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Lawyer Liability: Personal Exposure and Ethical Responsibilities of Inside and Outside Counsel (Moderated Live Webcast)

Content Partner:  Celesq AttorneysEd Center
Price: $165.00*
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Celesq® AttorneysEd Center and West LegalEdcenter invite you to our continuing series of Town Hall meetings. This program, which is designed especially for in-house counsel and for attorneys who serve as counsel for their law firms, covers the hot topics in legal ethics for in-house and outside corporate counsel, the attorney-client privilege, potential exposure of lawyers under Sarbanes-Oxley and other recent developments.


The Agenda for this program is set forth below. If there are particular issues regarding any of the topics that you would like the presenters to address, please contact us in advance of the program.


Part I: Hot Topics in Legal Ethics

  • Conflict of interest developments; including advance conflict waivers, affiliate conflicts, and issue conflicts
  • “Noisy withdrawal” of representation
  • Best practices re: e-discovery & document preservation
  • Multijurisdictional practice and registration/admission issues for corporate counsel and outside counsel with respect to arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and negotiations

Part II: Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege

  • Inadvertent waiver of attorney-client privilege; including issues pertaining to document productions and use of electronic mail and cell phones
  • Advice of counsel defense; including effect on attorney-client privilege and strategies for using the defense and preserving the privilege
  • Selective waiver of attorney-client privilege with respect to internal investigations and government investigations
  • Scope of attorney-client privilege; including issues pertaining to internal communications and disclosure to auditors


Part III: Potential Exposure of Lawyers under Sarbanes-Oxley and Other Recent Developments

  • Lawyers’ secondary liability for alleged wrongdoing of client; Discoverability of peer reviews and lawyer evaluations
  • Lawyers’ liability for use of private investigators
  • D&O insurance coverage of corporate counsel; Corporations’ indemnification of lawyers accused of wrongdoing
  • Corporate compliance issues; including up-the-ladder reporting issues, Sarbanes-Oxley issues, and SEC’s focus on inside and outside counsel as “gatekeepers

Practice Areas: Accounting & Business of Law, Business Organizations & Contracts, Corporate & Securities, Corporate Governance, Discovery & E-Discovery, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Litigation & Appeals, Professional Liability, Securities & SEC Regulation, Trial Skills
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 12/26/2006 2:00 PM EST
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 3 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Purchase of this product provides online access for 180 days. If you are purchasing a live webcast, you will receive complimentary access to the on demand version for 180 days once it becomes available. Please note that the on demand and podcast versions may, or may not be accredited in your state.

If you intend to take a course for CLE credit, please make sure your state is listed in the "Accreditation" section to the upper right of the program description. Accreditation displayed is unique to the purchased program format (live conference, live webcast, on demand, podcast). Credit totals listed for live conferences are the maximum credits available. Credits issued will be based upon actual time in attendance.  Credit totals for other formats are for complete programs.  Partial credit is not available for any online or downloadable format. 


West LegalEdcenter will not provide accreditation for states not listed. 

This product is intended for individual use by the named purchaser. Group viewings for online programs may be arranged for five or more attorneys within the same organization prior to viewing by emailing

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Total Credits: 2.75
Specialty Credits: Ethics 2
Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

West LegalEdcenter provides accreditation as described here. You may be able to self apply for credits in states not listed.

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Steven F. Pflaum - Moderator, McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, IL
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