Ethics Traps for the Unwary: What Are Your Obligations When Bar Counsel Calls?

Program Number: 2979

Program Date: 05/15/2019


Attorneys under investigation by Bar Counsel and attorneys responding to Attorney Grievance Commission complaints are often unaware of the traps they may face. Because it is natural to question why Bar Counsel may be investigating a particular complaint, attorneys can be frustrated by the scope of the inquiry. Bar Counsel is charged with the duty to investigate all complaints that it may receive, and Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.1 places a duty on all attorneys to comply with the investigation. Failing to cooperate with the investigation or providing incomplete or inaccurate responses to Bar Counsel can create a host of problems for the responding lawyer which can easily be avoided.

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

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for Experienced Attorneys Only in NY


Craig S. Brodsky, Esq.

Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP

Mr. Brodsky is a partner with the firm. His active trial practice concentrates on the representation of professionals and businesses in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Brodsky has represented attorneys, physicians, psychologists, health care organizations, nursing homes, group homes, developers, adoption agencies and real estate brokers. He has developed a concentration in defending health care providers in birth trauma/cerebral palsy litigation. Mr. Brodsky also defends professionals in disciplinary actions, has an active commercial litigation practice, has tried multiple jury and bench trials and argued cases in the appellate courts of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Brodsky frequently presents to health care providers and attorneys on current developments in the law and medical-legal issues.