Why Lawyers Strike Out: Professionalism in Baseball and Law

Why Lawyers Strike Out: Professionalism in Baseball and Law
Combine business and pleasure with an afternoon CLE at Progressive Field.

Co-Sponsored with the Akron Bar Association.
In this innovative and entertaining program, Philip Bogdanoff will lead us in a discussion of the "unwritten rules" of baseball and how these rules can apply to the legal profession.  What better place to talk baseball than Progressive Field?

The CMBA will take you out to the ballgame - and fulfill your professional conduct credits in the process!

Why Attorneys Strike Out: Professionalism in Baseball and the Legal Profession
On May 15, 1981 Len Barker is pitching a no hitter in the ninth inning. It is a tense time for the pitcher. However, he does not have to worry about a player bunting the ball. There are unwritten rules of professionalism in baseball based upon respect for the game. One of these rules is that you do not break up a no hitter by bunting in the ninth inning. However, in the legal profession, courts have noted a lack of professionalism and civility among attorneys even though these traits are the mainstays of our profession and the foundations upon which lawyers practice law. In this interactive presentation, attorneys will learn the unwritten rules of professionalism in baseball, how they are passed on from generation to generation and whether these same concepts of professionalism can apply in the legal profession.

Disorder in the Court: An Attorney’s Guide to Judicial Misconduct
The Rules of Professional Conduct indicates that an attorney who possesses unprivileged information that a judge has violated the Rules of Judicial Conduct shall inform the appropriate authority and that that it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to knowingly assist a judge in conduct that is a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct. Therefore it is incumbent for every attorney to be familiar with the rules of Judicial Conduct and the type of conduct that is to be expected from the Bench. In this interactive presentation attorneys will gain a working knowledge of the Rules of Judicial Conduct and we will review recent ethical decisions where judges were disciplined for ethical misconduct. Attendees have described this presentation as “educational, engaging, interactive, entertaining, lively, informative, humorous, and enjoyable.”

About our instructor:
Philip Bogdanoff was a career assistant prosecutor in the Summit County Prosecutor's Office and retired from that office as a senior assistant prosecutor. He has taught continuing legal education related to ethics and professionalism to various groups in seven states including the Ohio Bar Association and Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association. His professional conduct presentations have been described as informative, lively, entertaining, and captivating. He maintains a website, http://www.philipbogdanoff.com/video.html with more information.


CLE Only:
$100 CMBA & Akron Bar Members
$125 Non-Members

This course is not eligible for the CLE passport.

Seats are limited for the presentation and game.

5/25/2017 2:00 PM - 5/25/2017 10:00 PM
Progressive Field
Heavy Hitters Club
Entrance on Ontario At the Exec Offices
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States


Thursday, 25 May 2017

2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
5/25/2017 2:00 PM

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