About this Program

In this ethics course, Barry Temkin, Esq. discusses current problems in ethics as they relate to misrepresentation, deception and dishonesty.  With scandals at the government level being made public over the past years, there have been updates to the ethics laws as well as court decisions governing what lawyers can and cannot do.  Mr. Temkin mixes in real life examples with case law and bar association opinions that shed some light on this area.


I. Scope of the Issue
II. When is Lying Ethical?
III. Governing Law
IV. In re Pautler
V. Operation Greylord
VI. In re Gatti

Reviews

Andrew
Fullerton, CA

Interesting references and topic

Jonathan
San Rafael, CA

Very engaging speaker. Good treatment of case law and weaving hypotheticals.

Paula
Alhambra, CA

Interesting examples showing the differing interpretations of various states on this topic.

Kevin
Fountain Valley, CA

Informative.

Glenn
Babylon, NY

Entertaining and informative, great examples and stories together with other jurisdictional interpretations to drive home subject matter. Best one yet, and there have been some very outstanding presentation.

kenneth
New York, NY

a well organized intersting presentation

Angela
Chicago, IL

I enjoyed Mr. Temkin's use of hypotheticals and caselaw to illustrate his points.

Jeffrey
Atlanta, GA

Interesting topics.

Judith
Lyons, IL

Gppd subject matter by a speaker who has good analytical school and conducted good research.

Laura
Peoria, IL

extremely interesting.

Gary
Boca Raton, FL

Very Good

James
New York, NY

Good speaker. Had strong command of the subject matter.

Michael
Matawan, NJ

Excellent speaker, with good exposition of the issues and use of hypotheticals.

Eric
Naperville, IL

The speaker was very knowledgeable. I appreciated the real world examples.

Catherine
Pensacola, FL

Interesting topic!

Deborah
Hillsborough, NJ

Tought this was a very good and comprehensive course

Stacy
Chicago, IL

I really liked the substance, and the balance and variety in real life examples.

Stephen F.
Niles, IL

Outstanding! I thoroughly enjoyed and was intrigued by his thoughtful and encompassing review and analysis of a hightly controversial and developing area of legal ethics. Bring him back for regular updates! Super!

William
Lisle, IL

Excellent coverage for a subject which is non-uniformed. Speaker did cover the basics and as always, indicated to the listerner...if in doubt, look it up!

kenneth
New York, NY

ENJOYED THE PRESENTATION.

Elton
Bosotn, MA

Great overview on an area of the law I didn't know much about.

Joseph
Boca Raton, FL

Great course. Very interesting.

Michael
Virginia Beach, VA

The speaker raises some interesting points that many attorneys may not have considered and shows the need for clarification by the state and federal bars.

John
Kennett, MO

Very interesting

Alexander
Niles, IL

excellent course. very useful. interesting examples

Sheila
Watertown, NY

interesting

george
New York, NY

Engaging, amiable presenter. Very interesting material

Carmel
New York, NY

Very interesting and well presented.

vincent
New York, NY

barry is hot!

John
Springfield, VA

Very good.

Opal
Rochester, NY

very interesting topic, and the presenter has a conversational, animated style of delivery that engages the listener/observer

Jeffrey
New York, NY

Interesting, practical.

Robert
Denver, CO

Excellent presentation of a very interesting and thought provoking topic

Maria C.
Brooklyn, NY

very bery good

L. Edwin
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Excellent presentattion. Great knowledge of the subject matter by Barry Temkin.

Gentle
Los Angeles Ca, CA

Fascinating, very interesting subject matter.

Debra
Pawling, NY

I thought the subject matter was extremely interesting. I particularly liked the discussion about whether or not lawyers were allowed to misrepresent themselves in civil cases.

ruth
Beaverdam Va,

very interesting topic and extremely well presented by the speaker

BONNIE
Jupiter, FL

interesting topic

Warner
Midlothian, VA

Very helpful to have law review article as well as outline in the written materials

Amy
Arlington, VA

very thorough

Glenn
Norfolk, VA

Excellent, first rate seminar!

William
Eagleville, PA

Genuinely good presentation of suprisingly relevant subject matter. Thanks!

Diana
Miami, FL

very interesting topic

Daniel
Virginia Beach, VA

Very informative

Scott
Quincy, IL

It meets my ethics requirements.

Richard
Harrisonburg,

Wow!

STEPHEN
Coral Gables, FL

Great speaker

Brian
New York, NY

Way more interesting than anticipated.

Claire
Tigard, OR

Very interesting topic

Hugh
Las Vegas, NV

Fascinating examination of the struggle between lawyer ethics and the prosecution of major felons.

Brian
New York, NY

The course was informative and provided clear written materials.

