Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)


As the field of law continues to evolve, it becomes more difficult for lawyers to keep up with the changes, particularly when these relate to the ethical principles that they need to maintain. The legal system is dependent on an ethical environment, and at the same time, it plays a crucial part in creating a just and ethical society. Lawyers and their law firms, therefore, have to remain in compliance with rules and regulations concerning ethics and professional responsibilities.

In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide a discussion of the recent trends and issues in legal ethics. Speakers will share helpful risk mitigation strategies and offer awareness in reaching their goals while complying with ethical rules and regulations.

Key Issues:

  • Legal Ethics for Lawyers
  • Trends, Issues, and Potential Missteps
  • Ethical Benefits and Opportunities
  • Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)





Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Ethics and Professionalism


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Joel L. Frank , Chairman / Managing Partner
Lamb McErlane PC

Joel L. Frank is Chairman, Managing Partner and Executive Committee Chairman of Lamb McErlane PC. He concentrates his practice in commercial and civil litigation in state and federal courts, as well as attorney and judicial discipline, professional responsibility and ethical matters. Joel provides counseling to a number of corporate clients and often serves as an arbitrator and mediator. Joel is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and annually has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for general litigation since 2005. He serves on the National Board of Directors for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia Zoo). He is a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission.

Dennis L. Kennedy , Partner
Bailey Kennedy, LLP

Mr. Kennedy is a partner in the firm of Bailey Kennedy. Before that, he was a partner in Nevada’s largest law firm (1975-2005) where he was chairman of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group. He represents a wide range of businesses and professionals in the assertion and defense of their rights. Mr. Kennedy practices primarily in general commercial litigation, health care and insurance law, and professional liability. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Nathan Adelson Hospice. He was a member (and past chairman 2003-2007) of the Nevada State Bar Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Amir R. Tahmassebi , Partner
Konicek & Dillon, P.C.

Amir R. Tahmassebi is currently a partner at Konicek & Dillon and concentrates his practice in the areas of professional negligence, legal ethics, commercial litigation, casualty and sports law. He has successfully defended and prosecuted numerous lawyers, accountants, architects and engineers throughout the nation and has tried dozens of cases to verdict.  Mr. Tahmassebi has successfully handled legal malpractice cases on a wide range of issues and recently obtained a defense verdict in a legal malpractice case seeking over ten million in damages.  He has represented attorneys, accountants and other professionals in civil and administrative hearings before the Attorney Disciplinary Commission and Department of Professional Regulation.  Mr. Tahmassebi has a handled and tried cases throughout the nation in both federal and state courts in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, New York, Wisconsin and California. Mr. Tahmassebi also represents a number of well-known professional athletes, including NFL and PGA professionals, in various matters such as litigation and contract negotiations.

Mr. Tahmassebi is currently a co-chair of the Chicago Bar Associations Committee for Professional Responsibility as well as a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee.  He regularly speaks on legal ethics and how to avoid legal malpractice.  Mr. Tahmassebi has been honored in the 2012-2019 Super Lawyers Publication in the area of legal malpractice.



Joel L. FrankChairman / Managing Partner

Lamb McErlane PC

  • Confidentiality of Information
  • Duties to Former Clients; and
  • Declining or Terminating Representation


Dennis L. KennedyPartner

Bailey Kennedy, LLP

  • Lawyer mobility:  Issues for departing lawyers and their new and former firms.
  • Responding (or not) to negative on-line reviews.
  • Rule 1.18:  Obligations to prospective clients.
  • The ethics of litigation funding
  • The perils of joint representation.


Amir R. TahmassebiPartner

Konicek & Dillon, P.C.

  • The Ethical Foundation
  • Duties to the Client
  • Simple Ways to Practice Ethically and Avoid Legal Malpractice
  • Confidential Information and Cybersecurity

Date & Time:

Thursday, August 20, 2020

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Lawyers
  • Legal Assistants
  • Paralegals
  • Law Clerks
  • Law Office Managers
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Joel L. Frank Chairman / Managing Partner
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Dennis L. Kennedy Partner
Bailey Kennedy, LLP
Amir R. Tahmassebi Partner
Konicek & Dillon, P.C.



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