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Ethics Tonight: Season 2022 – An ALPS Practice Management Program


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Average Rating:
   23
Categories:
Attorney Wellness |  Insurance for Law Firms |  Solo and Small Firm Resources
Faculty:
Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq |  Mike Flaherty |  Jean Marie Clavere
Duration:
3 hours (w/ a 15 min. break)
Format:
Audio and Video
License:
Access for 3 month(s) after purchase.


Description

“Ethics Tonight – Season 2022” is a series of video vignettes designed to shed light on ethical issues that many attorneys face daily. While the issues raised in the series are never state-specific, we will apply the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct to the analysis of the topics presented.

In each program, three video vignettes will be shown, and a panel will discuss a series of questions that address the issues raised in each vignette. During the panel discussions, attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share comments.

The intent of this program 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 a greater sensitivity of 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.

Program Summary:
The issues raised in Vignette One “Air Traffic Control” include ethics concerns with a subscription-based legal practice, how to proceed when the client and attorney don’t share a common language, and exploring the ethical boundaries of a mediation practice.

In Vignette Two “Conflicts in the Metaverse,” the panel will have the opportunity to discuss the meaning of the terms “materially adverse interests” and “direct adversity.” Once the meaning of each term is explained, the panel will then shift to discussing the ramifications of these two terms on a practicing attorney. This session will then finish up with a deep-dive on the topic of joint representation, including setting forth the ethical boundaries, exploring the use of advance waivers, and explaining the ethical issues that can arise when proposing or agreeing to a restriction to practice provision in a settlement offer.

Finally in Vignette Three “The Times They Are A-Changin” the program will conclude with discussions on trust accounting basics, ethical concerns with accepting cryptocurrency as payment for advanced fees, the importance of establishing communication boundaries in light of the tech-centered world we all live and work in, and finally, maintaining competency in the context of a fully virtual practice.

Credits


Arizona
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Colorado
General Credits Ethics Credits
3.6 3.6

 


Delaware
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Florida
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
3.5 3.5

 


Maine
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 0

 


Michigan
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Minnesota
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Nebraska
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Nevada
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


North Dakota
General Credits Ethics Credits
3.5 3

 


South Carolina
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


South Dakota
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Tennessee
General Credits Ethics Credits
3 3

 


Texas
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

 



Handouts

Faculty

Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq's Profile

Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq Related Seminars and Products

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.


Mike Flaherty's Profile

Mike Flaherty Related Seminars and Products

Claims Attorney

ALPS


Michael Flaherty is a claims attorney for ALPS. He received his undergraduate degree from James Madison University and his law degree from George Mason School of Law. Mike began handling claims for ALPS in 2002 and works in the company’s Richmond, Virginia office. Prior to joining ALPS, Mike spent four years as staff counsel for a national labor union. Mike also spent a year as staff counsel to the Virginia General Assembly.


Jean Marie Clavere's Profile

Jean Marie Clavere Related Seminars and Products

Senior Professional Responsibility Counsel

WSBA


JEANNE MARIE CLAVERE is a 1987 graduate of the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law). Prior to earning her law degree she received a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago. In February, 2010 she joined the staff of the Washington State Bar Association as Professional Responsibility Counsel. After four years with a Seattle law firm, Jeanne Marie began her solo practice in 1992, focusing on estate planning, elder law (including complex guardianships, trusts, and guardian ad litem appointments), and contract based criminal prosecution. As Professional Responsibility Counsel, Jeanne Marie serves as an advisor to members of the bar on the Rules of Professional Conduct as they apply to WSBA Advisory Ethics Opinions, the Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct, and the ABA Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions. She has been invited to lecture on Professionalism, Civility, and Ethics at all three Washington law schools, for the American Bar Association, and speaks at various local bar CLE’s throughout the state. Jeanne Marie is the primary responder on the WSBA Ethics Line and wants every attendee to commit the number to memory and call her first, not after they run into an ethical dilemma. While in private practice Jeanne Marie appeared before a wide range of courts and tribunals, ranging from Ex Parte hearings to trials on guardianship and criminal issues, and served for many years as a Settlement, Litigation, Adoption, Family Law, Incapacity and Probate Guardian ad Litem in King and Snohomish Counties. Jeanne Marie is Past President of the state Washington Women Lawyers, past Chair of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section and served on the executive committee of the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility, is a Washington Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a Master Member of the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court. Jeanne Marie also serves as PresidentElect of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations.


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