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Ethics for Lawyers from Indiana Jones

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A 3-Hour Live Webcast  -  Part of the Barristers "Lawyers & Cinema" Webcast Series!

Movie clips and story lines from the Indiana Jones movies provide powerful metaphors for practical lessons on the ethics of diligence, obligations to third parties, technological competence, and lawyer mental health.



  • William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Agenda for Monday, the 26th of June 2023

    1:00pm Central Time - Webcast Begins 

    (Please be sure to register and tune into the website at least 10 minutes before start time)

    Agenda is Approximate and Tentative

    1:00pm -  2:05pm - "Shooting Off Your Own Tail Wing"  Implementing the New Ethical Duty of Technological Competence under Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct

    2:05pm - 2:30pm - "It Belongs in a Museum!"  Special Ethical Obligations When You Are a "Fiduciary's Fiduciary" (Rule 1.2, Comment 11)

    2:30pm - 2:45pm - Break

    2:45pm - 3:15pm -  "Bringing a Gun to a Sword Fight"  Correcting the Common Misinterpretations of the Ethical Duty of Zealous Advocacy under Rule 1.3

    3:15pm - 4:15pm - "Only the Penitent Shall Pass"  Narcissism, Humility, and Lawyer Ethics: Dealing with Substance Abuse and Other Mental Health Issues in the Practice of Law


    Due to technical requirements, customers must attend a live webcast in its entirety to receive credit for attendance. No partial credit can be accommodated.