6/22 Legal Ethics: Top Challenges - Portsmouth, NH

Your Practical Ethical Compliance Guide

Real-life legal practice doesn't fit neatly into the bounds of legal ethics that we all learned in law school. There are always questions and pitfalls that you'll need to figure out to make certain you're in compliance today. This course compiles the toughest current challenges attorneys face in protecting their professional reputations. Our experienced attorney faculty will help you get the tools you need to do the right thing without fear of disciplinary action or litigation. Enroll today!

  • Clarify allowable and prohibited conduct in social media.
  • Discover and avoid hidden conflicts of interest.
  • Find out how to properly handle case delays.
  • Prepare for the ethical challenges a virtual law office presents.
  • Forestall allegations of client fee trust mismanagement with our best practices guide.
  • Protect client confidentiality in online communications and in data storage.

Who Should Attend
This basic-to-intermediate level ethics course is designed for attorneys.

Course Content

  • Duties to Prospective Clients
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Confidentiality and Data Security
  • Client Communications
  • Attorney Fees and Client Trust Accounts
  • Changing Firms
  • Virtual Law Office and Interstate Practice of Law
  • Duty of Competency when Diversifying Your Practice
  • Online Ethics

CHRISTOPHER D. HAWKINS is an attorney with Devine Millimet & Branch, PA, where he practices in the areas of professional liability and construction claims. Mr. Hawkins has published many articles on topics of professional liability and litigation practice, and has presented seminars on topics of professional liability, and construction contracts and claims. He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association Ethics Committee, the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, the Legal Counsel Forum of the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the Charles C. Doe Inn of the American Inns of Court. Mr. Hawkins earned his B.A. degree from Middlebury College and his J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

RICHARD C. NELSON is an attorney with Devine Millimet & Branch, PA. He has been representing lawyers in New Hampshire and other New England states since 1986. This work has involved the defense of hundreds of lawyers and law firms in malpractice and professional conduct cases. Mr. Nelson has also consulted with lawyers and law firms on ethical issues and risk management. His work has involved litigation in the U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, State Superior Courts and State Probate Courts. Mr. Nelson's work in this field has been recognized by his listing in The Best Lawyers in America. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his J.D. degree from the Boston University School of Law. Mr. Nelson is admitted to practice in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York.


$229 per Course; $219 ea. additional
Unlimited CLE Upgrade: $799


CLE: 3.0*
*specialty credits for ethics



8:45am - 12pm