Ethics for the Family Law Attorney

(907 Ratings)

Produced on: February 13, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Ethical minefields are lurking everywhere, particularly in the area of family law. Join Angela Scafuri, Principal at Bressler, Amery & Ross, for an informative program designed to identify the most frequent ethical violations in family law and how to avoid them.

This seminar will assist both new and seasoned family law practitioners in understanding the do’s and do not’s involving attorney-client privilege, e-discovery and social media, as well as provide tips and “best practices” that can be put to immediate use to avoid ethical pitfalls.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the “Cardinal Rules” of professional conduct: Competence, Diligence and Communication
  2. Develop an understanding of an attorney’s obligation to maintain competence in Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”)
  3. Identify the ethical challenges presented by electronic discovery and social media
  4. Examine how to ethically investigate a party and witnesses using social media
  5. Explore how to ethically advise your clients in the use of social media

Faculty

Angela Scafuri

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.

Angela is a Shareholder in the Firm's Family Law Practice. As a member of the firm's Family Law group, Angela routinely works with clients whose needs lie in  all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation, mediation and arbitration, alimony and child support, custody and parenting time issues, same-sex divorce and dissolution, high asset divorces, separation and property settlement agreements and domestic violence matters. Angela is also a trained collaborative law professional and a New Jersey Supreme Court approved R. 1:40 mediator, as well as only one of the few trained mediators in New Jersey authorized to mediate cases that include a domestic violence Final Restraining Order.

Angela is admitted to the roster of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases as well as the roster of Civil Mediators for the Superior Comi of New Jersey for several New Jersey counties. She serves as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for Morris County, and volunteers her time for both the New Jersey Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project of Morris County and the Morris County Family Law Self-Help Clinic for prose litigants. 

She also devotes her time to our service men and women through the American Bar Association's Pro Bono Military Project. Angela has been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers and New Jersey Monthly as one of the state's top "Rising Stars," was recognized by her peers as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2011, and was recognized by "10 Leaders" for matrimonial law age 45 and under. Angela has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court for her second term to the District XA Ethics Committee. She is also a Trustee and serves on the Executive Board for the Morris County Bar Association.  

Angela received her B.A. from Colgate University and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. She is a frequent lecturer on a variety of family law issues, including those involving social media and ethics.

Reviews

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Stephen E.

Articulate, well-organized presenter.

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Gloria G.

Excellent speaker

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Alissa B.

Presenter was very knowledgeable and gave practical examples.

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Denise G.

Useful information.

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Joseph C.

Thank you.

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Belinda B.

This discussed important issues regarding social media and discovery. Excellent!

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Bonnie D.

This is an excellent program with a great deal of "need to know" information going forward in our world of technology. Ms. Scafuri is an excellent speaker and captured every second of my attention.

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Steven S.

Excellent course. Enjoyed faculty.

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David T.

Very interesting, excellent presentation.

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Ashley Renee E.

Great course

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Andrew A.

very detailed

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Laura G.

One of your best speakers!

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natalie g.

REALLY liked her!

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Tamara G.

Very good commentary on social media in family law proceedings.

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Henry G.

Excellent course and speaker.

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Bruce G.

good program

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Brad M.

Excellent coverage of social media in divorce litigation!

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Adam S.

The presenter was one of the most clear instructors on Lawline.

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Neil M.

Very interesting.

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Jay H.

Excellent presentation.

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MICHAEL G.

WELL DONE..VERY INFORMATIVE !

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Robert F.

all is good

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Rebecca H.

Very informative presentation!

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Jennifer B.

This presenter was fantastic!

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Eric P.

Timely and well done.

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Lisa O.

Very informative presentation. I would definitely recommend this topic and presenter.

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Joseph L.

Very good, knowledgeable presenter.

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Bruce R.

speaker was knowledgeable and informative

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Gretchen K.

A really informative class. I enjoyed the lecturer's voice and manner. Very easy to listen to. Highly recommend.

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Andrea M.

This CLE was well done and made me expand my thinking on ESI.

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Ryan A.

Well done!

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Marvin C.

Provides some eye-opening info concerning social media obligations that go beyond what most attorneys would expect to be discoverable or an ethical obligation.

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Peter D.

Excellent presentation! Ms. Scafuri is very articulate.

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Jeffrey D.

Pretty good information.

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William T.

My advise to friends is never post anything you don't want to be used against you....ever. This presentation explains why.

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Benjamin H.

The social media coverage was very insightful

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Ruth G.

Good reminders about social media.

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Deanna R.

Angela is a great presenter!

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Ivan K.

This course was very instructive, timely and relevant

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Darlene D.

This was an excellent update on discovery in the age of social media and technology, particularly highlighting ethical considerations.

JB
Julie A. B.

Friendly, knowledgeable speaker. All family law practitioners should watch this program. You’ll thank Lawline later.

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Erika E.

Very informative and relevant to my practice.

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