Join Kaylin Whittingham, an experienced ethics attorney, as she explores recurring ethical issues in today’s practice and how to avoid them. This course, intended for both newly admitted and experienced practitioners, will focus particularly on escrow, failure to supervise, neglect, conflict of interest, and personal conduct. The relevant ethical rules will be discussed, along with common scenarios in which you might encounter these challenges.
This course originally appeared as a part of our February 2018 Bridge the Gap Event.
Kaylin L. Whittingham is the founder and managing attorney of Whittingham Law—a Legal Ethics and Immigration Law firm. Prior to private practice, Kaylin served as Staff Counsel at the Attorney Grievance Committee, First Judicial Department; and before that was Staff Attorney at the Mental Hygiene Legal Services in the First Department. Kaylin is a former Judicial Intern to the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable Milton Tingling, Supreme Court for the State of New York, New York County.
Kaylin is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) and chairs the New York City Bar (NYCBar) Committee on Professional Discipline. She sits on the National Bar Association Board of Governors, the Board of Advisors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Ethics Compendium and is the former Secretary of the Ethics and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the AILA New York Chapter. She is on the Network of Bar Leaders (NOBL) Executive Council; the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) House of Delegates, Committee on Professional Ethics, and Committee on Leadership Development. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Unique People Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS. Kaylin is the recipient of the 2016 Black Women of Influence (BWOI) Trailblazer Award. She is featured in "200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World" -- a Book and World Exhibit by Blackwell&Ruth, New Zealand. Kaylin is a frequent CLE Speaker at Bar Associations, law firms, and other organizations.
Kaylin earned her Law degree from Northeastern School of Law, where she was a member of the Northeastern Law Journal. She holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the City University of New York (CUNY) and another in Literature from the University of the West Indies (UWI). Kaylin is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Kaylin is also very involved in her community—whether it is representing pro bono clients; or helping to serve meals at the Bowery Men’s Mission; or helping the women at the Bottomless Closet who are re-entering the workforce; or helping to bring awareness to Lupus; or volunteering at a career day for elementary school students; or assisting victims of domestic violence.
Good course with good case examples.
This presenter was excellent. Clear and concise with great examples. Manageable amount of info on the slides. Energy and humor. Please get her and other presenters with her style to do more of your classes.
Very engaging and knowledgeable instructor.
This presenter was terrific, very engaging, interesting and informative!
for such a serious and scary subject the speaker did a nice job and delivering the lessons in a straight forward and easy manner. I loved the lesson about "Never Sue Your Mistress"
Pretty entertaining. :)
Very engaging presenter with very up to date information.
Excellent program - very interesting and well prepared presenter.
Very knowledgeable and enjoyable speaker.
Interesting point at the end about CLE credits.
Presenter was very organized and presented subject in a clear manner
Entertaining and lighthearted presenter.
The presenter did a great job!!!
Excellent and entertaining presentation
I enjoyed the professor. She kept me engaged and interested.
By far, the best lecture in all the course material I have viewed to date. The presenter was excellent. The material was excellent as she cited many of the cases that she discussed. The lecture ended to soon.
Very good speaker and material.
IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE!
very good info personal conduct especially
I enjoyed the speaker's sense of humor about the subject. Great speaker, poised and knowledgeable.
engaging presenter. good grasp of materials. helpful practical insights.
She was EXCELLENT.
Instructor was both knowledgeable and entertaining
Very good presentation
This was an exceptionally good presentation on a topic that I thought would be dry, dry, dry. The instructor was terrific -- I'd recommend this to anyone -- and I'd consider listening to it again. Great audio!
She was great
she was terrific, knowledgeable and wonderful, natural speaker
Dynamic speaker. It’s great to be made aware of rules I may inadvertently break. I know about the major rules against dishonesty or commingling funds. But I appreciate advice on rules I don’t know exist. Thanks!
Informative sand personable presentor. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Scarily informative. Loved it!!!!!!!
I love having the various cases listed in the materials! This is great to have for future use. The faculty member was very knowledgeable and I thought she was great. I'd love to take more courses with her.
Excellent liked it a lot
Nice overview of the various ethical issues attorneys need to always consider and what happens when attorneys miss something or make a mistake.
Loved her enthusiasm and sense of humor - it was fun!
Very well done..
Excellent faculty and program!
Fabulous speaker! Most engaging ethics presentation I’ve attended.
Fun, interesting, and informative. I'd take another class taught by her.
Excellent informative course with engaging speaker.
Well done. Made the topic very interesting.