About the 2022 event

The Free Winter Ethics CLE Seminar Series takes place in three sessions held at noon on Jan. 12, 13, and 14. Participants may register for any or all sessions. RSVP for each session you wish to attend to receive the appropriate Zoom link.

This series has been approved for 3.0 Wisconsin EPR credits by Wisconsin's Board of Bar Examiners.

Day 1: Ethics Issues & 2020 Election Litigation

Wednesday Jan. 12, 2022, 12 – 1 p.m.

Ethics Issues and 2020 Election Litigation with Daniel P. Tokaji, Fred W. & Vi Miller Dean, University of Wisconsin Law School

U.S. election law expert and Wisconsin Law School Dean, Daniel Tokaji, will discuss lawyering and legal ethics issues related to election lawsuits filed after the 2020 Presidential Election, considering applicable rules of professional responsibility.

Day 2: What's New in the World of Professional Responsibility?

Thursday Jan. 13, 2022, 12 – 1 p.m.

What’s New in the World of Professional Responsibility? with Timothy J. Pierce, Ethics Counsel, State Bar of Wisconsin

Timothy J. Pierce will discuss some of the new rules adopted by the Wisconsin Supreme Court as well as provide an update on the State Bar of Wisconsin's ethics opinions.

Day 3: Communication with Non-Lawyers: Avoiding Common Mistakes

Friday Jan. 14, 2022, 12 – 1 p.m.

Communicating With Non-Lawyers: Avoiding Common Mistakes with Megan McDermott, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Law

Drawing on the Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules as well as helpful Wisconsin Ethics Opinions, Megan McDermott will discuss a lawyer's ethical duties when communicating with a non-lawyer, whether that person is represented or unrepresented.

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