Uphold the Highest Standards of the Legal Profession with Skillful Application of Ethics Requirements
Every year, more and more attorneys are facing disciplinary action and litigation for alleged professional or ethical negligence. In a litigious society, no one is immune. Knowing what is required and how to identify problems before they happen is vital. This intensive study will provide you with proactive strategies for spotting and avoiding potential areas of liability. Let our expert speaker answer your most pressing ethical questions. Find out how simple changes to your routine can make ethical legal practices second nature - enroll today!
Gain a refresher on how the rules of professional conduct apply to your everyday practice.
Explore the hidden dangers of representing clients of diminished mental capacity and minors.
Refine your retainer agreements to ensure realistic client expectations and avoid problems down the road.
Know the rules governing client trust accounts and your responsibilities as the fiduciary.
Find out how much notice to give before transferring funds from trust account to lawyer's general account to avoid "commingling of funds" charges.
Gain practical tips to set up or perfect your own management and record-keeping system that ensures accountability and makes periodic client security audits a breeze.
Find out what needs to be done to make certain you're authorized to practice law in other states.
Project the right image and stay in compliance with an ethical approach to advertising your services.
Sharing an office with another attorney? Gain practical tips for making your co-existence harmonious and compliant.
Ethical Client Communications
Responsible Management of Attorney Fees and Client Trust Accounts
Record-Keeping Practices that Prevent Legal Malpractice Allegations
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. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Mr. Ostermiller served on the Kentucky Bar Association's Ethics 2000 Committee which proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct to the KBA, which resulted in the July 2009 revisions to the Ethics Rules. He graduated with his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Louisville.
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