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In the Spotlight: Effective Strategies to Avoid Ethics Violations When Practicing Virtually (04/07/2021)

Program Number: 3176 Presenter: Francine Friedman Griesing, Esq.

The good old days when we worked in person, used real documents, and appeared in person for depositions, meetings and court are in the past. The recent changes due to Covid-19 and the necessity of working remotely have further revolutionized the legal profession. Technology makes it easier to generate documents and electronic communications, increased the use of remote operations, and enabled us to participate in legal proceedings from a personal device rather than in person. Due to recent events, the legal profession has been forced to pivot to rely on remote proceedings. Whether we are attending meetings, conducting depositions, interviewing witnesses, arguing before judicial officers or mediating a dispute, we are likely doing it over a virtual platform. Even after we resume primarily in person practice, the cost savings and ease of practicing remotely will likely keep these processes in place. In this program, we will discuss effective ways to

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The Kraken’s Wake: Disciplinary Issues for Lawyers Involved in Voter Fraud Claims and Capitol Insurrection (03/15/2021)

Program Number: 3162 Presenter: Mark Dubois, Esq., Jonathan Friedler, Esq.

In the wake of the Kraken and 60+ alleged voter fraud and election irregularity suits, as well as the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, disciplinary authorities are being called upon to review the conduct of lawyers who promoted claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. This seminar will discuss the ethical rules that govern attorney conduct in these circumstances, including Rules 3.1 (Meritorious Claims and Contentions); 3.3 (Candor Toward the Tribunal); 4.1 (Truthfulness in Statements to Others); 4.4 (Respect for Rights of Third Persons); 8.1 (Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters); 8.3 (Reporting Professional Misconduct); and 8.4 (Misconduct). The seminar will also discuss the current efforts being made to sanction such attorneys and will explore the line between unpopular – though protected – speech and punishable conduct.

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Social Media and the Lifecycle of the Attorney/Client Relationship (03/08/2021)

Program Number: 3145 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Jan L. Jacobowitz, Esq., Lucian T. Pera, Esq.

Social media has become an integral part of our society. The Pew Research Center reports that approximately 70% of the adult population uses social media, and it even impacts the lives of those who elect not to engage. Lawyers’ clients are awash in social media, so it is no surprise that every stage of the life cycle of an attorney-client relationship may involve a lawyer’s need not only to explore the social media terrain, but also to understand both the benefits and dangerous landmines that await the uninformed. Join our discussion with two seasoned legal ethics lawyers to explore both the necessity of employing social media and the potential ethical perils of lawyers on social media. Topics include the use of social media in advertising; investigating all aspects of a case from a potential client’s claim to discovering information about the opposing parties, witnesses, jurors, and judges; and finally,

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IOLTA – The Basics – What Lawyers Need to Know (02/03/2021)

Program Number: 3141 Presenter: Daniel J. Siegel, Esq.

Mismanaging an IOLTA is one of most common ways lawyers find themselves in disciplinary proceedings. Commonly, the problems arise because lawyers do not know the rules that apply to handling their IOLTA accounts, generally because they were never trained in the best practices. This course will explain the basics of IOLTA accounts, and offer practical advice how to set up an account, how to handle the required accounting, and offer detailed information about IOLTA account do’s and don’ts. The program is based upon the American Bar Association Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 and the Model Rule on Financial Recordkeeping.

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Preparing for the Unexpected: The Ethical Obligation to Plan Ahead (01/20/2021)

Program Number: 3131 Presenter: Craig Reiser, Esq., Thomas Rohback, Esq., Eva Yung, Esq.

Attorneys have an ethical obligation to plan ahead for continued client service and potential matter transition - a responsibility with heightened importance in our uncertain times. This program will review the Rules of Professional Conduct requiring preparedness, and then focus on practical suggestions and steps attorneys can take to fulfill their obligations to their clients. Learning Objectives: Review the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct requiring attorneys to be prepared to transition their matters and responsibilities – in particular: • Model Rule 1.3 • Model Rule 1.4 • Model Rule 3.2 • Model Rule 1.16(d) • Identify when and to whom the obligation to plan ahead for transitioning applies • Discuss practical steps attorneys can take in their daily practice to be prepared

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Blabbing, Boasting and Ghosting: The Ethics of Lawyers Writing Blogs (03/02/2021)

Program Number: 3127 Presenter: William Hornsby, Esq.

