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Ethics and Establishing and Ending an Attorney-Client Relationship (teleseminar)
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When: 05/10/2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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1 CLE hour, including 1 Ethics hour
Substantial ethics issues flow from the moment an attorney-client relationship is formed, whether it is formed intentionally or through inadvertence.  Most engagements commence with an engagement letter, but many are formed through inadvertence when an attorney responds to unsolicited inquiries via web sites or email.  Determining when a relationship commences and the scope of the representation has dramatic implications for issues related to confidentiality, conflicts of interest, the attorney-client privilege and more.  This is particularly true in complex transactions or joint representations in litigation.  Ending an engagement is nearly as complicated. When are you allowed to end an engagement?  And how must you go about it without prejudicing a client’s interest in a transaction or in litigation? This program will you provide a real-world guide the ethical issues of beginning and ending an attorney client relationship.

Ethics issues involved in beginning and ending an attorney-client relationship 
Determining when and how a relationship starts – including through inadvertence 
Email and technology issues – how unsolicited communications may trigger ethical obligations
Joint representation issues – unsorting the confidentiality and privilege issues 
End a relationship – when are you allowed to end an engagement?  How do you do it ethically? 
Circumstances when you might be required to end a relationship


Elizabeth Treubert Simon
is of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, where the primary focus of her practice is the defense of attorneys and other professionals, trademark and copyright infringement litigation and insurance coverage litigation. She also provides counsel to insurers regarding insurance coverage and counsels clients regarding professional ethics and attorney disciplinary procedures.  Ms. Simon is a member of the Committee on Professional Discipline of the New York State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Legal Ethics Committee.  She received her B.A. and M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Albany Law School.

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