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This program will start with the playing of a 15-minute video vignette entitled “Losing Control” which will setup a few ethical issues that the panelists will then discuss, including the use of indemnification provisions in fee agreements, law firms as clients of professional employer organizations, the no-contact rule and pushing ethical boundaries. Then, a second, 10-minute video vignette entitled “Story Time” will be played, which will set up a few ethical issues that will be discussed. Those topics will include lawyer mobility in general, switching sides, inadvertent misdelivery, and limited scope representation. This program is offered in partnership with the State Bar of Georgia. Accreditation for this program has only been sought in the state of Georgia.
A Sampling of Attendee Takeaways:
Program Materials: Attendees will receive a 63-page set of written materials. These materials will include the text of all relevant Rules of Professional Conduct and detailed answers to the ethical questions raised in the video vignettes.
|General Credits||Ethics Credits|
|Ethics Tonight Georgia Attendee Materials (14 MB)||67 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Since 1998, Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq. has been a Risk Manager with ALPS, an attorney’s professional liability insurance carrier. In his tenure with the company, Mr. Bassingthwaighte has conducted over 1200 law firm risk management assessment visits, presented over 400 continuing legal education seminars throughout the United States, and written extensively on risk management, ethics, and technology. Mr. Bassingthwaighte is a member of the State Bar of Montana as well as the American Bar Association where he currently sits on the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility’s Conference Planning Committee. He received his J.D. from Drake University Law School.
Douglas Chandler of Chandler Law, LLC, is one of only four Board Certified legal malpractice specialists in Georgia certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Douglas has been practicing law for 20 years. To his credit, Douglas has over 30 Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals reported opinions. He has been named as one of Georgia’s Top 100 lawyers by Super Lawyers for the past several years. Douglas regularly writes and speaks to attorneys and law firms throughout the state about legal ethics, professional liability avoidance, and risk management. When not practicing law, Douglas enjoys hunting, fishing, tennis, and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of with his wife and their three children. Learn more at www.chandler-law.net
Paula Frederick is General Counsel for the State Bar of Georgia, a unified bar organization with over 50,000 members. As General Counsel Ms. Frederick is responsible for interpreting the ethics rules for lawyers, prosecuting lawyer discipline cases, and providing legal advice to the officers and directors of the organization. She has served in the Office of the General Counsel for 32 years and was Deputy General Counsel for Discipline before becoming General Counsel in 2009. Ms. Frederick is a 1982 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law and a 1979 graduate of Duke University. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, she spent six years as a staff attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society handling civil legal matters for low-income people. Ms. Frederick is a Past President of both the Atlanta Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. She is also an active member of the American Bar Association, where she serves as State Delegate for Georgia. She sits on the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and recently chaired the Standing Committee on Professional Regulation. In the past she served on the Commission on the Future of Legal Services, chaired the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and the ABA Diversity Center, and served as a member of the Board of Governors.
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