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EPE151112 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 clients with impaired capacity, client intake, retainer agreements, conflicts, IOLTA accounts and random audits.

11/12/2015
When: Thursday, November 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank St
New Britain, Connecticut  06050
United States
Contact: Member Service Center
(860)223-4400


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Presented by the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics

Seminar Code: EPE150211

CLE Credit: 6.0 Hours Ethics (3.0 for the morning session and 3.0 for the afternoon session)

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,  conflict issues and representing clients with Impaired Capacity
  • 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

Keith “Brad” Gallant, Day Pitney LLC, New Haven
Stuart Johnson, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, New Haven
Kimberly Knox, Horton Shields & Knox PC, Hartford
Brendon P. Levesque, Horton Shields & Knox PC, Hartford
Deborah Del Prete Sullivan, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Hartford


Program Schedule:

Morning Session

9:00 – 9:30 Deborah Del Prete Sullivan

Welcome
CBA/Casemaker

Communicating With Your Client - Intro

9:3010:30 Brad Gallant

Client with Impaired Capacity 

10:30 10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Stuart Johnson

Things to Consider at the Beginning of the Attorney Client Relationship:

Client Intake
Engagement Agreements
Fees & Retainers

Conflicts & Consents

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session

12:30 – 1:15 Deborah Del Prete Sullivan 

Communicating with Your Client
Confidentiality
Duties to Prospective Clients

Responsibilities of Supervisory and Subordinate Lawyers/ Non-lawyer Assistants
Lawyer as Witness

1:15 – 2:15  Brendon P. Levesque

Candor to Tribunal
Fairness to Opposing Counsel
Truthfulness in Statements to Others

Communication with Person Represented by Counsel
Dealing with Unrepresented Person

Respect for Rights of Third Persons
Special Responsibilities of Prosecutor/Misconduct

What to do if you make a Mistake?

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 3:30 Kim Knox

Unauthorized Practice
Certification

Misconduct
Reporting Misconduct

Settlement Funds
Safekeeping Property

IOLTA Accounts
Random Audits

Advertising


 Event Cost:  Full-Day
                        Member $200
                        Non-member $280
                        Law/Paralegal Student $100

                        Half-Day
                        
Member $105
                         Non-member $185
                         Law/Paralegal Student $75


** CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Paper materials will not be prepared.  Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Refunds require a minimum of two business days notice.

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