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90-minute live streaming program
  • September 17
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Ethical Obligations of Listening to (or Ignoring) Client Requests

September 17

Understand how to keep a client-attorney relationship in check by knowing when fulfill requests, or ignore them and how to deal with problematic clients.

While all clients are entitled to proper representation, not all lawyer-client relationships are created equally. In many instances, problems may develop between a lawyer and their client that lead to potential or actual ethical and legal problems. All practicing lawyers in the United States must abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct, and those who fail to do so face significant professional and even personal consequences including reprimand, suspension or disbarment. This information will cover the ethical framework lawyers are bound by when representing clients and then examine several circumstances in which lawyer conduct crossed the thin line separating ethical advocacy and impermissible conduct. Finally, numerous hypotheticals will be provided that illustrate of representation certain types of clients and when a lawyer should, may and must fire a client.

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Agenda

The Ethical Framework Lawyers Must Abide by
  • Rules of Professional Conduct – the Floor Not the Ceiling
  • State, Federal and Other Law
  • Myths and Misconceptions
Recognizing the Difference Between Zealous Advocacy and Impermissible Conduct
  • Duty to Communicate
  • Duty of Loyalty
  • Duty to Maintain Confidences
Recognizing and Dealing With Problematic Clients
  • The Untrustworthy Client
  • The Unreachable Client
  • The Unreasonable Client
  • Other Problematic Clients
Ethically Withdrawing From Representation
  • When Should You Withdraw?
  • When May You Withdraw?
  • When Must You Withdraw?
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  • AK CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours' credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1.50 hours of professional responsibility.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0 including Ethics 2
     
  • Lorman Education Services is a Certified Provider, as recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee. This program is approved for 2.0 credit hour(s) including 2.0 ethics credit(s).
     
  • CT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s) including 1.50 hour(s) of ethics credit.
     
  • FL CLE 2.0 including Ethics 2
     
  • This course has been approved by The Florida Bar for 2.0 hours of CLE credit, including 2.00 hours of ethics credit. Course classification: Intermediate level.
     
  • GA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.5 CLE hours, including 1.5 ethics hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours including 1.50 ethics credit hours.
     
  • IA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Ethical Obligations of Listening to (or Ignoring) Client Requests is accredited under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide up to a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit toward the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5 including Legal Ethics 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board. The Illinois Commission on Professionalism has also approved this course for the following credit: Legal Ethics for 1.50 hours.
     
  • IN CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.5 hours of Distance Education CLE credit which includes 1.5 hour(s) of ethics.
     
  • KS CLE 1.5 including Ethics and Professionalism 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 CLE credit hours, including 1.5 hours of ethics and professionalism credit.
     
  • LA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Louisiana State Bar MCLE Committee for 1.5 CLE hours, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit including 1.50 ethics hours under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MN CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.8 including Ethics 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Missouri Bar for 1.8 hours of CLE, including 1.8 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • MS CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, including 1.5 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Board of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits, which includes 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NC CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been reviewed by the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education and approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NE CLE 1.5 including Professional Responsibility 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is an accredited CLE sponsor in the State of Nebraska and certifies that this activity has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit in the State of Nebraska, including 1.50 hours of professional responsibility credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). This Program contains 90 minutes of legal ethics credit.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8 including Ethics 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.8 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professional responsibility.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Ethics and Professionalism 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Ethics and Professionalism for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, Inc. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OH CLE 1.5 including Professional Conduct 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours including Professional Conduct for 1.50 hours. Please note that in order to receive OH CLE credit for this audio conference you MUST use the streaming option, enable and complete the required progress checks.
     
  • OK CLE 2.0 including Ethics 2
     
  • This course has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Oklahoma for a maximum of 2.0 hours credit, of which 2.00 hours are credits covering legal ethics.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours including 1.50 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5 including Dual 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit, including 1.50 hours of dual credit.
     
  • TX MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit. Lorman Education Services is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This program has been approved by the Texas State Bar College for 1.5 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.50 hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8 including Ethics 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours, including 1.8 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NALA 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.5 hour(s) including 1.50 hour(s) of ethics credit.
     

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

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This live webinar is primarily designed for attorneys. Other legal professionals may also benefit from attending.

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Faculty

Christopher A. Grgurich

Christopher A. Grgurich

Ballard Spahr LLP

  • Trial lawyer and former law general counsel at Lindquist & Vennum LLP and now loss prevention counsel for Minneapolis and Sioux Falls offices of Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Extensive national securities and commercial litigation trial and arbitration practice
  • Represents business and professional clients involved in general and complex securities and investment matters, as well as shareholder and general business disputes
  • Vice-chair Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board
  • Former law firm general counsel and current loss prevention counsel
  • Former adjunct law professor teaching professional responsibility, securities regulation and securities litigation
  • Received the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory®
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops in the areas of attorney ethics, professionalism and litigation
  • Member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association and Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • J.D. degree, University of Illinois; M.B.A. degree, University of Illinois
  • Can be contacted at 612-371-3543 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406225
Published 2019
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