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A Lesson in Ethics for Georgia Attorneys (How To Succeed in Law)

Produced on October 18, 2018

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Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

In this course, attorney Gary Ross explores the ways in which attorneys can adhere to professional standards and to succeed in their legal endeavors. His discussion covers various aspects of professionalism, from drafting documents for senior partners to communicating with clients and billing practices, as well as the ABA Rules that govern an attorney’s methods for both.

The program specifically addresses Georgia’s professionalism standards as well, speaking to both the Lawyer’s Creed and the Aspirational Statement of Professionalism. Mr. Ross also examines time management strategies and lends practical advice on how to survive those first few years in the legal workforce.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish professionalism from ethics
  2. Identify drafting tips and tools to help you start out on the right foot with your supervising attorneys
  3. Recognize the importance of time management and not over-committing your most valuable resource
  4. Grasp standard billing practices and why you should always bill all your time
  5. Discuss keys to successful communications with your supervising attorneys, opposing attorneys, clients, and others
  6. Gain an understanding of the importance of professionalism to your legal career



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Faculty

Gary J. Ross

Ross Law Group, PLLC

Gary J. Ross has advised both small businesses and large Fortune 500 companies on a variety of transactional, disclosure, corporate governance and compliance matters. He founded Ross Law Group, PLLC in 2017, a boutique law firm that focuses on corporate and securities law, investment funds, cryptocurrencies, crowdfunding and startup law. Gary previously worked at Jackson Ross, another firm that he founded, for four years, and previous to that he worked in the Corporate Transactions & Securities and Capital Markets practice groups at Sidley Austin LLP and Alston & Bird LLP. 

From 2009 to 2012, Gary served in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he managed conflicts of interest issues pertaining to contractors and financial agents engaged by Treasury to provide asset management, advisory, and other services relating to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). In that capacity, he developed and recommended compliance standards and regulation interpretation guidelines and designed the on-site testing carried out by the TARP audit department, during which he served as the subject matter specialist. He also helped draft the federal regulation for conflicts of interests as they pertained to TARP, and prepared the official conflicts of interest responses to Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) inquiries. 

Mr. Ross is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School and has lectured at schools such as Penn State Dickinson Law. He has been quoted in articles in MarketWatch, Corporate Counsel, The New York Times and the Associated Press.

Gary received his J.D. from Northwestern Law School in 2004 and earned a B.B.A. from the University of Miami in 1994. Prior to attending law school, Gary worked as a Case Manager for the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Gary is admitted to practice law in New York, the District of Columbia, and Georgia.

(Website www.rosslawgroup.co)