Seminar Focus: Ethical ChallengesFaced By Lawyers On Employment Issues

Monday, August 1, 2005 - 01:00

In the constantly-evolving area of employment law, practitioners regularly face a number of ethical questions. Some of these questions are universal; others are more particular to this practice area. To help attorneys deal with these questions, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY) this month is planning a video replay of a CLE seminar titled Ethical Challenges in Employment Law.

The program will take place on Monday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the House of the Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York City.

Some of the questions the program attempts to address include:

  • What issues must company counsel consider in deciding whether, and with what caveats, she can represent a company officer or employee who is named as a co-defendant in a discrimination suit or agency complaint?
  • What issues must plaintiffs' counsel consider in deciding whether and how to represent a class of plaintiffs, ormore than one co-plaintiff whoseclaims may not be equally strong, or whose settlement needs or wishes may differ?
  • Under what circumstances is an attorney obligated to disclose information to his adversary in the course of settlement negotiations?

In many instances, knowing and planning for issues like these can prevent a situation that may require discontinuance of the representation. At this program, a panel of ethics experts and employment law practitioners will examine these and other ethical questions that typically arise in this practice area through a series of hypotheticals, designed to give the practitioner tools for dealing with these issues in the real world.

Serving as program chair is Adrienne B. Koch, Esanu Katsky Korins & Siger, LLP.

For information on registration fees and available CLE credits, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www. metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for the session, call (212) 382-6663 or visit www.abcny.org.