Lawyers, both in practice and business settings, are increasingly communicating via blogs and other forms of social media, such as LinkedIn and Facebook. This programs looks at the ethical parameters that apply to posting information through these vehicles. We explore the range of obligations to maintain the confidentiality of prospective, current and past clients, under ABA Model Rules 1.18, 1.6 and 1.9, when blogging or using other forms of social media. We look at the circumstances under which ghostwritten blogs may be permissible, focusing on Model Rule 7.1. We consider whether blogs are advertisements governed by Model Rules 7.2 and 7.3, and look at cases setting out the criteria for making that determination. The program concludes by considering the possibility that the give and take in a social media post can form an attorney-client relationship.

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Weeding between the Ethical Lines: Cannabis and Conflicts (02/10/2021)

Program Number: 3120 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Rachel K. Gillette, Esq., Jan L. Jacobowitz, Esq.

The Cannabis industry continues to grow not only increasing revenue and consumer use, but also creating issues throughout the country for lawyers advising clients. As the states continue to weave a patchwork quilt of cannabis regulations and the federal government continues to list cannabis as an illegal controlled substance, entrepreneurial clients need complex legal advice and lawyers need clear ethics advice on permissible representation of their clients. May a lawyer assist a client in establishing a dispensary? May the lawyer take an interest in a cannabis start up in lieu of fees? What are the tax implications for clients operating in multiple states? What are the possible repercussions for a lawyer using cannabis for recreational or medicinal purposes? These questions and more will inform this interesting and timely discussion.

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Professional Responsibility and Irresponsibility for Lawyers and Judges (03/31/2021)

Program Number: 3119 Presenter: Thomas F. Liotti, Esq.

This will be a knockem sockem inspiring program geared to make real lawyers out of those present.Listeners will be transformed from invertebrates to lawyers with back bones. We know that you know how to take a punch but this program will teach you how to ethically deliver them against judges, lawyers and clients. Model Rules of Professional conduct to be addressed are: Client Lawyer Relationships; 1.7, 1.8, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.14 - Advocate Rules; 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 - Transactions with Persons Other Than Clients; 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 - Law Firms and Associations; 5.5 - Information About Legal Services; 7.6 - Maintaining the Itegrity of the Profession; 8.3, 8.4

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How to Ethically Mitigate Risk in Remote Meetings and Depositions (01/12/2021)

Program Number: 3105 Presenter: Joanna Storey, Esq.

Many elementary school students have mastered the art of remote meetings during distance learning, but some seasoned lawyers still do not understand how to effectively use mute. In this 60-minute presentation, we navigate through the risky waters of using remote depositions and meetings in your law practice. We offer practical tips for meeting four primary ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Competence (Rule 1.1), Communications (Rule 1.4), Confidentiality of Information (Rule 1.6) and Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistance (Rule 5.3). The key takeaways will be understanding the technology, training, practicing and being mindful of your video and audio surroundings.

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Up the Ladder Reporting – Counsel’s Ethical and Legal Obligations for Addressing Potential Violations by Management (05/19/2021)

Program Number: 3101 Presenter: Erik R. Anderson, Esq., Carolyn H. Kendall, Esq.

This ethics program will discuss a lawyer’s legal and ethical obligations when he or she believes that a member of management is no longer fit to carry out company responsibilities or potentially violating company policy or the law. Drawing from real world examples, this program will ensure that both in-house and outside counsel understand their role and obligations under such circumstances and provide them with practical steps to navigate these complex situations. Participants will understand their applicable ethical duties under the Model Rules and the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, including when or if a “noisy withdrawal” is required; learn when and under what circumstances they can or should report to the Board or other governing body; and the role of internal investigations conducted by outside counsel, including potential risks and complexities for in-house counsel who may have been involved in the underlying fact pattern.

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