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Corporate Counsel Series: Ethics 2018

October 23, 2018

2:15 PM - 4:05 PM (Reception following until 5 PM)
National Center for Aviation Training Auditorium
4004 N. Webb Rd.
Wichita, KS 67226

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Foulston Siefkin's popular annual ethics seminar has been developed specifically for corporate counsel with the goal of assisting you in your responsibility to provide high-quality legal guidance to your organization.

We are pleased to offer our Corporate Counsel Series on ethics and other relevant topics in Wichita, Topeka, and Kansas City throughout the year. If you are unable to join us for this ethics session, please check back on our Seminars page for a Topeka date after the first of the year and a Kansas City date in the spring.

Registration

RSVP to aclark@foulston.com with your name, title, organization, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. This is a FREE seminar for corporate counsel only. Enrollment not available for attorneys in private practice without prior approval. Register early; limited space is available.

Certification

This activity has been approved for 2.0 hours of CLE ethics credit for attorneys in Kansas and Missouri.

Presenters

Experienced Foulston Siefkin attorneys, including Jeff DeGraffenreid, Holly Dyer, and Jason Lacey.

Topics

Ethical Issues in Workplace Investigations
Speaker: Jeff DeGraffenreid

This program will include a discussion of the ethical rules that may arise when counsel learns of conduct giving rise to the need for a workplace investigation, including:

  • A discussion of scenarios involving sensitive situations that you may face, and best practices for response
  • An overview of the ethical rules and issues related to identifying the client and selecting an appropriate investigator
  • How the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrines may apply to investigative materials
  • Rules 1.1, 1.3, 1.6, 1.7, 1.13, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

"Is This Thing On?" Lawyers Who Talk Too Much and Other Ethical Mishaps
Speakers: Holly Dyer and Jason Lacey

This program will include a discussion of confidentiality obligations and the bounds of privilege, as well as examples of other ethical challenges arising in the past year:

  • ABA Formal Opinion 480: “Confidentiality Obligations of Lawyer Blogging and Other Public Commentary”
  • ABA Formal Opinion 479: “The ‘Generally Known’ Exception to Former-Client Confidentiality”
  • Lawyer statements to media (including social media) and others outside the attorney-client relationship
  • Recording of conversations by and with counsel
  • Cautionary tales from the past year
  • Rules 1.1, 1.6, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 8.4