Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM

This program focuses on key issues of ethics, professionalism, trust and business accounting and law practice management that are essential for all new attorneys and, indeed, all attorneys admitted to practice law. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion of ethical hypotheticals to illustrate the relevant and practical application of the rules in the daily practice of law. Topics include:

• law practice management best practices
o management of staff
o utilizing technology
o time management
o effective timekeeping
o file management
o establishing an effective conflict management system
o retainer agreements, declination letters
o billing best practices

• ethical issues and best practice issues relating to
o forming the attorney-client relationship
o evaluating, limiting and addressing conflicts
o communications with clients, opposing counsel, third parties, and the courts
o responsibilities in handling client funds and confidential information
o avoiding malpractice
o handling ethical lapses when discovered

Though the program follows the curriculum and utilizes an instructional video set forth by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the PA Bridge the Gap requirement, it also covers New Jersey practice and divergences between the New Jersey and Pennsylvania rules.

This course qualifies for 4.0 CLE credits in Pennsylvania, including 4.0 ethics credits (not 2.5); 4.5 CLE credits in New York, including 4.5 ethics credits (not 3.0); and 4.8 CLE credits in New Jersey, including 3.0 ethics credits.

Associate Dean for Professional and Skills Education
Practice Professor of Law
Director, Institute for Professional Education
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Location: Rutgers School of Law-Camden
217 N. Fifth Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Credits: CLE: NJ: 4.8 (incl. 3.0 ethics) | NY: 4.5 (incl. 3.0 ethics) | PA: 4.0 (incl. 2.5 ethics)
Course Types: Newly Admitted Lawyers Course
Bridge the Gap Course
Subject Areas: Ethics
Law Practice Management
Cost: $125.00
Detailed Information: Program Announcement

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Wednesday, 12:15 PM

Judith Wegner, the Burton Craige Professor of Law at UNC School of Law, will discuss “Developing Professional Identities During Law School.” The event is being sponsored by three law schools: in addition to our Rutgers Law School,  they are the Temple University Beasley School of Law and Thomas R. Kline School of Law.  The program is being funded by the Shelter Foundation, and is to be held at Rutgers on Wednesday, October 7, beginning at 12:15 in its faculty lounge

The free event is intended to raise awareness to the teaching of the core values of the legal profession, is especially focused to be useful to faculty, no matter their area of expertise, and is further open to any who wish to learn more and add to the discussion.

A long-time member of the Carolina Law faculty, Professor Wegner served as its dean from 1989 to 1999. In 1995, while dean, she also was the President of the American Association of Law Schools, also known as the AALS. During the mid-2000's, she used a research leave to serve as a senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  There she was the principal investigator for the Foundation’s major study on legal education, part of its “Program on Preparation for the Professions.”

The event will take place in the faculty lounge, located on the fourth floor of the Rutgers Law School East Building. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Donald K. Joseph at dojoseph@rutgers.camden.edu.

Monday, 4:00 PM

Professor Greg Lastowka (1969-2015) will be remembered for his inquiry into how people innovate, create, and produce cultural capital through playful exploration. His pathbreaking  scholarship in the areas of copyright, trademark, cyberproperty, video games, and virtual worlds was interdisciplinary. It forged new fields and impacted cultural studies, media studies, and computer science, as well as law. As engaged as he was in diverse disciplines, Prof. Lastowka was also interested in diverse modes of production. He asked in many ways and about many subjects, how law and institutions interact with imaginative play. The annual Greg Lastowka Memorial Project will honor this inquiry with innovative presentations and explorations that reflect Prof. Lastowka's serious purpose and sense of fun.

Presented by the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law (RIIPL), Dean Dan Hunter of Swinburne University of Technology School of Law will discuss, "Playing Well: The Intellectual Property of LEGO" at 4 p.m. Following the talk, a 5:30 p.m. reception will be held with music performed by The Underhills. The event will take place in the Clark Commons,  the second-floor bridge, located in law school's east building.

To RSVP, email riipl@rutgers.edu.