduct as defined by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

*Attendees will receive information to access the free trial and discount via email after attending the program. Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid as long as CLE credit is available for this program. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of full library.

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