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Ethics and Cybersecurity: A Lawyer’s Professional Obligations Under the ABA Model Rules

Program Number: 2940 Presenter: David A. Zetoony, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** In addition to complying with data security statutes and regulations, lawyers must comply with ethical obligations under the rules of professional conduct to protect their clients’ privacy and security. In this program, David Zetoony covers the attorney’s ethical considerations including requirements under ABA Model Rule 1.1, Model Rule 1.6(c), new ABA Formal Opinion 483 on data breach notification, Formal Opinion 477R on communicating with clients through email.

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Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Legal Profession

Program Number: 2930 Presenter: Joan Bibelhausen, JD

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** Studies show that lawyers are at greater risk for alcohol and other substance use disorders, depression, other mental illness and stress than members of other professions or the general population. There is a clearly recognized continuum where unresolved chronic stress becomes a predictor for addiction and mental illness. By understanding lawyer stress, this continuum, and the facts about addiction and mental illness, lawyers can reduce their risk and, hopefully, get help earlier when there is a problem. Signs, symptoms, risk factors and recovery regarding these problems will be presented. The discussion will include new initiatives and tools to reduce risk as well as information on

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Subtle Harassment, Code Words and Implicit Bias: Proving Everyday Discrimination in Court

Program Number: 2921 Presenter: Taylor J. Crabill, Esq., Lawrence M. Pearson, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** For employment law practitioners, egregious and high-profile incidents and allegations are not the only matters that generate litigation. More subtle forms of bias are often central to sustaining or defending against a discrimination or harassment claim, as many cases do not include a “smoking gun” piece of evidence or an allegation that neatly fulfills the various requirements of a cause of action. Bias on the part of managers or coworkers also does not always present itself or cause harm in obvious, open ways. Federal and state courts have grappled with how facially neutral statements, particularly when combined with other evidence and unequal practices, may show workplace discrimination. Similarly, subtle, indirect and unwelcome sexual advances or other mistreatment can support harassment claims under the law. This presentation will discuss

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Ethics and Employment Law: Who is the Client and is it you?

Program Number: 2919 Presenter: Patricia C. Collins, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** This seminar will review the ethics issues that arise for employment attorneys in representing an organization. It is inevitable that such a representation will result in close working relationships with executives and human resource employees that complicate the attorney-client relationship. Further, close involvement with the operations of the client or a particular decision regarding an employee may render the attorney a fact witness or simply too close to give good advice. Topics to be examined are: negotiating employee contracts, drafting policies that impact your client contact, termination or resignation of your client contract, attorneys as fact witnesses, attorneys as investigators, and maintaining professional distance.

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Ethics in Review for IP In-House and Corporate Attorneys

Program Number: 2912 Presenter: Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Ethics in Review for IP In-House and Corporate Attorneys - IP ethics issues don’t only arise in litigation. In- house and corporate attorneys must also be wary of conflict, disclosure, PTO compliance and other concerns. Anthony Lo Cicero of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein will discuss recent development in these areas.

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Ethical Issues Facing In-House Counsel Working on Autonomous Vehicles

Program Number: 2910 Presenter: Jeffrey Jones, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** This program will cover ethical issues and other unique questions facing in-house counsel working on Autonomous Vehicles, including the artificial intelligence applied in Autonomous Vehicles and the regulatory environment applicable to such work. The program will explore the applicable rules of professional responsibility, hypothetical considerations for debate and analysis, and the regulatory framework that may impact such issues.

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Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Involved in Estate Planning and Asset Protection

Program Number: 2908 Presenter: Andrew Bechel, Esq., Edward D. Brown, Esq., GreenspoonMarder, PA

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Attorneys who assist clients with their asset protection and estate planning needs must be careful to comply with what is ethical to avoid facing potential ethics complaints, not to mention possible criminal liability. Join Edward D. Brown, Esq. for this detailed analysis of potential ethical issues in the asset protection and estate planning contexts, including: when is asset protection planning ethical and when does it cross the line into the unethical; properly screening the client; identifying voidable transactions; when can the attorney be targeted as a co-conspirator with a client engaging in fraudulent transfers; can the attorney be liable for not advising the client as to the full range of asset protection strategies; and (g) who is the client. Specific attention will be placed on the ABA Model

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What It Takes to be a Trial Lawyer If You’re Not a Man: The Ethical, Professional, and Personal Costs of Confronting Gender Bias in the Courtroom

Program Number: 2906 Presenter: Lara Bazelon

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Today, women make up more than one half of all law school graduates. Yet they remain dramatically underrepresented at the top echelons of the profession. Two thirds of state and federal judges are men, as are 83 percent of elected prosecutors; less than one percent are women of color. In the majority of law firms, large and small, women make up only a fraction of the powerful inner circle: partners who bring in clients, lead litigation teams, and sit on powerful management and compensation committees. In the coveted position of first chair at trial, the number of women shrinks further. In this MCLE, law professor and trial lawyer Lara Bazelon explores the systemic gender bias exhibited by judges, opposing counsel, jurors, or the clients themselves that impedes women’s

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Doing Bad by Doing Good: Managing Risks Surrounding Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Law Firms

Program Number: 2877 Presenter: Kenneth E. Sharperson, Esq.

Corporations are selecting law firms that have active diversity and inclusion initiatives, and are working less with law firms that do not have verifiable programs enhancing the diversity of their law firms. In fact, Hewlett Packard (HP) states that they may withhold up to 10 percent of invoiced fees for failure to meet HP’s diversity standards. Specifically, HP requires firms to “field (i) at least one diverse firm relationship partner, regularly engaged with HP on billing and staffing issues; or (ii) at least one woman and one racially/ethnically diverse attorney, each performing or managing at least 10% of the billable hours worked on HP matters.” In order to obtain work from larger companies that support increased diversity, many law firms have created diversity initiatives in order to meet the diversity requirements of these major corporations. Thus, a law firm, which doing good, must be aware of the risks associated with

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What Legal Organizations Can Do To Combat Gender Bias

Program Number: 2874 Presenter: Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq. (2018), Andrea S. Kramer, Esq. (2018)

Alton B. Harris was a founding partner of the Chicago law firm Ungaretti & Harris, now part of Nixon Peabody LLP. At Ungaretti and Harris, Mr. Harris served at various times as managing partner, executive and compensation committee member, and head of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law, and he sits on the board of directors of a billion-dollar technology corporation. He has served as mentor, coach, and counselor to many businesswomen and persons of color, recently wrote with Ms. Kramer, “Taking Control: Women, Gender Stereotypes, and Impression Management” and their book, Breaking Through Bias.

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