Current Issues in Legal Ethics

SKU: ETH3100

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The widespread use of internet communications by attorneys in advertising and with clients requires a re-examination of the ethical rules. The course will examine attorney's speech, what lawyers can and cannot say on a website, in personal and professional blogs and on social networking sites, as well as other ethical issues including setting and collecting fees, privilege and confidentiality and proceedings before the Disciplinary Board.

Topics Covered include:

  • attorney's speech - on line, about judges, to and about opposing counsel
  • attorney fees - contingent fees, engagement agreements, fee collection practices
  • confidentiality and attorney client privilege
  • conflicts of interest, disqualification of attorney or firm
  • common causes of disciplinary action against attorneys
  • process and procedure before the Disciplinary Board

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