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Hot Button Issues of Legal Ethics

Length: 1 hour 56 minutes

Members of the Professional Ethics Committee will discuss and provide guidance on how to deal with the following "hot button" issues in this program.

•    Litigation funding

•    Escrow accounts (will address, among other things, the issue of what to do when a client directs a lawyer not to remit settlement funds)

•    Aggressive litigation tactics, and why these are unlikely to work as a matter of strategy

•    Lawyers following orders - supervision of other attorneys


Program Chair: Katie M. Lachter, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP


6:00-6:05    Introduction of panel and brief overview of the Ethics Committee    

6:05-6:30    Litigation funding    

6:30-6:55    Escrow accounts        

6:55-7:20    Aggressive litigation tactics        

7:20-7:45    Lawyers following orders    

7:45-8:00    Panel discussion and audience Q and A        

CLE credit:

NY: 2.0 ethics
NJ: 2.3 professional responsibility
CA & PA: 1.5 professional responsibility    

Original Recording Date: 11/13/2013

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Hot Button Issues of Legal Ethics
  • Hot Button Issues in Legal Ethics PPT
  • Affirmation Document