Broadcast Date: Tuesday, October 05, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

Legal professionals are expected to uphold professional ethical standards all the time. Failure to comply with these standards may lead to serious disciplinary actions, which include disbarment. It is, therefore, of paramount importance that lawyers make themselves aware of today’s ethical pitfalls and be able to address them.

Join experienced litigation attorney Thomas Sansone (Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP) as he provides a comprehensive ethics guide for lawyers. The speaker will also explore current and emerging ethical dilemmas and share practical tips and strategies on how to manage them.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Ethical Standards in the Legal Profession: Recent Developments
  • Notable Ethics Cases
  • Current and Emerging Ethical Pitfalls
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • An Outlook

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

None

 

Course Code:

149332

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Ethics and Professionalism

 

Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker:

Thomas Sansone, Partner
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Tom Sansone concentrates his practice in commercial, utility and insolvency litigation. He has tried more than 95 cases in Connecticut’s state and federal courts, including the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut, and has argued before both the State Supreme and Appellate Courts. Much of his work involves complex banking issues, lender liability cases, contested foreclosure/collection matters and representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. From 2012 – 2018, Tom served on the Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Statewide Grievance Committee. He is also the immediate past Chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section. Tom received his B.A. from the Boston University College of Arts and Sciences, and his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law.

 

Agenda:

Thomas SansonePartner

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

  • The effective use of engagement letters, particularly in the management of client expectations
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of managing client funds accounts
  • Effective compliance with Rule 1.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (“Communications”)
  • The right way to terminate or decline representation
  • Defining whom the client is when representing decedents’ estates or organizational entities

Date & Time:

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

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

Who Should Attend:

  • Lawyers
  • Legal Assistants
  • Paralegals
  • Law Clerks
  • Law Office Managers
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SPEAKER

Thomas SansonePartner
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

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