Wrestling With Ethical Dilemmas

“We Have Met the Enemy…”

Law, Accounting

Do you ever feel like your to-do list is unbelievably longer than the amount of time that you have available to tackle it?  Are there days when the demands of your practice seem to run headlong into personal commitments that you once promised yourself (or someone else) you'd "make time" for?  Or are you perhaps so busy that you don't even have time to stop and even ask questions like this, because the next fire is already ablaze and demanding your attention before you can pause and take a breath?  Most importantly, are you aware that the constant stress of over-commitment can have a significant influence on your ability to be effective for your clients, and to maintain your ethical commitments while doing so?

Originally developed in conjunction with Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance of North Carolina, this program is built around the critically acclaimed 2011 film Win Win. Paul Giamatti stars as Mike Flaherty, a middle-aged attorney trying to juggle the demands of a struggling law practice, his young family, and the hapless high school wrestling team that he coaches.  We'll explore how Mike's efforts to navigate the many challenges he faces on all three fronts, while often well-intentioned, ultimately lead him to an ethical compromise that could have devastating consequences for his practice, his client, and the people he loves most.