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$125

21st Annual
FAMILY AND TRIAL LAW CONVOCATION ON PROFESSIONALISM

RECORDED MARCH 26, 2014

Archived Webcast

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

Co-Sponsor:
Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia;
General Practice and Trial Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding:
Ted Eittreim, Program Chair, Mayoue Gray Eittreim, P.C., Atlanta

Panelists:
Hon. Tangela Barrie, Judge, Superior Court, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, Decatur
Hon. Doris L. Downs, Judge, Superior Court, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, Atlanta
Hon. Juanita P. Stedman, Judge, Juvenile Court, Cobb Judicial Circuit, Marietta
Daniele Johnson, Daniele Johnson & Associates, Atlanta
James J. McGinnis, Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy, P.C., Atlanta
Kice H. Stone, Stone & Driggers, LLC, Macon

Introduction and overview: State Bar of Georgia Handbook, Part IV (Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct: page H-27, et seg.)
Ted Eittreim

Advertising in the Social Media Age

  • Reverse auctioning for legal services
  • Limits to advertising on Groupon or Living Social
  • Did this Super Bowl commercial go too far?

Scope of Attorney-Client Privilege

  • Are intra-firm communications privileged from the client? - St. Simons Waterfront LLC v. Hunter Maclean,
    293 Ga. 419 (2013)
  • Speaking with an unlicensed attorney – is a client’s reasonable belief enough to protect communications?

Advising Client Conduct

  • Reading emails—when does confidentiality trump misconduct?
  • Mitigating the adverse effects of Facebook
  • Speaking through the client—what advice can a lawyer give to the client on speaking directly with
    the adversary?
Is there a duty to alert opposing counsel of mistakes made in settlement proposals?

How to Protect Client’s from Their Own Deposition

  • Did Paula Deen’s attorneys drop the ball?
  • Foot-tapping, coughing, objections and other cues
  • When to take a break