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Legal Ethics – Duty of Confidentiality
September 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This live seminar at the Public Contracting Institute (1725 I (eye) St., NW Washington – with three Metro entrances within a block, discusses, explains, and reinforces with review scenarios, the legal profession’s ethical obligations to hold in confidence information obtained from individual and organizational clients – the duty of confidentiality. Our treatment of confidentiality includes aspects of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine because they pertain to protecting against the compelled disclosure of privileged and confidential information.
The seminar will thoroughly explain the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct on confidentiality (Model Rule 1.6), and its requirements and exceptions, as well as the comparable rules for organizational counsel (Model Rule 1.13), and how that states have – or have not – enacted those ABA Model Rules into their rules of professional responsibility. It will explain the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, and contrast the distinctions among all these concepts. It includes a discussion of the Kellogg Brown & Root decisions of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and their rulings on the application of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine.
Our instructor is Kenneth J, Allen, a lawyer for over 40 years, and retired government lawyer and then corporation general counsel, who now writes for Thomson Reuters (The Contract Interpretation Handbook and Federal Grant Practice) and teaches for the Public Contracting Institute. For the last five years Ken has given the presentation on legal ethics at Thomson Reuters’ Government Contracts Year in Review.
Seminar participants will receive a copy of the slide presentation and a comprehensive 60+-page training manual that compliments the presentation.
The Public Contracting Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.