Ethics CLE Teleforum -- 2016: Recent Developments Impacting the Ethical Practice of Law

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice Group Teleforum

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The Federalist Society offers a unique opportunity to acquire one hour’s worth of ethics CLE credit.

Our panel of three experts in legal and judicial ethics will discuss several recent cases and regulatory developments in the field, with an eye to translating these developments into practical wisdom about their likely impact on law practice in 2016 and beyond.

Topics will include the American Bar Association's move to expand the scope of the regulation of race, gender and other harassment and discrimination into the practice of law generally, including law firm management; amendments to the rules of discovery to help reduce the gamesmanship now often infecting the process; the extent to which the Supreme Court's decision in the North Carolina Dentists case may foreshadow limitations on the ability of states to regulate the practice of law without running afoul of the antitrust laws; whether competent legal advice must include a business advice component in certain settings; and how the use of social media to complain about a sitting judge can cross the line into unethical conduct.


  • Prof. W. William Hodes, Professor Emeritus of Law, Indiana University & President, The William Hodes Professional Corporation
  • Prof. Thomas D. Morgan, Oppenheim Professor Emeritus of Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Ronald Rotunda, Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Call begins at 1:55 p.m. Eastern Time.

Teleforum calls are open to all dues paying members of the Federalist Society. To become a member, sign up here.  As a member, you should receive email announcements of upcoming Teleforum calls which contain the conference call phone number. If you are not receiving those email announcements, please contact us at 202-822-8138. 

Because we are offering CLE for this Teleforum, it is open to non-members as well. The Teleforum call in number will be available with the CLE materials upon registration.

One hour of ethics CLE available in some jurisdictions pending approval*

$25 for CLE (Federalist Society members)
$50 for CLE (non-Federalist Society members)

Charges apply only to those seeking CLE credit.

Registration for CLE credit is required.
Attendance must be verified during the presentation.**
No registration or fee is required if you are not seeking CLE credit. 

*Please note that while we have applied for CLE credit approval in several states, we are still waiting for approval in the following states: Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.

**Additional CLE Instructions:

  1. Please check your confirmation email for the link to the webpage to download all CLE Materials including the Certificate of Attendance, Evaluation Form, and Written Materials.

  2. Call into the Teleforum number listed on the CLE materials and available to Federalist Society members on the bottom of the event page before 1:55 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 15.

  3. Return to this registration page on September 15 at 1:55 p.m. ET no earlier than 5 minutes before the call to access the online sign-in form for attendance verification. Please make sure to electronically sign in at the beginning of the call, preferably within the first 5 minutes of the call.

  4. Listen for the "Unique Program Code" during the call and enter that code on your certificate of attendance to verify your attendance.

  5. Fax (202-627-1237) or email ( a copy of your certificate of attendance and evaluation form within 15 days of the program.