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Clifford Law Offices offers free program on ethics

Clifford Law Offices is offering a free two-hour webcast program at 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Already more than 1,500 lawyers across the state have registered for “Ethics 2020 – The Future is Now.” The program has been approved for two hours of professional responsibility credit.

This webcast will examine ethical dilemmas of today and tomorrow. From non-lawyer referral services to fake-based discovery to social media consequences, a distinguished panel moderated by founder and senior partner Robert A. Clifford will discuss cutting-edge problems through hypotheticals. Some recent and proposed Rule changes that impact all lawyers across the state will be examined.

Topics include:

  • Ethical Considerations in Boosting Client Reviews, can they be solicited?
  • The Right Way to Start a Law Blog — ethical pitfalls
  • Post-Trial Communications with Jurors–Do’s and Don’ts
  • Does Email Tracking Violate the Rules of Professional Conduct?
  • Is Jury Research on Social Media an Ethics Risk or a Competency Requirement?
  • Can Lawyers and Judges Be Social Media Friends? How has this evolved?
  • How to Respond to Negative Online Attorney Reviews Keeping Ethics and Marketing In Mind
  • Limited Scope Appearances in Illinois State Courts
  • Fake-Based Discovery – what is it and how to watch for it

Panellists include:

  • Wendy Muchman, Northwestern University School of Law Faculty, former Chief of Litigation and Professional Education, ARDC;
  • Mark C. Palmer, the Chief Counsel, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism;
  • and the Honorable Clare J. Quish, Circuit Court of Cook County, First Municipal District.

If you would like to find out more information, please visit: https://cliffordlawcle.com/