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"The First Question: Who is Your Client? - Ethics"

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  • 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Williams Mullen, Dominion Tower, 999 Waterside Drive, Suite 1700, Norfolk, VA 23510


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Williams Mullen

Dominion Tower

999 Waterside Drive

Suite 1700

Norfolk, VA 23510

Registration is required.
NPBA Members: Free
Not yet NPBA Members: $60.00 (2 CLE Credits)

This interactive program uses hypotheticals to explore situations in which lawyers' interests might conflict with their clients' interests, including: 

  • the applicability of ethics rules to lawyers' non‑legal activities;

  • doing business with clients;

  • accepting gifts from clients;

  • representing unpopular clients;

  • lawyers' agreements to limit their practice in partnership agreements or in litigation settlements;

  • limiting liability to clients;

  • disclosing malpractice to clients;

  • resolving disputes with clients;

  • file ownership after representations end;

  • duty to protect former clients.

35 Person Limit due to capacity

Presenter: Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP

Area of Law:  Ethics

Number of CLE hours: 2 (Ethics)

Must be present at the start of the CLE program until the end in order to received credit(s).

Additional Details:

Please contact bar association staff at (757) 622-3152 or email if you have any questions.

*Application for approval for this course or program is approved with the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.