Safeguard Your Practice From Ethical Violations
Maintaining an ethical law practice is something all attorneys must adhere to, but behind each new client or case is the realization that there could be a hidden "snake in the grass" risking your professional reputation. Knowing the laws, understanding conflicts of interest and planning choice of procedures are all areas that can lead to professional violations. Be proactive and prevent malpractice issues by joining our faculty on ethics procedures and what to do if you think you might be in trouble. Register today!
- Stay up to date on your area of the law and know when to refer the case to other counsel.
- Be aware of the many avenues where conflicts of interest can creep up in your practice and how to avoid ethical wrongdoing.
- Learn how to properly communicate with your clients to prevent any ethical oversight that may affect the working relationship.
Session Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
Presenter: Mark E. Ellis
- Substantive and Procedural Errors - And Best Practices for Avoiding Them!
- Failure to Know, Interpret and Apply the Law
- When You Should vs. Should Not Refer the Case Out
- Multijurisdictional Practice
- Planning Errors in Choice of Procedures
- Inadequate Discovery of Facts, Investigation (In and Outside of Litigation)
- When Should You Stop Investigating?
- Practical Resources and Tips
- Conflicts of Interest
- Identifying the Many Manifestations
- How to Guard Against Conflicts of Interest in Any Situation
- Pre-trial, Pre-Hearing Advice Missteps
- When is the Error Egregious Enough to Get You in Trouble?
- What to do if You Think You Might be in Trouble
- "Appearance of Impropriety" Standard
- Crisis Management and Mitigation Strategies
- Client Communication - What You Should vs. Should Not Say
- Should Your Client Pay for Your Mistakes? Discussion on Fees
- Does Forgetfulness Warrant Disciplinary Report?
- Key Elements of Legal Malpractice Cause of Action
- Ethical Investigations and Legal Malpractice Claims
- Recent Disciplinary Board Rulings Update
This program on ethics is geared towards attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit from attending.