Ethics for Local Government Attorneys

Date: Dec 19, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Event Code: I035422

Areas of Law: Ethics

Earn up to 2.4 credits, including 2.4 in Ethics! (More Information)





Local government attorneys-do you ever find yourself perplexed by potential ethical issues? Sometimes it is a close call. The problems may be subtle but lurking, and the answers are not always obvious. Purchase today to learn how two seasoned local government lawyers identify and respond to thorny, ethical situations.

Local government attorneys often face ethical dilemmas on two fronts. First, they must provide their local government clients with accurate and salient advice on governing and conducting municipal affairs to comply with New Jersey’s Local Government Ethics Law. Second, they must provide this advice while being cognizant of ethical dilemmas that can directly impact themselves and their firms.

During this program, two of New Jersey’s leading local government lawyers, Dennis Galvin Esq. and Michael Witt Esq., will engage in lively and thought-provoking discussions about local government ethics. They will highlight the red flags you should watch out for and advise you on how best to avoid ethical minefields. They will examine the complex and challenging ethical situations faced by municipal officials and the attorneys who represent them.


  • Who is the client?
  • Determining who is a municipal employee
  • When is the attorney considered a municipal official?
  • Relevant ethical rules and statutes, including Local Government Ethics Law
  • Representing multiple public entities, including contiguous one
  • Standards of conduct
  • Opinion 702
  • Conflicts of interest traps for the unwary
  • The best way for municipal attorneys to recuse
  • Determining when a conflict exists and how to advise municipal clients about them
  • What constitutes official misconduct and improper benefits
  • False claims for payment
  • Pertinent criminal statutes
  • Cannabis Issues

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit, including 2.4 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 2.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 2.0
$8.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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