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Legal Ethics: Confidentiality In The 21st Century
Legal Ethics: Confidentiality In The 21st Century


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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 Confidentiality
ABA Formal Opinion 480: Confidentiality Obligations for Lawyer Blogging and Other Public


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