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Legal Ethics: Top 10 Challenges

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Summary

Legal Ethics: Top 10 Challenges

Workshop Description/Agenda

Your Practical Ethical Compliance Guide

Real-life legal practice doesn't fit neatly into the bounds of legal ethics that we all learned in law school. There are always questions and pitfalls that you'll need to figure out to make certain you're in compliance today. This course compiles the toughest current challenges attorneys face in protecting their professional reputations. Our experienced attorney faculty will help you get the tools you need to do the right thing without fear of disciplinary action or litigation. Enroll today!

  • Learn how to identify red flags to avoid accepting "problem" clients.
  • Discover and avoid hidden conflicts of interest.
  • Find out how to properly handle case delays.
  • Clarify allowable and prohibited conduct in social media.
  • Protect client confidentiality in online communications and in data storage.
  • Forestall allegations of client fee trust mismanagement with our best practices guide.

This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by John A. Snow on June 5, 2018. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.

Agenda

Session times: 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM Eastern
Presented by: John A. Snow

  1. Duties to Prospective Clients
    2:00 - 2:15
  2. "Spot the Client" - Identifying Potential Conflicts
    2:15 - 2:30
  3. Conflicts of Interest
    2:30 - 2:50
    1. Representing Multiple Clients
    2. Conflicts of Interest with an Attorney in the Same Firm
    3. Past Client Conflicts
  4. Case Delays and Insufficient Client Communications
    2:50 - 3:10
    1. Legal Ethics of E-mail
    2. Texting, Online Chat, "Friending" Clients on Facebook
    3. Managing Client Expectations
    4. Notifying Court of Date Changes and Requesting Extensions
  5. Confidentiality and Data Security
    3:10 - 3:30
    1. Confidentiality Tips for Mobile Attorneys
    2. Cloud Storage and File Sharing
  6. Virtual Law Office and Interstate Practice of Law
    3:45 - 4:00
  7. Online Ethics
    4:00 - 4:20
    1. Blawgs
    2. Directory Listings
    3. Q&A Forums (Does it Constitute Legal Advice?)
    4. Social Media Use
  8. Attorney Fees and Client Trust Accounts
    4:20 - 4:40
    1. Referral Fees
    2. Co-Counsel Fees
    3. Liens on Deferred Fees
    4. Interest on Client Trust Accounts
  9. Changing Firms
    4:40 - 4:55
  10. Duty of Competency When Diversifying Your Practice
    4:55 - 5:15

Who Should Attend

This legal ethics course is designed for attorneys.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Ethics

Training Course Summary: Legal Ethics: Top 10 Challenges


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