Pending CLE Credit in Approval in Kansas
Maintaining Client Confidences, Candor and Advocacy
in Litigation: How Close to the Chest Do You Hold You Cards?
Presented by: Jerry Hawkins
Litigators know that some lawyers practice with all thoughts and
information held very close to the chest, others litigators practice with more
of an open book, exchanging thoughts, strategies and information freely and
openly. Contrasting to the more limited attorney client/privilege,
is it really true that every piece of information in your file or learned
through the case “confidential” under Rule 1.6? If so, how can
lawyers communicate with one another or with third parties without passing each
communication by the client for approval? When are disclosures
“impliedly authorized in order to carry out the representation,” when should
you be seeking client consent before speaking? In this webinar, we will
discuss the duty to maintain client confidences, the “impliedly authorized”
exception and its interaction with the lawyer’s responsibilities to the client,
witnesses, opposing counsel and the court under KRPC 1.4, 3.2, 3.3, and
Jerry Hawkins is a partner in the firm of Hite,
Fanning & Honeyman, L.L.P. He practices principally in the areas of health
care law and medical malpractice defense, and also focuses a portion of his
practice on civil litigation representing clients in personal injury and
wrongful death matters. Jerry is a frequent speaker on matters of
interest to the legal profession.
The materials and instructions for this presentation will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the presentation.
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