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About the Teleseminar

The steady drumbeat of litigation continually identifies new ethical issues for litigators. The rapid spread of technology – by both clients and their attorneys – also creates new ethics issues and uncertainty as attorneys try to figure out how established principles apply to novel fact patterns.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to developments in ethics in civil litigation, including discovery in an age of social media and confidentiality when using mobile and digital technology. The program will also discuss sensitive ethical issues in preparing witnesses for litigation, developments in conflicts of interest and the attorney/client privilege, and much more. 

Day 1 – June 6, 2013: 

  •  Ethical issues in discovery in an age of social
  •  Ethics of preparing and working with witnesses
  •  Developments in conflicts of interest, part 1

About the Speakers

Lucian T. Pera is a partner in the Memphis office of Adams & Reese, LLP.  His practice includes professional malpractice litigation as well as counseling lawyers and law firms in the area of ethics and professional responsibility.  He was a member of the ABA’s Ethics 2000 Commission and is co-author of "Ethics and Lawyering Today," a national e-mail newsletter on lawyer ethics, which is accessible at: www.ethicsandlawyering.com.  Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Harry W. Wellford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Mr. Pera received his A.B. with honors from Princeton University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Thomas E. Spahn is a partner in the McLean, Virginia office of McGuireWoods, LLP, where he has a broad complex commercial, business and securities litigation practice. He also has a substantial practice advising businesses on properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege and work product protections.  For more than 20 years he has lectured extensively on legal ethics and professionalism and has written “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner’s Guide,” a 750 page treatise published by the Virginia Law Foundation.  Mr. Spahn has served as member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and as a member of the Virginia State Bar's Legal Ethics Committee.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.


Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours

This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE Credit Hour, including up to 1.0 LEPR Credit Hour. (Tentative)