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Legal Ethics Compilation
Legal Ethics Compilation

 

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This 4.3-hour (260-minute) program includes all four short Ethics courses listed below. You will earn CLE credit by completing EITHER some or all of the individual programs OR this Legal Ethics Compilation. You may not earn CLE credit for BOTH this 4.3-hour compilation and any or all of the four individual titles.

Recorded January 3, 2022, this four-part program is presented by Patrick M. Connors, Esquire and covers many timely Ethics considerations.

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.

Section 1 Ethics Rules Related To Social Media (Individual Course #599)
Major topics include:
Attorney advertising and LinkedIn
Ethics Guidelines about social media
Advising a client about posts on social media sites
Disclosure/discovery of information on Facebook
Attorney's personal and law firm's use of social media
Use of social media in providing legal services
Through social media: communicating with a person represented by counsel and/or dealing with an unrepresented person

Section 2 Legal Ethics: Responding To Online Criticism (Individual Course #600)
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

Section 3 Lawyers Working Remotely: The Relevant Ethics Rules (Individual Course #601)
Major topics include:
Unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law
- Model Rule 5.5
- Comments
- cases
Formal Opinion 495
- state ethics opinions
- temporary practice
- cases
Disciplinary authority; choice of law
- Model Rule 8.5
- Comments

Section 4 Prospective And Former Clients: Ethically Avoiding Materially Adverse Interests Conflicts (Individual Course #602)
Major topics include:
Duties to former clients (ABA Model Rule 1.9)
Duties to prospective clients
Conflicts involving materially adverse interests
- a history of the "materially adverse" standard
- ABA Formal Opinion 497
- application of the "materially adverse" standard under the current rules
- situations where "material adverseness" may be found: suing or negotiating against
a former client; attacking lawyer's own prior work; examining a former client; waiver
of materially adverse conflicts
- many key cases


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BOOKS FOR LAWYERS: Over 125 useful books on important legal issues facing attorneys are now available for immediate download at www.NLFforms.com. (Reading books without also listening to or viewing a recorded seminar earns NO CLE credits.)

 
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