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

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.


Program Co-Instructors:

William M. Lopez

William M. Lopez
Foley & Lardner LLP

Tyler Maulsby

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 for Members | $329 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (earliest admission 2016-2018 in any state or country), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges (and their staff), or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.


  • 6:00 pm – 6:20 pm Competence and Custom
    6:20 pm – 6:40 pm Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law
    6:40 pm – 6:55 pm Discrimination in the Practice of Law
    6:55 pm – 7:25 pm Candor to the Tribunal
    7:25 pm – 7:40 pm Leaving Your Law Firm 
    7:40 pm – 7:55 pm Authority Between Lawyer and Client
    7:55 pm – 8:10 pm Duties to Corporate Clients


  • CLE Credit
     2.5 ethics
     2.6 professional responsibility
     2.5 professional responsibility
     2.0 professional responsibility


  • Sponsoring Association Committee: Professional Ethics Committee | Bruce A. Green, Chair

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