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Lawyers Supervising Associates, Summer Hires, and Others: Ethics Issues and Best Practices


Date & Time: Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 9:30 am to 11:45 am

CLE Credit: Yes

Event Description
Credit: 2.0 Ethics Credit Hours

Description: Lawyers have important ethical responsibilities related to the supervision of their staff members, from attorneys who work for them to their non-lawyer assistants, paralegals, and summer law students and interns. This duty requires lawyers to train and supervise employees properly. This new class, designed and taught by D.C. Bar legal ethics counsel, focuses on the supervisory ethical duties of attorneys. It takes a practical approach to the relevant ethics rules and focuses on best practices for attorneys. Topics include:

Responsibilities of partners, managers, and supervisory lawyers;

Responsibilities for nonlawyer assistants;  

Confidentiality;

Reporting professional misconduct;

Successive government and private employment;

Unauthorized practice of law and its exceptions;

Fostering a culture of professionalism and civility where ethical questions by staff members are encouraged and welcomed; and

Identifying an “ethics lawyer” at a firm/agency for interns and summer associates.



Location:
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005

Contact Information
CLE Program
Phone: 202-626-3488
Fax: 202-942-9750

Speakers
  • Saul Singer, D.C.Bar Legal Ethics Counsel

  • Hope Todd, D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Counsel

Costs

Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section

$89.00

Antitrust and Consumer Law Section

$89.00

Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section

$89.00

Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section

$89.00

Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice

$89.00

Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section

$89.00

D.C. Bar Members

$99.00

District of Columbia Affairs Section

$89.00

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section

$89.00

Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section

$89.00

Family Law Section

$89.00

Government Attorneys

$109.00

Government Contracts and Litigation Section

$89.00

Health Law Section

$89.00

Intellectual Property Law Section

$89.00

International Law Section

$89.00

Labor and Employment Law Section

$89.00

Law Practice Management

$89.00

Litigation Section

$89.00

Others

$129.00

Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section

$89.00

Taxation Section

$89.00

Tort Law Section

$89.00