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Ethics in Legal Practice - Live & Webcast

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
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NYSBA Member: $125

Ethics in Legal Practice
An Update and Review of Recent Ethics Opinions

Review of Ethics Opinions Issued in 2017
Highlights from 2017 | Year in Review

Attorneys everywhere are under increasing scrutiny.  The pressure to avoid ethical violations is high.

More than 20 ethics opinions were issued by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics in 2017.  The ABA, City Bar and NYCLA also issued many opinions on topics including changes in forms of practice, business development, fees and other kinds of compensation, lawyer advertising and a host of other matters touching upon client confidentiality and conflicting interests.

Featuring an esteemed panel, this program will provide you with an overview of recent ethics opinions of interest.  You will hear about the opinions directly from members of the Committee. Panelists will also provide an overview of select opinions from the ABA, City Bar and NYCLA.

Ethics programs are designed to help you better understand your professional responsibilities and avoid risky situations that can jeopardize your practice.

Register today and stay current on the quickly evolving rules of conduct and get an overview of recent ethics opinions.

Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and the Committee on Professional Ethics

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Live CLE Program & Webcast 

A networking cocktail reception co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section and the Young Lawyers Section will immediately follow this program. The New York State Bar Association is proud to be an official Toys for Tots donation location. If you are attending the cocktail reception, please consider donating a new unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots.

New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207

3.0 MCLE Credits: 3.0 Ethics

NYSBA Member: $125 | Non-Member: $225

Agenda Topics
· Review of Recent Ethics Opinions on Attorney Advertising, Lead Generation, Attorneys’ Fees and Fee Sharing
· Review of Recent Ethics Opinions on Conflicts, Confidentiality and Client Information

Program Chair
David P. Miranda, Esq. | Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

Program Faculty
Professor Bruce Green | Fordham University School of Law
Chair, NYCBA Professional Ethics Committee | Member, NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics
Anne Reynolds Copps, Esq. | Copps DiPaola, PLLC
Member, NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics
James Q. Walker, Esq. | Richards, Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Chair, NYCLA Professional Ethics Committee | Member, NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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If you have any questions about this program, please contact Patrick Boland, CLE Program Manager, or Jessica Patterson, Program Coordinator.

Additional Information: This program provides TRANSITIONAL credit to all attorneys. For information about New York MCLE requirements, visit www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE
New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
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