Maintaining an ethical law practice is something all attorneys must adhere to, but behind each new client or case is the realization that there could be a hidden "snake in the grass" risking your professional reputation. Knowing the laws, understanding conflicts of interest and planning choice of procedures are all areas that can lead to professional violations. Be proactive and prevent malpractice issues by joining our faculty on ethics procedures and what to do if you think you might be in trouble. Register today!
Tackle top procedural problems and prevent ethical discipline.
Be aware of the many avenues where conflicts of interest can creep up in your practice and how to avoid ethical wrongdoing.
Identify top client communication issues to prevent any ethical oversight that may affect the working relationship.
This course is part of the Solo and Small Firm Series series.
STEVEN L. LOVETT, J.D., is an associate professor of business law and ethics at School of Business, Emporia State University (AACSB Accredited). He teaches business law and international business law courses, along with business ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability at the undergraduate and graduate level. Prior to his teaching career, Mr. Lovett served as legal counsel for a multi-billion dollar credit union, regional banking clients, and private companies on a wide variety of corporate governance issues, compliance and regulatory issues, best practices, SEC filings review, outside counsel management, and business-to-business transactional matters. Mr. Lovett is the author of Corporate Counsel Guides: Practice Basics (1st ed., ABA Publishing, 2013); a textbook on applied ethics; and several trade and journal articles, book chapters, and scholarly papers. He is a member, or former member, of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of New Mexico, American (Corporate Governance, Commercial & Business Litigation and Financial Institution Litigation committees), and Federal bar associations. Mr. Lovett earned his B.A. degree from Texas A&M University and his J.D. degree from St. Mary's University School of Law.
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