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Programs are available online to all firms wishing to assist their attorneys in obtaining their CLE credits. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to obtain a coupon code for your firm. Once an attorney has completed a program, your firm will be billed $30 each for the cost of each certificate which will be issued as a download once the attorney has completed the affirmation for the particular program. CDs will be available for all programs upon request. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to purchase CDs for any course. Cost will be $95.00 per CD, plus shipping and handling.

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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 (01/27/2021)

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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Legal and Ethical Issues in Capacity and Mental Health Law (05/12/2020)

Program Number: 3093 Presenter: Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.

Lawyers should be familiar with the standards of capacity for specific legal transactions under relevant statutes and case law. This includes areas such as contracts, criminal law, executing advance directives and guardianship proceedings. We will discuss the “red flags” or signs of “diminished capacity” that a lawyer may observe in a client as well as the ethical guidelines for assessing capacity in accordance with ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Section 1.14. Last, we will explore the “Mental Health Legal Tool Kit”, offering creative legal solutions to difficult mental health issues.

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The Intersection of Ethics and Well-Being (04/08/2020)

Program Number: 3084 Presenter: Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., John W. Simek

There is a very strong link between lawyer well-being and a lawyer’s duty of competence. Beyond Rule 1.1, here are some other rules which are often impacted by lawyer well-being. Rule 1.15 (Safeguarding Property), Rule 1.3 (Diligence), Rule 1.4 (Communications), Rule 1.6 (Confidentiality), Rule 5.1 (Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers), Rule 5.2 (Subordinate Lawyers), Rule 5.3 (Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants), Rule 8.3 (Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession) and Rule 8.4 (Misconduct). Our presenters will cover real-life stories of lawyers who ran afoul of legal ethics due to substance abuse issues, mental health problems, stress, exhaustion and other issues related to well-being, Firms large and small have begun to implement wellness programs – what’s working and what’s not? As has been said many times, “to be a good lawyer, you have to be a healthy lawyer.” This webinar will include practical advice for firms and for those lawyers who need help dealing with well-being issues.

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Structuring Enforceable Cannabis Contracts and the Ethics of Cannabis Legal Representation (04/20/2020)

Program Number: 3074 Presenter: Jeffrey Gard, Esq.

This program will cover structuring enforceable cannabis contracts and will discuss best practices to contractual drafting. We will also cover a variety of typically cannabis contracts and specific drafting tips. The program will also cover the ethics of cannabis legal representation and will discuss a variety of rules of professional conduct implicated by cannabis legal representation. The presentation will be discussing ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.13, 1.18, 2.1, 5.1, 8.4, attorney cannabis use, attorney ownership of a cannabis business, trust accounts and deposition cannabis sourced funds, etc.

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False Claims Act: Offense and Defense (04/07/2020)

Program Number: 3058 Presenter: Reuben A. Guttman, Esq., Adam S. Hoffinger, Esq.

Each year private citizen suits under the False Claims Act have returned billions of dollars to Federal and State treasuries. These suits leverage the government’s compliance enforcement resources and provide bounties to those individuals or entities – known as relators – who initiate them. Who has standing to bring these suits? How are they investigated and put together? What are the pleading requirements and what role does the government play in overseeing this litigation. These issues along with relevant ethical concerns will be discussed from both the Relator and the Defendant perspective. It is a program of particular interest to plaintiff counsel’s seeking to explore new litigation opportunities, and defense counsel, in-house and insurance counsel who work with clients who do direct or indirect business with the government and are subject to liability under the False Claims Act. It is a program of particular interest to those in the healthcare,

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Ethics Rules and Internet Law (03/26/2020)

Program Number: 3053 Presenter: Jonathan Bick, Esq.

The objective of this program is to consider that application of ethics rules to Internet law transactions. Three areas will be considered in some details, including Competitive keyword advertising (both passive and active), Internet professional responsibility and client privacy and using rules governing attorney ethics to protect Internet intellectual property.

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Ethical Limits on the Contract Rights of Attorneys (03/17/2020)

Program Number: 3050 Presenter: Brian S. Faughnan, Esq.

People who need contracts negotiated or reviewed turn to attorneys for assistance. But when attorneys are contemplating entering into contracts themselves, the ethics rules impose a number of restrictions on their ability to do so. This program will explore the handful or so of ABA Model Rules that impact attorneys in this respect, including discussion of the rules that not only impact attorney ability to contract but extend out to hamper an attorney’s client’s ability to obtain settlements when problematic (for the attorney) terms are in the mix. In addition to discussion of Model Rule 5.6, Rules 1.5, 1.8, and 1.2 will be explored.

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Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations: Latest Developments for Corporate, Securities and White-Collar Attorneys (02/25/2020)

Program Number: 3048 Presenter: Evan P. Singer, Esq.

Today, corporations routinely conduct internal investigations, and those investigations serve a multitude of different purposes. In many circumstances, the corporation intends to conduct the investigation in such a way that communications will be protected by the attorney-client privilege and/or the attorney work product doctrine. Waiver of those protections, however, remains a possibility if the investigation isn’t designed and conducted with an eye to preserving privileges. In this program, Jones Day partner Evan P. Singer will (i) review fundamentals of attorney-client privilege and attorneys’ work product, including their application in ABA Model Rule 1.06 (Confidentiality of Information), ABA Model Rule 1.13 (Organization as Client), Federal Rules of Evidence 501, 502, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(3), as well as certain foundational cases, including Upjohn and In re KBR, (ii) discuss more recent cases discussing the application – and potential waiver of – attorney-client privilege and/or work product in the context of internal investigations, and (

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An Ethical Roadmap for Developing and Refining High-end Technology Competence (02/03/2020)

Program Number: 3046 Presenter: Kenneth Jones, Marina McGuire, Esq.

The American Bar Association first amended the comments to Model Rule 1.1 relating to technological change in 2012. This amendment imposed an ethical duty on lawyers to stay abreast of changes in technology. During the past eight years, almost forty state bar associations have updated the comments to their ethical rules to require lawyers to keep informed about technology changes. *Additionally, cloud computing is now increasingly prevalent in legal operations. To comply with Model Rule 1.6, which calls for lawyers to act competently to safeguard information relating to the representation of a client against unauthorized access, lawyers may wish to develop a basic understanding of how technology and cloud computing works and the associated risks to ensure data is securely stored with safeguards in place to protect that information. *To assist in compliance with ABA Model Rule 1.1 and 1.6, strong technology teams must be developed and maintained. This session focuses on some best practices

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