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Hot Ethics Topics
Hot Ethics Topics


Flash Drive Containing .mp3 Audio File and .pdf Course Book File

This April 10, 2017, 2.1-hour course by Patrick M. Connors, Esquire, gives a useful explanation of three essential areas of legal ethics: competence, confidentiality, and conflicts. Included are valuable tips of what to do, what not to do, and much more.

Mr. Connors is a Professor at Albany Law School where he teaches, inter alia, Legal Ethics. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics and a highly-respected speaker, author, frequent expert witness, and consultant on attorney ethics and legal malpractice.

Major topics include:
Competence (ABA Model Rule ["MR"] 1.1)

California Bar Formal Opinion 2015-193

Confidentiality of Information

New York State Bar Opinions 1053 (2015) and 1084 (2016)
Ambac Assurance Corp v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

Conflict of Interest: Current Clients (ABA MR 1.8)

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Price: $87.00

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