Event Calendar

Monday, March 30, 2026

On Demand: Ethical Considerations in Litigation & ADR

Start Date: 6/12/2020 8:00 AM PDT
End Date: 3/30/2026 5:00 PM PDT

Organization Name: Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Maggie Sweeney
Email: maggie@wdtl.org
Phone: (206) 749-0319

Sponsor: JAMS

Credit Card Payments Only

WDTL Members: $30

Non Members: $60

1 Ethics CLE credit

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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.

Fighting for justice and balance in civil courts.