Understanding ethics is one of the most important aspects of practicing law, whether you work at a law firm, a corporate legal department, or any other legal organization. The legal landscape surrounding ethics changes rapidly, as the profession strives to keep up with developments in technology and more.
To help practitioners better understand the most pressing issues in ethics today, PLI is offering a pair of half-day programs covering ethical considerations in two critical areas of legal practice. The first is Ethics for In-House Corporate Counsel 2022, at which a panel of experienced practitioners will discuss a wide range of ethical issues that frequently arise in the corporate setting and the unique ethical obligations facing in-house counsel.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Who is the client when you represent a corporate entity?
- Best practices and related professional conduct obligations when in-house counsel function in multiple roles
- How to protect attorney-client privileged communications and client confidential information
- How the use of technology raises ethical considerations for in-house counsel
- General ethical best practices for in-house counsel, including those stemming from remote work
This program is ideal for any legal professionals who work in-house or advise corporate clients and their employees. You can register here.
Another ethics program being offered by PLI, Ethics in Discovery 2022, will give attendees an overview of the ethical duties that arise in the course of discovery, including e-discovery. Among other topics, the program will cover:
- Ethical requirements and best practices when conducting discovery
- A lawyer’s duty of technological competence
- The top ethical challenges in e-discovery today
- Key ethical obligations that can arise in the course of discovery, including conflicts, confidentiality, and collecting and preserving documents
As e-discovery obligations continue to evolve with new technologies and increased innovation in the practice of law, understanding the most current ethical implications of e-discovery is critical for new attorneys and seasoned professionals alike. Register today to get the most up-to-date information on this critical area of law.