Lights, Camera, Ethics!: Why Your Favorite Movie Lawyers May Need an Ethics Lawyer

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.

Program Instructor:

Tyler Maulsby
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

  • A great actress once said “Everything I learned, I learned from the movies.” Fortunately she was not a lawyer. Some of our favorite and unforgettable movie characters over the years have been lawyers. These characters have made us laugh, cry, and inspired us to do great things. But sometimes what we learn from the big screen may not fly in the real-world where the Rules of Professional Conduct govern lawyers’ conduct. Join us for a fun-filled evening where we will explore some of the ethics issues that arise in lawyer movies including the duties of candor, competence, and the unauthorized practice of law. Ethics credits and popcorn to be provided by the City Bar.

    Live Program & Webcast: $229 Member | $329 Nonmember
    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, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Katie Lachter
    Associate General Counsel
    Proskauer Rose LLP

    Sarah F. Warren
    Special Counsel, Associate General Counsel
    Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm Introductions
    6:05 pm – 6:15 pm Candor in Admissions
    6:15 pm – 6:30 pm Unauthorized Practice of Law
    6:30 pm – 6:45 pm Competence and Custom
    6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Candor to the Tribunal Part I
    7:00 pm – 7:10 pm Candor to the Tribunal Part II
    7:10 pm – 7:25 pm Authority between Lawyer and Client
    7:25 pm – 7:40 pm Lateral Transitions
    7:45 pm – 7:55 pm Representing a Client with Diminished Capacity
    7:55 pm – 8:10 pm Discrimination in the Practice of Law

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    2.5 Ethics
    New Jersey:
    2.5 Professional Responsibility
    2.5 Professional Responsibility
    2.0 Professional Responsibility

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

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