Current Legal Ethical Issues with Professor Stephen Gillers

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 9 – 11:15 am

Program Instructor
Stephen Gillers
Elihu Root Professor
of Law
New York University School of Law

  • No matter your practice area or whether or not you have previously attended, you won’t want to miss this program. Join us to hear this nationally renowned professor and ethicist address current issues of legal ethics. Programs typically feature distinct topics which are chosen close in time to the event to maximize topicality. The topics are geared to an audience of diverse interests. Audience questions and comments are encouraged.

    This program will not be taped. You will only have the chance to see it – live!

    Live Program: $249 Member | $349 Nonmember

  • Stephen Gillers is Elihu Root Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, where he has taught since 1978 and served as Vice Dean from 1999 to 2004. He has written widely on legal ethics and has spoken at hundreds of events in the U.S. and abroad.  He is the author of Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics first published in 1985 and now in its 10th edition.

    From 2000-2002, Professor Gillers was a member of the ABA’s Multijurisdictional Practice Commission. In 2010-2013, he was a member of the ABA’s 20/20 Commission. In 2011, he received the Michael Franck Award from the ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility. In 2015, he received the American Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Scholar Award.

    Professor Gillers’ recent scholarship includes “Guns, Fruit, Drugs, and Documents: A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Responsibility for Real Evidence,” 63 Stan. L. Rev. 813 (2011); “A Profession, If You Can Keep It: How Information Technology and Fading Borders Are Reshaping the Law Marketplace and What We Should Do About It,” 63 Hastings L. J. 953 (2012); “How To Make Rules for Lawyers: The Professional Responsibility of the Legal Profession,” 40 Pepperdine L. Rev. 365 (2013)(Symposium issue on The Lawyer of the Future); “Lowering the Bar: How Lawyer Discipline in New York Fails to Protect the Public,” 17 J. Legis. & Public Policy 485 (2014); and “A Tendency to Deprave and Corrupt: The Transformation of American Obscenity Law from Hicklin to Ulysses II, 85 Wash. L. Rev. 215 (2007).

  • 9:00 am – 9:10 am Can you give your client’s file to successor counsel?
    9:10 am – 9:20 am Do you have a duty to inform your client of your own or co-counsel’s possible malpractice?
    9:20 am – 9:35 am Can you divide a fee with a lawyer who practices in a firm that has non-lawyer partners in a jurisdiction that allows them?
    9:35 am – 9:50 am In negotiation, the opposing lawyer and you agree on the contract’s terms but when she writes the first draft she omits an agreed term favorable to her client. What must/may you do or not do?
    9:50 am – 10:05 am What can you say about yourself on social media?
    10:05 am – 10:20 am Is economic adversity “adversity” within the meaning of the conflict rules?
    10:20 am – 10:35 am What is the relationship between the Brady rule and Rule 3.8(b)?
    10:35 am – 10:50 am Where is the line between puffing and lying?
    10:50 am – 11:05 am What can a prospective lateral hire tell a new firm or office about her matters to facilitate conflict review?
    11:05 am – 11:15 am Q&A

  • NY: 2.5 ethics

    NJ: 2.5 professional responsibility

    CA: 2.5 professional responsibility

    PA: 2.0 professional responsibility

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