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Your Practical Ethical Compliance Guide
Real-life legal practice doesn’t fit neatly into the bounds of legal ethics that we all learned in law school. There are always questions and pitfalls that you’ll need to figure out to make certain you’re in compliance today. This course compiles the toughest current challenges attorneys face in protecting their professional reputations. Our experienced attorney faculty will help you get the tools you need to do the right thing without fear of disciplinary action or litigation. Enroll today!

  • Discover and avoid hidden conflicts of interest.
  • Forestall allegations of client fee trust mismanagement with our best practices guide.
  • Learn about your ethical responsibilities to former clients.
  • Find out about "The Five Most Dangerous Rules of Professional Conduct."

  1. Duties to Former Clients
    8:45 - 9:15, Ronald H. Nemirow
  2. Conflicts of Interest
    9:15 - 9:45, Ronald H. Nemirow
    1. Representing Multiple Clients
    2. Conflicts of Interest with an Attorney in the Same Firm
    3. Past Client Conflicts
    4. Appearance of Impropriety
  3. Attorney Fees and Client Trust Accounts
    9:45 - 10:15, Ronald H. Nemirow
    1. Referral Fees
    2. Co-Counsel Fees
    3. Liens on Deferred Fees
    4. Interest on Client Trust Accounts
  4. Changing Firms
    10:30 - 11:00, Ronald H. Nemirow
  5. The Five Most Dangerous Rules of Professional Conduct
    11:00 - 12:00, Charles F. Luce Jr.
    1. Colo. RPC 1.0 (Terminology) – There's a Reason This Rule is First. This Glossary Holds the Key to the Entire RPC, but Many Lawyers Don't Even Know it's There.
    2. Colo. RPC 1.4 (Communication) – A Failure to Communicate is Always Bad for Relationships. It's Especially Bad for Attorney Client Relationships.
    3. Colo. RPC 1.6 (Confidentiality) – Hard to Believe That Something so Fundamental is Likely to be the Most Violated Rule, but it is.
    4. Colo. RPC 1.18 (Duties to Perspective Clients) – Hey, Where did this Rule come From? Not Keeping Up Newer Rules can be Hazardous to your Bottom Line.
    5. Colo. RPC 4.3 (Dealing with Unrepresented Persons) – So the Other Side is Unrepresented? Don't Think this is a "Free Pass" to Anything Except Perhaps a Grievance Complaint.

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