Current Issues in Legal Ethics

Accreditation Wreath Icon AL
SKU: ETH3100
All Courses Available iOS/Android Web

All Courses Available iOS/Android Web

About This Course

Advertising one’s every thought and opinion has become almost common. Today, it is standard practice for people to post where they are, what they’re doing and what they think about it in an unending cycles of updates on their facebook pages. This usage of internet communication has extended to the workplace and attorneys now use it for everything from advertising to client communication. Clearly, a re-examination of ethical boundaries is in order and this CLE course was designed to do just that. The course will examine attorney's speech, what lawyers can and cannot say on a website, in personal and professional blogs and on social networking sites, as well as other ethical issues including setting and collecting fees, privilege and confidentiality and proceedings before the Disciplinary Board.

Topics Covered include:

  • attorney's speech - on line, about judges, to and about opposing counsel
  • attorney fees - contingent fees, engagement agreements, fee collection practices
  • confidentiality and attorney client privilege
  • conflicts of interest, disqualification of attorney or firm
  • common causes of disciplinary action against attorneys
  • process and procedure before the Disciplinary Board
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