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."