Practicing with Professionalism - WEBCAST ONLY

 
*Due to concerns over COVID-19, this course has been switched to live webcast only. Attending the live webcast will satisfy the requirement with the Colorado Supreme Court*
 
 
Practicing with Professionalism
Presented by the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation and the Colorado Bar Association
 
You must have your NCBE number (National Conference of Bar Examiners) or your Attorney Registration number to claim credit for this class!
 
This is a MANDATORY course and REQUIRES LIVE ATTENDANCE AT THE 1290 Broadway, Suite 1700, Denver, CO 80203 LOCATION. It is a condition of admission to the Colorado Bar.  The course starts promptly at 9 a.m.  Late arrivals may be denied admission.
 
Declining professionalism within the legal community continues to threaten the standing of our profession in the eyes of the public, and leads to increased dissatisfaction among lawyers themselves. Therefore, maintaining high standards of professionalism within Colorado's legal community remains a high priority for the  Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Bar Association.
 
Professional responsibility (legal ethics) and lawyer professionalism are related but separate concepts. Professionalism is concerned with the aspirational aspects of lawyering, how lawyers should act, their commitment to our justice system, and their public service obligations. Legal ethics include, but are not limited to, the scope of representation, duties to the court and to your client, conduct while forming, representing, and terminating a relationship with a client, and a vast array of issues concerning how you manage your law practice. This course agenda embraces all values inherent in lawyer professionalism. We look forward to presenting this course to you!
 
     

Agenda:
 
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration
 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Introduction
- Welcome to the Profession
- The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
- Who we are and what we do
 
10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Heads and Tails: Beginning and Ending the Attorney-Client Relationship
- Identify types of services offered
- Evaluate the client
- Evaluate the matter
- Conflicts check
- Entering into the attorney-client relationship
- Representation agreements
- Declining the representation
- Termination and withdrawal
 
10:40 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Specialty/Diversity Bars video
 
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break
 
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Relationships with Clients
- Identifying the client
- Diligence
- Communication
- Billing
- Confidentiality
- Conflicts arising during the representation
- Supervision
 
11:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Resources for Lawyers: COLAP
 
11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Colorado Young Lawyers Division
 
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break
 
12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Resources for Lawyers: CAMP
12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Managing the Money
- Trust Accounts
- Accepting, accounting for, and disbursing client funds
- Record keeping
- Financial record retention
- Liens
- Fees and Fee Agreements
- Flat fees
- Engagement retainers
- Contingent fee agreements   
 
1:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break
 
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Duties to Courts and Third Parties and Private Conduct
- Duty of candor to the tribunal
- Ethical duties to third parties
- Duty of honesty
- Colo. RPC 8.4(c)
- Private Conduct
- Criminal convictions
- Child support      
- Reciprocal discipline
 
2:50 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Q&A
Location Information
Webcasts - live from your computer

Denver, CO
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Registration Fees
CBA Member - Class not required as part of the mandatory admissions process $329.00
Non Member - Class not required as part of the mandatory admissions process $359.00
Exam Applicant - Mandatory prerequisite for admission $100.00
UBE Score Transfer - Course is required within 6 months of admission $100.00
Single-client - Course is required within 6 months of admission $100.00
On-Motion - Course is required within 6 months of admission $100.00
Judge Advocate - Course is required within 6 months of admission $100.00
Law Professor - Course is required within 6 months of admission $100.00
Military Spouse Cert.- Course required within 6 months of admission $100.00
Judge Advocate - Course is required within 6 months of admission- CBA $100.00
Law Professor - Course is required within 6 months of admission- CBA $100.00
Military Spouse Cert.- Course required within 6 months of admission- CBA $100.00
On-Motion - Course is required within 6 months of admission- CBA $100.00
Single-client - Course is required within 6 months of admission- CBA $100.00
UBE Score Transfer - Course is required within 6 months of admission- CBA $100.00
Exam Applicant - Mandatory prerequisite for admission- CBA $100.00
Foreign Legal Consultant $100.00
Foreign Legal Consultant - CBA Member $100.00
  • General Credits: 6.00
  • Ethics Credits:
Start Date - End Date
May 18, 2020
Start Time - End Time
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Event Location
Webcasts - live from your computer
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