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Amateur Life Coach Episode 2: Screw-drivered by a Judge!

Amateur Life Coach Episode 2: Screw-drivered by a Judge!

James J. Bell, ICLEF's Amateur Life Coach

This time the Amateur Life Coach attempts to address the question from Marion Superior Court Judge Timothy W. Oakes about being “screw-drivered” by a judge. The Amateur Life Coach receives some assistance from his “Cousin Steve.”

Questions for the Amateur Life Coach?
Submit questions for the Amateur Life Coach to iclef@iclef.org

You can also follow the Amateur Life Coach on Twitter and Facebook:
Twitter: @AmtrLifeCoach            Facebook: “The Amateur Life Coach”

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Written and performed by James J. Bell. Produced by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. This video is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice.

About James J. Bell – James is an experienced criminal defense and legal ethics lawyer.  For over 17 years he has defended individuals facing criminal charges. James also regularly provides advice to attorneys and law firms on difficult ethical issues.

In addition, when businesses are confronted with the need to conduct internal investigations, he not only advises, but directs them through the nuances of that process.

James has served as a major felony public defender in state court, and currently is a Director on the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Board.  James is a regular contributor to The Indiana Lawyer on criminal law and legal ethics topics.  He also has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching professional responsibility. Follow James on Twitter at @jamesjbell

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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ALC: “Screw Drivered by Opposing Counsel”

ALC: “Screw Drivered by Opposing Counsel”

James J. Bell, ICLEF's Amateur Life Coach

This week, Simon Property Group Attorney Angela M. Hopper seeks advice from the Amateur Life Coach after being “screw drivered” by an opposing counsel.

Questions for the Amateur Life Coach?
Submit questions for the Amateur Life Coach to iclef@iclef.org

You can also follow the Amateur Life Coach on Twitter and Facebook:
Twitter: @AmtrLifeCoach            Facebook: “The Amateur Life Coach”

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Written and performed by James J. Bell. Produced by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. This video is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice.

About James J. Bell – James is an experienced criminal defense and legal ethics lawyer.  For over 17 years he has defended individuals facing criminal charges. James also regularly provides advice to attorneys and law firms on difficult ethical issues.

In addition, when businesses are confronted with the need to conduct internal investigations, he not only advises, but directs them through the nuances of that process.

James has served as a major felony public defender in state court, and currently is a Director on the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Board.  James is a regular contributor to The Indiana Lawyer on criminal law and legal ethics topics.  He also has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching professional responsibility. Follow James on Twitter at @jamesjbell

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Happy Halloween from your Amateur Life Coach!

Thank you. Thank you very much.

It’s a day to dress up, play pretend, and perhaps imagine being one of your heroes.

Remember, “Treat” don’t “Trick”. Then, grab your kid’s treat bag and visit ICLEF.org on Thursday for episode 1 of the new season!

The Amateur Life Coach returns Thursday, November 2nd to dispense his unique thoughts, advice and wisdom to his real and imagined viewers…

While the Amateur Life Coach puts the finishing touches on this latest season, take a moment to reacquaint yourself with our old friend and “binge watch” Seasons 1 through 3 by clicking here.

Season IV will examine an issue common to all lawyers, being “screw-drivered”. While you may not be familiar with the term, your practice has no doubt suffered from being “screw-drivered”. To learn more about being “screw-drivered” and how to deal with it in your practice check back here throughout November and December to find out:

Ep. #1: Being Screw-drivered by Opposing Counsel – Thursday, November 2
Ep. #2: Being Screw-drivered by a Judge – Thursday, November 16
Ep. #3: Being Screw-drivered by A Client – Tuesday, December 5
Ep. #4: How Do We Avoid Being Screw-drivered at ALL? – Thursday, December 14

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James J. Bell, ICLEF's Amateur Life Coach

Questions for the Amateur Life Coach?
Submit questions for the Amateur Life Coach to iclef@iclef.org

You can also follow the Amateur Life Coach on Twitter and Facebook:
Twitter: @AmtrLifeCoach            Facebook: “The Amateur Life Coach”

__________________________________________________

Written and performed by James J. Bell. Produced by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. This video is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice.

About James J. Bell – James is an experienced criminal defense and legal ethics lawyer.  For over 17 years he has defended individuals facing criminal charges. James also regularly provides advice to attorneys and law firms on difficult ethical issues.

In addition, when businesses are confronted with the need to conduct internal investigations, he not only advises, but directs them through the nuances of that process.

James has served as a major felony public defender in state court, and currently is a Director on the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Board.  James is a regular contributor to The Indiana Lawyer on criminal law and legal ethics topics.  He also has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching professional responsibility. Follow James on Twitter at @jamesjbell

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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The Amateur Life Coach – Have You Ever Been “Screw-drivered”?

The Amateur Life Coach’s return begins Thursday, November 2nd with a season that addresses the issue of being “Screw-drivered”….

Unfortunately, getting screw-drivered happens to everyone, even attorneys. This season, the Amateur Life Coach will provide his sage advice on how to handle these situations as they arise; because they WILL.  After all, the world is full of tools:

Ep. #1: Being Screw-drivered by Opposing Counsel – Thursday, November 2
Ep. #2: Being Screw-drivered by a Judge – Thursday, November 16
Ep. #3: Being Screw-drivered by A Client – Tuesday, December 5
Ep. #4: How Do We Avoid Being Screw-drivered at ALL? – Thursday, December 14

While the Amateur Life Coach puts the finishing touches on this latest season, take a moment to reacquaint yourself with our old friend and “binge watch” Seasons 1 through 3 by clicking here.

James J. Bell, ICLEF's Amateur Life Coach

Questions for the Amateur Life Coach?
Submit questions for the Amateur Life Coach to iclef@iclef.org

You can also follow the Amateur Life Coach on Twitter and Facebook:
Twitter: @AmtrLifeCoach            Facebook: “The Amateur Life Coach”

__________________________________________________

Written and performed by James J. Bell. Produced by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. This video is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice.

About James J. Bell – James is an experienced criminal defense and legal ethics lawyer.  For over 17 years he has defended individuals facing criminal charges. James also regularly provides advice to attorneys and law firms on difficult ethical issues.

In addition, when businesses are confronted with the need to conduct internal investigations, he not only advises, but directs them through the nuances of that process.

James has served as a major felony public defender in state court, and currently is a Director on the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Board.  James is a regular contributor to The Indiana Lawyer on criminal law and legal ethics topics.  He also has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching professional responsibility. Follow James on Twitter at @jamesjbell

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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