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EPE141002 Complying with the CT Rules of Professional Conduct: Avoiding Discipline & Malpractice CLE
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Law practice in the twenty-first century is subject to a growing number of ethical and regulatory requirements. This program will offer guidance to the busy practitioner on meeting professional obligations to clients and the public, and on minimizing the risks of malpractice and disciplinary complaints. Topics include Engagement Agreements, Conflicts, Fees, IOLTA and Random Audits. 4 Ethics CLE credits.

10/2/2014
When: Thursday, October 2, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain, Connecticut  06050
United States
Contact: CBA Member Services Center
860-223-4400


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Complying with the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct in Your Practice: Avoiding Discipline and Malpractice CLE

Presented by the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics

Seminar Code: EPE141002

CLE Credit: 4.0 Hours Ethics

About the Program:  Law practice in the twenty-first century is subject to a growing number of ethical and regulatory requirements. This program will offer guidance to the busy practitioner on meeting professional obligations to clients and the public and on minimizing the risks of malpractice and disciplinary complaints.

Who Should Attend:
  This seminar will be of value to any attorney that currently practices, or is planning to practice, in Connecticut.


You will learn:

  • About lawyers' ethical responsibilities in communications, and in interactions with opposing counsel
  • About ethical considerations at the beginning of an Attorney-Client relationship, including engagement agreements and conflict issues
  • About how to comply with IOLTA rules, and about Random Audits

Program Chair
Deborah Del Prete Sullivan, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Hartford

Speakers
Mark A. Dubois, Geraghty & Bonnano LLC, New London
Kim E. Rinehart, Wiggin and Dana LLP, New Haven
James Francis Sullivan, Howard Kohn Sprague & FitzGerald LLP, Hartford

Marcy Tench Stovall, Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

 

Program Schedule

9:00 Introduction / Researching Ethical Issues

9:10 Communication / Confidentiality / Responsibilities of Supervisory and Subordinate Lawyers and Non-lawyer Assistants / Candor to Tribunal / Fairness to Opposing Counsel / Lawyer as Witness
10:05 Things to Consider at the Beginning of the Attorney Client Relationship:

  • Client Intake
  • Engagement Agreements
  • Conflicts and Consents
  • Fees
  • Clients with Diminished Capacity

11:00 Break

11:15 Fees / Retainers / Settlement Funds / Unauthorized Practice / Certification / Special Responsibilities of Prosecutor / Misconduct


12:15 Safekeeping Property / IOLTA Accounts / Random Audits / Advertising


 Event Cost:  Member $145
                        Non-member $225
                        Law/Paralegal Student $75 (as space is available)


** CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been received.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. Financial hardship information available upon request.