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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/

Ten Clifford Law Offices Lawyers Named to 2020 Best Lawyers® list

Ten Clifford Law Offices lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise.

Several of the recognised attorneys at Clifford Law Offices have been listed in Best Lawyers for years. Robert A. Clifford has been listed as a Best Lawyer for over 25 years.

The following lawyers were named to the 2020 The Best Lawyers in America list:

  1. Richard F. Burke, Jr. (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2015)
  2. Robert A. Clifford (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 1993)
  3. Bradley M. Cosgrove (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2019)
  4. Sean P. Driscoll (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2018)
  5. Kevin P. Durkin (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2011)
  6. Keith A. Hebeisen (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2011)
  7. Shannon M. McNulty (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2015)
  8. James C. Pullos (First year recognised in Best Lawyers)
  9. Henry Simmons (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2019)
  10. Robert P. Walsh (Recognised in Best Lawyers since 2018)

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says CEO Phillip Greer.

About Clifford Law Offices

Clifford Law Offices is ranked as one of the top law firms in Illinois and the country. They are recognised leaders in aviation litigation, complex personal injury, wrongful death cases, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability and transportation litigation. Clifford Law Offices also has a reputation in class action litigation, whistleblower cases and commercial litigation cases.