Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The District of Columbia Bar is offering the following course:
On May 23 the D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Program will offer the new ethics course “Tri–State Ethics Confusion: Differences Among the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Rules.”
The course will provide attendees with an overview of the major differences in the rules of professional conduct among the three jurisdictions. Faculty will review the differences regarding fees, confidentiality, conflicts, conduct of litigation, client funds, contacts with third parties, advertising, and solicitation of clients. Conflict of laws issues aimed at determining which jurisdiction’s rules might apply to a particular lawyer or scenario also will be discussed, along with what steps a lawyer can take to attempt to comply with all applicable rules, even when they differ.