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Family Law: How to Avoid an Ethics Complaint 2021

Product ID: CA3242D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Avoid these frequent mistakes

In family law practice, there are seemingly countless ways to rack up an ethics complaint. Reduce the odds with help from Family Law: How to Avoid an Ethics Complaint 2021.

Watch a series of short scenarios play out before you and see if you can spot the errors in situations involving:

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Member $169.00

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3 CLE

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Co-produced by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Avoid these frequent mistakes

In family law practice, there are seemingly countless ways to rack up an ethics complaint. Reduce the odds with help from Family Law: How to Avoid an Ethics Complaint 2021.

Watch a series of short scenarios play out before you and see if you can spot the errors in situations involving:

Read More ↓

Brian C. Anderson
Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co.
Madison

Comm. Mark R. Fremgen
Dane County Circuit Court
Madison

Donna L. Ginzl
Anderson, O'Brien LLP
Stevens Point

David B. Karp
Karp & Iancu, S.C.
Milwaukee

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

8:30 a.m. : You Spot the Ethics Mistakes

Observe as more than a dozen ethics scenarios are re-enacted before you; then assess how the attorney should have acted in the scenario. Scenarios depicted will include:

Communication Issues

  • Communication with a represented party
  • Communication with a pro se litigant
  • Communication with the client

Litigants behaving badly

  • Assessing and responding to a threat of violence between parties
  • Receipt of evidence that has been obtained illegally
  • Disclosure of all known assets and hiding assets
  • Candor to the tribunal

Lawyering Issues

  • Representing a party if you previously served as mediator
  • Engaging in representation if you've spoken to (but not been hired by) the opposing party
  • Attorney fees

12:05 p.m. : Program Concludes

A fifteen-minute break will be taken at 10:00 a.m.

  • Be aware of common ethical mistakes in family law practice
  • Assess the best course of action when faced with an issue involving diligence, communication, or fees
  • Receive tips for managing client expectations
  • Implement procedures to avoid situations that can lead to an OLR grievance
  • Family law attorneys
  • Family and the Law Section members
  • Children and the Law Section members

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Family Law Casenotes and Quotes

Save 20% on Family Law Casenotes and Quotes.Plus, all seminar attendees receive a free two-week trial of the Books UnBound® version.* A research tool every family law attorney needs. It compiles family law cases published since the Divorce Reform Act of 1977 (and noteworthy, citable unpublished opinions issued after July 1, 2009) in three volumes indexed for quick navigation.

Use discount code CA3242 when you order online or call (800) 728-7788.

The Family Law Section is pleased to offer three scholarships to attend the live webcast of Family Law: How to Avoid an Ethics Complaint 2021 on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Find more information on scholarship eligibility and the application at wisbar.org/familylawscholarshipethics. Deadline to apply is November 12.

Questions? Please contact Section Coordinator Jane Corkery at jcorkery@wisbar.org.

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