“Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These!” – Stress, Pressure, & Ethical Decision-Making in the Practice of Law

Wednesday 14th March, 2018 4:00 pm – Wednesday 14th March, 2018 6:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

It’s not rocket science, and yet it happens, a lot, even to our own friends and colleagues

This engaging, highly interactive seminar provides a fresh and practical perspective on the fundamental question, “Why do ‘good’ lawyers ‘go bad’?”

Most serious legal malpractice claims and successful disciplinary actions are brought not for debatable violations of arcane, ambiguous, provisions of the Professional Conduct Rules, but in fact for clear breaches of obvious, well-defined ethical obligations (don’t take money from the client trust account, don’t sleep with the client you are representing in an ongoing divorce proceeding, be candid with the court).

Based on an original short film, written and co-produced by Michael Kahn and Chris Osborn, this seminar explores the intersection of ethical decision-making and the manifold sources of stress encountered by lawyers in day-to-day practice.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

Level: General

  • 1 points Competency 2 Professional Skills
  • 1 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility



Michael Kahn, JD, LPC
ReelTime CLE

Chris Osborn, JD
ReelTime CLE

Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Member)
Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Non-Member)
CPD Freedom
Member: individuals less than 5 years practising