'Ethical Challenges In Employment Law: Resolving Real World Issues'

Thursday, January 1, 2004 - 01:00

In the constantly evolving area of employment law, practitioners regularly face a number of ethical questions.To help attorneys find answers to these questions, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York this month will offer a CLE seminar titled Ethical Challenges in Employment Law: Resolving Real World Issues.

The program will take place on Wednesday, January 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the House of the Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York City.

Some of the questions this seminar will attempt to answer include:

• What issues must company counsel consider in deciding whether, and with what caveats, she can represents a company officer or employee who is named as a co-defendant in a discrimination suit?

• May an attorney advise a client to tape conversations (and how does the opinion issued this past summer by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on this subject affect the analysis of this question)?

• What particular ethical issues arise (both for governmental counsel and for defense counsel) in proceedings before government agencies, such as the EEOC, the State Division of Human Rights or the City Commission of Human Rights, where a claimant may incorrectly perceive the agency's counsel as his or her own attorney?

In many instances, knowing and planning for issues like these can prevent a situation that may require discontinuance of the representation. At this program, a panel of ethics experts and employment law practitioners will examine these and other ethical questions that typically arise in this practice area through a series of hypotheticals.

Serving as program chair is Adrienne B. Koch, Esanu Katsky Korins & Siger LLP.

For details on registration fees and CLE credits, see the Bulletin Board in this issue.

For reservations, call (212) 382-6663 or access www.abcny.org.