ETHICS 102: MCLE 6.0 credit hours (1.0 Ethics)
We are approved and accredited by South Carolina.
MALPRACTICE: one of the scariest words in any attorney’s life. Ethics violations can lead to a number of difficult, and potentially costly, situations for an attorney and for law firms. Ethics violations can be avoided via the use of a clear understanding of rules, policies and potentially troublesome situations.
With this program, participants will:
- Learn to protect themselves from the possible problems that can emerge from ethics violations,
- Become acquainted with sources of rules and guidance relating to ethics issues, both at the state and national levels,
- Consider how interactions with clients and potential clients should be handled so as to avoid potential ethics violations,
- Analyze the components of a valid, ethical fee agreement,
- Consider the critical role of communication in the attorney/client relationship,
- Learn how to manage cases from beginning to end to avoid ethics violations,
- Recognize how support staff can implicate an attorney or a firm in an ethics violation,
- Look at real life ethical problems that attorneys have faced, and
- Understand what to do if you believe an ethics violation may have occurred in your office.
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