Closing Plenary: Ethics - Recent changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct/New Developments in Ethics/What to do if You Get Hacked (ECB221110-CP)

Thursday, November 10, 2022

4:05 PM to 5:05 PM

About the Program

This program will cover three distinct, but equally important topics in the field of professional responsibility.  First, Judge Manning and Atty. Sansone will provide an overview of some of the more significant revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct, particularly Rule 8.4(7) that prohibits attorneys from engaging in harassment or discrimination of individuals, based upon their membership in one or more protected classes.  Second, Atty. Atkins will discuss recent changes in the regulation of: (1) remote and cross-border law practice; and (2) non-lawyer legal service providers.  Third, Atty. Yoder will speak on the cyber security and data privacy issues that are implicated when hackers work their mischief. 

You Will Learn

Recent changes in the ethical standards of the legal profession, much of which is driven by the overarching objective of providing a more diverse, equitable and inclusive bar
Some of the recent decisions in the field of ethics, so as to avoid the pitfalls that gave rise to such disciplinary proceedings
Practical advice on how to respond when one’s information technology is threatened or corrupted 

CLE Credit

CT: 1.0 CLE Credit (1.0 Ethics)
NY: 1.0 CLE Credit (1.0 Ethics)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE:

Financial hardship information is available upon request.


Manning_Julie1 Hon. Julie A. Manning
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Connecticut, Bridgeport

David Atkins David P. Atkins
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

Thomas Sansone1 Thomas J. Sansone
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, New Haven

Sherwin Yoder Sherwin M. Yoder
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, New Haven