Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia: Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation

March 26, 2015
State Bar of Georgia Conference Center

Atlanta, Georgia

Christine Mast will be serving on a panel at ICLE Georgia "Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation" seminar on March 26, 2015 at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center in Atlanta, GA.

About the Seminar:

This seminar will consist of four panels, each of which will consider a series of hypothetical situations which often arise in litigation. Each hypothetical will address at least one ethical, professional or legal dilemma which a litigator may face while representing a client. A few examples include:

  • 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?
  • What are the rules for splitting fees and referral fees?
  • 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?
  • Can you pay for your client’s medical bills?
  • Can you respond to a nasty on-line review?

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.