Annual Ethics Seminar (Atlanta)

Confidentiality: Part IV and Civil Rights and Diversity: Part I (Professionalism Issues)

November 8, 2017

Registration
Promenade, 1230 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA

12 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 2:45 p.m. Program

1 hour ethics credit anticipated
1 hour professionalism credit anticipated

McGuireWoods invites you to attend Tom Spahn's annual ethics program. In the first hour, Spahn will use hypotheticals to explore lawyers’ confidentiality and disclosure duties in the context of non-clients’ misconduct.

Confidentiality: Part IV
Non-Clients’ Misconduct

  • Determining which state's ethics rules apply
  • Duty to disclose non-clients' felonies or child abuse
  • "Reporting up" corporate employee misconduct
  • Duty to report other lawyers' misconduct

In the second hour, Spahn will explore numerous professionalism issues facing lawyers advocating for civil rights and diversity.

Civil Rights and Diversity: Part I
(Professional Issues)

  • Dealing with other lawyers' bigoted misconduct
  • Lawyers marketing civil rights and diversity involvement
  • Dealing with clients - their direction to pursue offensive conduct, public policy disagreements and unpopular clients

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 1,600 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®.

For more information, please contact  Bridget Light at blight@mcguirewoods.com.

 

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