Start Date: 6/12/2020 8:00 AM PDT
End Date: 6/11/2023 5:00 PM PDT
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
Credit Card Payments Only
1 Ethics CLE credit
WDTL Members: $25
Non Members: $40
You are purchasing an on demand video. Following registration, you will receive an email with a link to the video and instructions for obtaining CLE Credit. You are responsible for submitting your CLE credit.
Advocacy and zealous representation of clients can sometimes create challenging or conflicting situations. This program will explore the ethical boundaries of those situations and will give practical tips on dealing with them.
Topics discussed include:
• Providing timely, competent legal services (RPC 1.1)
• Ex Parte Communications CJC 2.9 and RPC 3.5(B)
• Conflicts of Interest RPC1.7 and 1.8
• Dealing with and representing a client with diminished capacity RPC 1.14
• Candor toward the Tribunal RPC 3.3 and 3.5
• Truthfulness toward third parties RPC 4.1
• Attorney duties to inform clients RPC 1.4
• Lawyer acting as a witness RPC 3.7
• Mediation and Arbitration ethics issues
• Fees and billing pitfalls
Presented by Hon. Richard F. McDermott (Ret.) and Ann Marshall, Esq.
Hon. Richard F. McDermott (Ret.) joined JAMS after a distinguished career on the King County Superior Court Bench. In almost 18 years at the Court, Judge McDermott tried hundreds of cases in many diverse areas including personal injury, auto accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, construction defects, product liability, family law, estate disputes and property claims against governmental entities.
Ann T. Marshall, Esq., joined JAMS as a full-time mediator after more than 25 years as a trial lawyer. Ms. Marshall began her legal career in criminal defense. In her subsequent commercial litigation practice, spanning more than 20 years, she represented multiple Fortune 100 companies, working in conjunction with their inhouse legal teams, as well as individuals rarely if ever involved in litigation. She handled complex, multi-party cases through trial and appeal in state and federal courts. Ms. Marshall was the managing partner of her prior law firm’s Seattle office, responsible for litigated cases in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. She has deep experience in real estate, commercial finance and consumer lending.