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Bridge the Gap: Law Practitioner Essentials

Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
This program is an overview of law practitioner essentials. It is designed as a transitional program for new attorneys but is an excellent refresher for all attorneys. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in lively discussions of ethical hypotheticals to illustrate the relevant and practical application of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Topics include:

• The Client/Attorney Relationship: communication, expectations, confidentiality, conflict of interest, letter of engagement, court appearances
• Practice Management & Technology: managing staff, the role of technology, file and time management, billing practices, correspondence, escrow and retainer funds
• Fiduciary Requirements: managing client accounts, avoiding financial troubles, safekeeping property, IOLTA and operating accounts, disputed funds
• Diversity & Inclusion: importance in the profession, unconscious bias, future expectations, anti-discrimination
• Substance Abuse Prevention: Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, self-care tips
• The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary System: overview, violations, consequences, inactive status & suspensions, ethics guidance
• Outreach Programs & Resources: State, county and affinity bar associations, legal aid network, pro bono service, continuing legal education

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 New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rules.

See detailed CLE credit information in announcement.
FACULTY:
Camille Andrews, Retired │Former Professor of Law and Associate Dean | Rutgers Law School
REGION:
Northern New Jersey
Central New Jersey
Southern New Jersey
New York City Metro Area
Philadelphia Metro Area
LOCATION:
Zoom
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:
Camden Location
Rutgers Institute for Professional Education
Rutgers Law School
217 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6658  •  
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Newark Location
Rutgers Institute for Professional Education
Rutgers Law School
Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 353-5928  •  
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