Ethics Guide for Lawyers: Significant Trends and Best Practices
Recording Available: Thursday, May 21, 2020
The Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility of the American Bar Association (ABA) recently released a new guideline addressing the ethical obligations of lawyers who are switching firms to ensure that legal services are duly provided to clients especially during the transition period. This helps the firm and the leaving lawyer to meet halfway while protecting the clients’ interests. The move further emphasizes the need to uphold integrity and accountability among legal professionals.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the ethical obligations required of a lawyer. Speakers will analyze the recently released guidelines along with other significant developments to stay compliant in this dynamic legal climate.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Ethics Guide for Lawyers – Trends and Developments
- Overview of Formal Opinion 489
- Issues and Challenges
- Best Practices
Konicek & Dillon, P.C.
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.
Who Should Attend:
- Legal Assistants
- Law Office Managers
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 …
Mr. Rhodes has an extensive background in legal ethics. He regularly advises attorneys and law firms in matters relating to State Bar complaints, fee disputes, disciplinary matters, bar admission and other licensing, ethics, and professional responsibility issues. In addition, Mr. Rhodes currently serves as the firm's General Counsel, and previously held the position of Managing Attorney from December 2009 to May 2015.
In 2011, the Arizona Supreme Court appointed Mr. Rhodes to serve on its Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee. This Committee makes recommendations regarding attorney examination, admissions, reinstatement, disability and the lawyer discipline process.
In 2009, the Arizona Supreme Court appointed Mr. Rhodes to serve as a Member of its Attorney Discipline Task Force, which reviewed the rules of the attorney regulation system and recommended substantial changes to the Arizona Supreme Court that were implemented in 2011.
Mr. Rhodes has an extensive background in legal ethics. He regularly advises attorneys and law firms in matters relating to …
William E. Gericke is a partner at Cozen O'Connor and practices in the Firm’s Legal Profession Services group. Mr. Gericke is a veteran trial lawyer and his practice focuses on representing lawyers and law firms in federal and state courts and disciplinary agencies in actions for civil liability, in professional ethics and responsibility matters, and in risk management. He has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Mr. Gericke’s extensive experience as a trial lawyer combined with his concentration in the law governing the liabilities and responsibilities of lawyers enables him to both counsel and protect his lawyer and law firm clients in the challenging environment of legal practice.
William E. Gericke is a partner at Cozen O'Connor and practices in the Firm’s Legal Profession Services group. Mr. Gericke …
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About Konicek & Dillon, P.C.
At Konicek & Dillon, P.C., our attorneys have extensive legal and life experience to help you through the challenging issues you are facing. Catastrophic injuries from truck accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, personal injury, legal malpractice, and business disputes can all create anxiety and stress about the future. Our lawyers will help give you peace of mind and get you back on track. Knowing that your matter is in great hands allows you to focus on getting the best possible resolution of your legal matter.
About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.
Jennings Strouss is dedicated to providing clients with strategic legal guidance to help them seize every opportunity. Since 1942, the firm has been well-known for its rich heritage, commitment to community, and long-lasting relationships. We have a deep understanding of business and law. When you work with us, you’ll have a team of legal experts who are dedicated to your vision of success.
Through our offices in Peoria, Phoenix, and Tucson, Arizona, and Washington, D.C., we leverage resources both regionally and nationally to serve our expanding client base. Jennings Strouss is deeply rooted in each of our locations’ legal and business communities, and especially instrumental in helping shape the dynamic growth of Arizona and many of its institutions. The firm promotes a pragmatic, results-oriented approach, coupled with a healthy, well-managed, and friendly atmosphere of collaboration. As a full-service law firm, we are ideally equipped to provide legal assistance to entities of all sizes.
About Cozen O'Connor
Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 750 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor services its clients’ needs through 30 offices across two continents. The Firm’s Legal Profession Practice Group has invaluable experience in law firm risk management, and the law of lawyering. Whether defending a complex legal malpractice suit, navigating the conflicts issues surrounding lateral hiring and departures, drafting governance documents for a fledgling law firm, or anything in between, the Firm’s team of experienced attorneys stands ready to assist with the unique and often sensitive issues in-house counsel, outside lawyers, and law firms face.