What do you do when communications go awry? How do you deal with client demands to cut corners? You know what the rules say, but applying them in real-world is not always easy - especially if you're dealing with client, time or financial pressures. Yet your professional reputation and license rests on your ability to steer clear of sticky situations or gracefully navigate your way out of them. This guide will teach you how to avoid and resolve some of the most common ethics mistakes and scenarios lawyers find themselves facing. From unintentional disclosures to client communications to fees and more, get the knowledge you need to maintain an ethical practice of law and avoid any appearance of impropriety. Order today!
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STEVEN R. SORENSON is a shareholder with the law firm of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. He is a member of the American Bar Association Law Foundation, chairs the District Three Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation Committee, and serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association's Legal Education Committee. Mr. Sorenson formerly served as secretary and president of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is a former member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, former president of both the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellows, and a current member of the foundation's Board of Trustees. Mr. Sorenson presents lectures throughout the state of Wisconsin on various topics, ranging from real estate law to professional ethics. He earned his undergraduate degree from Luther College and his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School. During that time, he also attended American University in Washington, D.C. to study national public policy.