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Overview:

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

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

None

 

Course Code:

148707

 

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.

Mark Yacano, Managing Director
Major, Lindsey & Africa

Mark Yacano is the co-host of “Erasing the Stigma, Conversations About Mental Health in the Legal Profession” podcast.  He cares deeply about the well-being of attorneys and staff in the legal profession and is passionate about addressing that systemic mental health issues that put the profession at risk. Mark’s legal career spans more than thirty years.  In private practice he was an accomplished product liability lawyer and a nationally prominent expert in eDiscovery.  Also, Mark co-managed a national litigation firm and guided it through a strategic merger. Today, he consults with in-house legal departments, helping them work smarter and better.

Mark is a devoted advocate for promoting mental wellness in the legal profession and the host of Erasing the Stigma: Conversations in Mental Health, on the Legal Talent Talk Network

Christal E. Carmichael, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, Transformation Therapist/Executive Leadership Coach/Success Strategist
ChristalClear Worldwide

Christal E. Carmichael is a Transformation Therapist, Keynote speaker, and a Success Strategist. Christal’s mission began as a passion to serve and treat those with mental health challenges so that they may have the privilege of living an emotionally balanced lifestyle. Her passion serves as a guiding foundation for her counseling, coaching and consulting firm, ChristalClear Worldwide.

Christal is a serial entrepreneur, serving also as president and CEO, managing one of the most authentic and transformative mental health organizations in the Carolinas. Serving others has been a natural inclination for Christal and she has made it her lifelong commitment to serve God, her family and her community. Her gentle, yet strong and teachable spirit has afforded her numerous opportunities to mentor and inspire others to make an impact on today’s global society. She and her husband have been married for almost a decade and have three beautiful children. Christal enjoys traveling the world with her family, running half marathons, reading and sitting on the beach, watching the sun rise.

In her highly productive career as an entrepreneur, therapist, professor, and mentor, Christal prioritizes and successfully mentors students and professionals at all levels, to reach their personal, academic and professional potential; most of who have gone on to prominent positions of their own.

Agenda:

SEGMENT 1: Joel L. FrankChairman / Managing Partner Lamb McErlane PC

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

SEGMENT 2: 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.

SEGMENT 3: 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)

Materials:

Download Course Materials

Who Should Attend:

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

SPEAKERS

Joel L. FrankChairman / Managing Partner
Lamb McErlane PC
Mark YacanoManaging Director
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Christal E. Carmichael, MA, LCMHC, LCASTransformation Therapist/Executive Leadership Coach/Success Strategist
ChristalClear Worldwide

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