Ethical Issues in Criminal Practice (Update)

(239 Ratings)

Produced on: December 17, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

In this program, attorneys will be exposed to the array of ethical issues that they are likely to encounter in criminal practice. Ethical issues neither arise in a vacuum nor can they always be anticipated. Typically, they force themselves on the busy lawyer amidst the hurly-burly of a hotly contested criminal trial. Sometimes they arise in the pretrial phases; sometimes before a trial - or even a crime - is contemplated.

Many practicing attorneys fail to recognize ethical issues when they arise. There rarely are clear-cut right and wrong answers to many of the ethical dilemmas that occur in criminal practice; however, a clear and careful resolution of these issues is the responsibility the attorney under the rules of professional conduct. It is the purpose of this program, led by attorney Saad Siddiqui, to ensure that such recognition occurs at the earliest possible time so that attorneys may think about and decide how to resolve these ethical issues as soon as possible.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the times ethical issues are most likely to arise in criminal practice  
  2. Identify best practices for resolving these ethical issues
  3. Discuss the applicable ethical rules

This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2017 Bridge the Gap Event.


Saad Siddiqui

Ferrante & Siddiqui, LLP

Saad Siddiqui is a graduate of the University of Rochester and received his law degree from Pace University School of Law.  From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Siddiqui was an Associate at the law firm of Young & Bartlett, LLP in White Plains, New York where he represented clients in criminal and civil matters.  From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Siddiqui was Associate Counsel in the Criminal Division of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County.  In that capacity he represented hundreds of clients in all types of criminal cases ranging from criminal, traffic, and DWI offenses in local and village courts to murder and other serious felonies at the trial and appellate level.

Presently, Mr. Siddiqui is a founding Partner in the newly formed law firm of Ferrante & Siddiqui, LLP.   Mr. Siddiqui’s practice focuses on criminal, immigration, and elder law.

In addition to his criminal practice, Mr. Siddiqui has lectured about criminal law at Pace Law School CLE. 


benjamin a.

very good, knows what he's talking about and a good presenter

William C.

good guy

Sema L.

Good seminar

John H.

One of the better ethics courses on Lawline. Structured with reference to specific ethical rules and illuminating hypotheticals with real life, practical advice.

Baldwin M.

Good course.

Jay L.


Michael B.

this easy to follow class provides the basics for the novice to grasp.

David H.

I really enjoyed the speakers style it is obvious that he is used to speaking in front of an audience.

Tim B.

Presenter was very practical and effective. He presents himself as a solid, stand up attorney, who knows the "ropes", and is in a position to provide good guidance. .

Ryan H.

Excellent and entertaining presentation!!

Monroe S.

Unlike most of your presenters, Mr. Siddiqui has a lot of pep and is more engaging than most.

Tara D.


James K.

Awesome teacher!

Gerald C.


Pat C.

Very Very Good Discussion.

Deborah K.

Very good presentation re some difficult issues that often arise in criminal cases.

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