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Legal Ethics 2023: New Opinions, New Rules, & New Issues

Product ID: CA3515R25
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the State Bar of Wisconsin Committee on Professional Ethics

On a fast track to the future

The practice of law is constantly changing. From the stenotype machine to CODIS, the justice system has a long history of adopting new technologies. Lawyers have done the same, using everything from e-filing to artificial intelligence to become better, more efficient practitioners.

But as new technologies and business practices develop, ethical rules and requirements must keep pace. Stay current on how the Rules of Professional Conduct apply to the latest tech developments and more with help from Legal Ethics 2023: New Opinions, New Rules, and New Issues.

Matters of opinion

Delve into recent ethics opinions from the State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics and get practical advice on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Handling advanced fee payments under the new trust account rule
  • Responding to negative criticism on social media
  • Preventing conflicts of interest
  • Using artificial intelligence in everyday practice
  • Sharing an office with other lawyers
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Pricing

Member $269.00

Non-Member $349.00

Credits

4 CLE, 4 EPR

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 12, 20248:30 AM - 12:05 PM CT

Add to Calendar 3/12/2024 8:30:00 AM 3/12/2024 12:05:00 PM America/Chicago Legal Ethics 2023: New Opinions, New Rules, & New Issues

Co-produced with the State Bar of Wisconsin Committee on Professional Ethics

On a fast track to the future

The practice of law is constantly changing. From the stenotype machine to CODIS, the justice system has a long history of adopting new technologies. Lawyers have done the same, using everything from e-filing to artificial intelligence to become better, more efficient practitioners.

But as new technologies and business practices develop, ethical rules and requirements must keep pace. Stay current on how the Rules of Professional Conduct apply to the latest tech developments and more with help from Legal Ethics 2023: New Opinions, New Rules, and New Issues.

Matters of opinion

Delve into recent ethics opinions from the State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics and get practical advice on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Handling advanced fee payments under the new trust account rule
  • Responding to negative criticism on social media
  • Preventing conflicts of interest
  • Using artificial intelligence in everyday practice
  • Sharing an office with other lawyers
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Co-produced with the State Bar of Wisconsin Committee on Professional Ethics

On a fast track to the future

The practice of law is constantly changing. From the stenotype machine to CODIS, the justice system has a long history of adopting new technologies. Lawyers have done the same, using everything from e-filing to artificial intelligence to become better, more efficient practitioners.

But as new technologies and business practices develop, ethical rules and requirements must keep pace. Stay current on how the Rules of Professional Conduct apply to the latest tech developments and more with help from Legal Ethics 2023: New Opinions, New Rules, and New Issues.

Matters of opinion

Delve into recent ethics opinions from the State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics and get practical advice on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Handling advanced fee payments under the new trust account rule
  • Responding to negative criticism on social media
  • Preventing conflicts of interest
  • Using artificial intelligence in everyday practice
  • Sharing an office with other lawyers
Read More ↓

Sponsored By

Interested in sponsoring this program? Find out more.

Presenters

Dean R. Dietrich
Weld Riley, S.C.
Wausau

Aviva Meridian Kaiser
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

B. K. Kempinen
Ben Kempinen
Madison

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Timothy C. Samuelson
Director, Office of Lawyer Regulation
Madison

8:30 a.m. New Ethics Opinions from the State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics

  • Conflicts of interest for guardian ad litem attorneys
  • Conflicts of interest and thrust upon conflicts
  • Responding to negative criticism on social media
  • Handling advanced fee payments under the new Trust Account Rule
  • Working remotely
  • Unauthorized practice of law issues in modern practice

Dean R. Dietrich, Aviva Meridian Kaiser, B.K. Kempinen, Timothy J. Pierce, Timothy C. Samuelson

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. New Opinions and New Issues

  • Use of artificial intelligence in everyday practice
  • Attorney conduct when dealing with other professionals
  • Competency in the use of technology
  • Responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants
  • Fees paid in advance for completed services
  • Choice of law
  • Office sharing with other lawyers
  • Language access in the client lawyer relationship
  • "Reply All" in electronic communication
  • Communication with a represented person by a pro se lawyer
  • Solicitation

Dean R. Dietrich, Aviva Meridian Kaiser, B.K. Kempinen, Timothy J. Pierce, Timothy C. Samuelson

11:15 a.m. A Duty to Help or a Duty to Report Impairment? What Lawyers and Judges Need to

  • How to fulfill your ethical duty to report misconduct
  • Signs of impairment or distress in colleagues, opposing counsel, judges
  • Assessing whether a colleague’s behavior is enough to trigger the duty to report
  • Resources available for intervention and assistance

Dean R. Dietrich, Aviva Meridian Kaiser, B.K. Kempinen, Timothy J. Pierce

12:05 p.m. Program Concludes

  • Receive sound guidance from stalwarts of the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Ethics
  • Analyze real-life ethical scenarios and assess how you would and should respond
  • Review new ethics opinions on conflicts of interest, remote work, trust accounting, and more
  • Understand and meet ethical obligations related to technology and communication
  • Know how to respond when a colleague exhibits signs of impairment or distress
  • All lawyers
  • Paralegals
  • Legal assistants
  • Law office managers

Book Bonus!

Wisconsin Ethics Opinions
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*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid through 12/31/24. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of libraries. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers.

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