Celesq® Programs

Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Leaving Firms and the Firms They Are Leaving

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Lawyers are changing law firms at an ever-increasing rate. Regardless of why lawyers change firms, these departures often raise legal and ethical concerns, including questions about the old and new firms’ obligations to clients and to the respective firms. There are also financial issues, ranging from fee disputes to questions about compensation and benefits.  


This program will address:  

  • General Legal Principles Every Lawyer Should Know  

  • General Ethical Considerations Every Lawyer Should Know  

  • What to Do During the Transition • What to Do After Departure  

  • What You Should and Shouldn’t Say and Do  

  • The Relevant Rules of Professional Conduct, including Rules 1.0, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, 1.10, 1.16, 1.18  

  • Applicable Ethical Guidance Opinions 

Available in States

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Administrative Law & Regulations
  • Business Organizations & Contracts
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Federal Courts
  • Florida Eligible
  • Law Practice Management
  • Legal Management