Thomas
San Diego, CA

very good topic and speaker

Melissa
Lake Oswego, OR

fascinating topical area for ethics; great presentation

Joshua
Valley Village, CA

Nice job mixing in contemporary cases with more obscure legal cases.

Jonathan
Salem, OR

I appreciated having access to the associated law review article.

Michael
New York, NY

good law school lecture

Mitchell
Jupiter, FL

Good speaker with great knowledge!

nancy
Chicago, IL

info is great/ tough to listen to

Bopst
Miami, FL

I like the fact that the speaker used examples from multiple states to make his points.

Mark
Fishkill, NY

interesting discussion of a topic rarely considered

Mike
Martinez, CA

Eye opening.

MADELINE SHEILA
Delmar, NY

Speakek made the topic both interesting and informative. Examples both interesting and instructive.

Dave
El Monte, CA

excellent introduction to the problem

Lisa
Quincy, IL

This was very interesting and the speaker had great examples.

Edward
Washington, DC

Great topic and speaker. Speaker has a really deep knowledge of the topic.

Herbert
Monroe, ME

Excellent Seminar

Mark
West Granby, CT

this guy was rockin' the mic!

Tom
Orange, VA

enjoyed it. speaker made potentially dry topic interesting

Anthony
Hackensack, NJ

It was very interesting. Thanks. Tony

Angela
Potomac, MD

Great interpretation of a complicated subject--speaker made it interesting even though he seemed very cerebral overall presentation came off excellent.

Phyllis
New Suffolk, NY

very engaging speaker, thorough presentation

Marvin S.
Melville, NY

The content of this lecture was quite interesting and very informative.

Nancy L.
Ramsey, NJ

Good material

Sommer
Lakewood, CO

Very interesting subject matter for an ethics CLE.

Ira L
Springfield, VA

As an attorney who has worked nearly his entire career as a plain clothes special agent, I found this presentation very useful.

Kristina
King George, VA

Good Ethics presentation.

melissa
Miami Beach, FL

Clearly presented, structured and organized. Interesting and relevant cases presented.

Patrick
Tallahassee, FL

interesting

Kenneth
Hoboken, NJ

Very good overall.

Dennis
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

very interesting CLE. Good topic

Christopher
Perry Hall, MD

Very informative. Explained varying rules well.

Theresa
Cumberland, MD

I learned a lot of things I did not know. I had no idea the law was so strict on using deception to do undercover investigations. Thanks

Amy
New York, NY

interesting topic for ethics course i haven't seen offered elsewhere.

JULIENE
Westmont, IL

Very interesting examples.

Andrew
Winter Park, FL

good course

William
Jacksonville, FL

Good presentation.

hippocrates
Eastchester, NY

interesting topic

Lindsay
Arlington, VA

Fascinating!

MIchael
Pittsfield, MA

Excellent short program

Michele
Bellmore, NY

Found this course concise and easy to follow.

Michael
Dunedin, FL

excellent

Michael
New York, NY

good examples given.

Bruce
Hackensack, NJ

Very well informed presenter !

James
Washington, DC

extremely on-point. Great use of case law examples.

john
Libertyville, IL

intelligent and interesting presentation.

steven
Boston, MA

very informative and complete

Howard J.
Forest Hills, NY

This was the best presentation on the ethics field that I have watched on Lawline to date. Mr. Temkin gave vivid examples of attorney conduct and misconduct through the use of both actual cases and interesting hypotheticals. Please use Mr. Temkin for other courses on the ethics field.

guy
Ellenville, NY

loved it

Elizabeth
Cleveland, OH

Interesting but very complex area. Good overview to the issues.

Celeste
Ashburn, VA

The best ethics presentation I've viewed, read or heard.

stephen
Chicago, IL

thank you for this presentation

Tammy
Alexandria, VA

very informative.

Randi
Denver, CO

He is a very good presenter and it was a very interesting topic.

Carol
Kissimmee, FL

Very interesting topic and stories.

Russell
Marlin, TX

Excellent presentation on a very tricky subject for criminal defense attorneys. Very valuable indeed.

Alan
Niagara Falls, NY

i liked it

Jennifer
Murphysboro, IL

I found this interesting, as well a good program on ethical issues

Martin
Evanston, IL

These issues are relevant to a large number of civil and criminal cases, but most attorneys are not fully versed in them or choose not to raise them with the court. This was a very helpful presentation.

Justin
Chester, VA

Interesting topic and great speaker.

Michael
Alexandria, VA

Very authoritative. Great examples! Thank you.

David
Buchanan, VA

Very informative and important to know.

Annelle
Syracuse, NY

Great speaker -- fascinating issues!

