This wide ranging ethics update will cover major ethics developments important to your civil litigation practice. The program will cover developments in conflicts of interest at each stage of litigation and developments in confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege. Use of “the cloud” by attorneys to store litigation files online and related data security issues, with a focus on inadvertent disclosure and improper access, will also be covered. The program will also cover ethics in e-discovery, the use of metadata in litigation, and ethics issues in judicial recusal. Throughout the program, the speakers will focus on developing best practices to avoid ethics complaints and how to reduce the risk of violations.
Day 1: February 21, 2013:
Developments in the attorney-client privilege and confidentiality
Attorneys and “the cloud,” litigation files and data, data security and client confidences
Developments in conflicts of interest in civil litigation, part 1
Day 2: February 22, 2013:
Loss prevention and managing difficult clients and cases in a challenging economy
Developments in conflicts of interest in civil litigation, part 2
Ethics in e-discovery and using metadata
Lucian T. Pera is a partner in the Memphis office of Adams & Reese, LLP. His practice includes professional malpractice litigation as well as counseling lawyers and law firms in the area of ethics and professional responsibility. He was a member of the ABA’s Ethics 2000 Commission and is co-author of "Ethics and Lawyering Today," a national e-mail newsletter on lawyer ethics, which is accessible at: www.ethicsandlawyering.com. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Harry W. Wellford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Pera received his A.B. with honors from Princeton University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management. He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for 20 years. He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct and recent past chair of the ABA Business Law Section Committee on Professional Responsibility. He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at www.freivogelonconflicts.com. Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B.