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Event: Rudeness: Curtailing Incivility in the Courtroom
Date: September 12, 2014
Start Time: 12:15 PM
End Time: 1:15 PM
Location: Training Center
MCLE Credits: 1
Instructor: Hon. Jaime R. Roman
Registration Fee: $20
Class Description:

UPDATE: Cost of this presentation is reduced to $20.00/per person. Bring your own "Brown Bag" lunch and SCPLL will provide coffee and cookies!

Questions regarding courtroom etiquette:

  • When does the argumentative attorney, trying to advocate for his client, cross the line of civility in court?
  • How does the bench control proceedings when arguments are calculated to be confusing or lengthy with the use of chronic delay tactics and/or abusive discovery techniques? 
  • How should counsel respond to offensive and/or disparaging remarks during court proceedings or in private discussions with opposing counsel?

Philosopher Eric Hoffer proposes, "Rudeness is a weak man's imitation of strength." In this judicial perspective, Judge Jaime Roman, using vignettes, will address how less-than-civil conduct can and will affect your argument, your reputation, and ultimately impugns the integrity of the legal system for all.

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Course Description:
In this judicial perspective, Judge Jaime Roman, using vignettes for discussion, will address how less-than-civil conduct can and will affect your argument, your reputation, and ultimately impugns the integrity of the legal system for all.
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