Answers to Ethics Questions You Were Afraid to Ask

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Program Chair:

Janis M. Meyer
Clyde & Co US LLP

  • Lawyers face ethical dilemmas on a regular basis as the practice of law and our ethical and professional responsibility obligations become ever more complex.  Join us as we explore how recent opinions of courts, ethics committees, and commentators have addressed difficult questions relevant to lawyers.  Topics will include:  When can you represent multiple clients?  What to do when your client wants its files back?  Do you have to have a brick-and-mortar office? When can you pay a client’s expenses? What are the ground rules for providing non-legal services? What are the latest conflict issues? And many more. The panel will welcome questions and comments from the audience.

    Program Fee:
    Live Program & Webcast: $229 for Members | $329 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm: $119 for Members
    Free to PDW Sponsor Firms

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Esther Bloustein
    Firm Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

    William M. Lopez
    Deputy General Counsel
    Foley & Lardner LLP

    Edward Reich
    US General Counsel

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm                  Introduction of Panelists and Program

    6:05 pm – 6:20 pm                  Leaving a Law Firm: What Do Lawyers Have to Do?

    6:20 pm – 6:40 pm                  She’s My Boss: Do I have to Report Her? 

    6:40 pm – 6:50 pm                  How Should I Organize My Non-Legal Services Business?

    6:50 pm – 7:05 pm                  Can My Client Make Me Destroy Its Files?

    7:05 pm – 7:20 pm                  What Can I Do With The Escrow Accounts?

    7:20 pm – 7:30 pm                  How Can I Help My Indigent Client?

    7:30 pm – 7:45 pm                  Break

    7:45 pm – 8:00 pm                  Impaired Lawyers:  What Do I Have to Do?

    8:00 pm – 8:15 pm                  Virtual Law Offices: Do I Have To Have Bricks and Mortar?

    8:15 pm – 8:30 pm                  Inadvertent Production: Do I Have to Give It Back?

    8:30 pm – 8:50 pm                  Conflicts: Do Outside Counsel Guidelines Really Matter?

    8:50 pm – 9:00 pm                  Questions and Answers

  • New York: 3.0 Ethics
    New Jersey: 3.2 Professional Responsibility
    California: 3.0 Professional Responsibility
    Pennsylvania: 2.5 Professional Responsibility
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Professional Ethics, Tyler Maulsby, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |