The Lawyer’s Compass ~ Character, Ethics and Trust in Modern Legal Practice

Friday, July 21, 2017

Location: Embassy Suites, Ridgeland, MS

featuring John E. Moore, III

APPROVED for mandatory “New Lawyer Training” (6.0 total CLE hours, but New Lawyer credit is 2.0 ethics hours only).

The Lawyer’s Compass focuses your attention on the critical interplay between your character and competencies and how they combine to build trust in client relationships. In particular, you will:

  • Learn How and Why Trust is the Primary Driver of Success In the Attorney/Client Relationship and in Your Practice
  • Discover How Your Character is Derived from Your Values and Actions
  • Identify Your Individual Personality Type and How This Guides Your Actions Daily
  • Walk-through a Comprehensive Review of the Model Rules of  Professional Conduct to Uncover its Inherent System of Values and Aspirations
  • Learn Professional Competencies That Will Help You Quickly Build Trust in Client Relationships
  • Discover a System for Identifying and Managing the 4 Expectations that Every Client Holds in Every Engagement
  • Explore How We Derive Congruence, Satisfaction and Contentment in Legal Practice
  • Build Your Own Lawyer’s Compass to Guide Your Efforts in Building Future Personal and Professional  Fulfillment and Success
  • Take an Opportunity to Reflect on How to Become “The Aspirational Lawyer”


8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Modern Practice and the Demand for Trust

The Practice of Law Today and Tomorrow

  • Current State of the Legal Profession: The Three-Dimensional Crisis and Lack of Trust
  • The Future of Work: Technology and Markets Are Causing Radical Changes to the Nature of Work

Trust Model of Legal Practice: Character and Competency

  • Trust and the Lawyer Advisory Relationship
  • How Do We Create Trust? Character and Competency
  • Values Are the Key to Building Trust Values and Actions Combine to Yield Character

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

 Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Our Ethics

  • Status and History of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • The Role of Values in Ethical Practice
  • MRPC Matrix and Underlying Values
  • The Broken Compass: The Rule Compliant, Unethical Lawyer History and Scope

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH – ON YOUR OWN

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Generating Trust and Personal Contentment

Becoming a Trust Generator

  • Trust Building Professional Competencies
  • Exceeding Expectations in the Client Relationship

Contentment Theory: Values, Congruence, Satisfaction and Calling

  • Values: Your Foundation
  • Congruence: Matching Who You Are to Where You Are
  • Satisfaction in Activity: Happiness, Fulfillment and Excellence
  • Calling: Where Activity Takes Place for Others: Where Your Competencies and Character Convene

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. [15 Minute Break]

2:45 p.m. – 4;15 p.m.

Building the Lawyer’s Compass and The Aspirational Lawyer

  • Congruence Theory of the Professional Compass
  • What Are Your Values? How Do You Spend Your Time?
  • The Lawyer’s Compass Tool
  • Becoming The Aspirational Lawyer: Identifying and Weighting Your Values

4:15 p.m. – Adjourn

Open Enrollment

Registration is open to all interested parties including attorneys, judges, legal assistants, and law office staff. Walk–ins will be accepted on a space–available basis. If you plan to attend and do not pre-register, please call the UM-CLE office at (662) 915-6738 to determine space availability. Written materials will be given on the day of the seminar.

Pre–registration is encouraged.



Please complete the registration form and return it along with your payment to the address listed on the form. To register by fax, please complete the form and include your Visa or MasterCard number and expiration date. The fax number is (662) 915-5267, or register using our secure online registration. Registrants will receive additional information with their written confirmation from UM-CLE.

CLE Credit

This course offered by UM-CLE has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for up to 6 CLE credits including 2 hours of Ethics/Professionalism. Registrants seeking mandatory CLE credit from another state should contact UM-CLE in advance of the seminar.


Refunds will be given as follows:

  • Two business days prior to the seminar, registration fee less a $25 administrative charge.
  • One business day prior to the seminar, materials and registration fee less $75 OR transfer the registration fee to someone else in your firm or to an upcoming CLE seminar.
  • No call, no show will receive materials only, no refunds. In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.


Hotel Accommodations

There is NO room block reserved at this time, but registrants are encouraged to stay at the Embassy Suites, 200 Township Place in Ridgeland, Mississippi. You may call the hotel directly at 601-607-7112 or 800-EMBASSY or visit their website here to make a reservation.

Accommodation of Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Renee Moore-Cain at (662) 915-6738 prior to the seminar.