Litigators routinely face ethical dilemmas – whether in dealings with opposing or co-counsel; throughout the course of discovery; with clients who are difficult or who lie during a deposition; or in determining what to say or how hard to push during a settlement negotiation.
This program provides a whirlwind tour of many areas of potential liability for litigators. The applicable rules, ethics opinions, and relevant case law will be examined to provide guidance and practice pointers on real-world scenarios. Register today to avoid the ethical traps before you fall in!
A faculty of experienced litigators, including a former federal magistrate judge, will discuss:
• Competence in handling ESI
• Duty to supervise other lawyers, as well as non-lawyer staff and consultants
• Respective roles of in-house and retained counsel
• Respective roles of local and pro hac vice counsel
• What “cooperation” means and what are its limits under Rules 26(c), 26(f) and 37(a)
• Protecting attorney-client privilege, work product, and confidentiality
• Dealing with “problem” opposing counsel and clients
• Representations to other counsel and the Courts
• Client misrepresentations at depositions and trials
• Permissible conduct at settlement conferences
See CLE State Accreditation for credit details.
If you are licensed in New York, this content is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced New York attorneys. Although, this content is appropriate for all New York attorneys, newly admitted attorneys cannot earn CLE credit for the completion of the course when presented via on-demand.