Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Non-Clients' Misconduct (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 10/8/2020


A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the October 2017 webcast, Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Non-clients' Misconduct.

Why Attend?

The duty of confidentiality is one of the broadest and strongest of all ethical duties. Can you answer these questions?

  • Are you potentially subject to the disciplinary authority of state bars other than Virginia?
  • Must you report, can you report, or must you not report the misconduct of:
    • Employees of a corporate client?
    • Third-party witnesses?
    • Jurors?
    • Other lawyers?

This two-hour interactive program will continue the exploration one of our profession's core duties—maintaining client confidences. Specifically, the program will explore lawyers’ confidentiality and disclosure duties in the context of non-clients’ misconduct. Using hypotheticals the program will address, among other things: determining what state’s ethics rules apply; lawyers’ possible duty to disclose non-clients’ felonies or child abuse; corporate lawyers’ “reporting up” employee misconduct; friendly and adverse non-clients’ false testimony; lawyers’ duty to report other lawyers’ misconduct (including lawyers subject to the duty, whom they must report, the reporting duty’s standards and timing, and the role of lawyers’ confidentiality duty).

Tom Spahn’s reputation as the expert on ethics is well deserved. What isn’t as evident from his résumé is how good he is as a lecturer: enlightening and engaging, yet always focused on relevant, real-world problems and their solutions.

If you’re a “regular” at Tom’s seminars, you’ll not want to miss this offering. If you haven’t attended his seminars before, join us to see what you have been missing.

This is a session of a multi-part seminar on all aspects of confidentiality, though attendance at a previous installment is not a requisite. Previous parts Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Exceptions to the Duty, and Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Non-Clients' Misunderstandings and Mistakes are available as online seminars. Look for the next installment in 2018.





Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods / McLean

Thomas E. Spahn practices as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods in Tysons, Virginia.  He was selected as the 2013 metro-Washington, DC "Lawyer of the Year" for "Bet the Company Litigation" by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.).  He has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Mr. Spahn has written extensively on attorney-client privilege, ethics, and other topics, and has spoken at over 1,400 CLE programs throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.  He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

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