Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Doctrine: Everyday Ethics for Employment, Labor, and Employee Benefits Lawyers

Date:
11/8/2012
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)

Lawyers’ day-to-day communications and actions may impact the protection of attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine for their clients. It is all too easy for these mishaps to occur, even among the most experienced lawyers.  This all-new program examines a host of circumstances encountered in employment, labor, and employee benefits practices and identifies the traps for the unwary presented in these circumstances. Learn about recent ethics, privilege, and work product decisions that may impact situations you encounter in your daily practice. The expert panel will offer alternative approaches to avoid the potential ethics pitfalls in:

  • Defining the attorney’s engagement
  • Identifying who is the client
  • Identifying the role in which the client is acting and how that role may impact the preservation or loss of privilege or work product protection and
  • Addressing the ethical limits regarding potential witnesses in a lawsuit whom an attorney must contact through opposing counsel before the parties engage in formal discovery
  • The program will feature a variety of real-world scenarios in employment, labor, and benefits practice contexts that highlight the ethical, attorney-client privilege, and work product traps and the various ways to avoid them.

This seminar qualifies for 1.5 to 1.8 ethics credit hours, depending on state requirements, in MCLE jurisdictions that accredit live telephone seminars and/or webcasts.

Who Should Attend:

  • Any attorney (including in-house counsel) whose work includes employment, labor, employee benefits, or executive compensation matters, including issues related to those areas arising in transactions
  • Any attorneys involved in litigating employment, employee benefits, or executive compensation issues
Program Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 noon Program Begins
1:30 p.m. Adjournment

Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.5 ethics; total 50-minute hours, 1.8 ethics.

 

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