Ethics, Discipline & Real World Obligations

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Edward M. Spiro
Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.


  • A premier faculty drawn from the judiciary, the disciplinary bar and law firms will focus on the ethical and potential disciplinary issues confronting attorneys in everyday litigation practice, including:

    • Challenges in witness preparation

    — Where is the line between suborning perjury and effective preparation?
    — Payments to witnesses

    • Dealings with jurors

    — Use of social media in jury selection
    — Post-verdict contacts

    • Conduct toward judges

    — Disclosure obligations under Rule 3.3 of New York’s Rules of Professional Conduct
    — Critical statements to the press
    — Critical statements in court

    • Attorney civility
    Live Program (includes download of materials):


    Live Program: $229 Member/$329 Nonmember

    Discounts will be granted to attorneys working for government agencies, public interest groups, full-time students and full-time academics.

  • Celia Goldwag Barenholtz, Cooley LLP

    Jorge Dopico, Chief Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department

    Hal R. Lieberman, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP

    Honorable Richard T. Andrias, Associate Justice, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department

  • 6:00-6:10 p.m.      Introduction and Opening Remarks

    6:10-7:00 p.m.      Challenges in Witness Preparation

    7:00-7:30 p.m.      Dealings with Jurors

    7:30-7:50 p.m.      Break

    7:50-8:20 p.m.      Conduct toward Judges

    8:20-8:50 p.m.      Attorney Civility

    8:50-9:00 p.m.      Questions and Answers

  • New York Credit: 3.0 ethics
    This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit for all attorneys.
    California Credit: 3.0 professional responsibility
    New Jersey Credit: 3.0 professional responsibility
    Pennsylvania Credit: 2.5 professional responsibility

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  • Save $$ on DVDs & CDs
    *DVDs $229 Member/$329 Nonmember

    *CDs $179 Member/$249 Nonmember

    *Materials Only (no CLE credit):$99 Member/$129 Nonmember

    * New York residents will be charged the New York sales tax for all audio visual purchases.

  • Can’t make it to the program in person?  Now you can attend this program from your office or home.  Register and view by clicking on the Casemaker logo below:

  • Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Ann Rappleye, Director, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6606 | or
    Darianne De Leon, Program & Sponsorship Coordinator, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6731 |