Nice Lawyers Finish First (Live Replay Webinar)
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 Export to Your Calendar 2/26/2020
When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT


Online registration is available until: 2/26/2020
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MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE #189350.  2.0 CLE Hours, including 2.0 Ethics (Distance Learning)
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$100 – NSBA Dues-Paying Member
$50 - NSBA Junior Active Dues-Paying Member
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Increasingly, lawyer civility and congeniality are becoming a thing of the past. Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way. Civil litigation need not lead to all-out civil war. As legal professionals, lawyers have an obligation to act just that way – professionally.

In this presentation, the presenter will remind lawyers that zealous advocacy does not require us to be zealots. It’s possible to be courteous, kind, accommodating and effective. In fact, for the continued well-being of the profession (and the individual lawyer), it’s necessary. In particular, Mr. Carter will discuss practical ways to:

  • Reduce the hostility in interactions with even the most difficult opposing counsel;
  • Increase camaraderie among colleagues;
  • Diffuse tensions among warring clients;
  • Secure accommodations from opposing counsel; and
  • Structure more mutually beneficial arrangements with clients;


Speaker: Sean A. Carter
graduated from Harvard Law School in 1992.  He was a corporate securities lawyer in private practice in large law firms in Boston and Los Angeles serving clients such as GNC, the Boston Beer Company, Experian, Safelite Auto Glass, J. Crew and many others.  In 2000, he accepted a position as in-house counsel for a publicly-traded financial institution, at which he remained until October 2002.

Since that time, Mr. Carter has been a full-time lecturer, columnist, and legal commentator.  His written have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the ABA e-Report and on numerous blogs and websites, including Findlaw.com.  He has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country as well as online legal media outlets, such as The Legal Broadcast Network.

In addition, Mr. Carter delivers more than 100 MCLE presentations each year on topics such as legal ethics, professionalism, the elimination of bias, substance abuse prevention, constitutional law, etc.  He has spoken for state and local bar associations, law firms, law schools and corporate in-house legal departments in more than 30 states.  Here is a partial list of organizations that have engaged him to give MCLE presentations.