Ethics Update for Virginia Lawyers 2018

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Tuesday, October 2, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Monday, October 15, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
Monday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
Wednesday, December 5, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

Information

Why Attend?

  • Stay up to date on the latest changes and case law affecting the practice of law
  • Hear from the people who run Virginia’s system
  • Virginia CLE®’s most popular program—well over 1,000 attendees each year!

Legal ethics is now one of the most dynamic and difficult areas of law. Every year, there are significant changes to and new interpretations of existing ethics rules, all of which can profoundly affect your daily practice. This seminar will help you keep up to date and will help you avoid potential ethics traps.

TOPIC AGENDA

Review of the Most Significant Disciplinary Cases from the Past Year, Plus Rule and Procedural Changes

  • Disciplinary statistics and the Client Protection Fund
  • Competency, neglect and abandonment of client matters, failure to communicate
  • Fraud, deceit, and misrepresentation
  • Trust account and fee issues
  • Noncompliance with terms
  • Criminal conduct and convictions
  • Impairment investigations and receiverships
  • Appeals

Hot Topics in the Law of Ethics

  • Proposed comment [7] to Rule 1.1 (Competence) regarding lawyers’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being as a component of competent representation
  • Proposed LEO 1889—Duty of court-appointed lawyer to appeal termination of parental rights orders
  • Lawyer advertising and marketing in the digital age: Virginia’s new advertising rules and enforcement protocol
  • ABA Formal Opinion 477R regarding the circumstances in which there may be a duty to use encrypted e-mail when communicating with clients
  • Rule 1.9(c) and ABA Formal Opinion 479 regarding a lawyer’s public disclosure of “generally known” information relating to the representation of a former client
  • The newly amended emeritus membership rule
  • The new voluntary pro bono reporting rule
 



Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (Spring - April 30)

12:00 Ethics Update for Virginia Lawyers 2018
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (Spring - May 24)

12:00 Ethics Update for Virginia Lawyers 2018
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (Fall - October 2)

12:00 Ethics Update for Virginia Lawyers 2018
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (Fall - October 15, and December 5)

12:00 Ethics Update for Virginia Lawyers 2018
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (Fall - October 29)

10:00 Ethics Update for Virginia Lawyers 2018
11:45 Question-and-Answer Session
12:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Edward L. Davis, Virginia State Bar / Richmond

Edward L. Davis has been bar counsel for the Virginia State Bar since 2008.  He supervises the VSB Department of Professional Regulation charged with enforcing the disciplinary and unauthorized practice of law rules by the Supreme Court of Virginia, training and educating members of the bar, and recommending improvements to the disciplinary system.  He reports to the VSB executive director and the Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline.  He served as an assistant bar counsel since 1993.  Before coming to the bar, he served six years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and he was deputy commonwealth’s attorney for York County and the city of Poquoson.  From 1991 to 1993, he had a general practice with Stuart A. Simon & Associates in Richmond, with a focus on criminal defense and domestic relations law.  Mr. Davis retired from the U.S. Army Reserve in January 2009 with the rank of colonel.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, a law degree from the University of Richmond, and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. 

Bernard J. DiMuro, DiMuroGinsberg, P.C. / Alexandria

Bernard J. DiMuro is the managing partner of the Alexandria law firm of DiMuroGinsberg, P.C. He represents clients in complex civil litigation and professional responsibility cases. He was formerly a chairman and member of the Eighth District Grievance Committee and chairman of the Virginia Supreme Court Disciplinary Board. Mr. DiMuro also has been a faculty member of the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course, a member of the VSB Committee to Study the Code of Professional Responsibility, and a past president of the VSB. He assists business clients and their general counsel in litigation management and in the audit of legal fees and legal services.

James M. McCauley, Virginia State Bar / Richmond

James M. McCauley is the Ethics Counsel for the Virginia State Bar. He serves as staff liaison to the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics and manages the staff in the Legal Ethics Department and the Legal Ethics Hotline. Mr. McCauley served on the faculty of the Virginia State Bar’s Mandatory Professionalism Course from 2004-2010. Mr. McCauley teaches Professional Responsibility at the T.C. Williams School of Law in Richmond, Virginia and served on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics and Professionalism from 2008-2011.  He serves on the Planning Committee for the ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility Annual Conference and the Lawyer Advertising Committee for the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.  Mr. McCauley is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and American Bar Foundation.

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