NYSBA Members: $135
Ethics 2018: Legal Ethics in the Real World
Since the new Rules of Professional Conduct replaced the former Code of Professional Responsibility in 2009, the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued over 320 formal opinions. Many of these address new ways of promoting and providing legal services, and the ethical problems arising from those innovations.
This program will examine recent opinions and address changes in forms of practice, business development, fees and other kinds of compensation, and lawyer advertising, as well as questions about competence, confidentiality and conflicts of interest, and ethics issues that arise in litigation.
You will hear about these changes directly from members of the Committee, as well as leading lawyers, ethicists and disciplinary counsel. Whether or not you agree with what is happening, you owe it to yourself and your colleagues to stay current on the rapidly evolving rules of conduct.
Sponsored by the NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Friday, June 15, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Live CLE Program
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
801 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
4.0 Total MCLE Credits: 4.0 Ethics
NYSBA Member: $135 | Non-Member: $235
Learn More about Ethics 2018: Legal Ethics in the Real World
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration (outside meeting room)
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Introduction
– Researching Ethical Issues
9:10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
– The Business Side of Things
Fees and Other Compensation, and Securing Fees
Attorney Trust Accounts
Forms of Practice
Advertising and Solicitation
10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
– Conflicts (personal conflicts, issue conflicts)
Disclosure of Client Misconduct
Disclosure in Self-Defense
Litigation and Other Recent Issues, including zealous prosecutors and yse of social media
12:50 p.m. Adjournment
4.0 MCLE Credits in Ethics
View the program brochure here.
Mark J. Solomon, Esq. | Ithaca
Mary E. Gasparini, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee - Fifth Judicial District | Syracuse
Anthony Gigliotti, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee - Fifth Judicial District | Syracuse
Robert A. Barrer, Esq. | Barclay Damon LLP
Deborah K. Field, Esq. | Field & Custer, P.C.
Mark Solomon, Esq. | Law Offices of Mark J. Solomon
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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 program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
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If you have any questions about this program, please contact the program attorney, Tom Richards, or the program coordinator Bridget Donlon.