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The Ethics of Litigating in a Difficult Age

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Produced on September 23, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 15m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Ethics Litigation

Course Description

By definition, litigation is an intense, adversarial exercise. Plaintiff and defendant aren’t really supposed to agree on much regarding the lawsuit in which each is involved – otherwise, there would a settlement, not a trial. This clash of ideas (and, frequently, personalities) may have gotten worse in the present age of firmly held opinions regarding the judiciary, behavior of fellow attorneys, and – yes – politics.

Carol G. Morokoff, a 31-year litigator, uses her experience inside and outside the courtroom to describe ethical pitfalls the unwary will encounter in such a circumstance, how to identify same in advance, and how to negotiate one’s way around them.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define ethical obligations for litigators under the Model Rules
  2. Parse defined obligations from “nice ideas”
  3. Identify pitfalls which most often arise when dealing with legal ethics requirements
  4. Develop strategies for avoiding these pitfalls

This course originally appeared as a part of our September 2018 Bridge the Gap Event.   

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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.


Pamela W.

Wonderful presentation! The speaker held my attention with her wit and knowledge.

Linda G.

excellent presentation

Howard C.

Very effective presentation.

Charles S.

Good presentation with a bit of subtle humor.

Ann W.

I like listening to Ms. Morokoff’s and specifically seek out her classes. I appreciate her sense of humor.

Lee H.

An excellent course!! You get the message, and it's hard to believe some of the craziness of lawyers who are the subject of case law outlined in the course!!! And the presentation is excellent--never skips a beat, always informative and has a way of presenting the advice, rules and the law which is almost "entertaining"!!

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