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2016 Ethics in Litigation Update (teleseminar)
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6/7/2016 to 6/8/2016
When: 6/07/2016 to 06/08/2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781


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An 800 number connects you to nationally recognized practice leaders who will speak on important issues and emerging trends in the law. You can also pose your own questions to the speakers. Written materials and other details are emailed in advance to pre-registrants.

 
2 CLE hours
 
This annual ethics review will cover a wide range of ethics developments impacting your civil litigation practice. This program will discuss the ethics of discovery in a complex world of texting, social media, email and metadata. The panel will also review current developments in the use of technology in litigation practice and the ethical challenges technology creates.  The complex ethical issues of joint representations in litigation will be covered.  The program will also discuss current developments in conflicts of interest and preserving the attorney-client privilege. This program will provide you with a wide-ranging discussion of practical ethical issues impacting your litigation practice.

Day 1 – June 7, 2016:

Ethics of discovery in a digital world – metadata, texting, email, and more
Ethics in joint defense and common interest agreements 
Recent developments in conflicts of interest, part 1 

Day 2 – June 8, 2016:

Ethics and technology review – the many ways in which technology can cause ethical traps for lawyers in litigation
Current developments in preserving the attorney-client privilege 
Recent developments in conflicts of interest, part 1

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.
 
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.
 
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.

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