Representing the Difficult Client: Ethical Considerations for All Attorneys

Program Number: 2732

Program Date: 09/26/2017

Description

In this important program for all lawyers, Steve Bennett tackles the thorny issue of difficult clients, and covers the ethical considerations for dealing with them. Topics covered include: identifying the difficult client; managing expectations; withdrawal methods; and risk management techniques. ABA Model Rules addressed include:
1.1 (competence);
1.6 (preserving confidentiality);
1.14 (client with diminished capacity);
1.16 (withdrawal from representation);
5.1 (responsibility of supervising lawyers);
5.4 (professional judgment);
6.1 (pro bono service)
Opinions discussed include In re Gonzalez, 773 A.2d 1026 (D.C. 2001); In re Shipley, No. D-2827 (S. Ct. 2014).

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - Experienced Attorneys Only, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, including 1.0 Ethics credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, including 1.0 Ethics credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for Experienced Attorneys Only in NY

Presenters


Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Park Jensen Bennett LLP

Park Jensen Bennett LLP

Steven C. Bennett, Esq., a partner at Park Jensen Bennett LLP, focuses on complex domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, including bankruptcy, construction, corporate governance, data security, energy, privacy, real estate and other matters. Mr. Bennett gained extensive trial experience during six years at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Unit, and nearly twenty years as a partner in a major international law firm. He is a founding member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on International Data Security and Disclosure Issues; and a member of the E-Discovery Committee, New York State Bar Association; the Dispute Resolution Committee, New York State Bar Association; and the Editorial Advisory Committee, American Law Institute, among others. Mr. Bennett, an adjunct professor (Conflicts of Law) at Hofstra Law School, frequently speaks and writes on legal ethics, e-discovery, litigation, ADR and related issues.

 

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