Practice and Procedure

Cheat, Prey, Shove: 3 Acts Forbidden by Ethics

Oftentimes lawyers must deal with people in vulnerable positions- and there are a whole host of rules that govern our behavior in those instances. Cheating (misrepresentation, rule 4.1 and 3.3), Preying (deceptive practices, rule 8.4), and Shoving (fairness to opposing parties and counsel, rule 3.4) are prohibited by the attorney ethics rules...and why not learn about them with a little humor?

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Best of the Best and Worst of the Worst: Local Rules We Love and Hate

This lively roundtable discussion will focus on adherence to local rules for purposes of malpractice prevention, civility among litigants’ counsel, professional responsibility, and related ethical considerations for practitioners by undertaking a multi-jurisdictional exploration of some of the most well regarded and most reviled local bankruptcy and district court rules, providing attendees with an opportunity to measure particular rules’ efficacy, practical effects and unintended consequences.

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Evidence, Part IIB: Commercial Workshop on Evidence

This panel will address best practices and evidentiary issues regarding the testimony of experts. The issues will be presented in a mock-examination format with audience participation.

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Evidence, Part IIA: Consumer Workshop on Evidence

This panel will address up to 15 thorny evidentiary issues that commonly arise in consumer cases. The issues will be presented to a bankruptcy judge by two expert litigators in a variety of pre-trial and trial scenarios.

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Evidence, Part I: Overview of the Underbrush

This panel will provide an evidence overview and primer to cover the surface issues and underlying basic evidence considerations practitioners should contemplate for their practices.

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Modern Issues in Ethics and Professionalism

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The Evolution of Legal Technology and the Impact of Automation on Our Lives

With the advent of machine learning, robotics, the Internet of things, and big data, society has found itself in the midst of a fast-paced technological revolution. As technology continues to evolve, we will likely see software, machines and robots increasingly being used to automate everyday tasks. The legal world is no different. This panel will explore the evolution of legal tech and its effects on your day-to-day tasks.

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When to Draw the Line: Ethical Pitfalls in Bankruptcy and Social Media

Transparency is fundamental to the bankruptcy process, so it’s no surprise that a failure to disclose required information or identify conflicts of interest can lead to serious ethical issues. At the same time, the digital age in which we practice, and the pervasiveness of social media, raise the opposite problem: What happens when too much information is shared? This session will explore the ethical and professional considerations of both under-disclosing and over-sharing in bankruptcy cases by using illustrations from recent, real-life scenarios and interactive attendee participation.

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