[2-Credit CLE Seminar] Ethics: Transcendent Lawyering through the Harnessing of Emotions to Win for You and Your Client

Temple Law Japan is honored to present Randall K. Spencer as a special guest speaker for a 2-credit CLE seminar on the topic Ethics: Transcendent Lawyering through the Harnessing of Emotions to Win for You and Your Client.

Date:
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time:
18:30 doors open
19:00 seminar starts
21:00 seminar ends
Venue:
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall (Access)
Cost:
¥5,000 for attendees requiring CLE credit.
(Free to attendees not requiring credit)
Registration:
E-mail tujlaw@tuj.temple.edu by the day before the seminar

Note:

  • This seminar is held in English.
  • Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.

Are you ethically obligated to be happy, sad, angry, conciliatory, bold and timid? The preamble to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct states that a lawyer, as an advocate, should “zealously [assert] the client’s position.” Rule 1.1 requires competent representation. Failing to master and incorporate all emotions in your practice could result in not serving your client as zealously as possible. Come and learn about developing your emotional intelligence in the practice of law. This lecture will explore the importance of managing our own emotions and better engaging with clients and colleagues in the context of certain rules of professional conduct.

About the Speaker

Randall K. Spencer

Randall K. Spencer's criminal trial experience dates back to 1993 when he won his first jury trial practicing under the third-year law student rule. After graduation, he clerked for a trial court judge, and then worked four years as a public defender before entering private practice. He is a founding and managing partner of Fillmore Spencer LLC (Provo. Utah), which was initially composed of three attorneys and has grown to fifteen. For twenty-two years, he has handled all aspects of criminal cases from speeding tickets to murder. He has represented defendants in a number of nationally and internationally high profile cases. He also maintains a significant civil litigation case load. Martindale-Hubbell has recognized Mr. Spencer as an AV Preeminent lawyer. He has taught numerous CLE courses relating to criminal law and lectured at law schools. He has twice lived in Japan and speaks Japanese.

Like most trial lawyers, Mr. Spencer has experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. He has represented multi-million dollar companies and poverty-stricken individuals who needed a friend as much as a lawyer. Mr. Spencer also sits on multiple boards of directors for non-profit organizations that assist families and children with special needs. Currently, Mr. Spencer returned to Japan a third time, along with his wife and two of his three children, and is an adjunct professor of law at Temple University, Japan Campus for one year.

About CLE Credit

Attorneys who need credit should bring their state attorney ID number so that they can complete the necessary paperwork. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.

Note: Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.