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
Deborah Del Prete Sullivan, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Hartford
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
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
- Clients with Diminished Capacity
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
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.