The Personal Side of Ethics

(5113 Ratings)

Produced on: June 27, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

In this course, Carol G. Morokoff, an attorney with twenty-eight years of litigation experience, including four years as a solo practitioner, discusses ethical dilemmas present both in litigation and small firm practice. These dilemmas include the unforeseen impact of personal life on professional life, money management, the ability to decide whether (and how!) to decline a case, and the additional restrictions on domestic relations.  

 

Ms. Morokoff covers currently trending topics as well as recurring problems, and pulls from the files of disciplinary committees nationwide.  

 

Learning Objectives: 

I.    Recognize the potential for ethical lapses in common situations

II.   Set up a framework for avoiding those situations

III.  Adapt strategies for remedying the situation if one develops



This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2015 Bridge the Gap Event.

Faculty

Carol Morokoff

Gennet, Kallmann, Antin, Sweetman & Nichols. P.C.

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

MB
Michael B.

Dynamic

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Lee H.

Morokoff is really excellent!! She's very knowledgeable, her presentation is entertaining, she has a great sense of humor, and she has great insights coupled with citations which make the Rules of Professional Conduct come to life!! I've been impressed with many of Lawline courses, but hers is one of the best!!

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margaret t.

Great lecturer! i'll look for her again.

JM
Jonah M.

dry wit! shes good!

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Valerie H.

Informative and entertaining.

JM
James M.

Enlightening review of bad personal conduct that can adversely affect my practice.

JO
John O.

A truly delightful presentation A truly delightful presentation

DS
David S.

Very enjoyable and informative

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Reid P.

Favorite presenter by far

HG
Henry G.

Great course. Professor Morokoff is very engaging!

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bernard h.

exceptional.

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Donald L. M.

a fun presenter

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Ronnie F.

Both enjoyable and informative. Definitely better than many ethics courses I've taken.

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Henry S. S.

Very informative.

NM
Nicholas M.

Very informative. and entertaining presentation.

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Ralph W. C.

Informative yet entertaining!

RC
Roberta C.

Excellent speaker. Also NYLS was my alma mater, so it was a kick being back in the classroom there (so to speak).

TC
Tara C.

She was an amazing instructor !

JM
John M.

informative and entertaining!

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Richard L.

Knowledgeable

JR
Joseph R.

very thorough while very entertaining

SM
Shelley M.

Entertaining and informative!

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Laura d.

She was super funny! I enjoyed this one!

MK
MADELYNN K.

excellent review of case law

JH
James H.

Thank you. Good course.

BC
Bruce C.

Excellent speaker on the subject matter

MC
Marco C.

Nice delivery manner and some humor.

KZ
Kevin Z.

Presenter was amazing.

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Rhonda R.

The presenter's examples are very useful and entertaining.

LC
Lisa C.

i really liked this presenter's delivery! not so dry--rather engaging

NA
Naomi A.

Very clear and concise.

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Chris S.

Refreshingly real. Made an ethics discussion engaging rather than the usual dry reading of rules

SS
Sara S.

Entertaining presenter!

VM
Valerie M.

Examples were great. Sadly - you can't make some of that up!

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Catherine H.

Interesting speaker and presentation--one of my favorite ethics CLEs ever.

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Rebecca S.

I liked the attorney's sardonic sense of humor. Nice to be able to learn and be entertained at the same time.

JD
James D.

This CLE is, by far, the best CLE related to ethics. The presenter is to be commended. This was outstanding. Thank you.

JM
Jeffrey M.

Enjoyable and entertaining. Thanks!

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Ronald H.

Excellent presenter.

JB
Jon B.

Great course.

MW
Merrick W.

Good advice delivered in an entertaining fashion.

ML
Michelle L.

This presenter had a nice balance of knowledge and engagement

MP
Marc P.

Great speaker

JW
Jayne W.

Wonderful and entertaining speaker- great nexus between the cases and the rules. A+ thanks!

JG
Jay G.

