On Demand

Emotional Intelligence, Ethics and the Thriving Lawyer

1h 6m

Created on October 28, 2021





Practicing law requires a great deal of cognitive intelligence and technical skill. To thrive in the business of law, though, a lawyer must be able to engage in and maintain trusting relationships with clients, colleagues, staff, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and tribunals. Research findings show that emotional intelligence, and specifically, empathy, plays a key role in managing these relationships successfully and effectively. 

This program will offer guidance on how emotional intelligence can be applied to everyday situations in the practice of law, including making positive first impressions, and how emotional intelligence intersects with our ethical obligations pursuant to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. 

This course, taught by Mandy C. Rosenblum, Esq., and Gail J. Cummings, JD, MSS, LCSW should prove valuable to practicing attorneys at all stages of their careers in all areas of practice.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review the importance of emotional intelligence to the ethical practice of law

  2. Analyze the relationship between emotional intelligence and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct  

  3. Apply emotional intelligence techniques to real-world ethical hypotheticals from attorney practice

  4. Explain how to use emotional intelligence and empathy to be more effective and ethical throughout the lifecycle

  5. Use emotional intelligence to enhance business and legal relationships

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