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Professionalism in the Practice of Law


how do we get there?

The mission of the American Inns of Court is to "...inspire the legal community to advance the rule of law by achieving the highest level of professionalism through example, education, and mentoring." It sounds great - and let's all agree that the profession needs to move in this direction - but putting words into action can be more difficult than it sounds.

This course is designed to provide you with practical tips and ideas on how to recognize, incorporate and embody professionalism as you practice the law.

Hear from a cross-section of judges and attorneys who share their own experiences and understanding about:
  • what professionalism is,
  • how it may or may not differ depending on the area of the law, and
  • what impact the Pandemic has had.
Leave with advice that can be implemented right away, making your practice stronger and the profession elevated.

THE COURSE IS PRESENTED IN Three Parts

  • Part I: What does professionalism mean to you?
  • Part II: Professionalism Potpourri
  • Part III: Pocket Professionalism
Each part contains a video presentation and a Knowledge Check. Once you have gone through all the parts, you'll complete an evaluation. A certificate will then be generated for attorneys wishing to self-report for CLE credit ( this program should be valid for 1 professional conduct or general CLE credit in most jurisdictions).

PRICING

Members: $30
Non-members: $45

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

This program is designed to be eligible for 1 CLE hour of professional conduct.
  • It has been approved in Pennsylvania.
  • It has been approved in Tennessee.
  • It is being reviewed for approval in Texas.
  • Florida attorneys can self-report.
In these jurisdictions, CLE must be reported by the sponsor. We generally try to report at the end of the month, but sometimes it spills to the start of the next month. To receive CLE credit in approved jurisdictions, you will need to:
  • Complete the Knowledge Check.
  • Fill out the (5 minute long) evaluation.
We report based on certificates earned, so if you do not earn a certificate, we will not know to report your participation.

If you are self-reporting in other jurisdictions:
  • Print out your personalized certificate (tied to the submission of the evaluation).
  • Download the course description and faculty bios document.
  • Self-report your attendance by submitting the appropriate jurisdictional forms along with these documents to your CLE body; please let us know if they require anything additional.
Please visit our Resource Library for specifics on other jurisdictions or check your state bar's website for instructions on attorney self-reporting.

If you are unsure if your state has been approved or have any questions, please contact us before taking the time to purchase and complete this program!