Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Clients’ Future Misconduct

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Monday, October 7, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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Monday, October 28, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
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Thursday, December 5, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

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Why Attend?

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

  • What do you do if your client intends to testify falsely?
  • How sure do you have to be regarding your client’s intent?
  • Is there a different standard if the client intends to commit fraud on the tribunal?
  • What should you do if your client intends to commit some other crime? Does it matter what the crime is?

In this informative and entertaining interactive program, nationally known ethics expert Tom Spahn uses hypotheticals to explore lawyers’ confidentiality and disclosure duties in the context of clients’ intent to commit future misconduct. Among other things, the program will address:

  • The difficulty of distinguishing between past and future misconduct
  • Clients’ intent to offer false testimony
  • Providing advice on client conduct illegal under federal law but allowed under state law
  • Applying the attorney-client privilege “crime-fraud exception”
  • Clients’ intent to commit future misconduct that will cause financial injury, or someone’s bodily harm or death

This is the sixth of a multi-part seminar on all aspects of confidentiality. Previous parts still available for purchase on demand as online seminars include Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Non-Clients' Misunderstandings and Mistakes, Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Non-Clients’ Misconduct, and Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Clients’ Past and Ongoing Misconduct.

 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 7) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Clients’ Future Misconduct
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 (October 18 and December 5) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Clients’ Future Misconduct
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 (October 28) (Eastern Time)

3:00 Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Clients’ Future Misconduct
5:00 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 SPEAKER

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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