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Professionalism for the Ethical Lawyer (Telephone)
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Ethics rules, the principles of professionalism, and sanctionable conduct are distinct areas yet they are subtly interrelated. Lawyers have a duty to zealously represent their clients but they do not have a duty to engage in offensive conduct desired by a client. Indeed, in certain instances a lawyer may withdraw from those representations. Lawyers have an ethical duty to train and supervise subordinate lawyers and non-lawyer support staff.

6/15/2016
When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #124853, 1.0 hour Ethics

Ethics rules, the principles of professionalism, and sanctionable conduct are distinct areas yet they are subtly interrelated.  Lawyers have a duty to zealously represent their clients but they do not have a duty to engage in offensive conduct desired by a client. Indeed, in certain instances a lawyer may withdraw from those representations.  Lawyers have an ethical duty to train and supervise subordinate lawyers and non-lawyer support staff. These duties are closely related to training staff to deal courteously with adversaries, clients, and the courts.  Lawyers have duties of confidentiality and honesty, but those duties do not always require pressing  every advantage, such as when the lawyer knows that opposing counsel has made a material drafting error in a transactional document.  In these and many other scenarios, ethics rules, professionalism, and potentially sanctionable conduct subtly interact.  This program will provide you with a real-world guide to professionalism for the ethical lawyer. 

  • Interrelationship of ethics rules, professionalism, and sanctions
  • Zealous representation v. needlessly embarrassing an adversary or third-party
  • Reacting to an adversary’s drafting errors in transactional documents
  • Ethics, professionalism and inadvertent transmission of communications
  • Duty to supervise and train subordinate lawyers and staff, including to ensure courtesy to clients, opposing counsel, and courts
  • Offering candid advice to clients and withdrawal when they desire offensive conduct
  • Avoiding discrimination and bigotry
  • Dealing with an adversary’s discourteous deposition conduct
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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Cost $89.00

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  • Click “Login to add to cart” button at the bottom of the program page
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  • Please be sure to use the attorney name and contact information of the person who is to receive the CLE credit
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  • At this point you will receive an email confirmation of the purchase
  • The day before the Program you will receive the dial in information and program materials
  • We will submit the program participation information to the Nebraska State Bar Association within 48 hours of the program completion

If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Sara Weber, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131; sweber@nebar.com

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
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