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.
Cristine Cioffi, Esq. | Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube P.C.
Michael Creaser, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Third Judical Department
Steve Krantz, Esq. | Committee on Professional Ethics
Anne Reynolds Copps, Esq. | Copps DiPaola, PLLC
Michael Whiteman, Esq. | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP