Ethics and Legal Writing Update

(4545 Ratings)

Produced on: June 13, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Ethics are always on the mind of a legal practitioner, as ethical violations can mar a legal career. An area of concern for litigators specifically is the possibility of being disciplined not only by state bar authorities, but by judges in the form of sanctions and public ridicule. This course explores five areas within the broader topic of legal ethics and writing in which judges have taken the leading role in enforcing ethical norms.

Join attorney Daniel Abrams to find out how you can be more ethically aware in your legal writings and subsequently, your practice.  

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify court-awarded sanctions for frivolous legal writing
  2. Understand the duty to cite adverse authority
  3. Utilize civility in legal writing
  4. Explore the ethics of ghostwriting
  5. Avoid plagiarism and its ethical ramifications


Faculty

Daniel Abrams

Law Office of Daniel L. Abrams, PLLC

Daniel L. Abrams’ practice focuses on legal malpractice, and business litigation. Mr. Abrams has helped many corporations and individuals complaining of inadequate legal services or overbilling obtain relief and settlements from their former attorneys.  He represents mostly plaintiffs but occasionally defendants in legal malpractice cases and other disputes related to legal ethics, including legal fee disputes, breach of fiduciary duty cases, cases alleging conflicts of interest, and other professional responsibility issues.  Lawyers and law firms frequently hire Mr. Abrams to serve as lawyer, expert or consultant on issues related to legal ethics or the law governing lawyers.  He has taught legal ethics to other lawyers for the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association, Lawline.com and Access MCLE. He has also appeared as a guest lecturer at Suffolk Law School.

In addition to his legal malpractice and ethics practice, Mr. Abrams has an active business litigation practice. Mr. Abrams’ clients include business owners, general counsel, and individuals in a full range of business litigation and arbitration matters.  His cases have included business dealings arising out of oil & gas contracts, licensing agreements, business mergers, employment agreements, financing arrangements, business fraud, trade secrets, and corporate whistleblower allegations.  His litigation cases include a successful multi-million dollar reversal of an arbitration award, a defense victory after a bench trial in a breach of contract case, and many favorable settlements of commercial disputes and legal malpractice cases.

Mr. Abrams received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1995 where he was an Olin Fellow of Law and Economics. He is a member of The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he served on the Professional Responsibility Committee and the Subcommittee on Lawyer Promotion and Advertising from 2004-2007.  He is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, and Tenth Circuit United States Court of Appeals. 

Reviews

SW
Stephen W.

The course was well presented.

KW
Kyle W.

Well organized and presented.

JR
Jenik R.

pragmatic and well thought out for the presentation.

LF
Lloyd F.

Excellent presentation. Very informative.

MD
Michael D.

The examples from the Dershowitz case, Rule 11 discussion, and the Shipley matter were helpful in particular.

RM
Retha M.

Excellent.

NC
Nicole V C.

Very good class. Personable demeanor.

SD
Stephanie D.

Practical. Very clearly taught.

ET
Edith T.

Great presentation -- very informative and glad I took the course.

AM
Anthony M.

Good job!

DR
Dena R.

Info packed content, interesting delivery, request more from this presenter

ES
Edward S.

Very informative. Nice job.

CR
Christopher R.

The speaker covered a dry topic well, and provided useful practice advice.

AP
Andrew P.

Very interesting course Learned many new cases things

LC
Loree C.

excellent presentation

KC
Kristin C.

Thank you!

DB
Dennis B.

Outstanding presentation. Very informative.

LG
Lawrence G.

succinct and clear; good reminders

SJ
Stuart I. J.

Enjoyable

DK
Dennis K.

Interesting topic for a CLE.

HV
Hector V.

Great job, Dan! Very well presented. Please keep updating and doing more presentations! Thank you for the wonderful instruction!

LC
Lawrence C.

Very thorough program.

AE
Ashley Renee E.

Great course

TL
Tanner L.

comprehensive.

WM
William M.

good

AF
Amy F.

Great!

MA
Mattie A.

Excellent

VB
Valerie B.

Very informative, organized, well-presented. I learned something.

BM
Bilar M.

Useful for claiming CLE credit

JC
Joseph C.

Enjoyed instructor

KC
Kevin C.

Dan is the best

LH
Lee H.

very thorough presentation!!

SZ
Simon Z.

Course was very well done.

SR
Steven R.

The content was very practical.

KS
kathleen s.

good course

CG
Cynthia G.

Very interesting topic - I will be using the information in my undergrad Business Law class that I teach. (Where students do a lot of writing - finding plagiarism rampant these days.)

RL
Rochelle L.

Even for a non-litigator, this presentation is valid. Especially for in-house attorneys.

KR
Kenneth R.

Good overview of issues

RR
Richard R.

Very informative. Thank you

MB
Michael B.

A+

JK
John K.

I always dread doing my CLE but I'm alwyas impressed by how interesting it is when I get around to watching the lectures. I guess I'm more interested in the law than I realize.

SP
Steven P.

EXCELLENT PRESENTATION

SB
Susan M. B.

Well organized presentation. Important information clearly delivered.

CB
Christopher B.

Mr. Abrams' presentation was well-researched and insightful for litigators. Thank you.

GC
Gerald C.

Thanks

LR
Lawrence R.

Direct and on pont for topic and subject matter.

ML
Michael J. L.

Very good, Mr. Abrams.

RB
Randy B.

Good presentation.

CL
Charles L.

Great course.

BD
Betty D.

clear and concise information

DD
Dave D.

Good class

GP
Gregory P.

Thank you

MC
Mark C.

Informative

EK
Erik K.

comprehensive topics - good job on an ethics presentation

RE
Robin E.

Very practical information.

DG
Deborah G.

Very good presentation and personable guy

RN
Rena N.

Attorney Danny Abrams was very clear and articulate. Thank you.

DO
Daniel O.

Good course.

MM
Martza M.

Excellent

JT
John C. T.

lecturer was good, materials not as good

GC
Gary C.

Professional presentation

BM
Brenna M.

Very good program

JS
James S.

thanks!

MZ
Marc Z.

Easy manner; organized; very good flow and informative; made it more interesting and efficient

BL
Brian L.

This on-demand webinar was very informative and convenient.

PN
Philip N.

Good program

HJ
Holly J.

the slides are very helpful

MB
Mayo B.

Great class.

MD
Matthew D.

interesting and helpful lecture

MC
Min C.

Great lecturer!

TK
Thomas K.

Perfect refresher course

JB
Jeffrey B.

Good

JA
James Alton A.

Good coverage of ethical considerations in pleadings

MW
Michael W.

Concise, but informative

FE
Frank E.

Good "to the point" seminar

KW
Katherine W.

excellent!

KT
Kimberly T.

Good

DH
Diane H.

Really enjoyed it!

KF
Kathleen F.

Interesting information and well-presented.

KB
Kevin B.

Very good.

LO
Lisa O.

Nice presentation - good topic

AD
Augustin D.

The summary at the end was very useful and helped me clarified my notes taken during the lecture.

MB
Melea B.

Good course. Helpful information. Many areas covered in a detailed way.

BW
Batya W.

The instructer and materials were excellent. This was probably the best CLE course I have ever taken. It was very informative.

KM
Keith M.

Covered a lot of topics I wasntt aware of

HS
HYUNJI S.

The course content was well organized.

AE
Ann E.

perfect delivery of very helpful material

BH
Brian H.

good knowledge about writing

SS
Steven S.

Very informative.

MT
Michael T T.

Good job on frivolous litigation matters and incivility in legal writing.

RS
Robert S.

A good presentation of an important but seldom treated topic.

HR
Holly R.

great topic and good presenter. Thanks!

KU
Kristina U.

Extremely nice job! Very informative, clearly presented and it held my interest.

DA
Donna A.

Very good topic

WH
William H.

Wonderfully interesting.

AP
Abagail P.

The speaker was very helpful.

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