William D. Brown, Ph.D.

William D. Brown, Ph.D.

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Dr. Brown, a clinical psychologist, is one of the nation's leading ethics lecturers. Since 1990, he has trained tens of thousands of attorneys and professionals on their ethical obligations in every facet of law.

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Ethics

Courses by William D. Brown, Ph.D.

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Attorney Fees - Ethics Issues

In this course, two of TRTCLE's feature lecturers, James R. Wrenn, Esq. and William D. Brown, Ph.D. provide an in-depth discussion of legal-fee issues among hourly, fixed, contingent, awarded, and quantum…

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Compatibility of Legal and Judicial Ethics

This seminar examines multiple cases, including conflict issues where counsel sleeps with his client’s wife during his client’s trial and where two juvenile court judges received kickbacks for incarcerating…

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Costs of Poor Professional Judgment

When dissecting consequences of exercising poor professional judgment it is important to determine where to establish drawing a line in the sand should not be broached. Examples abound from lawyer’s hiding…

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Deposition Misconduct - Ethical Boundaries and Practical Solutions

Deposition misconduct is a common problem because, except on rare occasions, judges are not present during depositions to control proceedings. This seminar explores the rules that prescribe ethically…

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Dissemblance, Alcohol Abuse and Crossing the Ethical Line

This seminar explores options and avenues available to lawyers who might see dissemblance as an additional tool at their disposal, particularly when defense counsel relies on ruses. What role do ethics…

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Electronic Discovery Paradigms

This seminar focuses on ways in which the transition from a paper-era to an electronic era poses challenges requiring common-sense adaptation of paradigms governing discovery in the paper era to…

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Ethical Problem-Solving Methodology

Applying the mind of a lawyer to solving ethics problems in common-sense ways within the boundaries of ethical standards is what one could call an “Ethics Workout”. With a focus on a series…

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Examining Prosecutorial Conduct: Department of Justice or Injustice

The Ted Stevens case has become a template for examining prosecutorial misconduct. This seminar examines what happens when MR 3.8 (Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor) is misunderstood or overlooked…

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Five-Star Buffet of Recent Ethics & Professionalism Issues

Is law a profession, business or both? Should non-lawyer ownership of law firms be permitted? Other salient legal ethics issues of 2011 include law schools paying firms to allow graduates to “test…

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Immigration Matters, Green Cards, and Disciplinary Actions

In the first fundamental expansion of the right to counsel in 30 years, immigrant detainees facing removal who are mentally incompetent to represent themselves will be entitled to legal assistance at…

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Inadvertent Disclosure, an Ethics Challenge

This seminar demonstrates how remedies and consequences of inadvertent disclosure are ethical challenges impacting attorneys in any practice area. How best to manage inadvertent disclosure has long been…

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Maintaining Professionalism Amid Challenging Conundrums

Integrity is crucial to maintaining professionalism within the legal profession. Bar admission and disciplinary issues are intertwined with the study of law and bar admission. MR 8.1 (Bar admission…

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Noxious Causes - Poisoning the Well of Professionalism

Have you ever been asked, “How could you (or one of your peers) possibly represent (fill in a person or cause)?” Even in Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, antagonists can be found in both camps. Then…

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Recusal - A Hot, New Legal Ethics Topic

The need for a judge to recuse him or herself was thought to have reached a watershed in Caperton v. Massey (U.S.), 2010, but the decision was narrow, leaving many recusal issues on the table. Here we…

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Scientific Evidence: Daubert Standards Update

This seminar provides an update on cases applying and refining what are known as the "Daubert" standards governing the admissibility of evidence proffered as being "scientific" evidence under the…

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See No Evil - Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

The customary concept – “ineffective assistance of counsel” – may give way to a query of effective assistance of counsel, given vehement public opposition to tax increases. Budget cuts may further reduce…

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Top 10 Ethics Challenges

Interactive seminar focusing on the application of appropriate ethical standards in ten challenging contexts. The contexts focus not solely on challenges facing lawyers individually but also those…

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