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Ethical Considerations for Commercial Attorneys

Understand the unique ethical situations associated with commercial litigation and how to ensure ethical compliance.

Commercial litigators face unique ethical and malpractice risks. From conflicts of interest and procedural errors to social media, commercial practitioners face a minefield of ethical quagmires in their daily practice. This topic will walk through what ethical issues commercial litigators most often face, what commercial litigators can and should be doing to prevent claims and errors, and how commercial litigators can help ensure ethical compliance in a digital landscape.

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

Most Common "Errors" by Commercial Attorneys That Lead to Claims, According to Studies:

  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Procedural Errors/Missed Deadlines
  • Failure to Know/Inadequate Discovery

Solutions to or Ways to Prevent Common Bases for Claims Against Commercial Attorneys

  • Identifying and Resolving Conflicts
  • Use of an Effective Engagement Letter for Commercial Attorneys and Specific Terms
  • Screening Clients
  • Calendaring

Ethics of Social Media for Commercial Attorneys

  • Contacting Jurors or Witnesses on Social Media
  • Use of Disclaimers
  • Blogs and Unintended Client Relationships or Advice
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This course was last revised on September 27, 2016.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Alanna Clair

Alanna Clair

Dentons

  • Co-author of The Lawyer’s Handbook: Ethics Compliance and Claim Avoidance (2013), published by American Lawyer Media
  • Frequent writer and lecturer on issues of attorney ethics, legal malpractice, and claim avoidance
  • Attorney at Dentons US LLP in Washington, D.C.
  • Practices in professional liability and law firm defense, as well as commercial litigation and insurance
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Graduate of Wellesley College and The University of Michigan Law School
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Craig Giometti

Craig Giometti

Dentons

  • Writes articles on issues of attorney ethics, legal malpractice, and claim avoidance
  • Attorney at Dentons US LLP in Washington, D.C.
  • Practices in professional liability and law firm defense, as well as commercial litigation and insurance
  • Graduate of University of Illinois (undergraduate and law school)
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 399115
Published 2016
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