Ethics Morning Program

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

ETHICS in Seattle
Chairpersons: DEBORAH NELSON & JIM HOLLAND
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015
WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER • SEATTLE
A/V ACTIVITY ID: 1014079
MORNING PROGRAM – 3.25 Ethics/Professionalism credit
8:20 – 8:30 Welcome
Deborah Nelson, Seattle Attorney & Jim Holland, Mercer Island Attorney
8:30-9:00 This is NOT Your Money! What you need to know about Trust Account requirements.
Cheryl Heuett, WSBA Senior Auditor, Office of Disciplinary Counsel
9:00-9:40 Conflict of Interest When Multiple Parties are Involved: Recognizing and avoiding conflicts.
Professor John Strait, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle
9:40-10:10 What to do if the Bar Comes Calling: How to avoid - and respond to - Bar complaints.
Ken Kagan, Seattle Attorney
10:10-10:25 Break
10:25-10:55 Top Tips for Ethically Hanging Out Your Own Shingle: What new and transitioning lawyers need to know about ethics.
Amie Peters, Edmonds Attorney
10:55-11:40 Ethics Everyday: A discussion between plaintiff and defense attorneys about ethical issues.
Deborah Nelson, Seattle Attorney
Roy Umlauf, Seattle Attorney
11:40-12:00 Legal Malpractice: How are you protecting yourself.
Marty Moran, Moranco, Spokane

Presenters
Deborah M. Nelson
Deborah Nelson is a magna cum laude graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and of the University of Cincinnati College of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. She is a partner in the Seattle law...More
James J. Holland
Jim Holland, Jr. is a graduate of the University of Washington (BBA 1999) and the Willamette University College of Law (JD 2002) where he served as Articles Editor of the Willamette Law Review. He formerly practiced at Perkins Coie in Seattle, and...More
Cheryl M. Heuett
CHERYL M. HEUETT is a WSBA Senior Auditor. Her duties include conducting for-cause audits and investigating trust account overdrafts. She monitors lawyers in diversion or on probation for trust-related violations. She educates lawyers about the...More
Prof. John A. Strait
JOHN A. STRAIT, Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law. Professor Strait is a graduate of Yale Law School. He maintains a private practice representing lawyers and judges in disciplinary proceedings. He also appears as a...More
Kenneth Scott Kagan
KENNETH S. KAGAN opened a solo practice in January, 2015. Prior to his new solo venture, Ken was a shareholder in the Seattle law firm of Carney Badley Spellman, which he joined in the spring of 1999. Ken’s practice focuses on legal ethics,...More
Amie C. Peters
Amie C. Peters is the founding member of Blue Water Legal PLLC, an Edmonds, Washington plaintiff’s firm dedicated to helping injured workers with claims under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act & Defense Base Act. She is admitted to...More
Roy Andrew Umlauf
Roy is a shareholder with Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S., Past President of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, President of Foundation for Washington State Courts, and past Northwest Regional Director for the Defense Research Institute Board. Roy is the...More
Marty Moran
Marty Moran was born and raised north of Spokane and attended Whitworth University. He is Dad to 6 kids, who he loves and adores. He has worked at Moranco since 1999, selling malpractice insurance to law firms across the state. He enjoys golf,...More

Originally Published

December 16, 2015


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Ethics Book
  • This is NOT Your Money! What you need to know about Trust Account requirements. - Video
  • Conflict of Interest When Multiple Parties are Involved: Recognizing and avoiding conflicts - Video
  • What to do if the Bar Comes Calling: How to avoid - and respond to - Bar complaints - Video
  • Top Tips for Ethically Hanging Out Your Own Shingle: What new and transitioning lawyers need to know about ethics - Video
  • Ethics Everyday: A discussion between plaintiff and defense attorneys about ethical issues - Video
  • Legal Malpractice: How are you protecting yourself - Video

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.


Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.


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