Avoiding Lawyer Legal and Ethical Trouble

The legal landscape is forever changing. Lawyers must change with it. This seminar will offer an examination of some emerging hot topic issues as well as some reoccurring themes that lawyers should be aware of to ensure ethical compliance and avoid malpractice claims. The legal ethics community is adapting to address emerging issues (e.g. artificial intelligence, litigation funding, social media, technological competency, and the MeToo! Movement), while many ethical issues remain constants (e.g. client fund management, client communication, etc.).

Additionally, the number of legal malpractice claims are increasing. This trend is reflective of an increase in attorneys dabbling outside of their practice area and an increase in attorneys bringing “bad client” claims.

Topics and Speakers:

Shelly Bethune, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Christopher Heredia, Litigation Counsel, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
Legal Malpractice Trends and Other Professional Responsibility Issues
Victor J. Pioli, Johnson & Bell

Ava L. Caffarini, Johnson & Bell
Michael G. Ruff, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Chairs, YLS Professional Responsibility Committee

Program cost:
CLE Advantage Members/Law Students: $0
CBA Member: $40
Non-member: $80

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12/3/2019 12:00 PM - 2:10 PM
The Chicago Bar Association 321 S Plymouth Court Chicago, IL 60604 UNITED STATES
** In-Person Event **
Start Time 12:00 PM


Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Prior to the seminar, the materials will be available to download free of charge or you can opt to pay $25.00 for a hard copy of the materials available at check-in.
12:00 PM - 2:10 PM
12/3/2019 12:00 PM

** In-Person Event **
Presented By: YLS Professional Responsibility Committee
Experience Level: New Development
MCLE Credit: 2 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval
Event Type: Seminar


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