Winstead University: Ethics: Professionalism Lessons by Atticus Finch

Presented by Talmage Boston


Talmage Boston discusses professionalism and ethics in the context of Harper Lee’s story “To Kill A Mockingbird.”  Using excerpts from the book and clips from the movie, the presentation emphasizes those traits that caused Atticus Finch to be perceived as a heroic trial lawyer – traits like his willingness to represent those who can’t afford his services, his self-control in the face of a hostile adversary, his courage to represent an unpopular client and cause, his empathy to see all sides of an issue, and the recognition of an attorney’s duty to be an advocate for our profession despite all its flaws. 

WINSTEAD PC - Dallas Office (LIVE)
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Thursday, June 11, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Accreditations Available:
-CLE Credit (1 hour general)


12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
The Book’s Impact on the Legal Profession

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Service to the Poor

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
Compromise as Professionalism

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm
Seeing the Jury System From Atticus Finch’s perspective (Esteemed and Flawed)

For more information on attending, contact Teresa Schneider at

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