A Fast-Paced Guide to Avoiding Common Ethical Perils
While most attorneys strive for professionalism throughout their practice, it can be difficult to find clear answers when stepping into one of the many grey areas that exist under the model rules today. This program walks attendees through 20 opaque, slippery, or otherwise perplexing ethical predicaments that can stump any lawyer. From billing practices to puffery, explore a wide array of common issues in a format designed to be engaging and practical for all - register today!
Learn how to avoid unintentional clients and common engagement and fee agreement traps.
Delve into risks presented by migrating attorneys, permissible conflicts, and waivers.
Identify and overcome present-day ethics and technology challenges.
Explore billing and trust fund issues that can land you in hot water.
Get practical strategies for handling disputes over case strategy and withdrawing from representation.
20 Ethical Do's and Don'ts for Every Attorney - Part 1
20 Ethical Do's and Don'ts for Every Attorney - Part 2
Steven Fried is a sole practitioner with OlyverClarity Inc. Mr. Fried earned his J.D. degree from University of Tennessee - College of Law.
Peter L. Ostermiller is a sole practitioner concentrating in legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. Mr. Ostermiller represents attorneys in disciplinary and reinstatement proceedings, judges in judicial ethics matters, and bar exam applicants. He has also represented parties in attorney's fee dispute proceedings; attorneys in legal proceedings in which sanctions have been sought against the attorney; represented parties in attorney disqualification proceedings; and counseled lawyers and law firms in their respective rights, responsibilities and duties to other attorneys and their clients. Mr. Ostermiller is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He served on the Kentucky Bar Association's Ethics 2000 Committee, which proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct to the KBA, and which resulted in the July 2009 revisions to the ethics rules. Mr. Ostermiller graduated with his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Louisville.
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