Legal Ethics XY, XX, Sex, Gender

Legal Ethics XY, XX, Sex, Gender

Apr 24, 2024

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET

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Virtually all states' Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in setting and enforcing legal-ethics standards, and many states also include rules specifically governing the subject of sexual activity between lawyers and clients. This program examines these topics, as well as the legal definition of gender and how gender dysphoria can or should affect it. Could there ever be a circumstance warranting differing treatment of lawyers based on sex that would not be reasonably deemed improper discrimination? Should sexual activity between lawyers and clients be regulated by a single nationwide standard, or left up to the discretion of each state? How might gender dysphoria and the legal definition of gender affect these rules and standards? This program will discuss all these questions and more in an interactive, seminar-type environment.

This program is open to attorneys of all levels and areas interested in learning more about and discussing the legal-ethics concerns of sex and gender.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the issues of sexual inequality in regards to lawyer-lawyer situations and lawyer-client situations
  • Explore the different state-wide standards (or lack of standards) regarding sexual activity between lawyers and clients
  • Discuss the absence of national standards for sexual activity between lawyers and clients, and whether such a standard would be beneficial
  • Discuss the importance of the attorney-client relationship and how such laws might affect it
  • Discuss the differences between “rule of law” standards and “rule of men” standards
  • Discuss the legal definition of gender and the bearing that gender dysphoria has on it

Course Time Schedule:

Eastern Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Central Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mountain Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pacific Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alaska Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hawaii-Aleutian Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This course is also being presented on the following dates:

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Monday, May 13, 2024
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

About the Presenters

James R. Wrenn, Jr., Esq.

James R. Wrenn Jr. at WrennLaw.Com

Practice Area: Ethics (+1 other areas)

James Wrenn Jr. Esq. is an attorney in Virginia. He is admitted to practice in the Virginia Supreme Court, the lower courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, US District Courts for Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth...

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