Legal Ethics Under Northern Lights

Reykjavík, Iceland

September 14-20, 2024
8 CLE Hours (3 Ethics)
Experience Iceland’s Wonder: Northern Lights, Viking history, and the Blue Lagoon.
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WHERE:

Hotel Reykjavík Grand Hotel - Sigtún 28, 105 Reykjavík
50 km from Keflavik International Airport (KEF)

WHEN:

September 14-20, 2024
CLEs take place on Mon & Wed

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 14, 2024

ARRIVAL

Transportation from airport to hotel provided

Upon your arrival in Reykjavík, take some time to unwind and explore at your leisure. Wander the streets and don’t hesitate to ask for directions to the best local seafood or a cozy café for Icelandic pastries.

7:00 p.m.

Informal meet and greet at the Miðgarðu

Join us and your fellow travelers for a one-hour exclusive welcome reception in Reykjavík. It’s a fantastic opportunity to socialize, exchange your first impressions of this captivating city, and form connections that will endure. Each guest will be treated to a complimentary beverage along with a selection of delectable snacks.

Sunday, September 15, 2024

9:00 a.m.

Depart the hotel for a day tour of the Golden Circle

We will visit three main attractions: Thingvellir National Park, a site of geological and historical significance; the Geysir Geothermal Area, with its active geysers, and the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall. This route encapsulates the stunning natural beauty and unique geological features of Iceland. Lunch is included.

Monday, September 16, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Jury Selection – Create a “Partial” Jury

Kirk Caraway, Former President, Memphis Bar Association

Hear from Kirk Caraway, Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, how to vet and pick the right jury. Among other topics, Kirk will discuss the myths and truths about jury selection, how to identify potential jurors who are bad for your case, and tips for how to establish credibility with jurors during the jury selection process. You will also be provided with a fact pattern concerning a fictional car wreck case, and given sample questions to ask from the defense perspective.

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Unique Legal Protections of Iceland’s Natural Beauty

Presenter to be announced soon!

The Land of Fire and Ice has closely guarded its natural beauty. This session offers our visiting American lawyers the chance to understand what has kept the beauty of this trip possible. We’ll hear from an environmental law expert how Iceland has balanced regulation with business growth and where it wholly diverges from American policies.

(Presentation topic is still being finalized and is subject to change.)

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Avoiding Ethical Traps in Marketing, Client Funds, and Conflicts (1 Ethics)

Presenter to be announced soon!

Digital marketing and transactions have changed the way lawyers bring in and serve clients. And the rules are evolving to adapt. Come learn practical ways to avoid “approaching the line,” and what to do if you already crossed it. We’ll touch on unusual rules across the country and the standards that lawyers in every state should know.

(Presentation topic is still being finalized and is subject to change.)

Tuesday, September 17, 2024

1:00 p.m.

Depart for the Blue Lagoon

Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating visit to the Blue Lagoon, complete with a selection of three masks tailored to your preference. Quench your thirst with two drinks of your choice at the Lagoon Bar – best to take your second drink at the Blue Café or Lava Restaurant! Your visit includes the use of their exclusive skincare products. To top off your experience, we’ll have dinner at the Lava Restaurant for a meal amidst the stunning surroundings. Should Mother Nature prove unaccommodating, we’ll visit the Sky Lagoon.

Wednesday, September 18, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Using Data Theft for Targeted Political Ads

Presented by: Ingunn Markúsdóttir, Legal Expert at the Icelandic Data Protection Authority

Data theft and scraping of social media has changed how political campaigns target voters and donors. The data scraping scandals before the 2016 US election, and similar stories around the world, have changed the way security and campaign teams think about political marketing. We’ll hear about these issues from a Legal Expert at the Icelandic Data Protection Authority, and how different countries’ evolving rules affect our rights to privacy.

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Break

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Ethics and Maximizing Settlement Recoveries (1 Ethics)

Presenter to be announced soon!

