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Complying with the CT Rules of Professional Conduct: Avoiding Discipline & Malprac CLE (EPE171011)
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When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain, Connecticut  06051
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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Presented by the The Standing Committee on Professional Ethics

Seminar Code: EPE171011

CLE Credit
CT: 5.5 CLE Credits (Ethics)
NY: 6.5 CLE Credits (Ethics)

About the Program
Law practice in the 21st 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.

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
  • How to comply with IOLTA rules and about random audits

Who Should Attend
This seminar will be of value to any attorney that currently practices, or is planning to practice, in Connecticut.



Stephen Conover
Carmody Torrance Sandak
& Hennessey LLP
Del Prete Sullivan

Office of the
Chief Public Defender

 Brad Gallant
Day Pitney LLC
New Haven 


Brendon Levesque
Horton Dowd Bartschi
& Levesque PC

Marcy T. Stovall

Pullman & Comley LLC



Program Agenda
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Deborah Del Prete Sullivan
General Information

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Marcy Stovall
Things to Consider at the Beginning of the Attorney Client Relationship:
    Client Intake
    Engagement Agreements
    Fees and Retainers
    Conflicts and Consents

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Deborah Del Prete Sullivan
Communication with your Client
Duties to Prospective Clients
Responsibilities of Supervisory and Subordinate Lawyers
Responsibilities of Non-lawyer Assistants
Lawyer as Witness

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 Brad Gallant
Client with Impaired Capacity 

1:15 – 2:15 Brendon P. Levesque
Candor to Tribunal       
Fairness to Opposing Counsel
Special Responsibilities of Prosecutor/Misconduct
Truthfulness in Statements to Others
Communication with Person Represented by Counsel
Dealing with Unrepresented Person
Respect for Rights of Third Persons
What To Do If You Make A Mistake?

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Stephen Conover

Unauthorized Practice of Law
Certification as a Specialist
Misconduct and Reporting Misconduct
Settlement Funds
Safekeeping Property
IOLTA Accounts/Random Audits

Cost: Includes a light breakfast, lunch, and parking at the public garage at 35 Bank St

         Member $199
         Non-Member $398
         Student Member $100

Materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be prepared. 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. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request




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