Search others for their virtues.
Search thy self for thy vices.
in Ben Franklin’s time, the public held cynical views about lawyers.
How can one be a better practitioner and help negate some of the
lingering negative attitudes toward today’s lawyers? In this engaging
and informative program, Ben Franklin (who worked with more lawyers
than most modern day practitioners) challenges today’s lawyers to
expand their own notion of ethics much as he, himself, did during his
own life. Portrayed by Christopher Lowell, internationally acclaimed
actor, historian, and Franklin scholar, Ben discusses the ethical
issues he confronted and challenges attendees to put ethical
considerations at the heart of legal practice. Franklin speaks of the
importance of ethical practices and the spirit of Pro Bono Publico as
the underpinnings of a virtuous life. Topics include Ethics in
Documentation, Ethics and Relationships, Ethics and Fees, Ethics and
Loyalty and the importance of Humility and Honesty.
A live chat room
discussion with a Moderator is available throughout the program.
Featuring Christopher Lowell