Employment lawyers have access to very sensitive information about their clients, supervisory personnel and employees. When investigating possible workplace wrong doing or litigating a claim, a host of ethics issues arise. There are substantial ethics issues involving pre-trial investigations, conflicts of interest and waivers, social media usage, and discovery practice, among many others, at various stages of the dispute resolution process. This program will provide you with a real-world guide to identifying ethics issues at each stage of an employment dispute, assessing risks and avoiding ethics complaint and liability. Attorney ethics issues at each stage of the employment dispute process Issues involving pre-trial investigations, including social media issues Confidentiality involving sensitive personnel issues Conflicts of interest and waivers in employment litigation Ethical issues arising in discovery practice Speakers: 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 Website “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.