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Bridge the Gap: Essentials of the Rules of Professional Conduct

Friday, July 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
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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.
Faculty:Andrew L. Rossner, Esq.
Associate Dean for Professional and Skills Education, Director of the Institute for Professional Education, and President of the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court at Rutgers School of Law–Newark.
Location:Rutgers School of Law-Newark
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Credits:CLE: NJ: 4.8 (incl. 4.8 ethics) | NY: 4.5 (incl. 4.5 ethics) | PA: 4.0 (incl. 4.0 ethics)
Program Types:Newly Admitted Lawyers Course
Bridge the Gap Course
Subject Areas:Ethics
Fiscal Responsibility
Detailed Information:Program Announcement
Registration for this program is now closed. Please see the full listing for upcoming IPE programs.