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Counsel Over Cocktails: The ethical pitfalls of off-the-cuff legal advice
Counsel over Cocktails is a one-hour CLE video that analyzes the ethical pitfalls of offering "informal" legal advice in social situations.
Suppose you're out with friends on Saturday night when that person wearing a vest who's lurking in the corner sidles up with "Hey you're a lawyer right? I have this quick legal question..." We've all been there. Most find it annoying. (Can I stop working for 15 minutes please?!) But more importantly, for the unwary, the situation is an ethical minefield!
Counsel over Cocktailsfeatures Professor Hugh Spitzer of University of Washington's School of Law, as well as advice from Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven C. González, and practicing attorneys. The rules and issues analyzed include:
- Accidental Clients
- The Four "C's" of Legal Ethics
- Formation of Attorney-Client Relationship
- Conflicts Checks
- Imputed Conflicts
- Ghostwriting - ethical considerations
- ABA Model Rules 1.1, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12
- And more...
- Justice Steven C. González
Associate Justice Washington State Supreme Court
- Professor Hugh Spitzer
University of Washington School of Law
- Linda S. Fang
Banyan Legal Counsel LLP
- Vincent Humphrey
Humphrey & Associates
- Trent M. Latta
McDougald Law Group P.S.
- Allison Peryea
Leahy Fjelstad Peryea
- Isham Reavis
Aoki Law PLLC
This course is offered for ethics CLE credit in the following jurisdictions*:
- WA (1 Ethics, Activity ID 1033597)
- SC (1 Ethics, 2018 Course No. 183402)
- SC (1 Ethics, 2019 Course No. 190760ADO)
- OR (1 Ethics, Course No. 6992*3)
- CA (if watched out-of-state)
*Limitations and conditions may apply depending upon your CLE reporting jurisdiction's requirements. Please check your local state bar or reporting authority for details. Creative Legal Education does not report your course participation.
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