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Learning Legal Ethics from The Lincoln Lawyer

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Ethics

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Credit Type:
Legal Ethics
Philip Bogdanoff, Esq.
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58 Minutes
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The first season of the Lincoln Lawyer series was the most popular English-language Netflix show having made the Top 10 in 90 countries.  Although everyone enjoyed watching the exploits of the Lincoln Lawyer, Mickey Haller, was he ethical?  The goal of this program is for attorneys to review the Rules of Professional Conduct while discussing this fascinating series. To do so, we will use film clips to examine Haller’s conduct , and determine whether he violated the following Rules of Professional Conduct:

•    Rule 1.1 Competence of Counsel, 
•    Rule 1.2, Allocation of Authority Between a Client and Lawyer,
•    Rule 1.6, Confidentiality of Information, and 
•    Rule 3.3, Candor Toward the Tribunal.  

Attendees have described Mr. Bogdanoff’s presentations as “entertaining, engaging, informative, and helpful.” 



Philip Bogdanoff, Esq.'s Profile

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Philip Bogdanoff is a nationally recognized continuing legal education speaker on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and other related topics. Previously, as an attorney, he served as assistant prosecutor in the Summit County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office for more than 25 years, beginning in 1981. Mr. Bogdanoff argued cases before the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals and twenty cases before the Ohio Supreme Court including six death penalty cases - before retiring as a senior assistant prosecutor. 
He is the author of numerous articles on ethics, professionalism and other related legal topics and has taught the members of numerous organizations including the National Association of Legal Administrators, as well as numerous state and local Bar associations, Prosecuting Attorney's Associations, and law firms. More information about Mr. Bogdanoff is available on his Web site at




Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 10


Jason R - Hallowell, Maine


David W - Royal Palm Beach, Florida

"Clear explanation and narrative."

Michael Q - Eugene, Oregon

"Many issues were brought up. "

Louise D - Garland, Maine

"through the combination of film clips and the speaker's own professional anecdotal experiences, the subject seemed much more accessible than it would have been otherwise."

Sean J - Bristol, Maine

"Showing the tough layers all counsel face in civil court as welll. "

Catherine A - Albuquerque, New Mexico

"engaging content"

Charles B - Augusta, Maine

"Frequent use of interesting and entertaining examples of the attorney conduct being examined."

Elizabeth T - Santa Fe, New Mexico

"Interesting video, good commentary."

Donald M - Monmouth, Maine

"good integration of TV show with Ethics rules/cases. reminded me of my law school breakfast discussions dissecting episodes of LA Law!"