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Legal Ethics: Responding To Online Criticism
Legal Ethics: Responding To Online Criticism


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This program is one of four short Ethics courses included in our 4.3-hour Legal Ethics Compilation program. You will earn CLE credit by completing EITHER this individual program OR Legal Ethics Compilation. You may not earn CLE credit for BOTH the 4.3-hour compilation and this individual title.

Online criticism of lawyers: should attorneys respond to disparagement or "bad reviews" and, if so, how may they do so?

In this 1-hour (60 minutes) program recorded January 3, 2022, Patrick M. Connors, Esquire gives a practical explanation of the legal ethics rules governing this significant topic. Throughout his presentation, Mr. Connors includes discussion of many helpful Ethics Opinions, Comments, Guidelines and cases. These include the important ABA Formal Opinion 496.

Mr. Connors is the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor In New York Civil Practice 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.

Major topics include:
Confidentiality of information (ABA Model Rule 1.6)
Duties to former clients (ABA Model Rule 1.9)
Responding to online criticism
- ethics rules and comments
- ABA Formal Opinion 496 and comments
- ethics formal opinions and disciplinary opinions
- key cases
"Best Practices" for responding to online criticism

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