Reference Library - Videos

 

Associate/Partner Relations
American Bar Association

A videotape that investigates intra-office communications, problem solving and decision-making. Scenarios include: conflicting ideas about billable hour requirements relating to quality of life issues; the impact of flexible hours on clients and others in the firm; associate reporting of perceived partner misconduct, and discrimination procedures in making case assignments.

Videotapes can be ordered by contacting CPR at cpr@abanet.org or by calling 312/988-5325.

Cost:
PC:462-0010 - 1989, 57 minutes ($125.00) ($95.00 - CPR member)
Comes with discussion guide (2004).


Attorney-Client Relations
American Bar Association

A videotape that examines the professional conduct in attorney-client situations. Scenarios include: potential client perjury and influencing the client's testimony in a criminal context; client competence and responsibility for decision making in regards to trial tactics; boundaries of zealous advocacy and a lawyer's duty to advise in a domestic relations matter; and limitations upon the preparation of a client for trial.

How to access it:
Videotapes can be ordered by contacting CPR at cpr@abanet.org or by calling 312-988-5325.

Cost:
PC:462-0004 - 1989, 57 minutes ($125.00) ($95.00 - CPR member)
Comes with discussion guide (2004).


Ethical Issues in Judicial Settlement
American Judicature Society

A videotape and guide providing direction for judges to oversee settlements as fairly and impartially as possible.

Cost:
$20.00 + $7.50 shipping/handling

How to access it:
American Judicature Society
The Opperman Center at Drake University
2700 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone: (515) 271-2285 or (800) 626-4089
and inquire about the Publications and Videotapes on Ethics and Professionalism


Expectations vs. Realities - From Law School to the Profession (videotape)
Georgia Chief Justices' Commission on Professionalism (1998)

Interviews with law students and young lawyers who express their concerns about their experiences in law school and in the first few years of practice.


Independence of Counsel
American Bar Association

A videotape that explores the moral and ethical obligations of corporate counsel. Addressed are duties to respond to employee requests, rendering advice, keeping information confidential within the organization, and questioning organizational decisions, as well as the duties owed by subordinate lawyers to the corporation, its customers and the public.

How to access it:
Videotapes can be ordered by contacting CPR at cpr@abanet.org or by calling 312-988-5325.

Cost:
PC:462-0012 - 1989, 34 minutes ($100.00) ($75.00 - CPR member)
Comes with discussion guide (2004).


Judicial Ethics and the Administration of Justice
American Judicature Society

Videotaped scenarios and expert discussions and self-study guide which cover topics such as courtroom demeanor, prejudice and bias, conflict of interest and disqualification, and more.

Cost:
$30.00 + $7.50 shipping/handling

How to access it:
American Judicature Society
The Opperman Center at Drake University
2700 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone: (515) 271-2285 or (800) 626-4089
and inquire about the Publications and Videotapes on Ethics and Professionalism


Lawyers, Alcoholism and the Intervention Process

A videotape that dramatizes the steps of an intervention with a fictional alcohol-dependent judge, describing the requirements, methods and goals of the intervention process and the emotionally charged atmosphere that it creates.

Videotapes can be ordered by contacting CPR at cpr@abanet.org or by calling 312/988-5325.

Cost:
PC: 462-0022 - 1991, 40 minutes ($100.00) ($75.00 - CPR member)
No written materials.


Perspectives on Client Communications
American Bar Association

A videotape about the proper and improper ways in which lawyers communicate with clients about cases, opposing counsel, and the system of justice.

How to access it:
Videotapes can be ordered by contacting CPR at cpr@abanet.org or by calling 312-988-5325.

Cost:
PC:462-0025 - 1993 ($25.00) ($20.00 - CPR member)
No written materials


Professionalism for New Lawyers (videotape)
Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Introductory videotape for new lawyers. Topics covered include law office management, keeping your life in balance, staff training and treatment, client counseling and recognition. The Top Ten Tips for Dealing with Clients is another approach to teaching the new lawyer how to get, keep, and bill clients, as well as mentioning certain communication skills, written employment agreements, knowledge of the law and its applicability to your client, and client involvement in the case. In addition the tape deals with malpractice and disciplinary issues, advertising rules, and services of the State Bar of Texas.


So Goes a Nation: Lawyers and Communities

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Louis Stein Center for Ethics, and Public Interest Law at Fordham University School of Law with Fordham Urban Law Journal (1997)
Description: Documentary depicting the three approaches to working with people in low-income communities.
How to access it:
Please contact:
New York Lawyers For The Public Interest

151 West 30th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001-4007

Tel 212-244-4664 Fx 212-244-4570
TDD 212-244-3692
info@nylpi.org


The Judicial Response to Misconduct
American Bar Association

This videotape was produced to assist the judiciary with the identification of lawyer and judicial misconduct and the appropriate responses to them. The tape consists of 12 vignettes concerning issues confronting judges regularly.
For more information:
Tel: 312-988-5325
E-mail: cpr@abanet.org


The S.O.B. Litigator Vignettes
American Bar Association

The vignettes dramatize questionable behavior by litigators in situations ranging from discovery to settlement conference to trial. The videotape addresses issues such as the obligation to correct unintentional misrepresentations made in negotiations for settlement; the fine line between the boundaries of zealous advocacy and harassment of opponents and obstruction of justice; the response to an opponent's inappropriate and abusive behavior; the court's role in establishing proper conduct during discover and trial; and how to avoid playing the "S.O.B." litigator's game.

How to access it: http://www.abanet.org/cpr/pubs/videos.html or call 312-988-5304

Cost:
PC:462-0017 - 1989, 28 minutes ($100.00) ($75.00 - CPR member)
No written materials.


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