Effective Ethics Guide for Lawyers: Best Practices in Mitigating Ethical Risks
As the field of law continues to evolve, it becomes more difficult for lawyers to keep up with the changes, particularly when these relate to the ethical principles that they need to maintain. The legal system is dependent on an ethical environment, and at the same time, it plays a crucial part in creating a just and ethical society. Lawyers and their law firms, therefore, have to remain in compliance with rules and regulations concerning ethics and professional responsibilities.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide a discussion of the recent trends and issues in legal ethics. Speakers will share helpful risk mitigation strategies and offer awareness in reaching their goals while complying with ethical rules and regulations.
- Legal Ethics for Lawyers
- Trends, Issues, and Potential Missteps
- Ethical Benefits and Opportunities
Joel L. Frank, Chairman / Managing Partner
Lamb McErlane PC
- Confidentiality of Information
- Duties to Former Clients; and
- Declining or Terminating Representation
Dennis L. Kennedy, Partner
Bailey Kennedy, LLP
- Lawyer mobility: Issues for departing lawyers and their new and former firms.
- Responding (or not) to negative on-line reviews.
- Rule 1.18: Obligations to prospective clients.
- The ethics of litigation funding
- The perils of joint representation.
Amir R. Tahmassebi, Partner
Konicek & Dillon, P.C.
- The Ethical Foundation
- Duties to the Client
- Simple Ways to Practice Ethically and Avoid Legal Malpractice
- Confidential Information and Cybersecurity
Who Should Attend:
- Legal Assistants
- Law Clerks
- Law Office Managers
Joel L. Frank is Chairman, Managing Partner and Executive Committee Chairman of Lamb McErlane PC. He concentrates his practice in commercial and civil litigation in state and federal courts, as well as attorney and judicial discipline, professional responsibility and ethical matters. Joel provides counseling to a number of corporate clients and often serves as an arbitrator and mediator. Joel is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and annually has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for general litigation since 2005. He serves on the National Board of Directors for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia Zoo). He is a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission.
Joel L. Frank is Chairman, Managing Partner and Executive Committee Chairman of Lamb McErlane PC. He concentrates his practice in …
Mr. Kennedy is a partner in the firm of Bailey Kennedy. Before that, he was a partner in Nevada’s largest …
Amir R. Tahmassebi is currently a partner at Konicek & Dillon and concentrates his practice in the areas of professional negligence, legal ethics, commercial litigation, casualty and sports law. He has successfully defended and prosecuted numerous lawyers, accountants, architects and engineers throughout the nation and has tried dozens of cases to verdict. Mr. Tahmassebi has successfully handled legal malpractice cases on a wide range of issues and recently obtained a defense verdict in a legal malpractice case seeking over ten million in damages. He has represented attorneys, accountants and other professionals in civil and administrative hearings before the Attorney Disciplinary Commission and Department of Professional Regulation. Mr. Tahmassebi has a handled and tried cases throughout the nation in both federal and state courts in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, New York, Wisconsin and California. Mr. Tahmassebi also represents a number of well-known professional athletes, including NFL and PGA professionals, in various matters such as litigation and contract negotiations.
Mr. Tahmassebi is currently a co-chair of the Chicago Bar Associations Committee for Professional Responsibility as well as a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee. He regularly speaks on legal ethics and how to avoid legal malpractice. Mr. Tahmassebi has been honored in the 2012-2019 Super Lawyers Publication in the area of legal malpractice.
Amir R. Tahmassebi is currently a partner at Konicek & Dillon and concentrates his practice in the areas of professional …
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About Lamb McErlane PC
Lamb McErlane PC is a full service regional law firm based in West Chester, Pennsylvania with locations in Philadelphia & Newtown Square. Lamb McErlane has 42 attorneys and has been serving Chester County and the Region since 1948. Lamb McErlane has built a reputation on delivering the highest caliber of legal service in an environment focused on personal attention and results. Lamb McErlane, Results Driven.
About Bailey Kennedy, LLP
Bailey Kennedy, LLP is a Nevada law firm focusing on litigation, appellate law, hospital and healthcare law, business and corporate law, real estate law, administrative and gaming law, and ethics and professional responsibility law. John R. Bailey founded the firm in 2001 and serves as its Managing Partner.
Bailey Kennedy, LLP has been named among the “Best Places to Work” in Las Vegas and Nevada by Las Vegas Business Press, In Business Las Vegas, and Nevada Business magazine. Its dynamic team of professionals represents, among others, top healthcare facilities, publicly traded corporations, gaming companies, financial institutions, travel and tourism leaders, public entities, real estate developers, entertainment concerns, and entrepreneurs.
About Konicek & Dillon, P.C.
Konicek & Dillon, P.C. is a commercial litigation and professional liability firm committed to achieving client objectives and exceeding expectations. The firm represents matters relating to legal ethics, professional regulation, legal malpractice and sports law. Konicek & Dillon also represents clients in business conflicts of interest and breach of fiduciary duty. In addition, the firm is a leader in handling legal malpractice matters on behalf of clients in Illinois and nationwide. Experience, hard work and fortitude are essential to the successful handling of litigation of all types. Knowledge of the law – procedures and substance – is crucial to obtaining successful results.