May 12, 2021

How to Tell the Truth



Can you handle the truth? Ethical rules and corporate codes of conduct require attorneys to be honest in tough circumstances. This CLE will give practical guidance on how people maintain their integrity when it matters. We will cover ethical rules and corporate codes of conduct, the mystery of truthful witnesses who look like they’re lying, and the beneficial effects of honesty on attorney wellness and the profession. In addition, a professional actor will act out a modified version of Colonel Nathan Jessup’s testimony – as analyzed by a top witness consultant – from the iconic legal drama A Few Good Men.

This ethics CLE is presented by Faegre Drinker partner John Ursu and former partner and appointed District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District Chuck Webber. It also includes the analysis of psychologist and trial consultant Merrie Jo Pitera and an interview with the Honorable Patrick J. Schiltz.

This program is co-sponsored by 3M, Boston Scientific Corporation and Cargill.


10:00 – 11:15 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. MT
Noon – 1:15 p.m. CT
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. ET


  • Merrie Jo Pitera, Chief Executive Officer, Litigation Insights
  • Honorable Patrick J. Schiltz, U.S. District Judge, District of Minnesota
  • John W. Ursu, Partner, Faegre Drinker
  • Chuck Webber, Former Faegre Drinker Partner, appointed District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District

Questions? Please contact Angela Wood or call +1 303 607 3662.

Continuing Education Credit

This program has been approved only for the following continuing legal education credits:

  • Alabama – 1 live hour of ethics credit
  • Arkansas – 1 hour of ethics credit
  • California – 1 participatory hour of legal ethics credit
  • Colorado – 1 live hour of ethics credit
  • Connecticut – 1 reciprocal hour of ethics credit
  • Delaware – 1.0 hour of enhanced ethics credit
  • Iowa – 1 hour of ethics credit
  • Illinois – 1.0 hour of professional responsibility credit for the ethics requirement
  • Indiana – 1.0 distance hours of ethics continuing education credit
  • Kansas – 1 hour of ethics & professionalism credit
  • Minnesota – 1 hour of ethics credit
  • Missouri – 1.2 hours of ethics credit
  • New Jersey – 1.2 distant hours of credit for ethics/professionalism
  • New York – 1.0 of non-traditional hours of ethics and professionalism credit for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys
  • Pennsylvania – 1 distant hour of ethics credit
  • Texas – 1.0 hour of legal ethics credit

An application for approval of this course has been submitted and is pending in the following states: Florida, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Register to Watch Replay
The Faegre Baker Daniels website uses cookies to make your browsing experience as useful as possible. In order to have the full site experience, keep cookies enabled on your web browser. By browsing our site with cookies enabled, you are agreeing to their use. Review Faegre Baker Daniels' cookies information for more details.