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The Personal Side of Ethics (Update)

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Produced on February 23, 2020

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Course Information

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

Course Description

In this course, Carol G. Morokoff, an attorney with 30+ years of litigation experience, including four years as a sole practitioner, will discuss 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 will cover currently trending topics as well as commonly recurring problems, and will identify how to handle ethical dilemmas when they do arise. The examples discussed will be pulled from the files of disciplinary committees nationwide.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize potential for ethical lapses in common situations
  2. Set up a practical framework to keep out of those situations
  3. Adapt strategies for remedying the ethical situation if one occurs

This course originally appeared as a part of our February 2020 Bridge the Gap Event.

Credit Information

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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.


Melissa H.

I appreciated the instructor's direct manner and humor. Helpful to have her describe real life cases.

Thomas M.

hands down, one of the best instructors you have.

Clark M.

Well done.


One of the best ethics presentations I've seen in a long time!

jennifer m.

very engaging

Martin B.

Carol Morokoff is an amazing presenter. She's very knowledgeable, entertaining, charming and understandable. She's a great speaker.

Debora J.

Ms. Morokoff is a great speaker who keeps me interested with her fun relevant stories

Joan K.

Very good and practical

Byron M.

She's great.

Thomas L.

Nice way to organize a presentation of ethical issues.

patricia C.

She is good. I enjpy her presentations

Steven W.

Faculty was excellent!

paul k.

I am in practice 25 years. This was a GREAT refresher about Ethics. I so much commend Ms. Morokoff

Carol Lynn E.

Strong speaker. Very entertaining. Good use of cases to make the point.

Michael H.

Entertaining and informative

Nancy K.

Great delivery ! Usually dreams ethics but would recommend this class highly! Yes, lawyers are people too. Will never think of chablis wine in the same way (as before I took this class )

Kai D.

This is an excellent and animated speaker; she reminds me of all the times I've been in the court rooms and walking up and down those stairways. The stories about the clients and the cases so true-she's a lot of fun and I thank her !

Katherine B.

This was GREAT!

Thomas P.

great presentation and delivery of content

Sally A.

Excellent presentation

Elizabeth P.

Great speaker and entertaining way to learn about ethics.

Licia E.

Instructor was terrific! Delivered info in a clear and entertaining way.

Nathaniel K.

appreciate the humor, thank you

Raymundo M.

Very good course

Fred B.

Funny and informative, well presented to hold one's interest

Jill A.

She's great! Witty, she hooks you at the start for what can be a very dry subject and she never stops.

Jerilyn R.

Excellent presentation

Laura M.

Entertainment and informative

James O.

Excellent course. Superb presenter and plethora of examples of what not to do.

Margaret H.

Thank you for this excellent ethics update. Your common sense and humor will have me remember these cases!

David M.

Top Notch! principals stated - clear examples couldn't be better

Tami D.

Really enjoyed how she made an ethics lecture entertaining!

Catherine O.

Great use of real life examples that we can all relate to!

Michael L.


Matthew R.

That was awesome and topical real life stories made it more informative.

Jason B.

funny & informative - great presentation - probably one of the best PR/ethics CLEs I've seen

Barbara Jane I.

Good presenter

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