Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Preparing for the Unexpected: The Ethical Obligation to Plan Ahead

Program Number: 3131

Program Date: 01/20/2021


Attorneys have an ethical obligation to plan ahead for continued client service and potential matter transition - a responsibility with heightened importance in our uncertain times. This program will review the Rules of Professional Conduct requiring preparedness, and then focus on practical suggestions and steps attorneys can take to fulfill their obligations to their clients.

Learning Objectives:

Review the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct requiring attorneys to be prepared to transition their matters and responsibilities – in particular:
• Model Rule 1.3
• Model Rule 1.4
• Model Rule 3.2
• Model Rule 1.16(d)

• Identify when and to whom the obligation to plan ahead for transitioning applies
• Discuss practical steps attorneys can take in their daily practice to be prepared

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

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

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Craig Reiser, Esq.

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Craig Reiser’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on professional liability and securities litigation matters. Among other matters, Craig has defended multiple global law firms in connection with malpractice and breach of duty claims; represented clients in connection with securities litigation arising from the financial crisis; and represented clients in matters involving alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.

Craig served as a law clerk from 2010 to 2012, first for the Honorable Eduardo C. Roreno of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and later for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Thomas Rohback, Esq.

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Thomas Rohback is an experienced trial, appellate, and class action lawyer, who was profiled by The National Law Journal among a group of "successful business litigators in the U.S. who used innovative tactics to help them win major trial victories." Chambers USA described him as "a first-class trial lawyer...and a brilliant cross-examiner." He has in-depth experience of trial and appellate litigation, and class actions throughout the USA. He has also been praised in Chambers USA as being "great at simplifying complex matters for a jury." During one year, Tom tried three federal court jury cases in a three-month period and obtained a directed verdict in each case.

Throughout the United States, Tom’s cases have involved diverse areas of the law ranging from professional liability to antitrust to anti-terrorism litigation. He represents clients across many industries, including manufacturing, financial services, insurance, utilities, and telecommunications.


Eva Yung, Esq.

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Eva Yung’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. She has experience in internal investigations, sanctions and FCPA compliance, and derivative litigation. Eva has advised various international clients on sanctions, FCPA and anti-terrorism law issues, as well as whistleblower guidelines and risk assessments.

Eva earned her JD from New York University School of Law in 2016, and her BA in History and Science, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 2009. While in law school, Eva interned at the Immigrant Rights Clinic of Washington Square Legal Services Inc.