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The Ethics of Confidentiality: Teleseminar
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When: Monday, May 16, 2018
Dial-in: 12:45 PM | Program: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Teleseminar: WebCredenza

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CLE CREDITS:  1.0 ethics

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These telephone seminars are presented by national speakers who are experts in their areas of practice often ABA Section chairs, authors of books in their areas of practice, and heads of practice groups.

The duty to keep client confidences is a central duty of every lawyer. But it is not unbounded and no absolute. Not all information that passes between a client and his or her lawyer is confidential. Even if information is confidential, it may sometimes be disclosed – against client wishes. Other confidential information may be inadvertently disclosed, often through law office technology or by accident in discovery. Other confidential information may lose certain protections if disclosed by a party. Closely related but distinct from all of this is how the attorney-client privilege relates to client confidentiality. This program will provide you with a practical guide to the ethics of confidentiality, its relationship to the attorney-client privilege, and best practices to avoid ethical sanction.

  • Scope of the duty of confidentiality – what information is/is not confidential?
  • When confidential information may be disclosed, even against client wishes?
  • How violation of either the attorney-privilege or confidentiality impacts the other
  • Inadvertent and unauthorized disclosure of client confidences – ethics issues and malpractice issues
  • Duty of competence as duty to understand how technology effects client confidences
  • Confidentiality in joint representations – managing information flows to avoid ethical sanction

Sue C. Friedberg, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC – Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
William Freivogel
, Freivogel Ethics Consulting – Chicago

MSBA Standard Member: $69   |  Non-Members: $99

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Full refunds will be given to those who cancel by 4:30 p.m., 5 working days prior to the program. Registrants who cancel after this deadline but prior to the program date will be charged an administrative fee of $15 per credit hour. A link to download and print the materials will be sent to those who fail to cancel in advance.


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