Exploring the Ethical Limits of Aggressive Legal Representation
From venomous emails to hitting adversaries at deposition, rising instances of unprofessionalism have led nearly half the states to take formal efforts to address civility. But at what point does zealous advocacy become "uncivil behavior" - and when exactly is unscrupulous conduct sanctionable? Join our distinguished faculty as they walk through civility hypotheticals and case studies to dehaze the line separating zeal from sanctionable gamesmanship. Register today!
Explore the definition of "civility" and learn when unprofessional conduct warrants disciplinary violations.
Analyze civility hypotheticals to clarify off-limits behavior.
Get strategies for addressing rudeness and bullying in the profession.
Take a pulse on the latest developments in civility rulemaking.
Recent Stats and Developments in Civility Rulemaking
DANIEL R. SHULMAN is a trial lawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who has been trying cases for the past 50 years. Mr. Shulman is now a trial attorney with the Minnesota ACLU. He has been chief counsel in antitrust and other complex commercial litigation involving major industries in a variety of cases ranging from data storage, media, food, oil and gasoline, airlines, consumer electronics, medical electronics, health care, thoroughbred horses, and many other areas. Mr. Shulman has also been counsel in trademark and patent infringement actions, and has an active pro bono civil rights practice. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society; and the Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and Hennepin County Bar Association. Mr. Shulman earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Harvard University; his master's degree from Yale University; and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
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