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No More Eyes Wide Shut: Ethical Times Have Changed

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: April 08, 2022
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• The Expanding Duty to Inquire
• ABA Opinion 491
        - The State of Mind
        - The Ethical Justification for the Decision
• Review of Formal Opinion 2018-4 by the NYC Bar Association
        - Introduction
        - Duty to Inquire
        - Limits
        - Remedial Obligations
        - Conclusion
• The Ethical Issues of Making Referrals to Another Firm

Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: April 8, 2022

For NY - Difficulty Level: For experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


Lawyers used to be able to get away with playing dumb. We could conveniently ignore the misdeeds of our clients…we could keep our eyes shut. Not any more. The ABA recently issued Opinion 491 which creates a responsibility to ask questions about our client’s bad deeds…and every lawyer needs to understand. (Rules 1.6, and 1.2 also covered)

This program was recorded on April 8th, 2022.

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Stuart I. Teicher, Esq.

Professional Legal Educator

Stuart I. Teicher, Esq. is a professional legal educator who focuses on ethics law. A practicing attorney for over 17 years, Stuart's career is now dedicated to helping fellow attorneys survive the practice of law and thrive in the profession. Mr. Teicher teaches seminars, provides in-house training to law firms and gives keynote speeches at conventions and association meetings. He also provides consultation and representation in attorney disciplinary matters.

Stuart helps attorneys get better at what they do (and enjoy the process) through his entertaining and educational CLE Performances. His expertise is in "Technethics," a term Stuart coined that refers to the ethical issues in social networking and other technology. Stuart also speaks about "Practical Ethics" -- those lessons hidden in the ethics rules that enhance a lawyer's practice.

Mr. Teicher is a Supreme Court appointee to the New Jersey District Ethics Committee where he investigates and prosecutes grievances filed against attorneys, an adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey where he teaches Professional Responsibility and an adjunct Professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he teaches undergraduate writing courses.

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