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.
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.
Dan was a great speaker and came across as a very experienced, practical and capable practitioner.
The five topics covered were well-chosen.
Practica, common sense, easy to follow, kept my attention.
Never heard of reverse ghostwriting before..
great presenter, good job on the material, thanks for an interesting and helpful presentation
The presentation was clear and concise.
Great course with very practical advice on issues that come up on a daily basis. Great class!!
Very comprehensive and understandable.
Thoughtful and interesting presentation.
Good presentation - more interesting than the title would lead me to believe.
Very practical information
VERY GOOD PRESENTATION
Very interesting discussion. Thank you.
Very helpful discussion
Good written materials.
Good discussion of the issues; well-presented.
Good presentation, especially about Rule 11 and novel arguments.
Made short concise points.
name of course belies how absolutely helpful this ethics class is; excellent content; highly recommend for all litigation/situational attnys
very helpful re: dealing with adverse authority during legal writing
Clear and well-organized.
This was one of the best i have seen on LawLine.
Really Good! Well done!
Mr. Abrams was very familiar with the subject matter and had numerous suggestions for avoiding pitfalls. In particular he stressed the importance of citing adverse authority in briefs, with the suggestion of including it in footnotes to avoid disrupting the flow of the argument being made.
Daniel was a solid presenter.
Nicely and completely presented
Some issues I had not considered. Thanks!
A substantive and concise class - excellent.
Presenter was articulate, interesting and cohesive as well as comprehensive.
Excellent and engaging presentation.
Great Job...very useful refresher after not practicing for 14 years!
Mr. Abrams made a great presentation and I would encourage others to listen to him. I particularly liked his forthright manner. Well done.
Nice pace and list of topics.
Very helpful with those difficult ethics questions. Well presented
Excellent, very informative, right on point about important issues.
Appreciated the tips like "proofread first for tone"
Very good basic primer
Nice work from the presenter!
Again Mr. Abrams approaches his subject knowledgeably and succinctly. Very informative.
Highlights standards of how to present the written word in litigation.
Excellent ethics course.
Direct and to the point. Bravo!
Great speaker. Would definitely listen to more from Mr. Abrams. .
Great presentation. Thanks.
Very fine presentation.
Very well-organized written materials.
Mr. Abrams did a great job.
Plagiarism discussion was helpful.
Speaker is clearly well-versed in this material. Excellent program.
Great presentation - enjoyed it!
This program was truly exceptional!
good written materials and tips.
Presenter obviously as a specialist and taught the information in a well reasoned and concise manner
Very concise and interesting.
Succinct and great confidence in delivery
good, lecturer spoke in a way that was very easy to understand.
Issues I had never considered, not being a litigator. Very interesting.
Excellent CLE on issues involving ethics in writing.
Good content, well-presented. That guy's got the kind of presence you'd want in court, it seems to me.
The course was well presented.
Well organized and presented.
pragmatic and well thought out for the presentation.
Excellent presentation. Very informative.
The examples from the Dershowitz case, Rule 11 discussion, and the Shipley matter were helpful in particular.
Very good class. Personable demeanor.
Practical. Very clearly taught.
Great presentation -- very informative and glad I took the course.
Info packed content, interesting delivery, request more from this presenter
Very informative. Nice job.
The speaker covered a dry topic well, and provided useful practice advice.
Very interesting course Learned many new cases things
Outstanding presentation. Very informative.
succinct and clear; good reminders
Interesting topic for a CLE.
Great job, Dan! Very well presented. Please keep updating and doing more presentations! Thank you for the wonderful instruction!
Very thorough program.
Very informative, organized, well-presented. I learned something.
Useful for claiming CLE credit
Dan is the best
very thorough presentation!!
Course was very well done.
The content was very practical.
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.)
Even for a non-litigator, this presentation is valid. Especially for in-house attorneys.
Good overview of issues
Very informative. Thank you
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.
Well organized presentation. Important information clearly delivered.
Mr. Abrams' presentation was well-researched and insightful for litigators. Thank you.
Direct and on pont for topic and subject matter.
Very good, Mr. Abrams.
clear and concise information
comprehensive topics - good job on an ethics presentation
Very practical information.
Very good presentation and personable guy
Attorney Danny Abrams was very clear and articulate. Thank you.
lecturer was good, materials not as good
Very good program
Easy manner; organized; very good flow and informative; made it more interesting and efficient
This on-demand webinar was very informative and convenient.
the slides are very helpful
interesting and helpful lecture
Perfect refresher course
Good coverage of ethical considerations in pleadings
Concise, but informative
Good "to the point" seminar
Really enjoyed it!
Interesting information and well-presented.
Nice presentation - good topic
The summary at the end was very useful and helped me clarified my notes taken during the lecture.
Good course. Helpful information. Many areas covered in a detailed way.
The instructer and materials were excellent. This was probably the best CLE course I have ever taken. It was very informative.
Covered a lot of topics I wasntt aware of
The course content was well organized.
perfect delivery of very helpful material
good knowledge about writing
Good job on frivolous litigation matters and incivility in legal writing.
A good presentation of an important but seldom treated topic.
great topic and good presenter. Thanks!
Extremely nice job! Very informative, clearly presented and it held my interest.
Very good topic
The speaker was very helpful.