Ethics in Arbitration: How Lawyers Can Avoid Legal Risks when Representing their Clients

Program Number: 2709

Program Date: 03/29/2017

Description

This program addresses some of the unique ethical questions that can arise in the course of an arbitration proceeding, and suggests practical solutions to such questions. Such questions include: Can an attorney be held responsible for ethical violations in arbitration (or is the consequence only to the client)? Can an attorney appear in an arbitration proceeding in a state (or country) where he or she is not licensed to practice? What are the ethical obligations of counsel to maintain the confidentiality of the arbitration proceeding?
ABA Model Rules covered include: Rule 1.6 (confidentiality); Rule 3.3 (candor toward tribunal); Rule 5.5 (unauthorized practice of law). Opinions covered include: Birbrower, Montalbano, Condon & Frank, P.C., v. Superior Court , 17 Cal. 4th 119 (1998); New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, Opinion 837 (3/16/10).

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - Experienced Attorneys Only, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, including 1.0 Ethics credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, including 1.0 Ethics credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for Experienced Attorneys Only in NY

Presenters


Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Park Jensen Bennett LLP

Park Jensen Bennett LLP

Steven C. Bennett, Esq., a partner at Park Jensen Bennett LLP, focuses on complex domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, including bankruptcy, construction, corporate governance, data security, energy, privacy, real estate and other matters. Mr. Bennett gained extensive trial experience during six years at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Unit, and nearly twenty years as a partner in a major international law firm. He is a founding member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on International Data Security and Disclosure Issues; and a member of the E-Discovery Committee, New York State Bar Association; the Dispute Resolution Committee, New York State Bar Association; and the Editorial Advisory Committee, American Law Institute, among others. Mr. Bennett, an adjunct professor (Conflicts of Law) at Hofstra Law School, frequently speaks and writes on legal ethics, e-discovery, litigation, ADR and related issues.

 

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