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Hard Legal Ethics Questions

Hard Legal Ethics Questions:
How to Resolve Them or, Even Better, Avoid Them
2019 Professional Development Workshop Series
Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
To view the live webcast (available to sponsoring law firms only), please CLICK HERE.

Program Fee:
Live Program: $75 for Nonmembers
Free for New York City Bar Members & Attorneys from Sponsoring Law Firms

New York CLE Credit:
2.0 Ethics

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys

Ideally, the questions of legal ethics that lawyers commonly encounter in everyday practice are easily answered by referring to the Rules of Professional Conduct or to other sources of guidance. This program is not interested in those questions, however. Its subject is hard questions – those that arise in situations where lawyers have strong conflicting impulses, where important principles are in tension, and where the rules themselves are silent or uncertain. Ideally, lawyers rarely if ever face hard ethics questions. But exploring what makes these dilemmas challenging, the practical and procedural mechanisms for resolving them, and the possible ways of avoiding them, should provide useful insights and lessons for addressing, resolving and avoiding lawyers’ more common ethics dilemmas as well. Professor Bruce Green, who chairs the New York City Bar’s Committee on Professional Ethics, will lead a panel of committee members through this exploration.

Panel Chair:
Bruce A. Green, Louis Stein Chair of Law & Director, Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham Law School

Dai Wai Chin Feman, Parbellum Capital
Devika Kewalramani, Moses & Singer LLP
Geri S. Krauss, Krauss PLLC
Sanjit S. Shah, Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP

Allen & Overy LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Davis & Gilbert LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Labaton Sucharow LLP New York City Law Department Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Venable LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

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