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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Honesty Among Lawyers: Moral character, game framing, and honest disclosures in negotiations

Start Date: 6/23/2022 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 6/23/2022 1:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Zoom Webinar - Live Webcast

Organization Name: Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Beth L. Winters
Email: pacdl@pacdl.org
Phone: (717) 234-7403

Honesty Among Lawyers: Moral Character, Game Framing, and Honest Disclosures in Negotiations
Lawyers have broad discretion in deciding how honestly to behave when negotiating. Professional rules of conduct, such as those based on American Bar Association guidelines, generally prohibit outright lying about material facts or statements of the law, yet these guidelines do not offer clear-cut direction about when silence or failure to disclose information constitute misconduct. As such, lawyers are often tasked with striking what at times can be a difficult balance between client advocacy and honesty. What factors might lead lawyers to be more (vs. less) honest in their dealings with others? Dr. Taya Cohen will present the results of a new research study that addresses this question and Robert Creo, Esquire will discuss how these findings relate to the practice of negotiation. Cohen and Creo will discuss how viewing negotiation through a "game-frame" -- that is, seeing negotiation as an adversarial context with arbitrary and artificial rules -- puts lawyers at risk of acting dishonestly.
This webinar is approved for 1.0 ethics credit hour by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. PACDL is an accredited distance learning provider in Pennsylvania.

Instructors:  Taya R. Cohen is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Business Ethics at Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business. She currently serves as President of the International Association of Conflict Management. https://tepper.cmu.edu/tcohen.

Robert A.Creo is Adjunct Professor of Duquesne University School of Law. He is an attorney, arbitrator, and mediator. https://www.robertcreo.com/

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Closed: 6/22/2022 3:00 PM

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