On Demand

Advising Clients During a Business Crisis Pursuant to ABA Model Rules 2.1 and 1.4

1h 1m

Created on August 13, 2020





In this course, attorney Aaron Solomon and CEO Meredith Parfet of the Ravenyard Group will discuss the attorney's role as advisor in a business crisis, as conceptualized by the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. They will begin by providing insight into the client's perspective, exploring the many emotional, chaotic, and complex experiences the client is facing in the midst of crisis. They will then analyze the text of  ABA Model Rules 2.1 and 1.4, and their comments, and apply them to the attorney's role as advisor. Additionally, they will explore the structure of a business crisis from a client's point of view and provide specific techniques for advising a client in a business crisis by helping them set priorities. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze the text of ABA Model Rules 2.1 and 1.4,  and their comments

  2. Examine the role of the lawyer as an advisor, through the lens of the ABA Model Rules

  3. Identify what a business crisis feels like from the client's point of view

  4. Review how to help a client in crisis set their priorities

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