"Compelling Conversations with Colleagues" is a series of audio podcasts that examines different lawyer positions within the public sector.
Ethical Red-Flags for Public Lawyers: Responsibilities, Conflicts and More
CLE Webinar April 30, 2019 @ 1:00 PM Eastern
This program focuses on the unique ethical issues confronted by public lawyers using an entertaining, interactive format. Expert panelists dramatize illustrative hypothetical scenarios followed by a discussion session after each hypo. Program topics include: special conflicts of interest for former and current government officers and employees; duties to former clients; client with diminished capacity; organization as a client, and more. To access the registration form in PDF click the arrow directly below.REGISTER ONLINE - NOW!
Fees and Fines After Timbs v. Indiana
CLE Webinar May 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM Eastern
The Supreme Court recently ruled that the excessive fines clause of the Eighth Amendment applies to state and local governments in Timbs v. Indiana. What does the decision mean for state and local governments? Sign up to find out!REGISTER ONLINE - NOW!
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Both the private and public sectors often rely on a competitive bidding process to acquire goods and services. For the process to truly be competitive, bidders need to set their prices honestly and independently from one another. When they collude, the customer ultimately loses. In this webinar, learn how federal and state antitrust enforcers and economists sniff out potential bid-riggers. There will be an exploration of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws and a discussion using real world examples.
Ethical Considerations for Government and Private Sector Tax Lawyers
Learn about ethical issues confronted by tax lawyers, including: special conflicts of interest for former and current government officers and employees; duties to former clients; responsibilities of a partner or supervisory lawyer; and more.Access the - recording
Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer
Substance abuse and addictions affect attorneys and their licenses. Learn how to recognize a legal professional with an impairment and the resources available to them and their colleagues.
Legal Ethics in the Time of Fake News and New Media
We live in a new age, where it seems that every day brings a sensational headline, when anyone with the barest of credentials can write and post an item and call it "news," and where the veracity of news - legitimate or not - is constantly called into question. Judges and lawyers have always had to deal with media coverage of high profile cases, controversial decisions, and judicial elections.Access the - recording
FOIA 101: Understanding the Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal statute that governs which federal agency records are releasable to the public. This primer provides an overview of the federal FOIA and the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, and will help those within and outside of the government understand the requirements involved in the disclosure of public records.
Managing High Profile Litigation: Best Practices for Government Lawyers
When public entities are sued, their actions are not only scrutinized in the litigation process but often in the media and the public eye. This presentation will provide tips for how lawyers who represent public entities can best manage the litigation process both internally and externally, set against the backdrop of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct including Model Rules 3.6 (trial publicity); Model Rule 3.8 (f) (special responsibilities of a prosecutor); Model Rule 8.2 (criticism of judges), and Model Rule 8.4 (c) and (d) (misconduct).Access the - recording
Touhy Regulations: Assessing Requests and Obtaining Federal Agency Documents and Witnesses
CLE 90 MIN: Join us for a practical, informative seminar on the frequently confusing Touhy rules. Whether you handle your agency’s Touhy requests or represent litigants seeking documents/testimony from a federal agency, you’ll find this program very helpful. Each federal agency has their own regulations, designed to control the manner in which their employees provide information in response to subpoenas. Our panelists will help you smoothly navigate the process.
Transitioning to Civilian Life: A Roadmap for Military Lawyers
The Division's Transitioning to Civilian Life: A Roadmap for Military Lawyers resource has been updated! Here you will find résumé, cover letter, interviewing and networking tips from military lawyers who have successfully made the transition to civilian lawyer.