WMACCA Luncheon: Ethical Updates From A Judicial Perspective

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 01:00

The Washington Metro Area Association of Corporate Counsel will offer a luncheon program, Ethical Updates from A Judicial Perspective, on Friday, October 14, at the offices of Gannett Co., Inc. located at 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Virginia.

The luncheon begins at noon and the CLE event begins at 12:30 and ends at 2:30 p.m.

This two-hour ethics program will be a facilitated discussion with judges regarding the ethical obligations of in-house counsel regarding technology, information management, privacy, security and e-discovery (including within the cloud context, as well as social media). It will cover duty of competence, confidentiality of information, candor to the tribunal and fairness to opposing party and counsel. There will be an update regarding the work of the ABA commission on ethics 20/20 formed in 2009 to address technology and global practice challenges facing the legal profession. Specifically, the panel will discuss the commission's proposed amendments to the comments to model rules 1.0(k) and 1.1, as well as to the black letter model rules 1.6 and 4.4. The program will enable in-house counsel to understand how to meet ethical obligations while also assisting clients in meeting business goals. There will be a question and answer session that will provide participants with an excellent and unique opportunity to get perspectives from judges presiding in several area jurisdictions.

Panelists include Hon. John Anderson, magistrate judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; Hon. John M. Facciola, magistrate judge, U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia; and Christina Ayitois, adjunct professor, Department of Computer Sciences, George Washington University.

For information see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for this program visit www.acc.com/chapters/wmacca or call (703) 242-8773.