2017 Ethics Update, Part 1 (Telephone)
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This wide-ranging annual update will discuss developments in ethics and professional responsibility important to your law practice. The program will cover conflicts of interest confidentiality the impact of technology and law office technology on law practice and much more.

12/28/2017
When: Thursday, December 28, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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Nebraska Activity #149716, 1.0 hours Ethics (Distance Learning)

***Because these seminars are provided through a third party, NSBA dues-paying members are NOT ABLE to use their "2 free ethics credits" member benefit for these seminars.***

This annual ethics update will cover a wide range of ethical developments important to your civil litigation practice.  In addition to our detailed review of developments in conflicts of interest, the program will discuss how technology, the speed of law practice, and common law office practices may compromise confidentiality and preservation of the attorney-client privilege and related work product protections.  The panel will also discuss the sensitive topic of dishonesty in litigation.  What are the issues when your client or a witness you are working with is dishonest?  The panel will also cover the latest and never ending ethical issues involving technology in law practice.  Please join for this annual program which will provide you with a lively discussion of ethical developments important to civil litigation practice. 

Day 1 – December 28, 2017:

  • Ethics and technology in law practice review
  • Ethics and negotiating and drafting settlement agreements
  • Recent developments in conflicts of interest, part 1

Lucian T. Pera is a partner in the Memphis office of Adams & Reese, LLP.  His practice includes professional malpractice litigation as well as counseling lawyers and law firms in the area of ethics and professional responsibility.  He was a member of the ABA’s Ethics 2000 Commission and is co-author of "Ethics and Lawyering Today," a national e-mail newsletter on lawyer ethics, which is accessible at: www.ethicsandlawyering.com.  He is the immediate past Treasurer of the ABA and currently serves as Vice President of the Tennessee Bar Association.  Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Harry W. Wellford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Mr. Pera received his A.B. with honors from Princeton University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management.  He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for more than 25 years.  He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at www.freivogelonconflicts.com.  Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B.

Thomas E. Spahn is a partner in the McLean, Virginia office of McGuireWoods, LLP, where he has a substantial practice advising clients on properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege and work product protections.  For more than 30 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 a 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.


To Register:Cost $89.00

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