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Ethical Issues Arising After Attorney Leaves the Firm

Gain an understanding of a departing attorney and obligations of the firm that need to be handled.Few events can have greater impact on a law firm's trajectory than the departure of a partner or key associate. Whether they leave on good terms or poor, whether you wish them well or ill, whether they will compete with you or feed you referrals, you must understand the simple ethical issues involved with their departure. This information will help a firm understand the limits imposed on the firm and on the departing attorney, enabling it to take proactive measures that can reduce the negative impact of future departures.
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Agenda

Obligations of Firm and of Departing Attorney
  • Communicating to Clients
    • Who to Tell
    • What to Tell
    • How to Tell
  • Communicating to Third Parties
  • Handling the Departing Attorney's Client Files, Fees, Phones and Mail
  • The Client's Right to Counsel vs. Attorneys Poaching the Firm's Clientele
Other Ethical Considerations
  • Duties of Lawyers Interviewing With Other Firms
  • When Attorneys Leave on Good Terms
  • When Attorneys Leave on Bad Terms
Preventive Practices
  • Employment Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
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Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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  • AK CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • GA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8 including Ethics 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NV CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • UT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8 including Ethics 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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

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  • AK CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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

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Faculty

Marc D. Garfinkle

Marc D. Garfinkle

Law Office of Marc Garfinkle

  • Sole practitioner of the Law Office of Marc Garfinkle
  • Practice focuses on ethics and discipline, judicial conduct
  • Adjunct professor of law, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ
  • Frequent speaker, nationally and statewide, on matters of legal ethics
  • Municipal public defender
  • Regular ethics columnist for NJ Law Journal
  • J.D. degree, Hastings College of the Law; B.A. degree, Marietta College
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Product ID: 405013
Published 2019
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