A different approach to ethics, from the perspective of bar disciplinary actions, and what actions caused them. Case studies were great examples. Very informative and also enjoyable. Thanks!

DG
Darla G.

Good speaker with dry humor.

MG
Monica G.

Great instructor.

BB
Boe B.

Entertaining lecture

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Lisa L.

Really good program. Smart, good information, with an entertaining presentation style that resulted in smiles along the way.

GM
Gerald M.

Good program, using real world examples to illustrate the points made.

DC
DOUGLAS C.

an engaging presenter

JC
John E C.

entertaining; funny; Carol, you could do standup

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SHANNON S.

Carol was a great, dynamic speaker! I really enjoyed her!

BM
Brendan M.

This presenter was excellent and incredibly informative. My hat is off! An excellent lesson. Thank you.

JR
John R.

Carol is a fantastic presenter!

MW
Matthew W.

Presentation was extraordinarily good.

SB
Scott B.

Like all of the other commenters, I found the presentation to be engaging and very high quality. Thanks!

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virginia b.

best for newly admitted attorneys

MV
Marshall V.

Interesting and anecdotal.

RC
Richard C.

Enjoyable presentation. Material given without reading off a script, and was" conversational" rather than stiff or formal.

RS
Ronald S.

Excellent teacher

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Kamela W.

I absolutely loved this course. It was fun and educational!

JM
John M.

Presenter was excellent!

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Vivian C.

Loved it. Very interesting and engaging.

RP
Rogelio P.

good use of cases

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Carolyn R.

enjoyed the presentation

LW
Lynette W.

This is one of the best ethics courses I've taken. She is funny and knows her stuff. Great job!

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Suzan d.

great speaker

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Paula S.

great

LC
Lawrence C.

Entertaining & Substantive!

MB
Mary B.

Excellent

LO
Lisabeth O.

Fantastic! Really held my interest. Thank you!

LK
Lawrence F. K.

Excellent!

PC
patricia C.

She was very informative and engaging

RG
Robin G.

Good presenter

JH
Judith H.

She knows her ethics! this could have been a two hour program! I was rushing to keep up and take notes!

LR
Larry R.

Outstanding. Best of this year's so far.

JS
Jess S.

Great presentation

LS
Larry S.

well done. informative.

ED
Eugene D.

Good speaker

RS
Richard S.

Best class ever.

WW
William W.

Excellent presentation.

AH
Anne H.

good program.

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Joel S.

I liked the presenter a lot and she was very clear about what topic she was discussing and the takeaway.

GE
Gbolahan E.

Very good

JE
Jared E.

Great course. Good coverage of key issues in an entertaining and educational manner.

TM
Thomas B. M.

Excellent presenter.

MR
Mark R.

I really enjoyed the presenter --very personable and amusing.

AL
alan l.

This was the best ethics lecture I have ever heard.

JR
Joanne R.

Very competent and entertaining. Excellent

CO
Charles O.

Bravo Carol Morokoff ! Very entertaining ! I would listen/watch her present any CLE topic.

DS
Dennis S.

Presenter was both entertaining and able to be very substantively competent.

DM
Deena M.

This was actually a good explanation of personal ethics and the way lawyers unfortunately get themselves into trouble

DH
Donica H.

Very interesting case review.

DW
Danielle W.

Fantastic program - engaging presenter and great information presented in a useful and entertaining manner.

WR
wayne r.

Excellent presentation

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Phil H.

Loved this CLE and the presenter

IG
Irving G.

excellent delivery a pleasure to take the couse

AS
Alexandra S.

She was great and super informative!

JC
James C.

Informative and entertaining.

TL
Thomas L.

speaker was excellent

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ellen l.

EXCELLENT111

RW
Roger W.

A very well prepared and on point presentation on ethics.

DK
diane k.

Enjoyed the course. Very engaging speaker.

JB
JOHN B.

I glade I took this course.. About the most up to date and best ethics course I ever attended.

JB
James B.

Far more interesting than the usual Ethics lecture.

LL
Lori L.

