Live Seminar

Legal Ethics: Top Challenges



1/2 Day Seminar
Monday, February 26, 2018


8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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Town & Country Inn and Suites

2008 Savannah Highway

Charleston, SC 29407


$219 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • SC CLE - 3.00

Program Description

Your Practical Ethical Compliance Guide

Real-life legal practice doesn't fit neatly into the bounds of legal ethics that we all learned in law school. There are always questions and pitfalls that you'll need to figure out to make certain you're in compliance today. This course compiles the toughest current challenges attorneys face in protecting their professional reputations. Our experienced attorney faculty will help you get the tools you need to do the right thing without fear of disciplinary action or litigation. Enroll today!

  • Clarify allowable and prohibited conduct in social media.
  • Discover and avoid hidden conflicts of interest.
  • Find out how to properly handle case delays.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level ethics course is designed for attorneys.

Course Content

  1. Online Ethics
  2. Duties to Prospective Clients
  3. Case Delays and Insufficient Client Communications
  4. Conflicts of Interest

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 3.00 *

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Online Ethics
    8:45 - 9:30, Eric M. Poulin
    1. Blawgs
    2. Directory Listings
    3. Q&A Forums (Does it Constitute Legal Advice?)
    4. Social Media Use
  2. Duties to Prospective Clients
    9:30 - 10:15, Eric M. Poulin
  3. Case Delays and Insufficient Client Communications
    10:30 - 11:15, Ronald L. Richter Jr.
    1. Legal Ethics of E-mail
    2. Texting, Online Chat, "Friending" Clients on Facebook
    3. Managing Client Expectations
    4. Notifying Court of Date Changes and Requesting Extensions
  4. Conflicts of Interest
    11:15 - 12:00, Ronald L. Richter Jr.
    1. Representing Multiple Clients
    2. Conflicts of Interest with an Attorney in the Same Firm
    3. Past Client Conflicts
    4. Appearance of Impropriety

ERIC M. POULIN is an attorney with Anastopoulo Law Firm, LLC, where he focuses on representing individuals who have been seriously injured and occasionally small businesses fighting against corporate giants or unfair competitors. He earned his A.B. degree from Harvard University and his J.D. degree from Charleston School of Law.

RONALD L. RICHTER JR. is a partner in the law firm of Bland Richter, LLP, with offices in Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina. In nearly 25 years of practice, Mr. Richter has developed extensive experience in litigating complex matters, including legal malpractice, medical malpractice and complex commercial disputes. Mr. Richter is board certified in legal malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine in the field of professional negligence since 2015. Mr. Richter is a former member of the South Carolina Bar Ethics Advisory Committee and is a frequent CLE presenter on subjects involving legal ethics. Mr. Richter earned a B.A. degree from the College of Charleston in 1990 and a J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993.


Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890


Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

SC CLE: 3.00 Includes - Ethics: 3.00
This course is accredited by the South Carolina Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization for 3.0 hours, of which 3.0 hour relates to ethical considerations.

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