Reel Life vs. Real Life Ethics
December 16, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Committee on Attorney Professionalism
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Deborah A. Scalise, Scalise & Hamilton LLP, Scarsdale, NY
Program Local Chair
Catherine A. Sheridan, Partner, Scalise & Hamilton LLP, Scarsdale, NY
Faculty Members: Harvey B. Besunder, Harvey B. Besunder P.C., Islandia, New York* Mitchell T. Borkowsky, Deputy Cheif Counsel, New York State Grievance Committee, Tenth Judical District, Hauppauge, New York* Justice Timothy S. Driscoll, Supreme Court of New York, Nassau, New York* Marian C. Rice, Partner, L'Abbate, Balken, Colavita & Contini LLP, Garden City, New York.
Does the image of lawyers depicted in motion pictures bear any resemblance to those in real life practice? The Committee on Attorney Professionalism is pleased to present this annual program based on film clips from major motion pictures depicting attorneys and the ethical and professionalism dilemmas they face. This entertaining and engaging format features discussions by an authoritative panel addressing issues raised in a variety of motion pictures. Areas to be explored include: Conflicts of Interest; Communication and Scope of Representation; Allocation of Authority between the Client and Lawyer; Civility; Confidentiality; Solicitation and Recommendation of Professional Employment and Ethical Issues Implicated by Multi-Jurisdictional Practice. Clips will be chosen from among the following films: A Few Good Men; To Kill a Mockingbird; The Rainmaker; Legal Eagles and Liar Liar.
Does real life law practice imitate on-screen law practice? Tune in and find out!