Basic Ethics for Lawyers

(1115 Ratings)

Produced on: December 16, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 120 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

This program provides an overview of the basic ethic rules that all lawyers must follow in all areas of the law. It includes an emphasis on how these rules are affected by the general practice of law in today’s internet and social media environment, including a discussion of ethics and electronic devices, cloud computing, and payment of fees by credit card.

Other topics to be covered include duties to clients and former clients, lawyers’ responsibility of non-lawyers, fee arrangements, conflicts of interest, the sale of a legal practice, and more.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  2. Understand how to apply the ethics rules to today’s evolving technology 
  3. Explore conflicts of interest and how to avoid them

Faculty

David Sass

McLaughlin & Stern LLP

For the past 54 years, David W. Sass has been a practicing attorney in the City of New York representing public and private corporations on securities and finance matters, mergers and acquisitions, in addition to handling real estate transactions and advising not-for-profit corporations.

He is a graduate of Ithaca College (where he was the vice chairman of the board of trustees for nine years). He received his law degree from Temple University and his master's of law degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. He is co-chair of McLaughlin & Stern's corporate and securities department.

Mr. Sass's activities include serving as a director of ICTS International N.V., a leader in airport security solutions; He is also a director of several privately held corporations. Mr. Sass is an Honorary Trustee of Ithaca College. He is a director of TCI College of Technology.


Reviews

BN
Barbara N.

provided basic information and few good "nuggets" re Windows 10 and also dual reps in T&E.

TM
thomas m.

good overview

MS
Melissa S.

nice presentaton

RH
Robert H.

wow.

RW
Rose W.

Great comprehensive course.

JB
jason b.

Very Useful information

ZJ
Zachary J.

great detailed course

RP
Randy P.

Very comprehensive coverage -- thanks.

GA
Glen A.

Exceeded my expectations.

EB
Earl B.

very complete

PB
Peter B.

Very Good on How to Use and Electronic media .

DK
Diana K.

Good refresher course

CH
Catherine H.

I really liked the presenter, David Sass, nice manner, very real & straightforward presentation of essential information, thanks!

SO
Stephanie O.

very comprehensive. the instructor was highly knowledgeable of his subject.

MW
Matthew W.

Excellent review of all the basic considerations in professional ethics.

PL
Peter L.

Good program

JL
Joseph L.

Good

JG
Jerry L G.

A good refresher...

SM
Sarah M.

THank you

JC
Jaclyn C.

good program

KR
kenneth r.

Thorough, complete and thoughtful. Well worth the two-hour commitment.

MF
Margaret F.

Succinct and relevant

LO
Lisabeth O.

I enjoyed this lecture. Thank you, Mr. Sass.

SA
Sharon A.

Helpful information

JB
Julie A. B.

Not a sexy subject, but an indispensable one for all attorneys.

JM
Justin M.

This was a very informative CLE, thank you Lawline.

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