Leadership Inspiration from American's Favorite Founding Father: Ben Franklin on Ethics
Even in Ben Franklin's time, the public held cynical views about lawyers. How can one be a better practitioner and help negate some of the lingering negative attitudes toward today's lawyers? In this engaging and informative program, Ben Franklin (who worked with more lawyers than most modern day practitioners) challenges today's lawyers to expand their own notion of ethics much as he, himself, did during his own life. Portrayed by Christopher Lowell, internationally acclaimed actor, historian, and Franklin scholar, Ben discusses the ethical issues he confronted and challenges attendees to put ethical considerations at the heart of legal practice. Franklin speaks of the importance of ethical practices and the spirit of Pro Bono Publico as the underpinnings of a virtuous life. Topics include Ethics in Documentation, Ethics and Relationships, Ethics and Fees, Ethics and Loyalty and the importance of Humility and Honesty. A live chat room discussion with Ben and a Moderator will conclude the program.
This CLE is approved for 1.25 credits in most states and will be offered six times in 2012:
March 28 at 12:00 pm EDT
May 16 at 12:00 pm EDT
June 20 at 12:00 pm EDT
July 11 at 12:00 pm EDT
Oct 24 at 12:00 pm EDT
Dec 16 at 10:00 am EDT
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Presenter Christopher Lowell is an internationally known actor, historical scholar and Ben Franklin presenter. A native New Yorker, Lowell has had a dual career in the classroom and on the stage. After graduating from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a double major in theater and French, he went on to get his M.A. in 18th century French Literature from Colgate University in Hamillton, New York. He taught French and theater for over 40 years and has been an actor for over fifty years. No stranger to legal groups, Mr. Lowell has presented CLEs in Colorado, addressed the Colorado Springs Bar Association for its Law Day festivities and presented for the Nebraska Bar Foundation. Christopher Lowell's work as Benjamin Franklin can be found here.