An Accident Waiting to Happen: Ethical Train Wrecks & Other Avoidable Disasters Out of Stock
Most serious legal malpractice claims and successful state bar disciplinary actions are brought not for debatable violations of arcane, ambiguous, provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct, but, in fact, for clear breaches of obvious, well-defined ethical obligations. (Don't take money from the client trust account. Keep clients reasonably informed about the progress of a case or a transaction-even when it's bad news. Don't sleep with the attractive domestic client you are representing in an ongoing divorce proceeding. Be candid with the court, etc..) It's not rocket science-in fact, anyone who has sat in on a basic Professional Responsibility class would know such conduct is ethically problematic. And yet it happens. A lot. Even to our own friends and colleagues.
- Nobody Told Me, Scene 1: Just don't screw it up.
- Nobody Told Me, Scene 2: You're a smart young man...
- Nobody Told Me, Scene 3: Please, just let me survive today....
- Nobody Told Me, Scene 4: Well... what do you think?
Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, if you completed this in 2022, please use this course code: 222911ADO.
Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, if you completed this in 2023, please use this course code: 231372ADO