Ethics

NO CLE - Mountainside Chat: The Ethics of Getting Hired

This year’s mountainside chat will address recent developments in the requirements for employment of disinterestedness, disclosure and disqualification. It will focus on two recent decisions relating to the extent to which a lack of disinterestedness or the presence of an ethical conflict of one firm member is, or is not, imputed on others within the same firm, and whether there is a difference between the two.

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NO CLE - “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten: Practicing with Ethics and Civility.”

In his popular poem, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, writer Robert Fulghum proclaimed: “Most of what I really need To know about how to live And what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten.” Attorneys and others in the legal profession are often required to address challenging questions about ethics and unprofessional behavior. When faced with these issues, would you make the “right” call? You be the judge with interactive voting when faced with real issues from actual scenarios attorneys have had to address.

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NO CLE - Disclosure, Conflicts and Other Ethical Problems in Commercial Bankruptcy Cases: Avoiding Litigation, Disgorgement and Malpractice

"This panel will address emerging professional responsibility issues in commercial cases, including a recent Seventh Circuit decision involving the duty to advise of alternative transactional structures and other competency issues that affect fee awards and liability, standards for fee awards, disclosure and disinterestedness problems, and conflict problems in retention and the curative limits of use of conflicts and special counsel.
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NO CLE - Civility Now: More Than Just the Ethical Practice of Law

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NO CLE - Ethics Panel: Current Issues in the Retention and Compensation of Bankruptcy Professionals

How will the Supreme Court’s decision in Baker Botts v. ASARCO affect professional fees? Will there be an increase in fee litigation in future chapter 11 cases? This panel will also explore the Tribune standard for payment of unsecured creditors’ post-petition professionals’ fees, fees awarded as part of global settlements (Lehman), and the recent use of fee examiners.

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NO CLE - Ethics and Civility in Bankruptcy Practice

Do the rules of civility ensure that lawyers play nicely in the sandbox? This panel will focus on the growth of civility obligations for lawyers, as well as other developments in legal ethics.

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NO CLE - Committee Educational Session: Ethics/Professional Compensation/Unsecured Trade Creditors

Beware of the Traps: Ethical and Fiduciary Issues for Committee Members and Professionals

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NO CLE - Ethics: Retention and Compensation of Professionals

A discussion of the ethics landscape from the retention application and disclosure requirements, to the decision-making process in undertaking work, recording the time, and contesting/defending the fee application.

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NO CLE - Civility Now: More Than Just the Ethical Practice of Law

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NO CLE - Business Track - Protecting Property (of the Estate) and (the Attorney/Client) Privilege in the Era of the Data Breach

This program will address the ethical obligations and best practices to be used by bankruptcy professionals to protect client confidences and valuable estate property in the era of the data breach. The panel will review the rules governing the attorney/client privilege in U.S., The Caymans, and other jurisdictions, as well as the ethical obligations of professionals to secure client information in their possession to forestall the unwanted disclosure of such information due to a data breach.

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