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Ethics And Etiquette: Synonyms for Each Other? Antonyms to “Attorney”?

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Produced on September 19, 2019

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Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Ethics are defined as a set of moral principles or values. Etiquette is defined as the conduct or procedure required or prescribed by authority to be observed in official life. So far, the two seem in sync – ethical behavior is that required for the practice of law.

Etiquette is alternately defined as the customary code of polite behavior among members of a particular profession. Polite? Attorneys? Can the concepts peacefully co-exist?

Carol G. Morokoff, a thirty-two-year litigator, uses her experience inside and outside the courtrooms and offices to describe ethical and etiquette pitfalls that the unwary will encounter, how to identify them in advance, and how to negotiate one’s way around them. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define ethical behavior and proper etiquette in the same settings
  2. Parse defined obligations from nice ideas
  3. Identify pitfalls which most often arise
  4. Develop strategies for avoiding the pitfalls

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Carol Morokoff

Babchik Young

Carol G. Morokoff is a 27 year litigator, specializing in commercial litigation – specifically, collections. She has appeared in courts ranging from Supreme Court, Dutchess County to all district courts in Suffolk County to United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. While Ms. Morokoff has practiced other areas of the law, she has discovered that since discontinuing matrimonial practice and concentrating on commercial debt, no client has asked for her home or cell phone numbers. 

She is a graduate of Indiana University and New York Law School, where she was President of the Student Bar Association and a member of the Moot Court Executive Board.


Christopher T.

Straightforward, sensible, well-organized. Good presentation and good advice.

Rachel C.

Excellent! The presenter has a great dry sense of humor!

Robert C.

I enjoyed the speaker's sense of humor

Deborah Lynn W.

This was great - wish attorneys took these points seriously, all the time.

Mary H.

She's a great presenter - appreciate her experience and point of view and wit!

Nicholas R.

This was both an excellent course and an excellent presenter.

James R.

Enjoyed presentation.

Mollie C.

Very well presented, even subtly humorous

Donna J. B.

Excellent presentation.

April A.

Great presenter! I would definitely watch a CLE that she teaches again.

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