Ethical Issues: Fees, Retainers, Escrow Accounts, Advertising and Websites - Online Video Replay
Thursday, January 17, 2013
p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Credits in Ethics
recorded on October 3, 2012
Avoiding potential ethical
pitfalls in the day-to-day practice of law can be a challenge for the
busy attorney. In this program, Deborah A. Scalise reviews
the ethical dilemmas often encountered by practitioners in the areas of
client retainer agreements; maintenance of client-based escrow accounts;
law firm advertising and averting ethical infractions in setting up and
using a solo or small firm legal website. This course includes
written materials in easy to use electronic PDF format which can be
downloaded to your computer for easy reference.
Deborah A. Scalise is a partner
in the firm of Scalise & Hamilton LLP located in Scarsdale, New
York. Her practice concentrates on the representation of professionals
(lawyers, judges, accountants, doctors and government employees) in
professional responsibility and ethics-related matters and white-collar
crime. Before entering private practice, Ms. Scalise held the position
of Deputy Attorney General in Charge of Public Advocacy for the
Westchester Region and was responsible for cases involving consumer
fraud, civil rights, public integrity and environmental concerns. Prior
to that, she was the Deputy Chief Counsel to the Departmental
Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department. In her nine
years at the Committee, she litigated complex disciplinary matters,
including: investigations, hearings and appellate review of
attoney ethical misconduct. Ms. Scalise is active in several bar
associations and lectures frequently on legal ethics in a wide
variety of legal venues.
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