Course Description

This course combines two shorter Ethics CLEs into one for a total of 90 minutes of content and 1.5 Ethics CLE credits.  All 90 minutes are required for completion of the course.

Ethical Landmines: Associates and Support Staff explores some of the ethical responsibilities and potential pitfalls attorneys may encounter when utilizing associate attorneys and paraprofessional support staff (both lawyers and nonlawyers).  Topics include:

  • Confidentiality
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Handling Client Funds
  • Dealings with Clients and Third Persons
  • Marketing Activities

Atticus Finch and The Uncommon Good 

Lawyers in the real world are constantly confronted with client problems that defy "happily ever after" endings, and are often reduced to seeking the best course to follow through a world that will necessarily remain imperfect. Lawyers are, however, also confronted with moments where the difficulty is not in finding the right path but in choosing to take the right path even when it is clearly the more difficult one.

Revisit Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, to examine what advice Atticus Finch might offer to real life lawyers who seek both to navigate and transcend the gray they encounter in practice.

This course includes video recorded from live Lycoming Law Association CLE presentation.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.

CLE Credit:

1.5 PA Ethics CLEs

This course contains approximately 90 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenters

  • Victoria White, Esq. and Professor Randy Lee

    Victoria White, Esq. and Professor Randy Lee

    Victoria White, Esq. is the Ethics Counsel for the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

    Randy Lee is a Professor of Law at Widener University School of Law. Randy Lee teaches Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, Torts and various writing and advocacy courses. Professor Lee has taught previously at the Villanova and University of Pittsburgh Law Schools and in the Harvard University Summer Program. Professor Lee is a frequent speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and has also done programs for the Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In addition, Professor Lee has spoken at judicial conferences for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, Common Pleas and Superior Courts. Professor Lee served as the chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Professional Responsibility, and also served as the chair of the Law School Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Professionalism Committee.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    • How to Navigate This Course
  • 2
    Ethical Landmines: Associates and Support Staff
    • Ethical Landmines Course Materials
    • Ethical Landmines Part One
    • Ethical Landmines Part Two
  • 3
    Atticus Finch and the Uncommon Good
    • Atticus Finch Course Materials
    • Atticus Finch Part One
    • Atticus Finch Part Two
  • 4
    Required Evaluation
    • Course Evaluation (Required)