Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These- An Ethics Program

Date: Aug 29, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $159

Non-Member Price: $199

Event Code: I082824

Areas of Law: Ethics

Earn up to 3.3 credits, including 3.3 in Ethics! (More Information)

Faculty

Keynote

Moderator

Michael Kahn, Esq., LPC
ReelTime CLE, Vancouver
a former attorney-turned counselor, is a co-presenter and co-founder of ReelTime CLE in Charlotte, North Carolina, which provides engaging and practical workshops, CLE seminars, law firm retreats and other training programs for attorneys on ethics and professionalism. The company presents training seminars and workshops on ethics, grief, self-care, diversity and inclusion, and other topics for attorneys and mental health professionals throughout the United States and abroad, including the United States Army.

A documentary filmmaker, Mr. Kahn has also worked with Cristina Cassidy Productions, which offers filmmaking as a team-building program and facilitates a discussion after the making of a film to help the staff transfer their observations from the experience to their day-to-day work life. After serving as Assistant Director of Career Services with the Tulane University School of Law, he became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of North Carolina. Mr. Kahn’s areas of focus in his psychotherapy practice have included anxiety, depression, grief/loss, career satisfaction and men's issues, and he has worked with adolescents and adults in individual and group therapy settings. In addition to continuing his speaking career, he served as an Adjunct Professor at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling and also practiced law with the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey for six years.

Mr. Kahn received his B.A. from Emory University and his J.D. from Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University. He received his M. Ed. in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
(8/23)
Chris Osborn, JD
ReelTime CLE, Charlotte
is a co-founder of ReelTime CLE in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to his ongoing work with ReelTime CLE, he is the founding Principal of Osborn Conflict Resolution, which provides Superior Court mediation, pre-litigation conflict coaching and dispute resolution, and Christian conflict conciliation services throughout North Carolina. He has been certified as a Superior Court mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission since 2009, and has assisted the majority of his legal clients over the years to reach amicable resolutions in a wide variety of litigation matters, including business breakups, construction and employment law disputes, and Will caveat disputes.

Mr. Osborn joined Horack Talley Pharr & Loundes, PA, in 2001 and during his 11 years as an associate and Shareholder with the firm, handled construction and real estate litigation, business litigation and employment disputes. As the former Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar “Professionalism, LawyerLife, and Culture” Committee, he helped lead the Bar’s efforts to support its members in times of personal or professional crisis, and its proactive promotion of good mental health practices and substance abuse awareness.

Mr. Osborn served as an Assistant Professor at the Charlotte School of Law, where he taught “Interviewing, Client Counseling, and Negotiations,” Civil Procedure,” “Contracts,” “Problems in Practice: Commercial Transactions,” and “Intro to the Study of Law.” While on the faculty, his scholarly research focused on ethics and professional responsibility, and particularly the interrelationship of both with mental health and substance abuse issues. He has been a frequent speaker at CLE seminars on construction disputes and mechanics’ lien law, and on several topics in employment law, in addition to the seminars on professionalism and legal ethics that he has helped develop and present through ReelTime CLE.

Mr. Osborn received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as a law clerk to former United States Magistrate Judge Carl Horn III.
(8/23)

Presenters

Joao F. Magalhaes, Esq.
Connell Foley LLP, Roseland
Joao F. Magalhães is Of Counsel to Connell Foley, LLP in Newark, New Jersey, where he concentrates his practice in corporate law and general counseling, commercial litigation, bankruptcy and regulatory affairs. As a restructuring professional, Mr. Magalhaes has assisted clients in both out-of-court workout negotiations and formal legal proceedings, representing entities ranging from national going concerns to local nonprofits. As a litigator, he has engaged in federal, state and multistate matters involving issues including contract disputes, debtor/creditor rights, partnership/shareholder disputes, insurance coverage, landlord/tenant disputes, employment/labor laws, tax litigation and legal ethics.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a former member of the District V-B Ethics Committee and the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc., serves on the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States, Inc., and is a member of the Portuguese American Bar Association.

A lecturer for ICLE, Mr. Magalhaes is a former Barrister of the Bankruptcy American Inn of Court in the District of New Jersey, where he presented and lectured on several topics of significance to bankruptcy and restructuring practitioners. He is a writer and Coordinating Editor for the nationally-published American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal, and is the recipient of several honors.

Mr. Magalhaes received his B.S. from Villanova University, where he was a member of the National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars, and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. As a law student, he served as Vice President of the Criminal Law Society and as Social Chair for the Corporate Law Society.

How do stress and pressure affect ethical decision making? What strategies can we employ to help us calm down, focus and make good decisions?

Join Reel Time CLE and a panel of your colleagues as they present a fun, interactive and very practical ethics program!

It’s hard to believe, but lawyers are even more stressed now than we were in the years immediately following the pandemic. We work in an adversarial system with demanding schedules, heavy workloads and an endless barrage of client needs. Add to this the new work from home culture, increasing cyber security threats, artificial intelligence unknowns, increased client demands and global crises, and the stress level for many lawyers goes from bad to worse.  This seminar will provide you with tips and strategies that will not only improve your practice but will also improve your overall quality of life. 

This interactive live program, based on an original short film, will provide you with a fresh and practical perspective on how even “good” lawyers can be pushed over the ethical edge and how we can all avoid those pitfalls and lead a happier and more successful career.     

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.3 hours of total CLE credit, including 3.3 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 3.3).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Transitional: 3.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 2.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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