(Webcast) Ethics & Professionalism: Best Practices for Attorneys 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Program Co-Chair:
Brenda Correa
Principal Attorney at the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Program Co-Chair:
Lynn Mechanick
The Law and Mediation Office of Debra Lynn Mechanick, MSW

  • 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.

    Program Fee:
    $199 For Members | $299 For Nonmembers

  • Harvey Strickon (Moderator)
    Paul Hastings LLP

    Jorge Dopico
    Attorney Grievance Committee

    James Kobak, Jr.
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

    Robert P. Guido
    Russo, Karl, Widmaier & Cordano PLLC

    Kaylin L. Whittingham
    Whittingham Law

    Christopher Ryan
    K2 Intelligence


    6:00PM – 6:10PM     Introduction & Overview


    6:10PM – 7:50PM      Presentation and Panel Discussion of Vignettes

    • Cybersecurity
    • Investigation, Supervision of Investigators, Use of Social Media
    • Redaction
    • Inadvertent Production
    • Preparing to Transition Practices for Death, Disability or Disaster and Attorney Wellness Concerns
    • Data Breach Issues
    • Dealing with the Pro Se Litigant
    • Uncivil Conduct and Obligations to Courts and Adversaries & Obtaining Evidence Through Social Networking Sites
    • Ethics Issues in Billing Clients
    • Threatening Criminal Charges or Attorney Grievances to Get Relief or to Help Settle Civil Matters for Clients
    • Ethical Duties of Prosecutors
    • Plagiarism


    7:50PM – 8:00PM    Q & A

  • New York: 2.0 Ethics
    New Jersey: 2.0 Professional Responsibility
    California: 2.0 Professional Responsibility
    Pennsylvania: 1.5 Professional Responsibility

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Professional Discipline, Brenda Correa, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | ybalashchenko@nycbar.org