Handling Client Confidences: What D.C. Lawyers Need to Know

Date & Time: Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

CLE Credit: Yes

Event Description
2.0 Ethics Credit Hours

The duty of confidentiality is broader than many attorneys realize, and the exceptions under the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct are not intuitive. This class will use examples to help clarify the contours of the duty to maintain client confidences and secrets. It will focus on the D.C. Rules, with reference to the ABA Model Rules. Faculty will address the following questions:

* When is the duty of confidentiality triggered?

* When does it commence and end?

* What conduct is prohibited or regulated?

* To whom (or to what) does the lawyer owe the duty of confidentiality?

* What information is covered by the duty?

* What is the difference between attorney– client privilege and confidentiality?

* When is disclosure permitted or required?

D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
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Contact Information
CLE Program
Phone: 202-626-3488
Fax: 202-942-9750


  • Thomas Mason, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP


Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section


Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section


Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice


D.C. Bar Members


Government Attorneys


Labor and Employment Law Section


Litigation Section




Tort Law Section


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