Practical Strategies for Upholding Your Impeccable Reputation
A lawyer's task as a facilitator of law and justice is an ancient and noble occupation, and upholding its reputation is the duty of each practicing attorney. This course offers an in-depth analysis of some of the most sensitive problems troubling legal professionals today. Learn practical techniques for their detection and prevention to maintain the highest standard of the profession. Don't risk unintentionally jeopardizing your license – register today!
- Clarify the current standards of professionalism with our complete review of legal practitioner's obligations to the parties involved in the legal process.
- What you don't know can hurt you: learn how to confidently identify and avoid conflicts of interest to close the door on potential legal malpractice claims.
- Take a closer look at the unique nature and responsibilities of the attorney-client relationship.
- Help break the vicious cycle: assess the personal and societal impact of performance-enhancing drugs and alcohol.
- Gain simple tips that will help you detect and address the ethical use of email and remote access.
AN ATTORNEY'S GUIDE TO PROFESSIONALISM
8:45 - 9:20, Marc W. Ingersoll
- Historical Background
- High Point in the Noble Profession of Lawyers
- The Current Perception of the Profession and the Public
- Definition of Professionalism – Mandatory or Permissive?
- Statutory Requirements
- Code of Professional Conduct and Other Ethical Canons
- Cases on the Professionalism/Ethics Continuum
- Attorney's Obligations to the Client
- Attorney's Obligations to Other Counsel, Parties and Witnesses
- Attorney's Obligations to Tribunal
- Applicability of the Ethics Code to Matters of Courtesy
- Tacky Advertising
- Judicial Professionalism
IDENTIFYING AND AVOIDING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
9:20 - 9:45, Marc W. Ingersoll
- Types of Conflicts of Interest
- Consequences of Conflicts of Interest
- The Attorney-Client Relationship
- Vicarious Disqualification
- Motions for Disqualification
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND OTHER ADDICTIONS
10:00 - 11:00, Maureen A. Eggert
- Some Functional Definitions of Addiction
- Primary Classifications of Substance
- Performance-Enhancing Drug Abuse
- Alcoholism in the Legal Profession
- Spotting Signs and Symptoms of Various Types of Substance Abuse
- What Do We Mean When We Say It's a Disease?
- Ultimate Personal and Professional Costs of Doing Nothing
- Avoiding Treatment… Why?
- Promoting Recovery
ETHICS AND THE WEB: ONLINE ETHICS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION SEARCHES
11:00 - 12:00, Maureen A. Eggert
- Professional Responsibility & Malpractice Prevention
- General Computer Security
- Use of E-Mail
- Wireless Networks and Remote Access - at the Firm, at Home and at Lunch
- Mobile Devices
- Avoiding Unauthorized Practice of Law
- Social Networks
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar offers solutions to common legal profession dilemmas and will benefit:
- In-House Counsel