24
Nov
Monday, 12:30 PM

Kara Swanson, an associate professor of law at Northeastern University School of Law, will present her research during this Faculty Workshop Series.

The Rutgers-Camden Faculty Workshop series offers a collegial atmosphere in which faculty from Rutgers and distinguished guests present scholarly work and discuss contemporary legal issues. It enhances the intellectual life of the law school community and Camden campus by providing a forum for critical exchange across the disciplinary and topical boundaries that often separate scholars of the law. 

Faculty colloquia are presented for the benefit of the Rutgers Law community.  If you would like more information about a particular event, please contact Katie Eyer at (katie.eyer@rutgers.edu).  Faculty and staff should login to access further information about the presentation.

1
Dec
Monday, 12:30 PM

Eloise Passachoff, an associate professor of law at Georgetown Law, will present her research during this Faculty Workshop Series.

The Rutgers-Camden Faculty Workshop series offers a collegial atmosphere in which faculty from Rutgers and distinguished guests present scholarly work and discuss contemporary legal issues. It enhances the intellectual life of the law school community and Camden campus by providing a forum for critical exchange across the disciplinary and topical boundaries that often separate scholars of the law. 

Faculty colloquia are presented for the benefit of the Rutgers Law community.  If you would like more information about a particular event, please contact Katie Eyer at (katie.eyer@rutgers.edu).  Faculty and staff should login to access further information about the presentation.

2
Dec
Tuesday, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

This program focuses on research tools and strategies related to New Jersey practice, free and low-cost legal resources, and New Jersey specific secondary sources. Topics include how to locate and navigate New Jersey Rules of Court, practice guides, and secondary sources to find legal information in areas such as landlord tenant, estate planning and administration, and civil and criminal trial preparation. The program will also discuss free and low-cost legal resources and tips for using Fastcase, the legal research service that has partnered with the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Topics include:
• Cost-effective research in practice
• New Jersey practice materials: Rules of Court, Form sets
• Streamline research using secondary sources: Gann Treatises, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education publications, New Jersey Practice, Guralnick’s New Jersey Family Law Annotated
• Free and low cost resources: Rutgers University resources, Google, Fastcase

CLE: NJ: 2.4 | NY: 2.0 | PA: 2.0

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5
Dec
Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM

This program focuses on key issues of professionalism, ethics, and trust and business accounting that are essential for all new attorneys and, indeed, all attorneys admitted to practice law. Topics include:

• ethical issues and best practice issues in forming the attorney-client relationship;
• evaluating and addressing conflicts;
• handling communications with clients, opposing counsel, the courts and third parties;
• handling client funds;
• handling client files and confidential information;
• the disciplinary process and sanctions; and available resources for attorneys.

Though the program follows the curriculum 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 program utilizes a blended learning approach involving discussion of practical ethical hypotheticals and an instructional DVD.

This program satisfies Pennsylvania's Bridge the Gap requirement. 1.50 credit hours may be counted toward New Jersey’s Newly Admitted Lawyer requirement for Trust and Business Accounting, with 3.30 credit hours of ethics/professionalism; or 4.80 credit hours as ethics/professionalism for attorneys that do not need to fulfill newly admitted requirements.

CLE: NJ: 4.8 (incl. 4.8 ethics) | NY: 4.5 (incl. 4.5 ethics) | PA: 4.0 (incl. 4.0 ethics)

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9
Dec
Tuesday, 12:00 PM to 4:15 PM

This course will address the potential ethical challenges facing mediators in the family and civil arenas from accepting a case to capturing the agreement. Each mediator standard will be featured and dissected in a case study reflective of actual scenarios encountered by mediators. Topics include:

- Mediator standards overview
- Ethical Landmines in Mediation
- Round table discussion: ethical issues specific to family mediations
- Case studies of ethical issues in civil mediation
- Case consultations

CLE: NJ: 4.8 (incl. 4.8 ethics) | NY: 4.5 (incl. 4.5 ethics) | PA: 4.0 (incl. 4.0 ethics)

To register, visit here.

10
Dec
Wednesday, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Rules of Professional Conduct [RPC] place limits, though not clearly defined ones, on how an attorney may ethically negotiate and what representations can be made in a negotiation setting. Through interactive discussion of situations that typically confront attorneys in negotiations and the ethics opinions in this area, we will explore how the RPC impact the negotiation process covering topics including:
• Who is the client and how does that impact one’s duty during negotiations?
• Communicating with clients and opposing counsel about settlement offers
• Are bluffing and puffing ethical? If so, when?
• Negotiating when an attorney represents multiple clients
• Handling confidential client information during negotiations
• What duty does an attorney owe to correct another’s mistake during negotiations?

CLE: NJ: 2.4 (incl. 2.4 ethics) | NY: 2.0 (incl. 2.0 ethics) | PA: 2.0 (incl. 2.0 ethics)

To register, visit here.