Very entertaining!

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Tanya C.

interesting program

DG
Dianne G.

She was one of the best speakers I had ever heard. Really enjoyed this.

WA
Whitney A.

These type of classes should be the last half of the 3rd year of law school

BC
Bridget C.

This was a great lecture!

DM
Doreen M.

Very entertaining speaker who kept my interest!

JC
Jennie C.

Excellent instructor, very engaging

LT
Lisa T.

Great speaker!

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gary d.

Excellent presentation. I actually enjoyed it.

RC
Richard C.

Excellent content, and enjoyable to watch!

JP
John J. P.

Great lecture!

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carole s.

she's very good to watch.

MS
Michael S.

The most entertaining - and informative - lecture yet.

MV
Max V.

She's really good -- great lecture.

MH
Michele H.

Presenter was great

SC
Susan C.

Ms. Morokoff is a terrific presenter. Her energy keeps one glued to the subject matter of the course.

GM
Gerard M.

great speaker held my attention good style of speaking showed how important this area of ethics is also very practical course

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hal c.

This was very informative

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martin p.

Nice concluding remarks and good choice of overall them of making it personal (or not); also nice that she cited model rules, etc.

WN
William N.

good approach, good presentation

RW
Robin W.

Great ethics CLE! Not your typical ethics class!

SK
Shelley K.

I liked this Speaker, she was very entertaining.

ES
Eric S.

The presentation was lively. Thank you.

PV
PASQUALE V.

Great speaker!

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Donald S.

Tough to do ethics courses, she certainly prepared and conveyed the message while holding audience attention.

RK
Richard K.

enjoyed her presentation

TN
Timothy N.

Informative

JC
John C.

Good use of humor

JL
Julia L.

Interesting and would recommend.

MC
Michael C.

Engaging presenter

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jack s.

Outstanding presentation

KM
Kaneez M.

Great use of cases to establish points.

GC
Gregory C.

very good and informative presentation.

HF
Helena F.

Excellent speaker; I was fully prepared to be bored but she made the subject quite entertaining.

RH
Reesa H.

Best ethics CLE I've had.

IF
Ilia Yvette F.

Very good presenter.

JP
Jana Lee P.

Entertaining and informative presenter.

EL
Elyssa L.

This course was great! The speaker was engaging, knowledgeable and what could have been a very dry topic interesting.

MC
Michael C.

Very good

MK
Maura K.

The speaker was good -- she held my interest.

JK
Judy K.

Excellent presentation.

AM
Ana M. M.

Excellent presentation

DS
Donald S.

Very nice.

WB
William B.

Her examples confirm common sense is still one of the best traits not to forget.

SF
Steven F.

Enjoyed the case illustrations.

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William G.

good

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Chaim L.

Excellent presentation

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Brian S.

Very good. Touched on many scenarios.

RM
Richard M.

Very good program

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Eve L.

Excellent presentation!

LC
Lee C.

great topic!

MH
Mike H.

EXCELLENT!

DW
David W.

Carol was fabulous!

PF
Patricia F.

Very educational

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Brenda S.

Excellent speaker

MH
Mark H.

very good class

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Al T.

great instructor

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Ira L F.

Enjoyed this course.

DH
Dem H.

Very informative, great examples and VERY entertaining!

JP
Jill P.

Very entertaining

WK
Wayne K.

Entertainingly direct. Great presentation!

CP
Caroline P.

Interesting and thought provoking. Would like to hear more from her.

CB
Cecelia B.

This speaker did a great job of making it interesting. She picked good cases to illustrate her points.

DG
DAVID G.

I enjoyed the speaker. Good practical advice.

CO
Catherine O.

Good speaker, made a tough subject interesting

MC
Martin C.

Thanks for the insights.

AF
Andrew F.

Engaging speaker

RW
Randi W.

Speaker was very effective!

PF
Peggy F.

Great Course!

JS
Jessica S.

She's funny!

RC
Richard C.

Very good presenter

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Judith Marie F.

