Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The DC Bar is offering a CLE program on "Faultlines and Eruptions: Legal Ethic in Perilous Times." Here are some of the included topics:
Widespread discord in our current culture places unusual stress on professional ethics, and –
unfortunately – the legal profession is not immune. The past year saw many legal professionals, including famous names in the law, make questionable decisions and breach legal ethics standards, providing both cautionary tales and fodder for analysis. This challenging and interactive class will explore important developments and looming perils that every lawyer should be ready to face.
- Legal ethics for "fixers"
- Direct adversity vs. "general adversity," and whether it matters
- Sexual harassment as a legal ethics problem, and the profession's vulnerability to "The King's Pass"
- Defying a client for the client's own good
- Fees, referrals, and gaming the rules for fun and profit
- Professional responsibility vs. legal ethics
- The increasing threat to law firm independence and integrity
- The technology ethics earthquake
All topics seem relevant to today's "interesting" times.