Ethics for Business and Transactional Lawyers
Monday, March 18, 2013
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All lawyers are subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct, but ethical problems faced by business/transactional lawyers are different than those arising in a litigation practice and require different solutions.
This four MCLE-ethics credit program explores in a practical way distinct areas where difficult ethical issues regularly confront business lawyers — representing multiple constituencies and managing risk in today’s wireless, digital world.
The expert panelists will discuss ethical quandaries and appropriate conduct in the context of specific situations a business lawyer likely confronts in actual practice.
You will benefit from this course however
frequently, or infrequently, you handle business/commercial affairs. For
any given business matter you are handling that could involve multiple
constituencies or ethical exposure in cyberspace, the panelists will
reinforce what you already may know, highlight new areas of concern (and
solutions thereto), and illuminate ethical pitfalls that may be lurking
just below the surface.
This segment explores the risks inherent in representing multiple constituencies within corporate and other entity organizations. The presentation reviews:
Who Is Your Client
Representing Corporate Affiliates
Dealing with constituents who are not clients
D. Government Investigations
E. Managing Entity Representation
Technology is constantly changing law firm practice. A lawyer can now carry a client's entire file on a tiny flash (“thumb”) drive, and research and review documents anywhere on a smart phone. The challenge to preserve client confidential information against external threats and inadvertent loss, and the consequences of failing adequately to protect client secrets are constantly escalating. In their spare time, individual lawyers create blog and social network sites viewed more than all their firm's marketing materials. Technology empowers – but also enormously enlarges the risks facing lawyers and law firms. This segment will identify and offer suggestions for addressing the ethics and risk management challenges that arise from technology in our wireless, digital, Web 2.0 world, including data breaches, social networking, and misdirected or misplaced electronic communications.
Program Planning Chair and Moderator
Katie M. Lachter, Esq.
Katie M. Lachter, Esq.
David A. Lewis, Esq.
Ronald C. Minkoff, Esq.
All program materials will be distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.
Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the “Save As” option under your “File” tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.
Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site
for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program
DirectionsBetween 48th and 49th Street Using Public Transit: Take the 4, 5, 6, S Subway to Grand Central Station Walk one block East to Third Ave, continue North on Third Ave to 48th Street Take the E, V Subway to Lexington Ave/53rd Street. Walk one block East to Third Ave, continue South to 49th Street
The last day to pre-register online was March 17, 2013.
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