I real enjoyed Carol's presentation style - it kept me interested and wanting to hear more.

DV
Diego V.

Insightful.

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Edwin s.

speaker was very good !

GB
George B.

Excellent job of succinctly and entertainingly presenting the most important principles of a complex and vital subject.

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Isolina E.

Excellent!

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Nicholas G. K.

pretty good

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Maggie I.

Excellent lecture - enjoyed the speaker very much.

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reuben c.

good job

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Andrea Kelli H.

Great speaker, the reference points were timely and directly related to the topics presented. Additionally, the presentation was delivered in an orderly manner. Kudos!

RC
Robert C.

Awesome presentation - very informative, helpful and very entertaining!

AD
Alexandra D.

Made often boring content very very interesting. Great speaker and presenter.

SC
Scott Edward C.

This is the kind of instructor you need for all your courses! She really had it together and presented in an interesting and captivating manner.

SA
Sandra A.

I really enjoyed the speaker.

NG
Nina Anne G.

One of the most entertaining ethics programs I've ever experienced; also, very thorough and clear.

JH
Joe H.

Very lively and (somewhat) unorthodox presentation (in a good way). Excellent real world examples of problems that attorneys encounter with "I wouldn't do that if I were you" admonishments which we all need from time to time. Very entertaining.

SA
Suuzen Ty A.

Very entertaining examples make a memorable impression on listeners as to what attorneys should and should not do to adhere to the rules of professional ethics.

CH
Christopher H.

Entertaining speaker

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susan F.

very engaging speaker

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Ira G.

Presenter is very knowledgeable with an enjoyable sense of humor.

RK
Roman K.

Great speaker. Great material.

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Scott A.

The speaker was very knowledgeable about the subject and interesting to listen to.

TM
Terri M.

Excellent speaker

ME
Michael E.

This is a tough topic to speak on for an hour and a half, but the speaker did a very nice job.

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Emeline "Mickey" B.

Great seminar!

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Stanley L.

Great course!

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Andrew B.

Nice job by lecturer!

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Henry F.

Excellent program.

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William R.

VERY INFORMATIVE

JB
James B.

Liked how she used actual cases and examples

SF
Shelley F.

Excellent presentation

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Charlene E.

She is an exception speaker, and very entertaining.

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Edward D.

very entertaining and informative

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Briget d.

This was easily the most interesting and entertaining Ethics CLE I have taken!

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Abrar Q.

Good

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Timothy P.

speaker is terrific...

RJ
RG J.

This was an engaging and entertaining presentation.

FB
Fiona B.

Very lively, interesting and enjoyable anecdotes! Great job!

AB
Adrienne B.

Informative and entertaining.

JH
james h.

Best ethics seminar I have had and very entertaining

KN
KAREN N.

really enjoyed

MB
Michael B.

Great use of cases and examples.

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Sarah K.

Very engaging instructor - really enjoyed it and wasn't expecting to.

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mitsuko o.

good

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Ken R.

Engaging instructor

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Juliana O.

very good.

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Florence Hagan S.

very well presented

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Michelle T.

very entertaining!

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Samer Y.

Good reminders on ethics!!!!

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Eileen F.

Good material covered

BL
Bruce L.

Good

FF
Frank F.

Interesting presenter

SS
Stefanie S.

Excellent presentation.

JS
Joseph S.

Carol Morokoff is a great speaker. Very good lecture.

JM
Jeffrey M.

Quite detailed. Many citations.

TS
Terry S.

Good discussion by lecturer.

EB
Elise B.

Speaker was entertaining and offered good examples in support of the topic.

CA
Carolyne A.

Excellent and Entertaining Speaker. Really helps to bring in the anecdotal crazy stories, helps lighten up the dry ethics topic!

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Paul N.

fun....not boring...speaker was energetic

DA
David A.

Very well presented

JK
Joung Ho K.

Helpful tips for pitfalls in attorney practice.

JL
Julie L.

Presenter was great!

RK
Richard K.

Great.

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