CEB offers you hundreds of hours of programs to help you fulfill MCLE special requirements in Legal Ethics, Competence Issues, and Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society. We also offer a six-hour Ethics Plus! package that fulfills your required subjects requirements.
Peter M. Walzer and Steven K. Yoda discuss how various forms of bias continue to affect legal outcomes and what you can do about it. The panelists share pointers that you can immediately implement to overcome the bias that you or your client may encounter.
1 hour MCLE Credit in Elimination of Bias
This program provides reality-based information on alcoholism, other substance abuse and addiction. Learn warning signs, intervention and other options, and appropriate actions to take when confronted by substance abuse issues.
1 hour MCLE Credit in Competence Issues
3 hours MCLE Credit in Legal Ethics
Fee disputes can result in costly proceedings and malpractice claims, not to mention the damage they can cause to client relationships and your overall practice. In this program, you will learn how to recognize the signs of a potential fee dispute before it happens and how to resolve disputes without legal proceedings or malpractice claims. The panelists also discuss the status of enforcement of attorney liens against a client's eventual recovery.
This program offers effective techniques for avoiding fee disputes including the use of the State Bar fee agreement forms, the drafting of fee agreements, and managing the client relationship. The panel of experts also discuss the pros and cons of arbitration, mediation, and litigation.
Attorneys can experience stress from many different sources. Those drawn to the practice of law are already prone to anxiety and depression before we consider the stress of practice and law firm life. This seminar will examine sources of stress particular to law practice, approaches to help balance your life before you burn out, and how to deal with it if you are already past the tipping point.
1 hour MCLE Credit including 1 hour in Competence Issues
1.5 hours MCLE Credit including 1 hour in Legal Ethics
Law is a service profession and a business. Many attorneys obtain their best business through referrals from past clients, and increasingly online. Often clients seek out a lawyer because they are stressed and in crisis. Many potential clients have unrealistic expectations of what their lawyer can and should do for them. As a lawyer, your job is to professionally guide your client through a complicated (and uncertain) legal labyrinth while equipping them with knowledge and securing their informed consent at each stage. All the while you must be prepared to present negative results in a manner that maintains client satisfaction enough to lead to positive reviews and possible referrals.
1 hour MCLE Credit including 1 hour in Legal Ethics
Although you hope that it never happens, clients sometimes die unexpectedly during litigation. In the event that a client dies, a multitude of issues arise, some quite complex. Mark Schmuck from Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP, in San Jose, will take you step by step and inform you about what to do when your client dies unexpectedly. The ethical and legal responsibilities of the attorney of record for a deceased client will be covered. Mark will also take you through what to do in a number of hypothetical situations.
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