Top 10 Ethics Traps for Litigators (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the November 2010 live webcast, Top 10 Ethics Traps for Litigators. (Learn more about the online seminar format. Learn more about the downloadable audio seminar format.)

Price: $70.00 (Now includes a downloadable audio version. Learn more.)

Viewable Through: September 30, 2013

Acclaimed ethics speaker Tom Spahn presents his “Top 10” list of ethical traps for the unwary litigator. In his entertaining and easy-to-follow style, Spahn will discuss hidden ethical dangers that put your reputation and your practice at risk.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you know how you can – and can’t – advertise case results?
  • Do you know the ethical implications of joint representation?
  • Do you know how other states’ multi jurisdictional practice rules vary from Virginia’s?
  • Do you know whether you can (or should) scrub for metadata?
  • Do you know how consultants can muddy the privilege waters?
  • Do you know your obligations when dealing with unrepresented witnesses, or adverse witnesses who are former clients?
  • Do you know the intricacies of Virginia's unique rules governing ex parte communications with a corporate adversary's employees – and on trying to prevent them?
  • Do you know when a threat becomes an ethical violation?
  • Do you know what you must do with evidence reasonably believed to be false or later discovered to be false?
  • Do you know what three ethical traps lie in wait when you are settling a case?
If your answer to any of these questions is anything but an unqualified “yes,” you are at risk of being in the newspaper for the wrong reason. Let your friends, clients, and colleagues read about your latest case results – not your disciplinary proceedings.




Thomas E. Spahn , McGuireWoods / McLean

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