CLE and Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Wizards Basketball: Ethics Fast Break

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Live on Site: Thursday, January 24 / The Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Program: 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
High Five the Golden State Warriors
as they arrive on the Court
7:30 p.m.
Tip-off: 8:00 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol

Information

This Experience CLE includes:

  • A two-hour, small-group seminar on the latest ethics issues affecting the practice of law by Bernard J. DiMuro and Stacey Rose Harris
  • A chance to watch the Washington Wizards battle the back-to-back defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors—the hottest ticket of the season!
  • A special fan experience: High Five the Golden State Warriors as they arrive on the court
  • $25 concessions credit

Join us at The Capital One Arena to learn the latest ethics issues affecting the practice of law, and watch the Washington Wizards battle the 2-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in your club level seats.

The seminar will be presented in a small-group learning environment and is limited to 25 attendees.

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 “ethics fast break” seminar will help you avoid committing any potential ethical fouls, so you can stay in the game!

Discussion topics will include:

  • Recently issued Legal Ethics Opinions (LEOs)
    • Conflicts — Conflicts arising from a lawyer-legislator’s employment with a consulting firm (LEO 1884)
    • Lawyer Impairment — Duties of supervising and non-supervising lawyers (LEO 1886 and Proposed LEO 1887)
    • Ethics of “of counsel” relationships (LEO 1866)
    • Ethics of virtual law offices and executive rental suites (LEO 1872)
  • Ethics of social media as both an investigative and marketing tool
    • Lawyer advertising in the digital age
    • Recent rule amendments
    • New enforcement protocol
  • Avvo Legal Services and other online lead generating companies (Rules 5.4(A) and 7.3(b))
  • Duty to check conflicts: the Northam case and Amendments to Rule 1.10
  • Ethics of receipt of inadvertently confidential information: Harleysville v. Holdings Funeral Home
  • New rules on how to handle client perjury — Amendments to Rules 1.6 and 3.3
  • Cybersecurity and duty to protect client data — Rule 1.6(d)
  • Can how you balance quality of life become an ethical matter?  Proposed comment [7] to Rule 1.1 (Competence) regarding lawyers’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being as a component of competent representation
  • Is there may be a duty to use encrypted e-mail when communicating with clients? ABA Formal Opinion 477R
  • Ethics regarding a lawyer’s public disclosure of “generally known” information about a former client (Rule 1.9(c) and ABA Formal Opinion 479)
This program is not eligible for discounts.
 

Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

5:00 p.m. Registration / Meet up at Capital One Arena 
5:15 p.m. Seminar in Conference Room at Capital One Arena
7:15 p.m. Adjourn and go down to the court to High Five the Golden State Warriors.  Then proceed to our club-level seats
8:00 p.m. Game starts!

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

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 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.

Stacey Rose Harris, DiMuroGinsberg, P.C. / Alexandria

Stacey Rose Harris is a partner at DiMuroGinsberg, P.C.  Ms. Harris’ practice focuses on civil litigation, general commercial litigation, advising attorneys on professional responsibility issues, and defense of attorney disciplinary matters.  She is currently serving on the Virginia State Bar Council for the 18th Judicial Circuit and is on the Board of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEE

$295 regular registration. Fee includes the seminar, printed materials, game ticket in premium club-level seating area, and $25 concessions credit.
$440 regular registration plus guest ticket.  Every ticket comes loaded with $25 of concessions credit.

Depending upon availability, attendees may be able to purchase more than 1 additional guest ticket for $145 per ticket.  If interested, please contact Rich DiMeglio at rich.dimeglio@vacle.org

Note that parking is NOT provided as part of this seminar but is available at commercial lots in the vicinity. The Capital One Arena is conveniently located near the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station, which is on the Red Line, Yellow Line, and Green Line. Gallery Place/Chinatown is also only one stop from Metro Center on the Red Line, which services the Orange Line, Blue Line, and Silver Line.  For more information on parking and transportation options visit:  http://capitals.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=42479    

Detailed information on where to meet on January 24, and how tickets will be distributed, will be sent to you in advance via e-mail.


LIVE LOCATION AND DATE

Washington, DC / Thursday, January 24
The Capital One Arena
Thursday, January 24
601 F Street NW
(202) 628-3200


A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.

Cancellations made after January 15, 2019, will incur a $145 cancellation fee for the cost of the ticket.  If we find a replacement purchaser, we will refund you the cancellation fee. 

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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