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Phone/Audio Streaming 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Program: 1:00-2:00p

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When a lawyer moves from one firm to another, it can be a fairly dramatic event.  

The ethical issues for the lawyer and for his or her prior firm and new firm are substantial.  

There are issues of when and how to communicate to clients and whether it’s done by the lawyer or the firm.

There are issues of ongoing matters and what to do with client files.  

In ongoing litigation or transactional matters, do lawyers withdraw pending a client decision about whether to move the matter to the lawyer’s next firm?  Is withdrawal even permitted?  

There are also issues of conflicts of interest and how they are managed – for the lawyer who is changing law firm affiliation and for the firms involved.

This program provides a practical guide to ethical issues when lawyers change law firm affiliation.

  • Ethical issues when lawyers change law firm affiliation
  • Issues for the lawyer, the firm he or she is departing and the new firm  
  • Propriety and timing of communications with the departing lawyer’s clients – by the lawyer or the firm?  
  • Ownership and transfer of client files among law firms
  • How to handle ongoing litigation or transactional maters – is withdrawal permissible?  
  • Diligence for the new firm before offering a position to a prospective partner or associate – conflicts, confidentiality, and screening  
  • Issues when a solo practitioner joins a multi-lawyer firm
  • Malpractice coverage issues
Product Information
Date Presented:
March 09, 2016 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
NCBA Member Price:
Non-Member Price:
Ethical Issues When Changing Law Firms | Phone/Audio Streaming

Program Information and Tuition:

  • Program time and length: 1:00-2:00p EST (1 hour per program)
  • What is a Phone/Audio Streaming Seminar?
  • Phone/Audio Streaming seminars do not count against the State Bar's six-hour credit limit (per credit year) for computer-based CLE.
  • The instructions and materials are posted under "My Courses". 
  • Passports are not accepted for Phone/Audio Streaming seminars.
  • Co-Sponsored with Webcredenza
NCBA Member $80
Non-Member $80


Speaker Information
Brian S Faughnan   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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