Overcome Top Ethical Pitfalls in Litigation
Even veteran trial attorneys get stumped on the complex ethical issues that can arise on the path to court. Learn what it takes to maintain candor to the tribunal in motions and briefs. Explore the top ethical issues that arise during discovery and trial. From witness communications to closing statements, this is an ethics course you won't want to miss. Register today!
- Learn how to navigate adverse legal authority and false statements of fact.
- Explore the rules surrounding belated discovery, exculpatory information and non-existing evidence.
- Discover which ethical rules apply to opening and closing statements
- Dig into witness communications, juror investigation, and post-trial conduct.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Cara L. Santosuosso
- Candor to the Tribunal in Motions and Briefs
- How to Handle Adverse Legal Authority
- False Statements of Fact
- Recent State Developments and Examples
- Ethical Rules of Offering or Withholding Evidence
- False or Exculpatory Evidence
- Handling Belated Discovered Evidence
- Anticipating, Preventing, and Addressing Perjured Testimony
- References to Inadmissible or Nonexistent Evidence
- Impermissibly Appealing to the Jury's Passions and Prejudices
- What Not to Say: Ethical Pitfalls in Trial Arguments
- When Opening Statements Become Opening Arguments
- Ethics in Closing Arguments
- Other Ethical Issues in the Courtroom
- Communicating with Witnesses: False Statements, Encouraging Unavailability, and the No Contact Rule
- Juror Investigations, contact, and Post-Trial Interactions
This legal guide to trial ethics is designed for attorneys.