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Colorado Legal Ethics

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

Product ID#:

77482CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • CO CLE - 7.00
From Event: Colorado Legal Ethics, held December 2017.

Program Description

Do you have all the latest information you need to protect confidentiality, guard against conflicts of interest, and prevent malpractice? This comprehensive instruction focuses on the ethical issues Colorado attorneys face and offers guidance to help you maintain your impeccable professional reputation. Find out where the areas of most contention lie and avoid missteps that lead to legal and financial exposure. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Top 10 Legal Malpractice Risks
  2. Legal Ethics and Marijuana
  3. Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity (CO RPC 1.14 and Formal Ethics Opinion 126)
  4. Conflicts of Interest: Current, Prospective and Former Clients
  5. Informed Consent
  6. Disciplinary Process and Tactics
  7. Attorney Fees and Engagement Agreements
  8. Attorneys' Duties Regarding Property of Clients and Third Parties
  9. Protecting Client Confidentiality and Client File Retention
  10. When Misrepresentation of Fact Becomes an Ethical Violation

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 7.00 CO - Credit Approval Expiration 12/18/2019 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Top 10 Legal Malpractice Risks
    9:00 - 9:30, A. Craig Fleishman
  2. Legal Ethics and Marijuana
    9:30 - 10:00, Eric B. Liebman
    1. Attorney Use of Medical Marijuana (Formal Ethics Opinion 124)
    2. Representing a Marijuana-Related Business
    3. Formal Ethics Opinion125
  3. Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity (CO RPC 1.14 and Formal Ethics Opinion 126)
    10:00 - 10:30, A. Craig Fleishman
  4. Conflicts of Interest: Current, Prospective and Former Clients
    10:45 - 11:15, Howard J. Beck
    1. Effective Conflict Checks
    2. Commonly Overlooked Conflicts
    3. Imputed Conflicts
    4. Multiple Representation Hurdles
    5. The Unintentional Client: When is Attorney-Client Relationship Formed?
  5. Informed Consent
    11:15 - 12:00, Nancy R. Crow
    1. Clarifying the Definition of "Informed Consent"
    2. When Consent is Needed
    3. What Constitutes Adequate Information and Explanation
    4. How to Obtain Consent: What Form of Acknowledgement/Acquiescence is Enough
    5. Revocation of Consent
  6. Disciplinary Process and Tactics
    1:00 - 1:45, A. Craig Fleishman
  7. Attorney Fees and Engagement Agreements
    1:45 - 2:30, Nancy R. Crow
    1. Setting Fair Attorney Fees
    2. Clarifying the Scope of Representation
    3. Sample Engagement Letter Review
    4. Effective and Ethical Client Billing and Invoicing
  8. Attorneys' Duties Regarding Property of Clients and Third Parties
    2:45 - 3:15, Howard J. Beck
  9. Protecting Client Confidentiality and Client File Retention
    3:15 - 3:45, Nancy R. Crow
    1. Technology Competency as Attorney Duty: Model Rules Discussion
    2. Legal Ethics of Email
    3. Ethics-Conscious Cloud Storage Decisions
    4. Inadvertent Disclosures
  10. When Misrepresentation of Fact Becomes an Ethical Violation
    3:45 - 4:30, Howard J. Beck

HOWARD J. BECK is a shareholder with Beck, Payne, Frank & Piper, P.C., in Aurora, Colorado. His practice includes commercial real estate, homeowner associations, as well as civil and commercial litigation. Mr. Beck earned his B.A. degree from the University of Nevada at Reno, and his J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law, where he was the managing editor of the Denver Law Journal. Mr. Beck is presently a member of the Mentor Advisory Board and the Denver Law Alumni Council of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He has completed the advanced trial advocacy program of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Beck is a member of the faculty of Federal Advocates-Colorado, as well as a member of the American, Colorado and Denver bar associations. He is admitted to practice before all Colorado courts, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. With his extensive background and experience in real estate, construction, construction claims (including public project bonding), partnership and commercial litigation, Mr. Beck has been lead counsel in a number of complex civil litigation matters, including appellate work. He has represented physicians and medical practices, such as leveraged transactions involving the sale of non-practice assets, and represents creditors in complex bankruptcy matters. Mr. Beck is a frequent presenter and author of continuing education programs. He has previously taught for National Business Institute and the Institute for Paralegal Education.

NANCY R. CROW is special counsel to the law firm of Hutchins & Associates LLC, where she practices in the areas of tax law, estate planning, estate administration, trusts, and exempt organization law. She is a frequent lecturer and writer on topics related to her areas of practice. She wrote and has updated chapters on estate planning, estate administration, trusts and will drafting, and execution for Colorado Methods and Practice, Thomson Reuters/West, now in its Sixth Edition. Ms. Crow is a member of the Denver, Colorado (past chair, Taxation Section; column editor, Probate and Trust Section), and American (member, Taxation and Probate sections) bar associations, the Colorado Women's Bar Association, the Denver Tax Association, and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She is also a member of the State Bar of California. Ms. Crow earned her B.A. degree from Antioch College; her J.D. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder; and her LL.M. degree, in taxation, from New York University.

A. CRAIG FLEISHMAN is of counsel with Mary Ewing Law Office PC. His practice emphasizes creative, aggressive representation of firm clients in the areas of divorce, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, commercial, construction, personal injury, professional liability, employment law, bad faith, and insurance litigation. Mr. Fleishman has vast experience in the creation of medical and legal risk management programs and procedures for clients, as well as drafting and analysis of insurance contracts. He is a frequent lecturer in his areas of practice; is a contributor to West's Legal Malpractice 3rd Edition; has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law; and served as a column editor for The Colorado Lawyer for approximately 17 years. Mr. Fleishman has contributed articles for the National Law Journal and was chosen as one of the top 25 legal malpractice attorneys in America. He is a member of the Board of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and has served as a member of the panel of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Fleishman chaired the Colorado Bar Association's Professional Liability Insurance Committee for several years. He is licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; 10th Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for Colorado; U.S. Tax Court; and Colorado, Texas and Nebraska Supreme courts. Mr. Fleishman earned his B.S. degree from the University of Colorado and his J.D. degree from the University of Denver.

ERIC B. LIEBMAN is an attorney with Moye White LLP. He has represented the business and litigation interests of public and private companies and individuals for 15 years. Mr. Liebman has substantial experience in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters across industry segments. He counsels clients in litigation relating to securities, employment and labor, trade secrets, intellectual property, real estate, construction, homeowner association representation, banking, business torts, contracts, franchise, class action defense, insurance coverage, oil and gas, bankruptcy, and probate, trust, and estate matters. He also has significant experience in attorney ethics matters and provides disciplinary defense to attorneys where needed. Mr. Liebman is active on the CBA’s Ethics Committee, serves on The Colorado Lawyer's Board of Editors and has chaired the Judicial Performance Commission for the 17th Judicial District. He is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Illinois. Mr. Liebman received his B.S. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his J.D. degree from DePaul University, College of Law. He is a member of the Colorado Board of Law Examiners and the 2013-2014 Special Committee on the Uniform Bar Examination of the National Conference of Board Examiners.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

CO CLE: 7.00 Credit Approval Exp
12/18/2019
Includes - Ethics: 7.00
This program may qualify for up to 7.0 hours of self-study general Colorado Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 7.0 ethics credit.


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