Don't Try This At Home: Why You Should Never Emulate TV Lawyers

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: North Carolina Bar Association
  • Online Training
  • Source: Misc National Sites > Celebrate Pro Bono
  • Training

Lawyers on our favorite legal dramas - Boston Legal, The Practice, L.A. Law - often act in ways that would cause significant trouble for actual lawyers.

In this multimedia webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter demonstrates some of the worst of TV lawyer behavior through short (30-60 second) video clips from these shows. After each video snippet, he discusses the precise rule violated and what the lawyer should have done to avoid the ethical violation.

He explains how similar (although less severe) behavior sometimes creeps into the actual practice of law, decreasing a lawyer's ability to best serve his or her clients and uphold the ideals of the profession.

While these examples provides for a more engaging experience for the lawyer attendee, they also serve as a reminder that our clients are watching these same programs. As a result, this webinar serves as a useful reminder for each attorney to manage the client's expectations by having candid conversations detailing just what the lawyer can (and more importantly, can NOT) do in the course of the representation.

All registrations are taken through our partner Mesa CLE. The NCBAF CLE department will faciliatate the attendance reporting with the NC State Bar.

Click here to register.

  • CLE Credit Comments: Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
  • Contact:
    North Carolina Bar Association