DC Bar Examines Rules Of Professional Conduct

Monday, December 6, 2010 - 01:00

The DC Bar Association will look into the rules of professional conduct at a CLE event titled Ethics Safari: Surviving the Legal Practice Jungle.

It will be held on Thursday, December 30, at the DC Bar Conference Center located at 1101 K. Street, NW in Washington, DC, and it begins at 1:30 and ends at 4:45 p.m. Despite constant revisions and adjustments to the Rules of Professional Conduct, the gray areas of ethical legal practice remain and even expand, causing understandable confusion for attorneys and clients.

The profession is scrambling to set its ethical bearings in light of new technologies, new tactics and new conflicts. More than ever, it's a jungle out there, and some traditional assumptions about the ethical way to practice law may no longer apply.

The interactive seminar will venture into these shadowy areas, exploring recent developments in legal ethics as well as new tools for anticipating and dealing with ethics dilemmas. Participants will learn about the ethical perils of new technology; the perils of internal investigations; dealing with the impaired adversary; and contradictory ethics duties and how to handle them.

The presenter for the afternoon program is Jack Marshall of ProEthics Ltd.

For information visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for the program visit www.dcbar.org.