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When: July 25, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 PM

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #94371, 1.0 hours Ethics


First Run Broadcast: July 25, 2014
1:00 p.m. E.T./12:00 p.m. C.T./11:00 a.m. M.T./10:00 a.m. P.T. (60 minutes)

The pace at which lawyers are moving among law firms has increased in the last decade. This trend reflects the changing structure of law practice, general economic volatility, demand from clients for more specialization and lower costs, and the spread of technology. Every time a lawyer changes law firm affiliation, a range of urgent ethical issues arise for the lawyer, his or her old firm and the firm he or she hopes to join. Among the many questions are whether and when communications with clients are proper, ownership and transfers of files, law firm names, and conflict checks. This program will provide lawyers with a practical framework of ethical issues that arise when they change law firm affiliation.

• Ethical issues when lawyers change law firm affiliation
• Propriety and timing of communications with the departing lawyer’s clients
• Ownership and transfer of client files among law firms
• Diligence for the new firm before offering a position to a prospective partner or associate – conflicts, confidentiality, and screening
• Issues when a solo practitioner joins a multi-lawyer firm
• Malpractice coverage issues

David Hricik is a Professor of Law at the Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia, where his teaching and writing focuses on lawyer ethics, litigation, technology and intellectual property.  Professor Hricik received his B.A. from the University of Arizona and his J.D. from Northwestern Law School.

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.  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.

To Register:  Cost $89.00

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If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:

Kathryn Bellman, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131;

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098