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Practice Mang. & the New Rules of Prof. Conduct--6/10/09

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
- Location -
Find out how the new rules affect your practice

12:00- 2:00 p.m.

2.0 MCLE Credits in Ethics

Presented by the Committee on Law Practice Management and the General Practice Section


Professor Gary Munneke


Marian Rice, Esq.

Thomas Rice, Esq.

On April 1, 2009 the New Rules of Professional Conduct replaced the existing Disciplinary Rules. In addition to adoption of ABA Model Rules Format, the new rules bring changes that affect the manner in which you manage your law firm or practice on your own.

Please note that newly admitted attorneys cannot receive credit for participation in CLE teleconferences or webinars.

To view the 2009 CLE live program schedule, go to www.nysba.org/CLE

The last day to pre-register online is June 9, 2009. Register online now

Members, please login to get member discounts.

Learn the overall format of the recently enacted Rules and how the Rules:

Significantly change the manner in which a conflict of interest should be analyzed and resolved;
Alter the existing rules on the relationship between attorney and client and the allocation of authority in the attorney client relationship;
Impact upon the current letters of engagement rules and the circumstances under which attorneys may agree to a division of fees;
Set forth the attorney's responsibilities and duties to prospective clients who have not engaged the attorney;
Affect the current definitions of attorney-client communications;
Delineate the role of an attorney when dealing with a client of diminished capacity;
Permit, under certain circumstances,evaluations to one other than the client;
Define the role of the lawyer as a third party neutral;
Specify an attorney's obligations before a tribunal;
Expand an attorney's obligation in speaking with unrepresented parties;
Include direction on the inadvertent receipt of documents and respect for the rights of third persons; and
Set forth aspirational goals for pro bono service.

General Information about CLE Teleconferences

What is a CLE Teleconference?
A CLE Teleconference is a live, interactive CLE that you can participate in from the comfort and convenience of your home or office using a touch tone phone. Your materials and call-information will arrive via e-mail prior to the program. Listen and learn, even ask questions just as you would at an "in person" seminar.

How are course materials forwarded?
Course materials will be uploaded to a weblink and will be downloadable PDF files. Your call-in information along with the weblink to the course materials will be forwarded to you via e-mail prior to the program.
Please be sure your e-mail address is current.

Will I be able to ask questions? Is the seminar interactive?
Yes! "Full-conferencing" is available. During the program, participants who want to ask a question of the speaker will be prompted to push a particular key on their touch-tone phone to be placed into a queue for questions. Throughout the telephone seminar an operator mutes unintended interruptions.

How will I receive my MCLE certificate?
In order to receive MCLE credit, you must stay on the line throughout the seminar. During the seminar, the speakers will announce a program code. You will need to write down the code and complete the Listener Verification Form. You will receive your official MCLE Certificate in about 2-4 weeks by mail in an envelope marked "MCLE Certificate Enclosed."

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