Litigation: Summer Conference--The Lawyer’s Compass

Starts:  Jun 8, 2018 6:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Jun 10, 2018 12:00 PM (ET)

The Lawyer's Compass

Character, Ethics, and Trust in Modern Legal Practice

Register: online or mail form PDF

Cost: Seminar—Litigation Section Members $175; Seminar—Other Registrants $200;
UMLI/BLF Grand Reception Networking Event $25
Registration deadline is June 4, 2018

Hotel Accommodations & Dress Code

Complete and return the reservation form to the Grand Hotel by Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

During the day, the dress code is resort casual. The Grand Hotel experience includes dressing up for dinner—after 6:30 p.m., ladies should be attired in a dress, skirt and blouse, or pantsuit and gentlemen are required to wear a coat and necktie. Evening wear is required in all areas of the hotel except the Cupola Bar, where casual dress is acceptable at any time.


Friday: 6:00–7:00 p.m. UMLI/BLF Grand Reception Networking Event
Saturday: 1:00–6:00 p.m. Seminar—Part I
Sunday: 8:30–10:00 a.m. Council Meeting (with breakfast); 10:30 a.m.–Noon Seminar—Part II

About the Program

Lawyers are different. Our role in society, and the legal system in particular, places great responsibility in our hands. Our ethical rules call upon us to exercise that responsibility in a manner that differentiates us positively. Despite this opportunity, our profession suffers from ever declining levels of public perception of our value to society and trustworthiness. At the same time, technology and competition threaten professional opportunities.

Our future success and fulfillment resides in learning how to expand trust and confidence to each of us as a practitioner and in our profession. Doing so requires a comprehensive review how each of us can harness the power of trust, the key driver in successful relationships, to enhance our personal and professional lives.

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 four 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.”

Our Speaker

John MooreJohn Moore is one of those people who you just enjoy spending time with. He is passionate about his life, his work, and the help that he can provide to lawyers from all areas of practice. He is a high energy, funny, smart, and talented teacher. John’s knowledge is practice-proven. He is a principal in the Law Offices of John E. Moore III, in Vero Beach, Florida, where he maintains an active estate planning practice. He is also an actively licensed CPA.

Moore’s experience profile includes tenure with Arthur Andersen LLP, and service as an official of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Government National Mortgage Association, as well as time in private practice with a large law firm in Washington, D.C. and as managing partner of a small firm in Florida.

John’s enthusiasm for the law reaches well beyond his office door. He was the 2010 recipient of the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award in the 19th Judicial District. He has personally provided over 1,500 hours of pro bono service, and oversaw about 1,000 hours on various projects.

Moore received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from the University of Virginia.



Grand Hotel
286 Grand Ave
Mackinac Island, MI 49757