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
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.