Seminars

I speak frequently in Tennessee and beyond on issues that matter to lawyers and their clients.  Information on my upcoming seminars and most recent presentations are below.

Upcoming Seminars

  • December 4-18, 2018- “Ethics Roadshow 2018-Back to Basics: Sailing the Five Cs of Ethical Lawyering,” Tenn. Bar Association, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee
  • January 25, 2019- “Ethical ‘Evils’ of Referral Fees and For-Profit Referral Services-Time for a Change?” Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting, Panelist, Las Vegas, Nevada

Recent Presentations

  • December 6, 2018 – “Best Worst Examples: A “Bottom 10″ list of attorneys in the news in 2018 for ethics problems,” MBA Bankruptcy Section Annual CLE, Memphis, TN
  • November 28, 2018 – “Ethics and Dishonest Clients,” Professional Education Broadcast Network, Teleconference seminar
  • November 15, 2018 – “Hot Topics in Legal Ethics: Staying Out of Dutch,” CLE for In-House Counsel Sponsored by Fed-Ex, Memphis, TN
  • November 14, 2018 – “Keeping Up With the Zuckerbergs: Remaining Technologically Competent in A Rapidly Changing World,” CLE for In-House Counsel Sponsored by Counsel on Call, Memphis, TN
  • November 9, 2018 – “Law Firm Compliance with the GDPR,” Crisscrossing the Pond: Transatlantic Issues in Legal Ethics and Law Firm Regulation, The Law Society of England and Wales/Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Panelist, Washington, D.C.
  • October 26, 2018 – “Hot Topics in Legal Ethics,” 2018 National Association of Former United States Attorneys Annual Conference, Panelist, Nashville, Tennessee
  • October 17, 2018 – “Ethics of Wellness,” Memphis Bar Ass’n 2018 John Dice Wellness Seminar, Memphis, TN
  • October 11-12, 2018 – “See Something, Say Something, The Ethical Obligation to Report an Attorney’s Misconduct and Related Issues,” ABA Annual Forum on Franchising, Panelist, Nashville, TN
  • October 12, 2018 – “Law and Disruptive Technologies,” Tennessee Bar Ass’n 30th Annual Health Law Forum, Panelist, Franklin, TN
  • July 26, 2018 – “Lawyer Ethics and Disputes With Clients”, Professional Education Broadcast Network, Teleconference seminar
  • June 1, 2018 – “Ethical Issues Arising in a #MeToo World,” Tennessee Bar Association #MeToo CLE: How The Social Movement is Impacting the Law, Nashville, TN
  • May 10, 2018 – “Keeping Up With the Zuckerbergs: Remaining Technologically Competent in A Rapidly Changing World,” CLE for In-House Counsel Sponsored by Fed-Ex, Memphis, TN
  • April 27, 2018 – “More Ethical by Osmosis,” Lewis Thomason “More Than You Know” seminar, Nashville, TN
  • April 13, 2018 – “Why New Associates Leave Law Firms Plus The Ethics of Coming 7 Going,” and “Avoid Common Pitfalls of Attorney-Client Relationships,” Knoxville Bar Association Law Practice Today Expo, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • March 21, 2018 – “Your Law Practice’s Future: How to Adapt to Artifical Intelligence and Other Tech Changes,” Tennessee Attorneys’ Memo Webinar
  • February 7, 2018 – “Prosecutors in the Crosshairs: Ethical Issues of Particular Importance for Prosecutors,” Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association Winter Conference, Boise, Idaho
  • February 3, 2018 – “Privacy & Confidentiality in a Changing World,” Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting, Panelist, Vancouver, Canada
  • December 6-15, 2017- “Ethics Roadshow 2017-The Mixtape:  13 Reasons Why Ethics Issues Are More Complicated Than Ever,” Chattanooga, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee
  • December 1, 2017 – “Hot Topics in Ethics for Labor and Employment Lawyers,” Memphis Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Annual Meeting, Memphis
  • November 30, 2017 – “Competency and Technology—Tennessee’s 2017 adoption of the ABA Model Rules changes 20/20; practical ethics for dealing with technology”, Nashville Bar Association Federal Courts Committee, Nashville, TN
  • November 3, 2017 – “Is Advertising in the Eye of the Beholder?” Roundtable discussion (Panelist), Annual Meeting of The Advocates’ Society, Nashville, TN
  • October 27, 2017 – “Ethical Issues of Particular Importance for Tennessee Prosecutors” and “Prosecutors in the Crosshairs: A Discussion of the Increased Pursuit of Discipline Against Prosecutors”, District Attorneys General Conference, Knoxville, TN
  • October 20, 2017 – “Preparing for the Inevitable: A DQ Motion Boot Camp”, Aon Law Firm Symposium, Washington, D.C.
  • September 22, 2017 – “Hot Topics in Lawyer Ethics for Defense Lawyers”, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Memphis
  • September 21, 2017 – “Hot Topics in Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers”, Fidelity National Title Group’s 2017 West Tennessee Agency Seminar, Memphis
  • September 14, 2017 – “7 Things You May Not Know About Ethics Rules for Tennessee Lawyers”, Institute of Real Estate Management, Fall Kickoff Luncheon, Memphis
  • August 11, 2017 – “Lawyer Ethics and Texting”, “TBA 2017 Annual Review Memphis Fast Track”
  • May 12, 2017 – “Ethics of Co-Counsel and Referral Relationships”, Professional Education Broadcast Network, Teleconference seminar
  • April 21, 2017 – “Lawyer Ethics and Texting,” Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys, Nashville, Tennessee
  • April 13, 2017 — “Consumer Facing Services and the Impact on Law Practice”, Tennessee Bar Association Modern Law Practice Series – Nashville, Tennessee
  • April 7, 2017 — “Lawyer Ethics and Texting” and “The Uncertain Future: AI and Other Changes to the Legal Profession”, Knoxville Bar Association Law Practice Today Expo, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • January 20, 2017 — “Lawyer Ethics and Texting” — Professional Education Broadcast Network, Teleconference seminar