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Confidentiality is one of the most important topics
in legal ethics and one of the most difficult to navigate. In this important
June 20, 2018, 1-hour presentation, Patrick M. Connors,
Esquire, reviews the ethics rules dealing with how a lawyer should handle
confidences in many commonly-encountered situations.
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 legal ethics.
Major topics include:
ABA Model Rule 1.6: Confidentiality Of Information
- very broad: covers more than privileged information
- the general rule and the seven exceptions
ABA Model Rule 1.9: Duties To Former Clients
ABA Formal Opinion 479: The "Generally Known" Exception to Former-Client
ABA Formal Opinion 480: Confidentiality Obligations for Lawyer Blogging and
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