Daniel
Glenview, IL

Very interesting subject matter. I never knew people worried so much about this area.

Susan
Boston, MA

Excellent nuanced examples; kept my interest from beginning to end.

Cynthia
Nashville, TN

Thanks

Darren
South Riding, VA

Interesting content.

Dan
Naples, FL

very good speaker, interesting and informative, enjoyed much.

Amy
Frisco, CO

Good class for ethics. Liked the intricacies of who is liable depending on the role they play.

Paul
Alexandria, VA

Interesting and well organized lecture.

Karen
Falls Church, VA

Difficult issues presented in a clear way. Interesting topic.

Morgan E.
Salem, VA

Great overview of the topic by a very knowledgeable speaker

Louis
Washington, DC

I found the course to be very helpful describing real life, recent ethical issues that an attorney can easily face every day. It noted clearly the fact that there is wide differences in how this matter is viewed.

Bruce
Chicago, IL

Strong broad overview of the rules.

Mark
Wrightsville Beach, NC

interesting on Greylord

Veta
Washington,

Interesting and well presented

Paul
Wharton,

The material was somewhat boring, but the speaker tried to make it interesting.

Gary
Springfield, VA

these issues are quiote familiar to me as a result of pre-retirement federal government position; an active, significant and pressing issue

Daniel
Lake Zurich, IL

Very interesting and thorough presentation on a topic that most lawyers probably never think about.

Lawrence
Colonial Beach, VA

Excellent… fast-paced and amazingly absorbing discussion of this decidedly thorny ethics question.

William
Springfield, VA

excellent! and the written materials are very helpful. I hope to see more by this attorney.

Jill
Potomac Falls, VA

Haven't seen this topic in an Ethics CLE before-- very interesting. Thanks for showing a new issue and for a good presentation!

Gerard
Morristown, NJ

Very interesting!

Mikal
Coral Gables, FL

Mr. Temkin is a very engaging speaker. His presentation showed just how confusing the laws in the various states are.

jeremy
Ducktown, TN

Interesting course. Good material.

Kevin
Hendersonville, TN

Very, very interesting -- and, as an aside, demonstrates how rigid application of ethics rules arguably produces a societally undesirable result.

Sara
Chantilly, VA

Nice job. Interesting topic.

Stacey
Dumfries, VA

excellent seminar!.

Michael
Nashville, TN

I enjoyed it.

Valorie
Richmond, VA

Very interesting subject matter, well-handled.

Jim
New York, NY

Provides some very surprising insights

Joanna
Los Angeles, CA

Very interesting topic.

Frederick
Richmond, VA

Useful

Morgen
Chatham, NY

Too much time spent on the law of other states, particularly FL and OR.

Brett
Indio, CA

Initially, I was looking for some quick, last-minute ethics credits for my state bar. I found the subject matter in this seminar very applicable to my own practice in dealing with 1811s and their criminal investigations.

Robert
Falls Church, VA

Good use of examples.

David
Baltimore, MD

interesting topic

Karen
Kailua-kona, HI

comprehensive

darmin
Richmond Hill, NY

Very informative

Bennett
New York, NY

great hypotheticals

Theodore
New York, NY

Interesting presentation and good review of variations among different states.

Charles
San Diego, CA

Nice Job.

Jorge
Springfield, VA

The presenter obviously did his homework in preparation for this interesting CLE course. Congratulations to Mr. Temkin

Tito
San Francisco, CA

The best so far.

Robert
Leesburg, VA

Thank you for easy to use online interface. Thanks to the faculty for clear presentation and adherence to his own outline. Well planned. Well executed.

michael
Stanton, DE

good job by speaker

thomas
Chicago, IL

Flows well. I would like an editorial burst of opinion from Mr. Temkin. It seems that the "lying is lying" rationale of some courts is preposterously static. Has the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in over the years? Did the Greylord case go up? It seems that only Florida has been thoughtful about the issue.

Warren
New York, NY

Good talk.

Elizabeth
Chicago, IL

Thanks for the great content. The reason we have so much deception in investigations in Chicago, such as Greylord, is that there is so much deception in Chicago. Or, that's what they tell us anyway. Thanks, well done indeed.

Barbara
Forest Hills, NY

Well thought out, clearly presented, interesting case examples, interesting discussion of how state laws have addressed it and the conflicting interests (such as civil rights community needing to have undercover activities supervised by a lawyer for good public cause). The speaker had very easy to follow speaking style, and seemed to have a great experience level from which to draw.

Christopher
Lombard, IL

Mr. Temkin is an excellent speaker.

Benjamin
New York, NY

Nicely presented overview of relevant ethical issues involving lawyer deception.

