Lawyers Mutual presents ReelTime CLE's original production
"The Accidental Lawyer" -- Terms of Engagement
Lawyers Mutual and ReelTime CLE team up to bring a CLE program like you've never seen before! You won't want to miss one minute of this exciting program.
FREE for Lawyers Mutual Insureds and their Paralegals/Staff;
$150 non-insured attorneys; $35 for non-insured paralegals/staff
Registration & light continental breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
About The Program
“You’re a lawyer right?” Seemingly innocuous words, but when said at a cocktail party, family gathering, or even in a hallway or elevator at the courthouse, they pose a genuine challenge, don’t they? We want to use our training to help folks, right? After all, isn’t that at least a part of why many of us went to law school?
And yet, how many times has a conversation that began with those very words turned out to be the source of tremendous trouble? Beyond the obvious risk of getting sidetracked from the social occasion in which one is supposed to be participating, or the task one is trying to accomplish, there lurk even greater dangers. As some poor, unfortunate souls have learned, if a lawyer is not careful in responding, he or she may inadvertently create a professional relationship, without intending to do so--leaving the lawyer potentially exposed to a malpractice claim. And even if an attorney-client relationship is not deemed to have been formed, a would-be client may nevertheless believe that he or she is communicating with the prospective lawyer in confidence for the purpose of obtaining legal services; if that belief is found to have been a reasonable one, the attorney may end up prohibited from disclosing any confidential information communicated.
This new live, interactive workshop from ReelTime CLE is designed to help lawyers be more alert to the vulnerabilities they may face in various non-office settings and to equip them with best practices for defining their roles up front and setting clear boundaries with the person seeking advice. With the aid of three original film vignettes depicting all-too-common challenging scenarios, participants will have an opportunity to identify their own particular areas of potential exposure, and to develop proactive strategies for navigating these situations with less risk and greater peace of mind.
The manuscript will be available on our website by October 15, 2018. [lawyersmutualnc.com, click on CLE then Manuscripts.] We would like to remind you that we are going paperless and will not have printed manuscripts or handouts at the CLE. It is not mandatory that you print and/or download the manuscript. If you are also going paperless, please download the manuscript to your device before you come. We will not have Wi-Fi access at the program.
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