Staying up-to-date with changing laws and maintaining ethical duties when strategizing the overall complexities of personal injury settlements begins with focusing on how pre-settlement decisions significantly impact clients’ taxes, financial stability, and eligibility for benefits. Discover powerful strategies to maximize client recoveries without adding pressure on defendants. Our speaker will present essential regulatory rules, including the ABA model professional conduct, malpractice claims, and compliance safeguards for handling personal injury settlements. Enhance your practice’s effectiveness and gain mastery over ethical considerations in this must-attend CLE for litigators.

(Presentation topic is still being finalized and is subject to change.)

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Workplace Ethics and Diversity at Law Firms (1 Ethics)

Presenter to be announced soon!

As legal professionals, understanding challenges and upholding ethical duties is the focus of this CLE. We’ll explore the specific challenges that companies, both large and small, face today in ensuring fair treatment of LGBTQ workers. Through the scenarios presented, we’ll equip attendees to explore significant and sensitive moments that commonly arise in any work environment. Our speaker will provide an interactive training session to effectively address strategies that lawyers can use in their everyday practice.

(Presentation topic is still being finalized and is subject to change.)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Embracing Wellness in Your Legal Practice

Presenter to be announced soon!

In the pursuit of success, the legal profession can be overwhelmingly demanding, leaving little room for failure or self-care. This CLE focuses on promoting wellness within the legal community, acknowledging that constant winning may not always be realistic. Led by our speaker, participants will engage in interactive scenarios that emphasize the shared journey of lawyers worldwide, transcending borders from countries to law firms, families, and friends.

(Presentation topic is still being finalized and is subject to change.)

Thursday, September 19, 2024

Time TBA

Whale Watching Tour

Embark on an unforgettable Whale Watching tour aboard one of Iceland’s largest whale-watching boats. This excursion offers a unique opportunity to witness Iceland’s abundant and vibrant bird life, and an array of marine wildlife. You’ll have the chance to see a variety of sea creatures, including the graceful minke whales, majestic humpback whales, playful harbor porpoises, and the sociable white-beaked dolphins, among other species of whales. This tour is a perfect way to experience the diversity of life in Iceland’s waters.

Friday, September 20, 2024

Morning

Departure

Time to head home.
Airport shuttles provided.

Featured Speakers

Hotel Reykjavík Grand

Hotel Reykjavík Grand, situated in Reykjavík’s business district, offers a blend of style and comfort with amenities like a fitness center, spa, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi, lounges, a bar, and a restaurant. Its sleek interiors and friendly staff ensure a warm, enjoyable stay. Added conveniences include free parking for guests with cars. Furthermore, the hotel is proud to meet the Nordic Ecolabel standards, emphasizing its commitment to environmental and quality excellence.

Reykjavík, Iceland

LOCAL EXCURSIONS

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Experience Iceland's Wonder

Single Room

Price per Traveler


$5,900

(†$3,000 deposit per person today)

Hotel Room Single Occupancy
(September 14-20, total of 6 nights)

CLE Sessions

All Listed Tours

Meals (1-R, 6-B, 2-L, 1-D)

Transportation from/to airport (KEF)

**For 5 or more, ask for a customized quote.

Double Room

Price per Traveler


$4,950

(†$2,500 deposit per person today)

Hotel Room Double Occupancy
(September 14-20, total of 6 nights)

CLE Sessions

All Listed Tours

Meals (1-R, 6-B, 2-L, 1-D)

Transportation from/to airport (KEF)

**For 5 or more, ask for a customized quote.

Destination CLEs is a concierge service and Continuing Legal Education provider. Our full-service concierge identifies best options for your flights among the many airlines and providers. If you can stay longer, we’ll extend your hotel reservation and find you additional activities. We also provide travel insurance quotes!

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Secure your spot today with a $3,000 deposit!†

†The balance of total registration cost is due on April 27, 2024.

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