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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

Credit Information

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Faculty

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.



Reviews

JB
John B.

One of the best CLEs on Lawline.

EG
Edwin G.

Presenter had good demeanor and enlivened with suitable anecdotes.

OB
Opal B.

Very enjoyable course. The instructor's sense of humor and dry, sarcastic wit, combined with a common-sense approach to illuminating the topic, were very effective in getting the message across.

VC
Vincent C.

Great presentation!

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Gary J.

Ms. Morokoff 's presentation was very engaging, her manner plain spoken and clear. Nice practical application of the thesis of legal ethics and simple etiquette.

MH
Michael H.

Good class!

AM
Amy M.

Instructor was very knowledgeable.

BC
Bruce C.

Well presented. I like the life experience examples and would like to hear more. Always good to help put things into context.

CW
Carol W.

Well presented.

MW
Melissa W.

The speaker was excellenet.

DM
Douglas M.

Really superior presentation

EF
Eniola F.

Great stuff! well organized and presented.

HG
Henry G.

Good practical course.

CB
Cynthia B.

Thank you so much for clarifying several issues that I have witnessed over the past 40 years. I am a paralegal and have seen these scenarios many times throughout my career.

JD
Jeffrey D.

The presenter was excellent. I didn't expect her dry sense of humor, however, it made the class much more enjoyable.

AC
Annmarie C.

Good practical advice presented in a direct manner.

AM
Antoine M.

Good practice pointers

DN
Dana N.

Loved the presentation, particularly enjoyed Ms. Morokoff's dry sense of humor. Actually picked up a valuable tip, even though I've practiced for 40+ years.

CO
Catherine O.

Good use of examples..

SR
Samuel R.

Interesting concept, great content, great presenter.

JS
Jeremy S.

Thank you

MZ
Maxwell Z.

Extremely practical

JF
JW F.

I enjoyed the presenter's dry humor

JA
James A.

Clear and well-organized. Viewing ethics through an etiquette filter put a new spin on a familiar topic.

CL
Cathy L.

good professor

JB
Julie A. B.

Speaker knowledgeably defines in an easy-to-understand manner the ethical and etiquette pitfalls that an unwary attorney may encounter; describes how to identify such pitfalls in advance; and shares strategies for avoiding or negotiating one’s way around them.

DW
daniel w.

thank you!

RW
Rhonda G. W.

Thank you for an excellent program -- superb both in content and presentation.

KH
Kenneth H.

Hope this lawyer does more course for you. She is excellent and as a wonderful, upbeat sense of humor.

JT
Jeffrey T.

This is as good a program on the overlap between courtesy and ethics as I have ever seen.

DK
Dahyun K.

thank you

HV
Hillary V.

Materials were well organized and presented. Speaker was engaging and easy to follow.

KE
Karen E.

Interesting course. Instructor told it like it is!

LH
Lynn H.

Absolute best presentation thus far! Thank you!

GZ
Gary Z.

She was one of the best presenters I have seen on Lawline, very easy to listen to.

EN
Edythe N.

Excellent presentation

JK
Jon K.

Honey better than vinegar. Agree!!! Thank you!

SR
Scott R.

THanks!

KB
Kathy B.

speaker had a TERRIFIC demeanor. dry wit made it incredibly palatable

MR
Marc R.

Excellent Presentation

AP
Ajay P.

Very good really and on topic

PM
Paul M.

Very common sense approach. What I tell lawyers all the time.

CM
Celeste M.

Excellent presentation,

AW
Anne W.

GREAT COURSE!

JC
Joseph C.

Excellent discussion of an important topic for lawyers in their daily practice.

AS
Ann-Kathryn S.

Very authoritative instructor

RS
Richard S.

Excellent speaker; intelligent.

LK
Lynn K.

Really liked the presenter

KT
Karen T.

This is an Important topic and the presentation was excellent. Speakers articulate speech pattern, and examples were very helpful. This is one of the best classes I have attended.

WH
Wayne H.

Excellent presenter

KB
KT B.

This course was very good.

AW
Alda W.

Excellent program

CC
Charilyn C.

A basic course on ethical problems encountered in everyday practice, but so useful as a reminder. Good examples given. Instructor closely tracks the written materials in presentation.

CR
Christopher R.

I have not seen ethics tackled in quite this way and I appreciate the approach. Edge cases are useful in defining boundaries but emphasizing day-to-day practical issues is welcome.

NL
Neha L.

Excellent instructor.

CT
Christopher T.

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

RC
Rachel C.

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

RC
Robert C.

I enjoyed the speaker's sense of humor

DW
Deborah Lynn W.

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

MH
Mary H.

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

NR
Nicholas R.

This was both an excellent course and an excellent presenter.

JR
James R.

Enjoyed presentation.

MC
Mollie C.

Very well presented, even subtly humorous

AA
April A.

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

DB
Donna J. B.

Excellent presentation.

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