Ethics & Professionalism: Best Practices for Attorneys 2019

Originally held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Program Chair:
Angela S. Barker
Law Office of Angela Barker LLC

  • This program provides an experience-based overview and perspective on spotting and dealing with ethics issues that arise over a wide range of practice areas. Members of the Professional Discipline Committee will present short, entertaining but issue-filled vignettes reflecting real-world scenarios. This program will cover ethical issues involved in inadvertent production of privileged materials in discovery, the use of investigators by law firms, law firm billing of clients, plagiarism, redaction, cybersecurity for lawyers, uncivil conduct and obligations to courts and adversaries, the proper use of attorney escrow accounts, lateral movement by lawyers and the pitfalls to avoid in dealing with pro se litigants. A panel of experts representing many facets of the legal community and decades of experience will comment on, discuss and answer questions about the vignettes. The goal is to present issues and incidents the audience will remember and practical information they can use in daily practice.

    OnDemand: $149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges (and their staff who are also members), or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.


  • Moderator:
    Harvey Strickon
    Paul Hastings LLP
    Charlotte Moses Fischman
    Counsel and Co-General Counsel
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    Saratu Grace Ghartey
    Chief Program Accountability Officer
    NYC Dept of Social Services (HRA)
    James B. Kobak, Jr. 
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    Janis Meyer
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP


  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. Introduction & Program Overview
    6:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Presentation and Panel Discussion of Vignettes

    • Inadvertent Production
    • Investigations, Supervision of Investigators, Use of Social Media
    • Ethics Issues in Billing Clients
    • Plagiarism
    • Redaction
    7:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. Presentation and Panel Discussion of Vignettes

    • Cybersecurity
    • Uncivil Conduct and Obligations to Courts and Adversaries
    • Escrow Accounts
    • Lateral Movement by Lawyers
    • Dealing with the Pro Se Litigant
    7:50 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Q & A


  • CLE Credit
    New York:
     2.0 Ethics
    New Jersey:
     2.2 Professional Responsibility 
    1.5 Professional Responsibility
     1.5 Professional Responsibility

    Please Note: Newly admitted NY attorneys cannot fulfill ethics or skills credits through our on-demand programs under OCA rules. For more information on this, please see

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Professional Discipline | Kaylin L. Whittingham, Chair

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