Noel Humphreys Presents 2019 Hot Topics in Ethics 

Connell Foley LLP - Roseland office
12.19.2019 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM
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Noel Humphreys, Of Counsel in Connell Foley's Corporate and Business Law Group, will be presenting the CLE seminar, "Hot Topics in Ethics, 2019." This 60-minute program will discuss the following: 

  • The currently pending NJ Supreme Court case Baldacci v Cige regarding what a lawyer in a LAD case must disclose to the client and the considerations of whether to charge an hourly rate or a contingent fee of a percentage of any recovery
  • RPC 5.4 regarding partnerships with non-lawyers and efforts in California to allow non-lawyer partners
  • RPC 3.3 regarding the duty of candor to the tribunal
  • The Massachusetts case of US v Joseph, where federal prosecutors indicted a sitting state court judge for obstruction of justice for allowing to flee a person ICE wanted to take into custody
  • The Indiana case of three drunken state court judges who got into an altercation in a White Castle parking lot at 3:15 am
  • RPC 8.4 regarding the duty to supervise investigators considered in the context of the MeToo movement, along with David Boies’ simultaneous representation of Harvey Weinstein and the New York Times
  • Rule 1.5e regarding fee sharing in the context of a retired lawyer, as described in NYSBA opinion letter #1172
  • Whether a lawyer can require a release as a condition of return of client documents as described in NYSBA opinion letter #1164
  • RPC 1.16: What should a lawyer do when the lawyer’s client has vanished, as described in NYSBA opinion letter #1163
  • RPC 1,10(c) regarding screening of lateral hires, and proposed New York changes to that rule 

This program has been approved in New Jersey for 1.2 Ethics credits/0 General credits and in Pennsylvania for 1 Ethics credit/0 Substantive credits. Pursuant to New York’s Approved Jurisdiction Policy, this course may be reciprocated in New York for 1 Ethics credit/0 General credits.

Those viewing the videoconference/listening to the teleconference will be awarded New Jersey CLE credits in the "alternate verifiable learning format."


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