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2015 Ethics in Litigation Update (Teleseminar)
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2015 Ethics in Litigation Update (Teleseminar)

2 CLE hours, including 2 Ethics Hours

6/9/2015 to 6/10/2015
When: 06/09/2015 to 06/10/2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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

This annual program will cover significant developments in a wide range of ethics topics impacting your litigation practice. The program will again feature a review of practical developments in the application of conflict of interest rules, confidentiality rules, and the attorney-client privilege. The panel will also discuss the continually evolving use of technology by lawyers in litigation and how that use implicates a range of ethics issues, including competency, confidentiality, diligence and more.  The program will also feature discussion of ethics in pretrial investigations – of parties, potential witnesses, and potential jurors – in litigation and preparing witnesses for deposition and trial.  This program will provide you with a practical discussion of significant and interesting ethics developments in litigation. 

Day 1 – June 9, 2015:

Ethics and pre-trial investigations – looking into the background of parties, witnesses, jurors
Ethics of preparing and working with witnesses, including conferring with witnesses during breaks in deposition 
Developments in conflicts of interest in civil litigation, part 1

Day 2 – June 10, 2015:

Ethics and technology review – the many ways in which technology can cause ethical traps for lawyers in litigation
Review of significant developments in the attorney-client privilege and confidentiality
Developments in conflicts of interest in civil litigation, part 2


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:  He is the immediate past Treasurer of the ABA and currently serves as Vice President of the Tennessee Bar Association.  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 more than 25 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  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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