Ethics 7.0 Out of Stock
Co-sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee
Our annual ethics extravaganza is back. Hear from Colorado’s top legal ethics experts, and get all your ethics credits before the end of your reporting period. Topics include fee agreements, responding to online criticism, and an entertaining look at legal ethics dilemmas from the movies.
- Submitted for 7 professional responsibility credits
- In-depth look at common ethical minefields
- Defining attorney misconduct under rule 8.4
Home studies will be available approximately 2-3 weeks following the live program.
For your own safety, the safety of others, and in an effort to provide everyone with the most rewarding in-person meeting and event experiences possible, we request that you attend a CBA, DBA, or CLE meeting or event only if you have been fully vaccinated. Mask wearing is up to personal preference and comfort level. Masks may be required in some clinic settings. Please be cognizant and understanding of others’ preferences and courteous to all attendees.
Depending on CDC and/or state or local health guidelines, a rise in COVID-19 cases, or other circumstances that may threaten the well-being of our attendees, CBA-CLE reserves the right to convert to a fully virtual event.
If disability accommodations or special assistance are needed, please contact us at [email protected]. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program.
The program will be submitted for CLE accreditation in Colorado. If you need to seek accreditation in another state, please review the process and requirements for that individual state. CBA-CLE staff can provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance, and it is the attendee’s responsibility to complete the accreditation outside of Colorado.
9:00 – 9:05 am
Welcome, Introductions, and Overview
Presented by Ben Skeen, Esq., Program Attorney, CBA-CLE; and M. Kate Strauss, Esq., Galvanize Law
9:05 – 9:55 am
Ethical Foundations of a Fee Agreement
A good fee agreement will help you communicate expectations to a client and is often the key to getting paid for your work. Discover the important clauses you need to be including, and make sure that your fee practices do not run afoul of ethical rules.
Presented by April McMurrey, Esq., Deputy Regulation Counsel, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court
10:00 – 10:50 am
Introduction to Navigating Ethics Minefields
All licensed lawyers are required to be competent in the same substantive topic – ethics. This presentation will help you design your own protocol for handling ethics issues and introduce you to:
- How myths about legal ethics heighten risk
- What brain science explains about an attorney’s struggle to
adequately evaluate ethics issues
- Why inattention to professionalism can lead to risky behavior
- How basic attorney sanction principles may help attorneys
- Start developing an ethics management strategy and action plan
Presented by Karen A. Hammer, Esq., L.L.M., Hammer-Law
10:50 – 11:00 am
11:00 – 11:50 am
Online Criticism and Reviews: What Can You Do?
When a client, opposing party, or other individual decides to take their frustrations to your Yelp!, you may be tempted to reply with full details. But be careful- you may be violating client confidentiality by responding. Learn what you can and cannot say in response to negative online criticism.
Presented by Eric Liebman, Esq., Moye White, LLP
11:50 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch on your own
1:00 – 1:50 pm
I Saw it in a Movie Once: Ethics on the Silver Screen
This interactive session utilizes iconic legal scenes to provide tools and guidance to help navigate complex ethical issues that may arise in your practice, including transactional, administrative, and litigation practices.
Presented by Matthew T. Kirsch, Esq., First Assistant US Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, District of Colorado; Cyrus Rajabi, Esq., Jones & Keller PC; and Hon. Elsa Martinez Tenreiro, Administrative Law Judge, Department of Labor and Employment
1:50 – 2:40 pm
A Discussion on Misconduct: Bias and Sexual Harassment
This panel will discuss Colorado’s rules 8.4(g) and (i), which define as “misconduct” conduct that exhibits bias based against a person on account of race gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, as well as sexual harassment.
Presented by Joseph G. Michaels, Esq., Senior Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Attorney General's Office; and Eli Wald, Esq., Charles W. Delaney Jr. Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
2:40 – 2:50 pm
2:50 – 3:40 pm
Paying it Forward: The Ethics of Supervising and Leading Junior Attorneys
While lawyers readily recognize their roles as advocates, counselors, and business owners, they often minimize their roles as supervisors and leaders. This session discusses the transition from the role of practitioner to leader and the senior attorney’s responsibility to supervise and train junior attorneys. Topics include the ethical rules related to the duty of supervision, the pitfalls of neglecting this duty, and the benefits of investing in training and mentoring junior attorneys.
Presented by Marian Lee, Esq. PCC, Senior Consultant, Naomi Beard & Associates, Inc.
3:40 – 4:30 pm
Ethics and Professionalism for the Modern Generation: Navigating Your Online Presence and Client Communications in Today’s Digital Environment
Modern media provides more ways than ever to communicate with existing and potential clients. The social customs and usage surrounding these tools is increasingly informal and presents ethical challenges to lawyers navigating client expectations and marketing appeal. This session discusses media in the context of professional identity, advertising, professionalism and truthfulness to clients.
Presented by Nicole M. Black, Esq., Cohen|Black Law
- Standard Price $519.00 USD
- Member Price $389.00 USD
- General Credits 7.00
- Ethics Credits 7.00
- EDI Credits