Registration Fee:

$145

 

PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN LITIGATION

RECORDED MARCH 28, 2013

Archived Webcast

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including 2 Ethics Hours, 1 Professionalism Hour and 3 Trial Practice Hours

About the Seminar:
This seminar will consist of four panels. They will consider a series of hypothetical situations that often arise in litigation. Each hypothetical will address at least one ethical, professional or legal dilemma a litigator may face while representing a client. (A few examples: How soon must you disclose to a client that you have made an error? How much can you charge a client for work done by a contract lawyer? Can your fee agreement require that disputes be arbitrated? If you find an important internal memo drafted by your opposing counsel, can you read it and use it? Must you return it?)

The panels will consist of Appellate judges (Supreme Court and Court of Appeals), trial court judges, lawyers from the Office of the General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia, and experienced litigation attorneys. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in the discussions.

Presiding:
David N. Lefkowitz, Program Chair and Moderator, The Lefkowitz Firm, LLC, Atlanta and Athens

SESSION I
Hon. Keith R. Blackwell, Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta
Hon. Herbert E. Phipps, Presiding Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, Atlanta
Hon. Sara L. Doyle, Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, Atlanta
Jonathan W. Hewett, Senior Assistant General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Christine A. Koehler, Koehler & Riddick, LLC, Lawrenceville

SESSION II
Hon. Harold D. Melton, Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta
Hon. Stephen Louis A. Dillard, Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, Atlanta
Hon. John R. Mather, Chief Judge, State Court of Fulton County, Atlanta
Jenny K. Mittelman, Deputy General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Warren R. Hinds, Warren R. Hinds, P.C., Roswell

SESSION III
Hon. John J. Ellington, Chief Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, Atlanta
Hon. William “Billy” M. Ray, II, Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, Atlanta
Hon. Christopher S. Brasher, Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County, Atlanta
William J. Cobb, Assistant General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Christine L. Mast, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP, Atlanta

SESSION IV
Hon. P. Harris Hines, Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta
Hon. Elizabeth L. Branch, Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, Atlanta
Hon. Ben W. Studdard, Chief Judge, State Court of Henry County, McDonough
Hon. David P. Darden, Judge, State Court of Cobb County, Marietta
Paula J. Frederick, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Roy M. Sobelson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta