Getting into Bed with Your Clients and Other Ethical Taboos

Date: Dec 14, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick and Online

Member Price: $152

Non-Member Price: $190

Event Code: I138523

Areas of Law: Ethics

Earn up to 3.3 credits, including 3.3 in Ethics! (More Information)





Stuart Teicher, Esq.
CLE Performer and Ethics Educator

What kinds of ethical problems arise out of a lawyer’s relationship with their clients? Sometimes it's a conflict, other times it's money. Oftentimes it's both.

Join Stuart Teicher as he demystifies the rules on conflicts and focuses on obvious and not-so-obvious pitfalls to avoid.

He will cover the issues and nuances surrounding these ethics rules:

  • RPC 1.7 – Conflict of Interest- General Rule, or How Spider Man and a Broken Nose Explain Rule 1.7
    This rule sets the stage for all others. It is sometimes passed over because it appears to be so general. Yet, important lessons can be learned from it and headaches avoided. Find out what you’ve missing and what Spiderman has to do with this RPC.

  • RPC 1.8 – Conflict of Interest, Current Clients, Specific Rules
    Getting a gift from a client? Going into business with a client? Having a relationship with a client? It’s all covered by Rule 1.8. This session will explain how problematic issues of loyalty and confidentiality could arise between lawyer and client.

  • RPC’s 1.5, 1.15, 8.4 - Cash, Coin, Cheddar, Cheese – Issues with Fees and Billing
    Lawyers make all kinds of mistakes when billing and dealing with client funds. Sometimes they are accidental and other times more nefarious. We’ll help you make “cents” out of fees, safekeeping of property and elucidates RPC 8.4 – misconduct- and its extensive comments.

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 3.3 hours of total CLE credit, including 3.3 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 3.3).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Transitional: 3.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 2.5
$12.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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