Why Attorneys strike out: Professionalism in baseball and the legal profession.

Start Time/Date: 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 24, 2021
End Time/Date: 11:30 AM Wednesday, February 24, 2021
ADDRESS: Webinar

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Why Attorneys strike out:
Professionalism in baseball and the legal profession. 

Course Description

There are unwritten rules of professionalism in baseball based upon respect for the game. One of these rules is that you do not break up a no hitter by bunting in the ninth inning. However, in the legal profession, courts have noted a lack of professionalism and civility among attorneys even though these traits are the mainstays of our profession and the foundations upon which lawyers practice law. In this interactive presentation, attorneys will learn the unwritten rules of professionalism in baseball and other sports and whether these same concepts of professionalism can apply in the legal profession. We will discuss rules of professionalism, how to deal with difficult attorneys and how to improve professionalism in our daily practice of law.  

Attorneys will learn:

  • The results of a survey of 2000 lawyers on how to improve professionalism.
  • Professionalism in sports and the unwritten rules of baseball. 
  • How these rules can improve professionalism for attorneys.
  • How states are responding to the problems of unprofessional conduct.
  • About disciplinary cases involving unprofessional conduct.
  • How to respond to unprofessional conduct.
  • How to improve professional conduct in the legal field.
  • The origins of unprofessional conduct.
  • Dos and Don’ts of professionalism both in and outside the courtroom.
  • The importance of professionalism with court staff and office staff.
  • How professionalism will improve your practice and help to retain clients.


Philip Bogdanoff, Esquire
Attorney and Instructor

This FREE WEBINAR is available to all members of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association but is limited to the first 95 registrants. Registrants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The last day to register is February 17, 2021. To register, please submit your email address above.

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This webinar is worth 1.5 ethics CLE credits.


If you must cancel, please do so as soon as possible so those on the waiting list can attend. To cancel please contact Tamara Heagy at theagy@pdaa.org.

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PDAI will offer this CLE as an on-demand Web Based Training shortly after the original airing. Please note however, that the PA CLE Board has modified its rules for distance learning credits such that pre-recorded and certain on-demand formats like this one taken in excess of twelve (12) credits during 2021 compliance periods will not carry forward towards future annual compliance deadlines.

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