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SJC Practicing with Professionalism Program: 2019 Session 2

A mandatory one-day course for new lawyers on the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct and Massachusetts Practice

  • Product Number: 2190000P04
  • CLE Credits, earn up to:
    4 substantive credits, 4 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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  • Product Description
  • Agenda & Materials
  • Faculty
  • Product Description

    Product Description

    Observance of the highest ethical standards, proficiency in essential elements of law practice, civility, and engagement in the legal community are among the hallmarks of professionalism. MCLE’s dynamic Practicing with Professionalism faculty bring these principles to life.

    SJC Rule 3:16 requires all newly admitted lawyers in Massachusetts to complete a mandatory professionalism course within 18 months of admission. Spend the morning with MCLE and build a foundation in professionalism that will serve you throughout your career—and life.

    Resource materials

    A major advantage of taking the Practicing with Professionalism course at MCLE is the rich compilation of resource materials—provided in electronic format—over 1,000 pages of original articles from existing MCLE publications, and materials from a number of regulatory agencies and professional organizations.

    These materials serve not only as a valuable online companion for the course, but also as a continuing resource for research and reference in daily practice.

    Attendance Policy

    Attendance at this program, per SJC Rule 3:16, is a post-admission requirement. Only those already admitted to the Massachusetts bar will receive credit for the course; anyone not yet admitted to the bar will have to retake the course after admission.

    Attendance at the entire program is required. Registrants who arrive after the course has commenced will not be permitted to attend the day's program, but must register for another course date.

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Materials

    • 8:15 - 9:00 am

      Check-In and Practicing With Professionalism Video Montage

    • 9:00 - 9:10 am

      Law as a Profession: The Relevance and Importance of the Practicing With Professionalism Requirement

    • 9:10 - 9:55 am

      Professionalism in Developing, Managing, and Maintaining Relationships - and in Problem Solving

    • 9:55 - 10:00 am

      Networking and Refreshment Break

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am

      A Deeper Look at the Profession: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities: Strategies for Building Competency & Surviving the Financial Challenges of Being a New Lawyer in an Increasingly Commoditized, Evolving Legal Marketplace - and Thriving

    • 11:00 - 11:10 am

      Networking and Refreshment Break

    • 11:10 - 11:45 am

      Challenges and Opportunities of New Technology and Social Media

      Christa A. Arcos, Esq., Arcos Law Office , Stoneham
      Christopher A. Callanan, Esq., Stevenson, McKenna & Callanan LLP , Boston
      Victoria M. Santoro Mair, Esq., Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, PC , Boston
    • 11:45 - 12:15 pm

      Implicit Bias; The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession; and Promoting Access to Justice

      Hon. Shannon Frison, Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
      Jessie J. Rossman, Esq., American Civil Liberties Union , Boston
    • 12:15 - 1:05 pm

      Tools and Resources For Maintaining Your Professional and Personal Well-Being: A Better Practice and a Better You

      Stacey A.L. Best, Esq., Office of the Bar Counsel, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
      Barbara J. Bowe, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc , Boston
      Susan Letterman White, JD, MS, Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) , Boston
    • 1:05 - 1:15 pm

      Closing Remarks and Distribution of Certificates of Completion

      Catherine F. Downing, Esq., Downing Van Dyke, PC , Boston

    Please Note

    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Christa A. Arcos, Esq., Arcos Law Office, Stoneham
    Barbara J. Bowe, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc, Boston
    Christopher A. Callanan, Esq., Stevenson, McKenna & Callanan LLP, Boston
    Shira M. Diner, Esq., Todd & Weld LLP, Boston
    Catherine F. Downing, Esq., Downing Van Dyke, PC, Boston
    Hon. Shannon Frison, Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
    Susan Letterman White, JD, MS, Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP), Boston
    Alexander Mitchell-Munevar, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Kathleen M. O'Donnell, Esq., Law Office of Kathleen M. O'Donnell, Milton
    Joanne E. Romanow, Esq., Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston
    Jessie J. Rossman, Esq., American Civil Liberties Union, Boston
    Michael P. Sams, Esq., Kenney & Sams, PC, Boston
    Amy Sixt, Esq., Law Office of Amy Sixt, Lynn
    Lawrence A. Wind, Esq., The Law Office of Lawrence A. Wind, Boston
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