Ethics rules do not generally address issues of civil rights directly. But the rules do address a range of circumstances and issues that frequently overlap with civil rights concerns. The rules speak to what a lawyer may or may not do, in the course of a client mater, to embarrass or humiliate an adversary. There are also circumstances when lawyer conduct not directly touching a client matter may subject a lawyer to discipline.
Friday, February 19, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Nebraska Activity #119740, 1.0 hour Ethics
Ethics rules do not generally address issues of civil rights directly. But the rules do address a range of circumstances and issues that frequently overlap with civil rights concerns. The rules speak to what a lawyer may or may not do, in the course of a client mater, to embarrass or humiliate an adversary. There are also circumstances when lawyer conduct not directly touching a client matter may subject a lawyer to discipline. There are also substantial issues of manipulating the courts to get a putatively favorable judicial appointment or a recusal in a case that might have civil rights implications. The rules also address when a lawyer may withdraw from a case when the client demands offensive conduct of a lawyer. In these and many other ways, ethics rules speak indirectly to civil rights concerns. This program will provide you with a real-world guide to how ethics rules often overlap with and indirectly address civil rights issues and concerns.
- Ethics rules, civil rights concerns, and diversity
- Lawyer conduct, including questions in deposition, intended to embarrass an adversary
- Withdrawal when a client insists on offensive conduct
- Lawyer wrongdoing unrelated to a client or directly to the practice of law
- Public policy disagreements between lawyers and their clients
- Is deception allowed in the service of worthwhile causes?
- Manipulating the choice of judges – docket assignment and triggering recusal
- Representing unpopular clients
Thomas E. Spahn is a partner in the McLean, Virginia office of McGuireWoods, LLP, where he has a broad complex commercial, business and securities litigation practice. He also has a substantial practice advising businesses on properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege and work product protections. For more than 20 years he has lectured extensively on legal ethics and professionalism and has written “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner’s Guide,” a 750 page treatise published by the Virginia Law Foundation. Mr. Spahn has served as member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and as a member of the Virginia State Bar's Legal Ethics Committee. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
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