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Ethics, Discipline & Real World Obligations 2015

Length: 2 hours 33 minutes

A premier faculty drawn from the judiciary, the disciplinary bar and law firms will focus on the ethical and potential disciplinary issues confronting attorneys in everyday litigation practice, including:


A premier faculty drawn from the judiciary, the disciplinary bar and law firms will focus on the ethical and potential disciplinary issues confronting attorneys in everyday litigation practice, including:

•    Challenges in witness preparation
    Where is the line between suborning perjury and effective preparation?
    Payments to witnesses

•    Dealings with jurors
    Use of social media in jury selection
    Post-verdict contacts

•    Conduct toward judges
    Disclosure obligations under Rule 3.3 of New York’s Rules of Professional Conduct
    Critical statements to the press
    Critical statements in court

•    Attorney civility

Program Chair:  Edward M. Spiro, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.

CLE credit: New York: 3.0 ethics; New Jersey: 3.0 professional responsibility; California and Pennsylvania: 2.5 general MCLE. 

Agenda

6:00 - 6:10 p.m. Introduction and Opening Remarks

6:10 - 7:00 p.m. Challenges in Witness Preparation

7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dealings with Jurors

7:30 - 7:50 p.m. Break

7:50 - 8:20 p.m. Conduct toward Judges

8:20 - 8:50 p.m. Attorney Civility

8:50 - 9:00 p.m. Questions and Answers


Original Recording Date: 3/26/2015


Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Ethics, Discipline & Real World Obligations 2015
  • Affirmation of Self-Study