Balancing Legal Ethics with the Realities of Law Practice

Date:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sponsor(s):

Speaker(s):

Jack Marshall, ProEthics Ltd.

Location:

DC Bar Conf Ctr
1101 K. St, NW
Washington, DC
United States

Fee:

member $99 nonmember $129

Time:

1:30-4:45 pm

CLE Credits:

3 hrs

Topics:

Join the District of Columbia Bar on Tuesday, August 30 for a seminar titled Balancing Legal Ethics with the Realities of Law Practice. The event will be at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1101 K. Street, NW in Washington, DC. It begins at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 4:45 p.m.

From conflict of interest rules to the evolving use of technology, legal ethics requirements have the potential to be assets to attorneys, an opportunity for exploration, or a source of anxiety and confusion. This new and up-to-date ethics seminar will allow participants to hone their skills and examine developments in ethics laws with an emphasis on current problem areas and controversies. The course will focus on DC Rules of Professional Conduct, with a look at proposed changes to the ABA model rules, the experiences of other jurisdictions, and practice realities. The speaker Jack Marshall of ProEthics, Ltd will use a mixture of lecture and interactive hypothetical scenarios.

Among the topics are How to handle the innocent conflict of interest; allowing conflicts screening for later hires; updates on new technology-ethics clashes; and identifying the line between deceit and “spin”.

To register for this event visit www.dcbar.org or call (202) 626-3488.