Friday, May 30, 2008
Celebrate Friday the 13th, June 2008, in Chicago with nearly 4 hours of MCLE ethics credit taught in skit-and-discussion format, by the Illinois State Bar. It is Ethical Considerations for Government Lawyers: "The program will consist of various scenarios, portrayed by the panelists, and depicting complex ethical dilemmas confronted by public sector attorneys. Each skit will be followed by a discussion of the ethical issues posed...." The entire program costs only $65.
Downstate, in Springfield the same day, try Corporate Legal Ethics. But there will be no mention of the city's "Fissionator 1952 Slow-Fission Reactor, [which] is poor and badly maintained, largely due to owner Montgomery Burns' miserliness," and raises critical ethics issues for corporate deciders like Waylon Smithers, Jr., shown right all happy before the backdating scandal and his investing some of Mr. Burns' fortune into subprime paper. Other than that lapse, the program seems fine, offers 4 hours, and is very affordable.
Neither Illinois program covers the ethics of leaving a kid alone at home while doing a Winona Ryder at the local Kohl's, but Mike thinks that's problematic nonetheless.