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2015 Ethics Update (Teleseminar)
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2015 Ethics Update (Teleseminar)

2 CLE hours, including 2 Ethics hours

2/10/2015 to 2/11/2015
When: 02/10/2015 to 02/11/2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Contact: (404) 521-0781


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2015 Ethics Update - 2 CLE hours, including 2 Ethics hours

This annual program will review significant ethics developments of practical importance to your law practice. The program will cover ethical developments related to and arising from assertion of the attorney-client privilege and ethical issues for attorneys who conduct pre-trial or internal investigations for clients.  Joint representation of clients, including confidentiality and late-arising conflicts, will be discussed.  Our panel will also cover the evolving ethics risks of attorney use of social media to obtain information, communicate with clients and others, and when they use social media for personal purposes.  The program will also feature sections on interesting developments on the application of conflicts of interest rules. This program will provide you with a wide-ranging discussion of significant ethics developments important to your practice.

Day 1 – February 10, 2015:

Social media and how attorneys are unwittingly disclosing information & violate ethics rules 
Confidentiality and the use of mixed use (personal and professional) technology 
Ethical issues in pre-trial and internal investigations
Significant practical developments in conflicts of interest, part 1 

Day 2 – February 11, 2015:

Ethics developments related to the attorney-client privilege 
Joint representations – communications, confidentiality and late-arising conflicts 
Significant practical developments in conflicts of interest, part 2

Speakers:

Lucian T. Pera
is a partner in the Memphis office of Adams & Reese, LLP.  His practice includes professional malpractice litigation as well as counseling lawyers and law firms in the area of ethics and professional responsibility.  He was a member of the ABA’s Ethics 2000 Commission and is co-author of "Ethics and Lawyering Today," a national e-mail newsletter on lawyer ethics, which is accessible at: www.ethicsandlawyering.com.  Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Harry W. Wellford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Mr. Pera received his A.B. with honors from Princeton University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management.  He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for 20 years.  He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. and past chair of the ABA Business Law Section Committee on Professional Responsibility.  He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at www.freivogelonconflicts.com.  Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B.

Thomas E. Spahn is a partner in the McLean, Virginia office of McGuireWoods, LLP, where he has a broad complex commercial, business and securities litigation practice. He also has a substantial practice advising businesses on properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege and work product protections.  For more than 20 years he has lectured extensively on legal ethics and professionalism and has written “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner’s Guide,” a 750 page treatise published by the Virginia Law Foundation.  Mr. Spahn has served as member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and as a member of the Virginia State Bar's Legal Ethics Committee.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
 

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