Fail Better, September 22, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Registration $125.00

Fail Better (CLE Live Event)

Continuing Efforts to Eliminate Bias in America

September 22, 2018, Atlanta, GA

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In this surprisingly funny presentation, “Fail Better,” Sean Carter will illustrate how even hidden and seemingly benign biases prevent lawyers from effectively representing clients and creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. And while these biases are somewhat unavoidable, it is possible for lawyers to "fail better" in a continuing effort to eliminate bias inside and outside of formal legal settings.

Sean will begin by assessing the status quo and the progress that’s been made. He will then discuss ethnic diversity, the importance of perceptions and cultural equality. In the year of the woman, Sean explores gender diversity, sexual harassment, and work-life balance issues. Next, Sean looks at accommodating religious diversity and disabilities. He wraps up the night with a look forward to how a different mindset, civility toward third parties, pro-bono service, and community involvement will one day make this topic unnecessary.

Total Minutes:

The event is planned for 120 minutes of ethics eligible topics (elimination of bias)


  • Alabama: 2 ethics credits
  • Arkansas: 2 ethics credits
  • California: 2 bias credits
  • Colorado: 2.4 ethics credits
  • Florida: 2.5 bias elimination credits
  • Georgia: 2 ethics credits
  • Illinois: 2 ethics credits
  • Louisiana: 2 professionalism credits
  • Nebraska: 2 professional responsibility credits
  • Nevada: 2 ethics credits
  • Ohio: 2 of attorney professional conduct
  • Oregon: 2 access to justice credits
  • Tennessee: 2 dual credits
  • Texas: 2 ethics credits
  • Washington: 2 ethics credits

    Eligible for Credit under Reciprocity or Out of State Rules:

    Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Connecticut, California, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York

    Applications in Process:

    NC, NM, MS, VA

    Non-MCLE Jurisdictions:

    Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, South Dakota and Washington, D.C.

Saturday, September 22


The cost of registration is as follows:

Trial Guides is pleased to provide a financial hardship policy for registration costs. For more information, click here to download the program rules and application.

Hotel Address:

The Whitley

3434 Peachtree Road, N.E.

Atlanta, GA 30326 United States

Sean Carter

Sean Carter is the cofounder of Mesa CLE, a company devoted to solid legal continuing education with a healthy dose of laughter. Sean draws heavily on his wealth of experience in the law and on his background as a stand-up comedian. His approach to the everyday dilemmas faced by lawyers has made him a favorite at legal conferences. Each year, he presents more than 100 programs on such topics as legal ethics, professionalism, stress management, diversity, substance abuse, legal marketing, and presentation skills. And while each program is different, they all have one thing in common—humor and plenty of it.

Sean lives in Arizona with his wife and four sons