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Kim  Ringler, Esq.

Ms. Kim Ringler has practiced ethics law for more than thirty years, handling matters throughout New Jersey from initial admissions through disciplinary proceedings, providing expert opinions on attorney ethics issues, and advising on government ethics. She graduated from Georgetown University Law School where she was a Law Fellow. Her law firm concentrates on representing lawyers and other State licensed professionals on regulatory issues, ethics and disciplinary proceedings as well as character and fitness matters. She became a member of the NYSBA Professional Ethics Committee. She prosecuted attorney disciplinary matters for the First Department Grievance Committee as Special Trial Counsel. After years in private practice, in 2008, she joined the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Law where she prosecuted State licensed medical and other professionals for violations of standards of practice and brought in over one million dollars in fines and recovered costs in six years. She led the prosecution of a compounding pharmacy for contamination; established a nationally watched precedent for misleading advertising by dentists; and negotiated the imposition of public sanctions upon three prominent orthopedic surgeons who violated financial disclosure requirements during clinical trials. She served as the Ethics Officer for the New Jersey Division of Law in Newark providing guidance on conflicts of interest and other executive branch ethics issues. The Attorney General presented an Exceptional Service Award to her in 2014 and appointed her Deputy Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs overseeing the operations of nearly 50 licensing boards. Ms. Ringler has argued successfully numerous attorney ethics matters before the New Jersey Supreme Court representing individuals as well as the New Jersey Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, the Committee on Advertising, and the Committee on ExtraJudicial Activities. The New Jersey Law Journal included three cases she argued before the Supreme Court among its 2013 annual top twelve noteworthy cases. Martindale Hubbell has consistently rated her AV Preeminent. She is a frequent lecturer on professional responsibility, litigation techniques and health care issues. She was elected President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Other past memberships include the New Jersey State Bar Association Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Unlawful Practice, the New York City Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility and Committee on Professional Discipline. She chaired the District IIB Fee Arbitration Committee, chaired the NJSBA Health Law Section and currently cochairs the Bergen County Bar Association Committee on Professionalism. The New Jersey Supreme Court recently appointed her to its Committee on Permanent Disbarment. 

Ms. Ringler has presented on ethics for many organizations including the NY State Bar Association, NJ Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, National Association of Attorneys General, NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Seton Hall Law School Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, Bergen County Bar Association, the Columbia Bar Association, Women Lawyers in Bergen, American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Young Lawyers of Bergen County, North Bergen County Municipalities, National Association of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards, National Conference on Professional Responsibility, National Forum on Client Security Funds, National Organization of Bar Counsel, Statewide Cablevision program “Legal Ethics,” NJ Hospital Association, Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference, PA Bar Institute. She has also published numerous articles about legal ethics. She also presents program with Green Button Counseling on attorney ethics and well-being for various organizations

Programs by Kim  Ringler, Esq..

New Jersey judges are clearly obligated to abide by a robust and comprehensive code of conduct. Seven Canons of Judicial Conduct regulate judicial activity, and they are supplemented by numerous explanatory Rules and official comments. Together these...

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Ethics & ProfessionalismFederal CourtsJudicial LawTrial Skills
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study
Program Credits
Legal Ethics:1 Credit
Total Credits
CLE Credit: 1