Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 12:05 PM to 1:05 PM MDT
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Bo Donegan 
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association 


Becoming an In“credible” Attorney 

Presented by: Billy-George Hertzke, SGR, LLC

Applied for 1 hour ethics

CDLA Members only Please 

Lunch and Learn Webinar

Thursday October 25, 2022

12:05 pm - 1:05 pm

  In this ethics program, attorneys will learn the importance of building and maintaining credibility with clients, judges, and opposing attorneys.

Course Outline:

 Importance of credibility

  • The perks that come with being credible.
  • The cons of a bad reputation.

 How to build credibility by applying Rules of Professional Conduct

  • Clients.
    • C.R.P.C. 1.4 – Communication
    • How to use C.R.P.C. 1.4 to build and maintain credibility and trust.
  • Opposing Attorneys.
    • C.R.P.C. 3.4 – Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel.
    • Ways to gain and lose credibility by not complying with Rule 3.4.
  • Court.
    •  C.R.P.C. 3.3 – Candor Toward the Tribunal
    •  Pitfalls and common mistakes.
    •  Duties to correct errors and accurately cite cases.
  • Mediators.
    •  C.R.P.C. 4.1 – Truthfulness in Statements to Others.
    •  Importance of being straightforward in mediations.

 Examples and Discussion