Annual Ethics Program: Confidentiality — Part III: Non-Clients’ Misunderstanding and Mistakes

Non-Clients’ Misunderstanding and Mistakes

October 25, 2016

Charlotte, NC | New York, NY | Dallas, TX

Charlotte, NC | Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The Ritz-Carlton | 201 East Trade Street

New York, NY | Thursday, October 27, 2016
Le Parker Meridien | 119 West 56th Street

Dallas, TX | Tuesday, November 15, 2016
McGuireWoods LLP | 2000 McKinney Ave. | 14th Floor

We are seeking 2 hours ethics MCLE credits for this program. 

McGuireWoods LLP invites you and your colleagues to attend Tom Spahn’s annual ethics program. This two-hour interactive program uses hypotheticals to explore lawyers’ confidentiality and disclosure duties in the context of non-clients’ misunderstanding and mistakes.


  • Difference between ethics and professionalism
  • How to deal with unrepresented persons who may misunderstand a lawyer’s role
  • Negotiation ethics (including adversaries’ factual or legal misunderstanding, substantive mistakes or scrivener’s errors)
  • Litigators’ disclosure duties in the face of litigation adversaries’ or courts’ misunderstanding, mistakes, or scrivener’s errors


Thomas E. Spahn, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Spahn has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and has spoken at more than 1,500 CLE programs on ethics and other topics. Tom was selected as the 2013 metro-Washington, D.C., “Lawyer of the Year” for “Bet the Company Litigation” by Best Lawyers®.