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Complying with the CT Rules of Professional Conduct: Avoiding Discipline & Malpractice (EPE161018)
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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.

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When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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CBA Law Center
30 Bank St
New Britain, Connecticut  06050
United States
Contact: Member Service Center
(844)469-2221


Online registration is available until: 10/18/2016
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Presented by the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics

Seminar Code: EPE161018

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 Bradoc Gallant, Day Pitney LLC, New Haven


Stuart C. Johnson thumbnail image  Stuart Johnson
, DanaherLagnese PC, Hartford


kimberly knox Kimberly Knox
, Horton Shields & Knox PC, Hartford


brendon levesque  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 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?

10:30 10:45 Break

10:45-12:00  Kim Knox

Unauthorized Practice
Certification
Misconduct
Reporting Misconduct
Settlement Funds
Safekeeping Property
IOLTA Accounts
Random Audits
Advertising

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  Brad Gallant

Client with Impaired Capacity 

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 3:30 Stuart Johnson

Things to Consider at the Beginning of the Attorney Client Relationship:
Client Intake
Engagement Agreements
Fees & Retainers
Conflicts & Consents

Cost:  Full-Day (Includes breakfast, lunch, and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank Street)
            Member $200
            Non-member $280
            Law/Paralegal Student $100

            Half-Day (Includes breakfast or lunch and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank Street)
           
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. This program qualifies for both transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.