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Ethics Tonight Season 2021


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Average Rating:
   69
Categories:
Attorney Wellness |  Law Practice Management
Faculty:
Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq
Duration:
3 hours
License:
Access for 3 month(s) after purchase.


Description

“Ethics Tonight – Season 2021” is a 3-hour CLE Ethics Program. Three video vignettes in the style of a late-night talk show shed light on ethical issues that many attorneys face daily. A group of panelists will apply the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct to the analysis of the issues presented.

During the panel discussions, attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share comments. The intent is to emphasize that attorneys should take time to identify and reflect upon the ethical issues that arise in the day-to-day practice of law on a more frequent basis. Ultimately, the desire is to have attendees leave the program with greater sensitivity to the many ethical issues that can be in play any day of the week, be better prepared to view these issues as learning opportunities and be more willing to take advantage of these opportunities in order to see that the issues are responsibly addressed and resolved.

The issues raised in Vignette One, “Friendships,” include the types of costs and expenses that can be passed along to clients, for example, convenience fees for processing credit cards and technology fees to cover the costs of enhanced firm cybersecurity efforts; ethical issues that arise as a result of attorneys and staff working remotely; confidentiality concerns that arise out of the personal relationships attorneys are involved in; and what the term “personal interests of the lawyer” means in the context of conflicts of interest.

In Vignette Two “She’s Good,” the panel will have the opportunity to discuss an attorney’s obligations upon learning that a client intends to commit fraud, to include the meaning of the term “know” in this context; to do a deep dive on the ins and outs of withdrawing from a matter; and to explain how to ethically respond to a negative online review.

Finally in Vignette Three “It’s Getting Late” the program will conclude with a discussion on harassment in the workplace, the duties owed to prospective clients, the ethical boundaries of an attorney or firm offering various types of ancillary services, and the boundaries of non-lawyer ownership of a law firm in your jurisdiction.

Credits


Alaska
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Arizona
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


California
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Colorado
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Delaware
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Florida
General Credits Ethics Credits
3.5 3.5

 


Georgia
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Idaho
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Indiana
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Kansas
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Maine
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 0

 


Michigan
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Montana
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Nebraska
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Nevada
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


New Mexico
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


North Dakota
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


South Carolina
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Tennessee
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Vermont
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Virginia
General Credits Ethics Credits Well-being Credits
3 3

 


Washington
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


West Virginia
General Credits Ethics Credits
3.6 3.6

 


Wyoming
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 



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Faculty

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Risk Manager

ALPS


Since 1998, Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq., has been a Risk Manager with ALPS, the nation’s largest direct writer of lawyers’ malpractice insurance. In his tenure with our company, Mr. Bassingthwaighte has conducted over 1200 law firm risk management assessment visits, presented over 600 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.


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