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Ethical Settlement Negotiations
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Sponsored by Lorman Education Services
Learn the commandments of ethical settlement negotiation to protect your client's interests and stay compliant.
Nearly all civil cases resolve with a negotiated settlement. Although bargaining takes place in every case, most lawyers have little knowledge of the disciplinary rules and state laws that govern their negotiations.
For example, lawyers may not know when advocacy moves beyond ‘puffery' and into unethical dishonesty, or when it is acceptable to misrepresent a client's top authority or bottom line. May an oral settlement proposal be rejected (ethically) without your client's permission? This topic is critical for any civil litigator who wants to reach successful, durable, and lawful settlement agreements.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Ethical Obligations Front and Center
Competence to Negotiate
Truth and Lies
Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):
Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.
Matthew N. White, Monty White LLP
(Not available outside the US)