Substantial ethics issues arise the moment an attorney-client relationship is formed, whether intentionally or through inadvertence. Most engagements commence with an engagement letter, but many are formed inadvertently when an attorney responds to unsolicited inquiries via websites or email.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
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Nebraska Activity #133863, 1.0 hour Ethics
***Because these seminars are provided through a third party, NSBA dues-paying members are NOT ABLE to use their 2 free ethics credits for these seminars.***
Substantial ethics issues arise the moment an attorney-client relationship is formed, whether intentionally or through inadvertence. Most engagements commence with an engagement letter, but many are formed inadvertently when an attorney responds to unsolicited inquiries via websites or email. Determining when a relationship commences and the scope of the representation has dramatic implications for issues related to confidentiality, conflicts of interest, the attorney-client privilege, and more. This is particularly true in complex transactions or joint representations in litigation. Ending an engagement is nearly as complicated. When are you allowed to end an engagement? And how must you go about it to avoid prejudicing a client’s interest in a transaction or in litigation? This program provides a real-world guide the ethical issues of beginning and ending an attorney-client relationship.
• Ethics issues involved in beginning and ending an attorney-client relationship
• Determining when and how a relationship starts—including through inadvertence
• Email and technology issues—how unsolicited communications may trigger ethical obligations
• Joint representation issues—sorting out the confidentiality and privilege issues
• End a relationship—when are you allowed to end an engagement? How do you do it ethically?
• Circumstances when you might be required to end a relationship
Elizabeth Treubert Simon is of counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP, where the primary focus of her practice is the defense of attorneys and other professionals, trademark and copyright infringement litigation, and insurance coverage litigation. She also provides counsel to insurers regarding insurance coverage and counsels clients regarding professional ethics and attorney disciplinary procedures. Ms. Simon is a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Discipline and the District of Columbia Legal Ethics Committee.
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