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Collapse Ethical Issues in Buying, Selling or Transferring a Law Practice

11:00 a.m. MST/10:00 a.m. PST (60 minutes)
Teleseminar/Audio Stream
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation in partnership with WebCredenza and Peach New Media

Transitioning law practices to partners or associates has been a long-standing practice of smaller law firms and solo practices.  Outright sales have been less common but are sharply on the rise.  Both forms of transferring a practice raise many substantial ethical issues for withdrawing and successor lawyers and their firms. This program will provide you with a guide to these ethical issues and best practices to successful transfer a practice while avoiding ethical complaint.

Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
Original Seminar Date: August 14, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1 hour Total MCLE Credits, 1 hour Including Ethics

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    Collapse Ethics and Pre-Trial Investigations

    11:00 a.m. MST/10:00 a.m. PST (60 minutes)
    Teleseminar/Audio Stream
    Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation in partnership with WebCredenza and Peach New Media

    The course of litigation often depends on what’s uncovered in pre-trial investigations. Indeed, attorneys are required by ethics rules to investigate a case before a lawsuit is even filed.  Zealous representation requires a thorough investigation of the parties and underlying facts and with the advent of social media, together with the vast amounts of email and text messages that are discoverable, there is more information available than ever before. But there are also ethical restraints on how aggressive attorneys – or their third-party investigators – can be in investigating a case.  Some dissembling is allowed, but most is prohibited.  Ethics rules generally permit social media and other digital research, but “pre-texting” to obtain information is circumscribed.  This program will provide you with a real-world guide to the ethics of pre-trial investigations, what attorneys can and cannot do ethically.

    • Attorney ethics in pre-trial investigations – the do’s, don’ts, and common traps
    • Duty of an attorney to investigate a case before filing a lawsuit
    • “Pre-texting” – the ethics of deception when attorneys represent themselves to be someone else and when dissembling is allowed in investigations
    • Determining who your client is in an investigation and determining conflicts of interest
    • What you can and cannot do when investigating a party’s social media profiles and usage, including ex parte communications
    • Does using a third-party investigator to conduct the investigation instead of doing it yourself matter?
    • Limitations on investigating members of a jury or jury pool
    • Real world consequences when investigations go awry – discipline, sanctions, exclusion of evidence obtained
    Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
    Original Seminar Date: September 08, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1 hour Total MCLE Credits, 1 hour Including Ethics

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    Collapse Handling Your First or Next Criminal Domestic Violence Case

    9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson St. - Boise
    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
    Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

    Join Daniel R. Dinger, Ada County Prosecutor's Office, and Dylan J. Orton, Ada County Public Defender's Office, for a discussion that will be beneficial to the criminal defense bar and the criminal prosecution bar. Topics of discussion will include but not limited to: process from guilty pleas through the collateral consequences of a plea or conviction; how to prosecute or defend the domestic violence case; what key evidentiary issues and pitfalls to watch for; an overview of the most important provisions of the statutes; as well as the sentencing options available for attorneys and judges including the latest developments in domestic violence court.

    Formats Available: Live Webcast (Early Bird Registration - Register by Sept. 3), Attend In-Person (Early Bird Registration - Register by Sept. 3)
    Original Seminar Date: September 17, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 2.00 hours Total MCLE Credits, 2.00 hours Including NAC

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    Collapse Ethics and the Attorney Client Privilege

    11:00 a.m. MST/10:00 a.m. PST (60 minutes)
    Teleseminar/Audio Stream
    Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation in partnership with WebCredenza and Peach New Media

    This program will provide a wide-ranging review of recent legal developments impacting the attorney-client privilege and the growing challenges of preserving the privilege in a highly inter-connected and digital working environment.  Also, the program will discuss best practices on the inadvertent or intentional receipt of information that might threaten the loss of the privilege.

    Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
    Original Seminar Date: October 23, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1 hour Total MCLE Credits, 1 hour Including Ethics

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    Collapse Ethics in Claims and Settlements

    11:00 a.m. MST/10:00 a.m. PST (60 minutes)
    Teleseminar/Audio Stream
    Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation in partnership with WebCredenza and Peach New Media

    The program will cover ethics in ghostwriting claims and pleadings, ethics in frivolous factual and legal claims, ethics in serving unenforceable subpoenas, ethics in settlements and more.  The program will also cover conflicting approaches of ethics rules and the courts to sanctioning ghostwriting in litigation, the ethics of serving unenforceable subpoenas in the hope the recipient will think its enforceable and cooperate, the enforceability of settlement agreements and ethics challenges.

    Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
    Original Seminar Date: December 01, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1 hour Total MCLE Credits, 1 hour Including Ethics

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    Collapse Handling Your First or Next Removal Case

    8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson, Boise ID
    Registration begins 8:00 a.m.
    Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

    Join Kira D. Pfisterer, Hepworth Janis & Kluksdal, and Wade L. Woodard, Andersen Banducci PPLC, as
    they discuss the issues related to removal of a case to federal court. This one-hour CLE will provide
    an overview of the removal procedure, the timing and appropriateness of removing a case to federal
    court and a general summary of federal jurisdiction and preemption.

    Formats Available: Live Webcast Early Bird Reg. (register by Nov. 28), Attend In-Person Early Bird Reg. (register by Nov. 28)
    Original Seminar Date: December 09, 2015

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1 hour Total MCLE Credits, 1 hour Including NAC

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