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About the Teleseminar

Changes in the way law is practiced, a difficult legal economy that can create disputes between lawyers and their clients, and the unstoppable spread of technology have created a range of new ethical issues for lawyers.  As these changes permeate law practice, lawyers find themselves confronting gray areas about how the old rules apply to new fact patterns.  This annual program will provide you with a wide-ranging discussion of ethical developments in the context of changes to law practice, including notable developments in conflicts of interest, confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege, ethics in co-counsel and referral relationships, the use of social media by lawyers and more. 

Day 1: February 5, 2013:

  • Ethical issues in dealing with dishonest clients and loss prevention in a difficult economy
  • Attorney-client privilege and confidentiality developments
  • Notable new cases in conflicts of interest, part 1

About the Speakers

Lucian T. Pera is a partner in the Memphis office of Adams & Reese, LLP.  His practice includes professional malpractice litigation as well as counseling lawyers and law firms in the area of ethics and professional responsibility.  He was a member of the ABA’s Ethics 2000 Commission and is co-author of "Ethics and Lawyering Today," a national e-mail newsletter on lawyer ethics, which is accessible at: www.ethicsandlawyering.com.  Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Harry W. Wellford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Mr. Pera received his A.B. with honors from Princeton University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management.  He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for 20 years.  He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. and past chair of the ABA Business Law Section Committee on Professional Responsibility.  He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at www.freivogelonconflicts.com.  Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B. 


 Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours and Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility (LEPR) Credit Hours
This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE Credit Hour, including up to 1.0 LEPR Credit Hour - Tentative.











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