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Professionalism for the Ethical Lawyer: Teleseminar
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 Export to Your Calendar 5/31/2018
When: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Dial-in: 12:45 PM | Program: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Teleseminar: WebCredenza


Online registration is available until: 5/29/2018
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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.

Ethics rules, the principles of professionalism, and sanctionable conduct are distinct areas yet they are subtly interrelated. Lawyers have a duty to zealously represent their clients but they do not have a duty to engage in offensive conduct desired by clients. Lawyers have an ethical duty to train and supervise subordinate lawyers and non-lawyer support staff. These duties are closely related to training staff to deal courteously with adversaries, clients, and the courts.  Lawyers have duties of confidentiality and honesty, but those duties do not always require pressing every advantage, such as when the lawyer knows that opposing counsel has made a material drafting error in a transactional document. In these and many other scenarios, ethics rules, professionalism, and potentially sanctionable conduct subtly interact. This program will provide you with a real-world guide to professionalism for the ethical lawyer. 

  • Interrelationship of ethics rules, professionalism, and sanctions
  • Zealous representation v. needlessly embarrassing an adversary or third-party
  • Reacting to an adversary’s drafting errors in transactional documents
  • Ethics, professionalism and inadvertent transmission of communications
  • Duty to supervise and train subordinate lawyers and staff, including to ensure courtesy to clients, opposing counsel, and courts
  • Offering candid advice to clients and withdrawal when they desire offensive conduct
  • Avoiding discrimination and bigotry
  • Dealing with an adversary’s discourteous deposition conduct

Faculty
Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods, LLP – McLean, Virginia

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

HOW IT WORKS
Prior to the program or on the morning of the program, you will receive an email from the MSBA containing a toll-free telephone number to call into the program.  You will also receive a .pdf containing the materials to download to your desktop or mobile device.

HOW TO REGISTER
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  • Members: If you are a member of the MSBA, please sign in to receive the member rate.
  • Non-Members & Non-Attorneys: If you have attended any MSBA event in the past, you have an account with us. If you do not know your username or password, please call the MSBA. We will provide you with login credentials so you can register online.
  • If you have never attended an MSBA event: Please call the MSBA or mail or fax this registration form to register.

CANCELLATION POLICY
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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