Total Credits: 2 CLE, 2 Ethics
The 1996 Tom Cruise film “Jerry Maguire” begins with an epiphany that the way things have always been done is not a justification for continuing to do things the way they have always been done. And this notion aptly applies to the practice of law.
The foundation of our legal system is buoyed by the adversarial process. The challenge for professionals is how best to advocate on behalf of an adverse party. For many, the default answer has been to engage in an adversarial manner. Yet this approach may not be the most effective form of advocacy and is often not consistent with ethics and professionalism principles.
This session will focus on clear and actionable approaches that are designed to ensure a higher level of professionalism that are part of the “The Lawyer’s Creed of Professionalism of the State Bar of Arizona,” a commitment sworn to as part of securing a license to practice law in Arizona.
Nicholas Brown, The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A.
Judge Bruce Cohen, Maricopa County Superior Court
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