Ethics - Attorney's Duty to Third Parties
Register By: 12/12/2011
Registration must be received by the MBA office by 5 p.m on this date, or 'at the door' registration fee will apply.
Date: Tuesday, December 13 2011
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Location: World Trade Center Skybridge, Building 2 26 SW Salmon, Portland
Credit Type(s): Ethics
We, as attorneys, have a duty of loyalty and confidentiality to our clients. But what duties do we have to third parties? When (if ever) during the course of interviewing a witness, must an attorney advise the witness of potential civil or criminal liability? Before finalizing a settlement, must an attorney produce the smoking gun document that has been requested but for which the deadline for producing has been extended pending settlement? When must we advise opposing counsel of an inadvertently produced privileged document? These and other thorny issues will be addressed by preeminent ethics advisors Helen Hierschbiel, General Counsel for the Oregon State Bar, and Mark Fucile, partner at Fucile & Reising. In advance of the two-hour CLE, please feel free to submit additional questions you would like the speakers to address on the topic of ethical duties to third parties.