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CLE: First Annual Abraham Lincoln's Legacy - Lessons for Today's Lawyer


Abraham Lincoln overcame poverty, lack of formal education, chronic depression, and other obstacles to become one of the leading lawyers in Illinois. Lessons from Lincoln's life and law practice continue to inspire, influence, and impact generations of lawyers who strive to be leaders in the legal profession. Don't miss this full-day seminar in Lincoln, Illinois on September 8, 2017 that examines Lincoln's legal career, the character traits that helped him achieve success in law and politics, how he dealt with his personal and professional issues, and how he networked with clients and lawyers around the state to build a successful practice.  

  • Learn the ethical obligations and available resources for lawyers suffering depression, substance abuse and mental health issues, along with the associated ethical obligations of others in their firm and opposing lawyers.  
  • Understand the character issues that guided Lincoln in his professional life and how those were developed over time.
  • See how ethical issues were handled by the Bar in Lincoln's time and under the Code of Professional Conduct today.
  • Learn that Lincoln's secret to success as a lawyer was not a secret, and is available to all lawyers today.

The seminar closes with an afternoon walk from the classroom to the Lincoln Heritage Museum where our speakers will facilitate an interactive learning experience about Lincoln’s life and legacy, including his character traits for perseverance, honesty, vision, and empathy. The seminar qualifies for 5.5 hours MCLE credit, including 3.5 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

Click here for more information and to register.

Posted on Aug 17, 2017 by Sara Anderson | Comments (0)
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