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Confidentiality: Part II (Exceptions to the Duty) and Lawyers' Responsibilities as Officers of the Court When Dealing with Tribunals: Professionalism Issues

November 4, 2015

McGuireWoods LLP
Promenade, 1230 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309

McGuireWoods LLP invites you to an educational and entertaining program by partner Tom Spahn.

Confidentiality: Part II (Exceptions to the Duty)

In the first hour, Spahn will use hypotheticals to explore exceptions to lawyers' confidentiality duty. Among other things, the program will address lawyers disclosing client confidential information:

  • in the context of joint representations and common interest agreement
  • when complying with laws or court orders
  • in clearing conflicts of interest on a daily basis and when hiring laterals
  • when defending themselves from clients' and non-clients' claims or criticism
  • in seeking to collect their fees or withdraw as counsel of record.

Lawyers' Responsibilities as Officers of the Court When Dealing with Tribunals: Professionalism Issues

In the second hour, Spahn will use hypotheticals to explore: lawyers' dealings with tribunals (including the obligation to disclose unfavorable facts, unfavorable case law and unpublished case law); lawyers' courtroom and deposition behavior.