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What David Bowie Teaches about Attorney Ethics

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: July 18, 2022
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        • Part One: My Favorite Thing about Bowie
                - The Lawyer's Duty to Rescue our Addicted Colleagues
        • Part Two: "Changes"
                - Our Duty to Advise, per rule 2.1
                - Changed Client Expectations and the Duty to Consult, per rule 1.4
                - Zealousness, mental health, and withdrawal
                - The need to be competent with the changes being posed by tech (rule 1.1)
        • Part Three: "Space Oddity"
                - Due Diligence
        • Conclusion

Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: July 15, 2022

For NY - Difficulty Level: For experienced attorneys (non-transitional)


It’s hard to believe, but the lyrics to the David Bowie songs give lawyers a chance to understand some really important ethics rules.

Join the CLE Performer, Stuart Teicher, Esq., as he explains how “Changes” reveals the need to be competent and stay in touch with the changes being posed by technology (Rule 1.1), as well as key requirements in the duty to consult the client in Rule 1.4. He’ll also show how the lyrics to “Space Oddity” teach about Rule 3.6 (Trial Publicity)…and more.

This program was recorded on July 15th, 2022.

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Stuart I. Teicher, Esq.

Professional Legal Educator

Stuart I. Teicher, Esq. is a professional legal educator who focuses on ethics law. A practicing attorney for over 17 years, Stuart's career is now dedicated to helping fellow attorneys survive the practice of law and thrive in the profession. Mr. Teicher teaches seminars, provides in-house training to law firms and gives keynote speeches at conventions and association meetings. He also provides consultation and representation in attorney disciplinary matters.

Stuart helps attorneys get better at what they do (and enjoy the process) through his entertaining and educational CLE Performances. His expertise is in "Technethics," a term Stuart coined that refers to the ethical issues in social networking and other technology. Stuart also speaks about "Practical Ethics" -- those lessons hidden in the ethics rules that enhance a lawyer's practice.

Mr. Teicher is a Supreme Court appointee to the New Jersey District Ethics Committee where he investigates and prosecutes grievances filed against attorneys, an adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey where he teaches Professional Responsibility and an adjunct Professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he teaches undergraduate writing courses.

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