2017 Annual Legal Ethics Seminar
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and registration
8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Welcome – Katie Maloney Perhach, Milwaukee Office Managing Partner
8:35 - 9:35 a.m. Ethical Pitfalls in Employment Situations
This presentation will provide thoughtful answers to challenging questions, such as:
- When does an employee defendant need separate representation?
- What do you do when an internal complaint is filed?
- Is an employer ever required to seek an injunction against harassment in the workplace?
9:35 - 9:40 a.m. Break
9:40 - 10:40 a.m. Ethical Issues in Intellectual Property: Prosecution, Licensing, and Enforcement
Every practice area presents its own unique spin on ethical issues, and this program will focus on traps in the practice of intellectual property law. From nailing down who your client is and who owns the intellectual property, to issues with your client's ability to enforce its rights in its intellectual property and creative ways to defend same, this program will provide practical approaches to handling ethical issues in-house counsel may need to address in the area of intellectual property and related transactions.
10:40 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Teaching Corporate Employees How Attorney-Client Privilege Works (and Doesn't Work), and Why They Should Care
The scope and applicability of the attorney-client privilege are uncertain, and it's important that your team understands how it works before and after a dispute begins. Presenters will discuss the ins and outs of the attorney-client privilege, explain how advance training can help to avoid unfortunate consequences later, and provide materials you can use to train your people on how better email and documentation etiquette and how written communication can help—or hurt—them in any later dispute.
11:45 - Noon Questions/Closing Remarks
Who Should Attend?
This seminar is designed for executives, in-house counsel, and other interested corporate executives.
We will provide a form and apply for three hours of ethics continuing legal education credit in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Certificates of Attendance will be issued via email upon program approval.
If you are a member of another jurisdiction that does not honor CLE credit from FL, IL, IN, VA, or WI, we will be happy to provide the materials needed in order for you to apply for CLE credit. Please contact Jennifer Michalski, our CLE coordinator, at [email protected].
Questions? Please contact Lisa Frymark at (414) 277-5416 or [email protected].