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 Firm that protects the reputation and livelihood of lawyers and judges. She is a lawyer’s lawyer and counsels her clients on professional responsibility and risk management. Prior to private practice, Kaylin served as Counsel at the Attorney Grievance Committee, First Judicial Department where she investigated and prosecuted a wide array of professional misconduct cases. Prior to that, she served as Staff Attorney at the Mental Hygiene Legal Services in the First Department. Kaylin was 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 a very active in the legal community: she chairs the New York City Bar Association (CityBar) Professional Discipline Committee; she is a member of the CityBar Council on the Profession Committee and the Litigation Funding Task Force; she sits on the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Nomination Committee and Committee of Bar Leaders. Kaylin has also served in various other roles at multiple Bar Associations including as: President of the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA), Board member of the National Bar Association Board of Governors, member of the Board of Advisors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Ethics Compendium, Secretary of the Ethics and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the AILA New York Chapter, member of the Network of Bar Leaders (NOBL) Executive Council; NYSBA's House of Delegates, Committee on Professional Ethics, and Committee on Leadership Development.
Additionally, Kaylin served as Board 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. She is featured in the book and world exhibit—200 Women: Who Will Change The Way You See The World-- a Book and World Exhibit by Blackwell&Ruth, New Zealand; and is the recipient of the 2016 Black Women of Influence (BWOI) Trailblazer Award, 2017 Association of Black Women Attorneys Achievement Award and 2018 National Bar Association Presidential Award. Guided by her mantra: "Inspire. Empower. Engage"—Kaylin advocates for women rights, immigrants, victims of domestic violence, and the mentally ill.
Kaylin is a frequent continuing legal education (CLE) Speaker at Bar Associations, law firms, and other organizations. Today, she pursues parallel careers as an attorney and as an associate real estate broker at Douglas Elliman.
Stood out from other ethics courses for insight and clarity
The presenter was very engaging so it made the CLE very enjoyable.
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.