Jeffrey
Severn, MD

Thanks

David
Madison, NJ

Mr. Temkin clearly presents the issues of this subject.

Joseph
Weston, FL

Very insightful.

Harry L
Vienna,

Barry, GREAT JOB....!

Richard
Washington, DC

The speaker did a great job of blending the course material to real-world scenarios and actual cases. A lot of material was covered succinctly but also thoroughly. I could have easily watched speaker for another hour or two!

Connie
Chicago, IL

The speaker was very entertaining and knowledgable.

Joseph
Chicago, IL

This by far has been the best CLE course that I have heard by Lawline to date.

Diane
Justice, IL

quite informative, brings up some significant questions with government activities

Martin
Chicago, IL

Interesting topic.

Tamara
Chicago, IL

This course was outstanding. He really made his points in a concise, effective way.This is such a grey area and he spelled out the Courts view, which is ever-changing.

Miriam
Denver, CO

excellent seminar

Robert
A;exandria, VA

Dry topic made interesting. Thanks

Gershon
Chicago, IL

The speaker was excellent. I hope that he will be used in more CLE programs.

Christine
Manalapan, NJ

Appreciate the case references.

Hilary
Abingdon, VA

Very good info.

MK
Snyder, NY

Very interesting and useful presentation.

James
Bronx, NY

Written materials track lecture perfectly.

Jonathan
Washington, Dc, DC

Barry did a nice job with this topic. Interesting substantive material. Good use of caselaw, hypos. Engaging. Nice job.

Sandy
Philadelphia, PA

very informative lecture

Katherine
Alexandria, VA

Interesting topic.

Michael
Suffolk, VA

Excellent presentation of a subject matter rarely addressed

Julia
Seattle, WA

Very interesting presentation. Brought up ethics issues I had not considered.

Alex
Arlington, VA

Excellent summary of the relevant case law on undercover work from law enforcement to litigation in civil cases, followed by a useful cap in the two hypotheticals involving the OSHA violations.

Charles
Poulsbo, WA

Creative. Liked the John Lennon example. Made it interesting.

Andrea
Scottsdale, AZ

It was very interesting and informative.

Jeffrey
Louisville, KY

This was a really helpful and informative presentation. Thanks!

Suhaib
Skokie,

I took this for sheer enjoyment of a novel topic and actually found it pretty interesting.

michael
New York, NY

informative

Anthony
East Setauket, NY

Very informative and interesting presentation.

Kathleen
South Bend, WA

excellent presentation - good examples given

Edward M.

well organized, examples were very good, well done

Edwin
Los Angeles, CA

Informative presentation and eye opening analysis.

daniel
New York, NY

Well done

James
New York, NY

This was a surprisingly compelling program. The choice and sequencing of topics were excellent; Temkin gave a clear and quite helpful tour through a set of controversial ethical problems. The range of examples -- from undercover corruption investigations to civil infringement -- were particularly well chosen. Best online CLE I've seen this year or last.

Danielle
Rockville Centre, NY

The instruction gave good examples.

Harry
Exeter, CA

excellent speaker

John
Chicago, IL

Informative

Patrick
Astoria, NY

Very good and informative presentation.

Sandra
Lakeport, CA

Good coverage of an interesting and varied field

Shane
Arroyo Grande, CA

Very interesting

Kevin
New Hyde Park, NY

Excellent lecturer. A worthwhile CLE.

Jamilee
Rochester Hills, MI

I really enjoyed this seminar.

William
Stony Brook, NY

Very helpful information

Jonathan
New York, NY

a good overview of the ethical issues related to undercover investigations.

Mary
Ithaca, NY

Very interesting subject

Megan
Hillsborough, NJ

I'm not sure that I will use this in my practice (which is primarily civil litigation), but the course was interesting!

John
New Rochelle, NY

Very difficult topic but the professor was very good.

John
Ukiah, CA

good new information on the subject matter, lively speaker, even though a very narrow topic.

Geoffrey
Chappaqua, NY

Mr. Temkin is a very good speaker and makes a clear presentation about the state of law in this area.

John
Howard, NY

interesting topic

Patrick
Denver, CO

Interesting topic.

Karmela
Hartford, CT

Interesting topic. engaged speaker.

Carol
Corning, NY

Very thorough materials. Good contrast between the jurisdictions

Barbara
Los Angeles, CA

Interesting issue, quite nuanced. Its complexity was dissected very well.

Boyd
Buffalo, NY

Not something that I thought would be that applicable to my practice, but actually turned out it might be. Interesting.

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Production Date

November 11, 2008

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Credits

Arizona
1 Ethics
California
1 Ethics
North Dakota
1 Ethics
New York
1 Ethics
New Jersey
1 Ethics
Illinois
1 Ethics