ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
This seminar focuses on legal ethics issues affecting practitioners and clients. How might the scenario have better played out where an attorney helped his son flee at the outset of a murder investigation? What role should reciprocal discipline play? Other interesting issues examine doublespeak, i.e., when is a lawyer not a lawyer, as well as elimination of bias and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice as these hone in on a potpourri of ethical issues.
I. Legal Ethics Issues Affecting Practitioners and Clients
ABA Model Rule 8.4: MISCONDUCT
Provisions Affecting both the Model Rules and the Model Code
Attorney Helps Fleeing Son Dodge Murder Investigation
Reciprocal Discipline Appropriate?
ABA Model Rule 3.4: FAIRNESS TO OPPOSING PARTY AND COUNSEL
Intentional Misrepresentation or Good Lawyering?
II. Potpourri of Ethical Issues, including Elimination of Bias
Doublespeak or when is a Lawyer not a Lawyer?
Reexamining Two Protected-group Cases
MN Model Rule 8.4: Misconduct – a comparison with ABA MR 8.4
Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice
Court Deems Race-Based Misconduct an Inherently Serious Disciplinary Matter
Professionalism but a Blip on Lawyer’s Radar Screen?
Appendix A - The Ethical Yardstick
Please note that this course is approved for LIVE CLE credit in the following states (which is unlimited each year): AL, AR, CA, CO, GA, IA, MS, MO, NC, NM, NV, OK, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI