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    May 15, 2013

    Can Comparisons Be Made Between the Ethics and Professionalism of the Good Sport and the Good Lawyer? Find Out at PINNACLE June Institute

    Examine the Rules of Professional Conduct, illustrated by concepts of sportsmanship, with nationally recognized speaker on professional responsibility issues, Mark D. Yochum. The Duquesne Law School professor will present The Bonehead Play at the June 13-14 State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® Real Estate and Business Law Institute in Middleton.
    Mark Yochum

    Professor Mark Yochum, a nationally recognized speaker on issues of professional responsibility, will present “The Bonehead Play” at the Real Estate and Business Law Institute.

    May 15, 2013 – Have you ever heard the story of Fred Merkle, the New York Giants first baseman whose failure to attend to a simple rule led to professional disaster and even death? His story, oft referred to as The Bonehead Play, is the basis for the June 13 CLE luncheon program State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® Real Estate and Business Law Institute in Middleton. This CLE program, presented by Duquesne Law School Professor Mark Yochum, tells Merkle’s story and provides guidance on how we deal with errors in others and, inevitably, errors in ourselves. Yochum uses this 1908 event to explore sportsmanship ethics as a model for a legal practice.

    Yochum will discuss Rules of Professional Conduct, those rules born particularly of a concern for “zealous advocacy.” He will also address American Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3 (Diligence), 1.6 (Confidentiality), 4.1 (Truthfulness to Others), 3.1 (Meritorious Claims), and 3.3 (Candor to the Tribunal).

    About Youchum

    Yochum is a nationally recognized speaker on issues of professional responsibility and how they relate to bankruptcy practice. He has presented more than 100 programs nationwide and is also the Themis Bar Review national lecturer for the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Exam.

    About the Institute

    The Real Estate and Business Law Institute, June 13-14, is the place to expand your practice or stay current in real estate and business law. Choose from more than 20 breakout sessions and three plenary sessions and earn up to 13.0 CLE and 3.0 EPR credits. This year’s institute is at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton.

    Tuition, not including Thursday’s luncheon and CLE program, is $379 for members; $189.50 for Ultimate Pass Silver subscribers, and is included in the cost of the Ultimate Pass Gold subscribers. The ticketed Thursday CLE, The Bonehead Play, and luncheon cost an additional $20. Attendees must indicate the “Including optional CLE luncheon” selection when registering for the institute. For more program information or to register, call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838 or register online.

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