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    • 16 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Preti, One City Center, Portland

    Most ethics violations are not the headline grabbing, clearly inappropriate actions that we often think of when we think about ethical practice.  Far more often, it is generally upstanding, well meaning attorneys who make a decision in a more "gray" area of ethical considerations and it creates consequences that were neither foreseen nor intended.   One way to analyze such decisions is through behavioral economic principles:  what are the cognitive biases and heuristics that lead otherwise rational and well meaning people to make poor choices? 

    Speaker: Justin Coffin, Esq.

    This program offers 1 hour of ethics CLE credit.  Lunch will be provided.  If you have dietary restrictions, please email Jennifer Lechner at lechner@cumberlandbar.org.

    • 29 Jan 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    • Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland

    Nan Heald, Esq.
    The Honorable Jon D. Levy
    Katharine I. Rand, Esq.

    Panelists will review the history and implementation of the new Maine CLE rule that states:

    “As part of the required credit hours referenced in Rule 5(c)(1), attorneys must earn at least one in-person credit hour in the recognition and avoidance of harassment and discriminatory communication or conduct related to the practice of law as set out in the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct. . .”

    Panelists will also discuss the Maine Code of Judicial Conduct Canon amendment that states in part, “A judge shall perform the duties of judicial office, including administrative duties, without bias or prejudice" as well as recent revisions to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges and the Code of Conduct for United States Judicial Employees.  What is the role of the judiciary in preventing bias in the courtroom?

    This program has been approved for 1.0 hours of bias/harassment CLE credit.  


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