9:00 AM to 1:15 PM

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This program focuses on key issues of ethics, professionalism, and law practice management that are essential for 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.

This program fulfills the Pennsylvania Bridge the Gap requirement. In addition to the discussion of ethical hypotheticals, it utilizes an instructional video and curriculum set forth by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. It also covers New Jersey practice and divergences between New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rules.

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 practices
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

CLE credit hours:
4.8 NJ (includes 3.0 ethics) | 4.5 NY (includes 4.5 ethics, not 3.0) | 4.0 PA (includes 4.0 ethics, not 2.5)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 3.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism. This program also qualifies for 1.8 hours of credit for NJ law office management for NJ newly admitted lawyers.

Faculty: Andrew L. Rossner
Associate Dean for Professional and Skills Education
Practice Professor of Law
Director, Rutgers Institute for Professional Education
Rutgers Law School
Location: Rutgers Law School
217 N. Fifth Street
CAMDEN, NJ 08012
Credits: CLE: NJ: 4.8 (incl. 3.0 ethics) | NY: 4.5 (incl. 3.0 ethics) | PA: 4.0 (incl. 2.5 ethics)
Program Types: Newly Admitted Lawyers Course
Bridge the Gap Course
Subject Areas: Ethics
Law Practice Management
Skills Training
Cost: $125.00
Detailed Information: Program Announcement

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