Westport Weston Chapter: Legal Ethics and Random Audits(CHW181115)

November 15, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Veterans of Foreign Wars of Westport

465 Riverside Ave Westport, Connecticut United States

Program Description:
Ms. Sutton will review the most common ethical issues attorneys face and discuss how to avoid them. She will also explain what an attorney should expect if ever faced with a grievance and the appropriate steps to address it.


Suzanne Sutton is Of Counsel to Cohen and Wolf and is a resident of the firm's Orange office. Ms. Sutton has extensive experience in attorney discipline defense. She is a member of the firm's Ethics Group, Litigation Group and Bankruptcy Group. Prior to joining Cohen and Wolf, Ms. Sutton spent approximately nine years at the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel and was appointed First Assistant Chief Disciplinary Counsel. As a disciplinary counsel she investigated, negotiated and prosecuted all matters of grievance complaints and unauthorized practice of law issues. Her accomplishments in the attorney discipline are seen in a vast number of grievance panel, Superior Court, Appellate Court and Supreme Court decisions. She now focusses on defending attorneys in the area of attorney discipline and professional malpractice. She also serves as an expert witness in the area of attorney responsibility. Ms. Sutton is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and chairs the Professional Responsibility Section. She is also a member of the Commercial Law and bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. She often participates in legal ethics seminars for the Connecticut Bar Association and for individual County Bar Associations. Ms. Sutton is also an adjunct legal ethics professor at the University of Hartford.

CLE Credit

*CT: 1.0 CT Credits
NY: 0.0 CLE Credits

*CBA Members: To receive credit, sign the attendance verification form at the meeting, and your credits will be posted to your Professional Development Journal. If you do not attend the full program, do not sign the form. For partial credit, you will need to enter your time by the tenth of an hour into your Professional Development Journal.


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