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Thursday, December 14, 2023

2023 Annual Ethics Seminar

Start Date: 12/14/2023 1:00 PM PST
End Date: 12/14/2023 4:00 PM PST

Organization Name: Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

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

Live Video Conference via Zoom
Members: $150
Non-members: $200

3 Ethics credits confirmed.

Ethical Dilemmas in a Day in the Life of a Civil Defense Litigator

Chair: Colin Folawn, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Join us via Zoom for a lively discussion with panelists Colin Folawn and Nellie Barnard as we explore another Day in the Life of an Ethical Lawyer.
This informative and entertaining ethics CLE will present and explore several common ethical challenges and loss prevention issues. With scenarios ranging from the simple to the complex, Nellie Barnard and Colin Folawn will highlight key ethics risks that anyone can face in their everyday practice, as well as provide strategies for reducing risk.

1:00 – 1:05    Welcome
1:05 – 4:00    A Day in the Life of a Litigator

This format has been a great success so our panelists are bringing it back with new scenarios, rules, and advice.  As one attendee said, “the best Ethics CLE around.”

Colin Folawn helps clients resolve complex disputes, often involving the maritime and technology industries. He handles cases involving privacy and data security breach matters, maritime and admiralty law, and complex contract issues that include insurance and commercial matters. He also provides legal advice to lawyers regarding legal ethics and loss prevention.

Colin has tried civil jury cases to verdict in Washington courts and has written and argued several successful motions in state and federal courts. He has also won cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Washington Court of Appeals, and the Washington Supreme Court.

Nellie Barnard provides legal ethics and risk management advice to lawyers, law firms, law students, and in-house legal departments. She also represents Oregon and Washington lawyers in attorney discipline matters and character and fitness proceedings, including on appeal. With a deep background in complex business and financial services disputes, she guides clients toward successful resolutions from the inception of a case through appeal.

Nellie appreciates the obstacles that lawyers and law firms face in the practice and the business of law and works collaboratively with clients to minimize the risk of liability, including issues involving conflicts of interest, sanctions, privilege, client confidentiality, engagement, and withdrawal procedures, multi-jurisdictional practice, lawyer-client relationships, fee disputes, and practice planning and management. She helps lawyers and law firms address the boundaries involving attorney advertising and marketing, including issues particular to social media, client solicitation, business relationships with non-lawyers, and fee sharing. And advises law firms and lawyers on ethical and fiduciary issues related to lateral hiring, law firm dissolution, and expulsion matters.

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 12/14/2023 1:00 PM

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