Nov

    A Day in the Life of a Small Firm Lawyer: Potential Ethics Traps for the Unwary

    1 PM EST

    Join small-firm practitioner John Ratnaswamy, as he reviews trends in disciplinary matters—highlighting ethical rules that have been alleged to have been violated—and provides practical advice and tools for avoiding potential charges or claims.

    John will focus on developments and trends -- mainly arising out of technology -- in actual and potential disciplinary issues relating to:


    • Competence, diligence, and neglect,
    • Communication,
    • Confidentiality,
    • Marketing,
    • Fees and handling of funds,
    • Deception, and
    • Outsourcing


    $130
    NON-MEMBERS
    $100
    MEMBERS
    $60
    SECTION MEMBERS
    Register Now *Additional discounts may apply at checkout

    Log In to view your rate

    Join now to receive additional discounts
    Join and Buy – NOW
    A Day in the Life of a Small Firm Lawyer: Potential Ethics Traps for the Unwary

    Event Details

    Format

    Web

    Date

    Nov 28, 2018

    2018-11-28T13:00:00.000Z 2018-11-28T14:00:00.000Z A Day in the Life of a Small Firm Lawyer: Potential Ethics Traps for the Unwary

    Join small-firm practitioner John Ratnaswamy, as he reviews trends in disciplinary matters—highlighting ethical rules that have been alleged to have been violated—and provides practical advice and tools for avoiding potential charges or claims.

    John will focus on developments and trends -- mainly arising out of technology -- in actual and potential disciplinary issues relating to:


    • Competence, diligence, and neglect,
    • Communication,
    • Confidentiality,
    • Marketing,
    • Fees and handling of funds,
    • Deception, and
    • Outsourcing


    Speakers

    John Ratnaswamy

    Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP

    John Ratnaswamy is a founding partner of Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP and a member of the firm’s energy and infrastructure and litigation practice areas. His practice focuses primarily on regulatory counseling, trials, and appeals involving natural gas and electric industry clients; and, on business litigation and appeals.

    John serves as Chair of the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee of the ABA's Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division.  He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Ethics at the Northwestern University School of Law since 1996, and as a legal ethics columnist for the magazine The Bencher since 1997.  John served as a member of the Hearing Board of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission from 2011 to 2016, including serving as one of the Chairs in 2015 to 2016.  He served on the ABA's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility from 2003 to 2006, and currently is a Liaison to that Committee.

    John is the Vice Chair, and the Editor in Chief of the Newsletter of, the Space Law Committee of the ABA Section of Science and Technology Law.  He also is serving as the ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission's Drafting Committee on Tort Law Relating to Drones. 

    John served as a member of the ABA’s House of Delegates from 1998-2006.  He also has served on the the ABA Commission on Youth At Risk, the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and the ABA Standing Committee on Silver Gavel Awards.

    Sponsors

    MCLE Information

    The ABA will seek 1.00 ethics CLE credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 1.20 credit hours of ethics CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

    View - MCLE Details

    Panelists

    John Ratnaswamy and Mary McDermott.

    Related Products

    Related On-Demand CLE