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Legal Series: Ethics for Attorneys: Hot Topics in 2012
   LIVE Webcast  


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All attorneys need to be up to date with respect to ethics. Not only because it is a requirement of your bar, it’s just good business to be up to speed.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and experts which will explore the critical and recent Ethics developments in law during a 2 hour LIVE Webcast.

They will address the following key issues:

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124251
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Legal Series: Ethics for Attorneys: Hot Topics in 2012 LIVE Webcast :

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James McCauley, Legal Ethics Counsel,
Virginia State Bar

  • • Cloud Computing for Lawyers: Silver Lining or Ethical Thunderstorm?
  • • Blogging and Advertising About Client Cases: What restrictions do Model Rules 1.6 and 7.1 impose on a lawyer’s ability to report successful outcomes in client matters?
  • • Law & Technology: Does the lawyer’s duty of competence under MR 1.1 require lawyers to understand and use social media and information security?

Alison P. Buchanan, Shareholder,
Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel

  • • Duty of Confidentiality Meets Data Security
  • • Attorney Advertising and the Internet
  • • The "No Contact Rule" and Social Media
  • • Inadvertent Disclosure and Technology/E-Discovery
  • • Ethics and Outsourced Services: Concerns re: Conflicts, Competence and Confidentiality
  • • Modern Conflicts: Imputation and Screening for Mega Firms, Advocates For and Against Different Rules for Sophisticated Clients, and Conflicts Arising from Parent/Subsidiary Relationships

Stephen Younger, Partner,
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

  • • Outsourcing: Benefits and Challenges for Clients and for the Legal Profession
  • • Applying Our Ethical Standards to Outsourced Work: What Is the Duty of Care?
  • • Potential Malpractice Liability of Lawyers Who Perform Legal Work on a Contract Basis and of Lawyers Who Supervise Them

Virginia State Bar
James McCauley
Legal Ethics Counsel
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Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel
Alison P. Buchanan
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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Stephen Younger
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Who Should Attend?

- Attorneys and Consultants for Companies
- Lawyers
- General Counsel
- Other Related Professionals

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for lawyers seeking to understand and learn the most relevant developments in Ethics for Attorneys.

- New guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Enroll in this course today by clicking the "Register" button below. Significant discounts apply to early registrants. Advanced registration is advised as space is limited.

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Please note, the event date is firm although it may be subject to change. Please click here for details.
The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.

















Legal Series: Ethics for Attorneys: Hot Topics in 2012
LIVE Webcast

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