DC Bar Association Plans Ethics Seminar

Monday, August 1, 2005 - 01:00

To keep lawyers up to date on legal ethics requirements, the DC Bar Association this month has scheduled a CLE seminar titled Survival Guide for the Virtuous Lawyer: A Legal Ethics Seminar.

The program will take place on Tuesday, August 30 from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1250 H Street, NW, Washington, DC.

This seminar explores the dangerous jungles of legal ethics, where unexpected perils may lurk and attorneys must be alert, prepared and well-armed with ethical problem-solving tools.

Among the challenging topics covered in this interactive seminar are:

  • Hidden conflicts, sudden conflicts and surprising conflicts, and how to handle them;
  • "Scorched earth" tactics: beat them or join them;
  • Reporting a colleague for misconduct;
  • Duties upon withdrawal;
  • The use of selective ignorance;
  • Multijurisdictional practice traps;
  • Independent judgment.

The presenter for this afternoon seminar will be Jack Marshall of ProEthics.

For information on registration fees and available CLE credits, see the Bulletin Board onThe Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metro corpcounsel.com.

To register for the seminar, call (202) 626-3488 or visit www.dcbar.org.