Ethical Issues Arising from Lateral Hires, Partner Departures and Law Firm Dissolutions (On-Demand)

$169.00

There are a multitude of ethical issues that can surface during lateral hires, partner departures, and especially law firm dissolutions.  When should an attorney making a lateral move check conflicts? At what point does one notify the current firm of departure?  Should a law firm have a pre-nup that divides up assets after liabilities have been paid?  This program will answer all of these questions, addressing common ethical dilemmas that emerge and the relevant case law, ABA statues, and D.C. legal ethics opinions that can guide an attorney encountering these situations.

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Event Details

Course Type

Course Instructor

Deepika H. Ravi, Esq., Lauren E. Snyder, Esq.

Original Date Of Course

Ethics Credits

2

Course Description

There are a multitude of ethical issues that can surface during lateral hires, partner departures, and especially law firm dissolutions.  When should an attorney making a lateral move check conflicts? At what point does one notify the current firm of departure?  Should a law firm have a pre-nup that divides up assets after liabilities have been paid?  This program will answer all of these questions, addressing common ethical dilemmas that emerge and the relevant case law, ABA statues, and D.C. legal ethics opinions that can guide an attorney encountering these situations.

Principles

  • The ethical job search and an ethical hire
  • Ethics issues in departing a firm
  • Law firm dissolutions – how to not make a bad situation worse

Syllabus

  1. Lateral Moves
  2. Partner Departures
  3. What is a Law Firm Dissolution?
  4. Typical Dissolution Scenarios
  5. Addressing Dissolution Scenarios in Advance
  6. The Decision to Dissolve
  7. Economic Challenges for a Dissolving Firm
  8. Noticing and Bartering in Clients
  9. Firm Websites and Lawyer Social Media

Instructors

Deepika H. Ravi, Esq

Lauren E. Snyder, Esq.