The Code of Kryptonite: Ethical Limitations on Lawyers' Superpowers

May 31, 2017
12:30 - 4:20 p.m.
3.50 MCLE hours, including 3.50 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)

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Did the drafters of our ethics code believe that lawyers are superheros? It seems so. In this unique program, Stuart Teicher weaves together talk of superpowers, superheroes, and other fun stuff to explain important ethics rules and explore both the breadth and limitations on a lawyers’ power. Topics include:

  • Rule 1.2 – Allocating the decision-making authority between lawyer and client;
  • Rule 1.16 – Withdrawing your representation;
  • Rule 2.1 – Our duties as an advisor; and
  • Much more!

Attendees will be given two 10-minute breaks throughout the program.

 

About the Speaker:
Stuart I. Teicher
is an attorney and professional legal educator who focuses on ethics law and writing instruction. He helps attorneys get better at what they do through his entertaining and educational CLE performances, which often focuses on the ethical issues in social networking and other technology. He is a Supreme Court appointee to the New Jersey District Ethics Committee where he investigates and prosecutes grievances filed against attorneys. Mr. Teicher is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law where he teaches Professional Responsibility, and an adjunct professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he teaches undergraduate writing courses. His book, Navigating the Legal Ethics of Social Media and Technology, was recently published by Thomson Reuters.

 

*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval